Invited speaker grants 2015-2018

About the EONS Invited Speaker Grant

EONS launched this grant in 2014. It consists of two yearly grants, each of EUR 1,000, to cover travel and accommodation costs for an expert speaker at an educational cancer nursing event. Remaining funding from the grant may also be used for translations in relation to an invited speaker session.

National member societies or organisations working in collaboration with EONS member societies to jointly organise an event are eligible to apply for this grant. The event must be relevant to cancer nursing and have at least 50 expected participants and take place in 2019. After the event takes place, member societies or organisations receiving this grant must send a breakdown of costs with supporting receipts (scanned) and a brief written report to the EONS Secretariat at eons.secretariat@cancernurse.eu within one month after the event.

Member Societies and/or organisations considering an application for the Invited Speaker grant should note that the EONS Education Working Group can facilitate the process of finding a suitable international speaker for different topics for national conferences or other similar educational events, if requested.

EONS Invited Speaker Grant 2019

The Invited Speaker Grant 2019 was awarded to the Spanish Oncology Nurses Society (SEEO) to cover travel and accommodation costs for the invited speaker, EONS President Lena Sharp to present at the XVII National Congress and the 1st International Congress of the SEEO.

During the 29th, 30th and 31st of May, the XVII National Congress and the1st International Congress of the SEEO was held in the Palacio de Congresos de Salamanca. The theme was 'The Leadership of the Oncology Nurse: Lead to care'. Lena Sharp contributed with a presentation about leadership.

The congress was attended by 380 oncology nurses and received excellent feedback from the speakers and congress attendeees.

Topics discussed included: communication skills / conflict resolution among professionals; quality and safety in cancer treatment; sexuality, reproduction and cancer; adolescent cancer approaches; onco-hematological emergencies; the different roles of the oncology nurse and nursing leadership.

Invited Speaker Grant 2019

Invited Speaker Grant 2019

EONS Invited Speaker Grant 2018

The EONS Invited Speaker Grant for 2018 was awarded to the Cyprus Oncology Nursing Society. We used this grant to invite Professor Theresa Wiseman who is Clinical Professor of Applied Health Research in Cancer Care at the university of Southampton and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. She presented a plenary session at the annual meeting of the Cyprus Oncology Nursing Society, 2018 on the theme "What does the future of oncology nursing look like: from leadership to clinical practice and to research".

The annual meeting took place on 13th October 2018. More than 250 oncology healthcare Professionals attended the event, mainly oncology and hematology nurses and representation of Hellenic Oncology Nursing Society. (Mrs Anna Papadouri and Mr Theocharis Konstantinidis).

The meeting took place in Nicosia, Cyprus. A wide range of presentations were offered during the day including issues pertaining management, research, oncology and hematology clinical practice.

It was a great opportunity for Cyprus oncology nurses and board members to have a meeting and intervention with a colleague and partner with huge involvement in the actions of EONS. This event has greatly helped to strengthen the contact and cooperation relations with Mrs Wiseman and EONS as well.

Invited Speaker Grant 2018

Invited Speaker Grant 2018

Invited Speaker Grant 2018

Invited Speaker Grant 2018

Invited Speaker Grant 2018

Invited Speaker Grant 2018

Invited Speaker Grant 2018

EONS Invited Speaker Grant 2017

The Invited Speaker Grant 2017 is awarded to the University Hospital Heidelberg, Akademie für Gesundheitsberufe. They invited the EONS President, Daniel Kelly, as speaker during the 20th Heidelberg Congress of Oncology Nursing, in June 2017.

National member societies or organisations working with EONS member societies to jointly organise an event are eligible to apply for this grant. The event must be relevant to cancer nursing and have at least 50 expected participants. After the event, organisations receiving this grant must send a breakdown of costs, with supporting receipts, to the EONS Secretariat within one month.

EONS Invited Speaker Grant 2016: two awarded

The first EONS Invited Speaker Grant for 2016 was awarded to the Association of Radiation and Oncology Nurses (VVRO). The VVRO used the grant to invite Sandra Adriaansz (Antoni Van Leeuwenhoekziekenhuis). Sandra works as a clinical nurse specialist in the Netherlands. She presented a plenary session at the annual meeting of the VVRO in 2016. In her session, she explained the basics of oncology such as cell biology, mutations and signal transduction in oncology. Please click here for a report of this meeting [LINK to the attached report] For more information on the VVRO and their activities please go to http://www.vvro.be.

A report of this meeting is now available. For more information on the VVRO and their activities please go to http://www.vvro.be.

The second EONS Invited Speaker Grant for 2016 was awarded to the Icelandic Oncology Nursing Society. The grant covered travel and accommodation costs for Birgitte Grube to speak at the society’s 20th anniversary conference on 17 November 2016, in Reykjavik, Iceland. Here are some pictures of her visit:

Birgitte Grube explains EONS CARE Priorities
Birgitte Grube explains EONS CARE Priorities

Birgitte Grube addresses the Icelandic Cancer Nursing Society
Birgitte Grube addresses the Icelandic Cancer Nursing Society

All the speakers and the Congress committee
All the speakers and the Congress committee

2015 Invited Speaker Grant

Two grants of EUR 1,000 each were awarded to the following organisations:

  • The Swedish Oncology Nursing Society. This organisation used its grant to invite Professor Mary Wells as Invited Speaker at the Swedish Multi Professional Conference in Oncology Care, Umeå, Sweden, 17-20 March 2015.
  • The Lymphoma Association (as part of the Cancer Nursing Partnership with UKONS). This organisation used its grant to invite Professor David Linch (London) and Dr Andrew Davies (Southampton) as speakers during the Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist Masterclass on 23 October 2015.
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The Swedish Multi-Professional Conference in Oncology Care took place in March 2015. Pictured l-r: Kristina Finnilä & Cecilia Olsson (Swedish board), Lena Sharp (EONS board), Professor Mary Wells (University of Stirling and EONS board) and Camilla Hultberg (President of the Swedish board)


Professor David Linch (London) and Dr Andrew Davies (Southampton) were speakers during the Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist Masterclass on 23 October 2015.


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