Society Focus - August 2013
AIIAO: Italian Oncology Nurses Association

AIIAO: Italian Oncology Nurses Association

For the August Society Focus, Danuta Lichosik gives some valuable information about her National Society.

AIIAO/Italian Oncology Nurses Association was founded in 2011 in Florence, bringing together three existing Italian oncology nursing associations: AIO, AIAO and AIIO. The first National Congress of the new society was held in Florence in 2012, with Erik van Muilekom, currently EONS President-Elect, as our guest of honour.

In May this year we headed to Naples for our Annual Congress, celebrating two years of the Association’s activities.

AIIAO: Italian Oncology Nurses Association

AIIAO functions as an independent nonprofit organisation. Our official Mission and Values are: Research, Update Culture, Integration, Innovation, Change.

The association aims to promote the culture of nursing with particular interest in the field of oncology. Our method for achieving these objectives is all about interacting with other organisations engaged in the prevention, treatment and care for people with cancer.

Our objectives also include the promotion of excellence in quality of care to cancer patients, with the prospect of introducing profound changes and significant innovations in the spirit of multidisciplinarity. We are also committed to the development of research and continuous updating of best practice.

Association members may participate in our Annual Congress, during which we present an annual report, a budget report and an action plan for the near future.

AIIAO have a website where Association members can view scientific papers, conference presentations, news or clinical practice guidelines.

We also have several focus working groups for: regional coordination, reviews, translations, research, education, publishing and the website.

We have an open discussion forum for oncology nurses.

AIIAO cooperates with national and international cancer organisations and has been a member of EONS since 2012. Over the past year we have increased contacts with other professional associations related to oncology and cancer patient groups, carrying out joint projects.

Association members are developing research and education projects in collaboration with many National and International Universities.

Further info and contact details

The AIIAO Executive Council consists of 22 Members

  • President: Laura Rasero
  • Vice President: Joseph Tellarini
  • Secretary: Alberto dal Molin
  • Treasurer: Serena Togni
  • Councillors: Lucia Belli, Cristina Caldara, Ivana Carpanelli, Isabella Cavazza, Romina Doro, Nicola Galtarossa, Emilia Gianotti, Giusta Grecco, Daniela Grosso, Danuta Lichosik, Miriam Magri, Marina Manicone, Fabio Mazzufero, Mariangela Pagnucco, Sabrina Pellachin, Alessio Piredda, Luca Pulizia, Roberto Quarisa.

Web contact:

Organizing Secretariat: FIMO Kyoto Via 51 50126 Firenze (FI)
Tel: 0039 055 6800389
Fax: 0039 055 683355