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10th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing

Not eligible for ESCO credits

25.03.2017  -  30.03.2017

Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany




Chairs: B. Grube, DK - C. Lacerda, PT
Coordinator: E. van Muilekom, NL
Advisor: L. Sharp, SE

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.

In joint clinical sessions, nurses will, together with physicians, update their clinical knowledge about the latest issues for the management of various cancers, with an international faculty of experts. Special joint sessions 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.

Learning outcomes:
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

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

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 medical 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.


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


General information

European Oncology Nursing Society, EONS Secretariat

Rudi Brike
E. Mounier  83
1200 Brussels, Belgium
Phone +32 2 779 9923, Fax +32 2 779 9937

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

Faculty list

M. Aapro, Clinique de Genolier, Oncology Dpt., Genolier, CH
M. Annoni, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. of Biomedical Humanities, Milan, IT
A. Arber, University of Surrey, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Guildford, UK
A. Cervantes Ruiperez, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Valencia - INCLIVA, Haematology and Medical Dept., Valencia, ES
G. Curigliano, European Institute of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Milan, IT
A. Diez, University Hospital Leipzig, Dept. Of ENT, Leipzig, DE 
C. Diez de los Rios de la Serna
, University Hospital of Southampton Fundation Trust, Medical Oncology Dpt., Southampton, UK
A. Eniu, Cancer Institute Ion Chiricuta, Dept. of Breast Cancer, Cluj-Napoca, RO
C. Faivre-Finn, The Christie and University of Manchester, Institute of Cancer Sciences, Manchester, UK
W. Gatzemeier, Humanitas Cancer Center, Breast Unit, Rozzano, IT
B. Grube, Danish Nurses Organisation, Dept. of Education for Advanced Cancer Nurses, Copenhagen, DK
S. Hillinger, University Hospital Zurich, Dept. of Thoracic Surgery, Zurich, CH
A. Hoy, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Epsom, UK
D. Kelly, Cardiff University, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff, UK
C. Lacerda, Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Lisbon, PT
F. Lordick, University Hospital Leipzig, University Cancer Center Leipzig, Leipzig, DE
A. Margulies, Clinical Oncology Nurse, EONS Executive Board, Zurich, CH
P. Maugeri, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. of Biomedical Humanities, Milan, IT
G. Mountzios, 251 Airforce General Hospital, Dept. of Medical Oncology, Athens, GR
R. Orecchia, European Institute of Oncology, Div. of Radiotherapy, Milan, IT
O. Pagani, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Breast Unit, Bellinzona, CH
F.A. Peccatori, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. of Fertility and Procreation in Oncology, Milan, IT
S. Peters, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Dept. of Oncology, Lausanne, CH
R. Popescu, Hirslanden Klinik Aarau, Tumor Center - Dept. of Medical Oncology, Aarau, CH
G. Pruneri, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. Of Pathology, Milan, IT
V. Sanchini, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. of Biomedical Humanