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Chair: W. Oldenmenger, NL
Coordinator: J. De Munter, BE
Advisor: R. Verity, UK

The Masterclass in Oncology Nursing programme is designed for European advanced cancer nurses as a multi-professional joint event. Five intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date oncology will create a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improving clinical skills and patient care.
Nursing sessions are specific nursing-oriented sessions exploring specialist practice skills such as assessment and decision making, communication skills, complex symptom management, research in nursing, psychosocial consequences of cancer therapy to mention a few.
Other sessions will provide the forum for reviewing and understanding the growing evidence base for nursing interventions and reflect on participant’s role in clinical leadership. Case studies will be presented by the participants and will explore nursing practice focusing on special aspects of care.
Special joint sessions, together with physicians, will highlight and support the growing need for multiprofessionality in chosen topics. Practical training will be offered in smaller group sessions, case study sessions focusing on skills necessary for patient care management.

The Masterclass aims to prepare oncology nurses for future senior roles and enhance their clinical knowledge in the management of the cancer patient during all phases of the cancer journey. Following completion of the course nurses will be able to use evidence-based knowledge in effective symptom management and interventions with the aim to improve patient experience, symptom management and care.

• Understand new developments in oncology disease management.
• Recognize and describe acute and late adverse effects of cancer and its treatment.
• Identify complex patient needs across the cancer trajectory.
• Demonstrate understanding of advanced communication skills in oncology nursing care.
• Critically appraise the evidence for cancer symptom management and care interventions.
• Reflect on theoretical underpinnings of decision making.
• Describe the role of the advanced oncology nurse in leading clinical nursing care.

The Masterclass offers plenary lectures regarding state-of-the-art clinical evaluation and treatments with reference to clinical guidelines and which will include notes and resources. Participants will be supported within small groups and discuss personal development plans with tutors in the faculty.
Skills based clinical sessions will be interactive and participants must be prepared to join in.
All participants will reside at the course venue and participation in the nursing sessions is compulsory throughout the course.
The Masterclass will be entirely in English and fluency in English is necessary for admission.
Participants of the Masterclass in Nursing Oncology will attend selected sessions. Clinical case studies, submitted prior to the course, will be a requirement for all participants. The faculty will evaluate which case studies will be presented for group discussion.

• A 5-day residential educational event
• Full immersion
• Clinically-oriented
• Multidisciplinary
• An international faculty of top experts delivering advanced concepts

The Masterclass in Oncology Nursing is
an ESO-EONS joint event


General information

European Oncology Nursing Society, EONS Secretariat
BLSI- bte 1.30.30 Clos Chapelle au Champs 30
301200 Brussels

Secretariat: Rudi Brike
Phone +32 32 2 880 62 96

The Masterclass programme will be endorsed by the European Oncology Nursing Society.

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6 March

 14:00Communication Skills Workshop - Group BLUE
Anne Arber, GB
 14:00Communication Skills Workshop - Group RED
Andrew Hoy, GB
 14:00Ethics Workshop - Group YELLOW
 14:00Ethics Workshop - Group GREEN
16:30Coffee break
 17:00Communication Skills Workshop - Group YELLOW
Anne Arber, GB
 17:00Communication Skills Workshop - Group GREEN
Andrew Hoy, GB
 17:00Ethics Workshop - Group BLUE
 17:00Ethics Workshop - Group RED

7 March

8:15Professional expectations
Wendy Oldenmenger, NL - Rebecca Verity, GB
9:15Team Communication and safety
Lena Sharp, SE
10:15Coffee break
10:45Breast cancer nursing interventions
Elizabeth Meade, IE
12:00Developing as a Cancer Nurse – being safe
Rebecca Verity, GB
12:45Lunch with the experts
13:45Let's talk about dying
Rebecca Verity, GB
14:25Spotlight session - Breast cancer during pregnancy
Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, IT
Christina Sylvester-Hvid, DK
16:45Case Study Presentations
21:00Games night

8 March

8:15Peripheral neuropathies Primary and secondary prevention
Harald Titzer, AT
9:15Discussion about intimacy and sexuality in cancer care
Johan De Munter, BE
10:15Coffee break
10:45Rehabilitation (excercise) and patient education
Wendy Oldenmenger, NL - Harald Titzer, AT
11:45Primary and secondary prevention
Lena Sharp, SE
12:45Lunch with the experts
13:45Cultural Diversity
Lena Sharp, SE
14:15Workshop: MDT meeting
Johan De Munter, BE - Wendy Oldenmenger, NL - Harald Titzer, AT - Rebecca Verity, GB
16:00Different therapies and their toxicities
Johan De Munter, BE
17:00Case Study Presentations

9 March

8:15Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment overview
Ursula Vogl, CH
Johan De Munter, BE
10:35Coffee break
 11:00Occupational safety
Johan De Munter, BE
 11:00Safe handling drugs (extravasations)
Harald Titzer, AT
 11:00Psychological safety
Rebecca Verity, GB
13:00Lunch with the experts
14:00Cancer across the generation: TYA/AYA cancer care; Transition from pediatric to adult;Cancer care in Elderly
Johan De Munter, BE - Rebecca Verity, GB
15:15How to optimize cancer-related pain management?
Wendy Oldenmenger, NL
16:00How to write an article
Wendy Oldenmenger, NL - Rebecca Verity, GB
16:45How a scientific article can fool you
Wendy Oldenmenger, NL
18:30Networking Aperitif

10 March

8:15Various roles in the MDT
Wendy Oldenmenger, NL - Rebecca Verity, GB
9:15Gastro intestinal tumours diagnose and treatment overview
Florian Lordick, DE
10:35Coffee break
11:00Nursing interventions for GI/colorectal cancers and treatment
Claire Taylor, GB
12:15Case Study Presentations
13:00Lunch with the experts
14:00Nursing interventions in Gyneacological cancer
Lise Bjerrum Thisted, DK
15:15Women in oncology and early integration in oncology and palliative care
Anne Letsch, DE
16:00Case Study Presentations

11 March

8:15Spotlight session - Case presentation by a doctor and a nurse
Anne Letsch, DE
9:00Spotlight session - Nutrition
Jann Arends, DE
9:30Spotlight session - Cancer in the elderly
Matti Aapro, CH
10:00Spotlight session - Neuroendocrine tumors
Christos Toumpanakis, GB
10:30Reflections and expectations
11:30Spotlight session - Mind body medicine
Claudia Witt, CH
12:00Announcement of LATS Results and Awards/Closing Remarks


Matti Aapro, Clinique de Genolier, Breast Center, Genolier, CH
Anne Arber, University of Surrey, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Guildford, GB
Jann Arends, Freiburg University Hospital, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Freiburg, DE
Johan De Munter, University Hospital Ghent, Cancer Centre, Ghent, BE
Andrew Hoy, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Epson, UK
Anne Letsch, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Dpt. Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Kiel, DE
Florian Lordick, University Hospital Leipzig, University Cancer Center Leipzig (UCCL), Leipzig, DE
Elizabeth Meade, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Oncology Day Unit, Tullamore, Co.Offaly, IE
Wendy Oldenmenger, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Medical Oncology Dpt., Rotterdam, NL
Nicholas Pavlidis, University Hospital of Ioannina, Medical Oncology Dpt., Ioannina, GR
Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. of Fertility and Procreation in Oncology, Milano, IT
Lena Sharp, Regional Cancer Centre, Stockholm-Gotland, Cancer Care Improvement Dpt., Stockholm, SE
Christina Sylvester-Hvid, Bristol-Myers Squibb - Denmark, Medical Dept., Virum, DK
Claire Taylor, St. Mark's Hospital, Cancer Unit, London, GB
Lise Bjerrum Thisted, Rigshospitalet - Copenhagen University Hospital, Unit for Cancer Rehabilitation, Copenhagen, DK
Harald Titzer, General Hospital of Vienna, Oncology and Hematology Dpt., Vienna, AT
Christos Toumpanakis, Royal Free Hospital, Centre for Gastroenterology - Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit, London, GB
Rebecca Verity, Royal Marsden School, Dept. of Health Sciences, London, GB
Ursula Vogl, Ente Ospedaliero Nazionale, Genitourinary Dpt., Bellizona, CH
Claudia Witt, University Hospital Zurich and University of Zurich, Inst. of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Zurich, CH

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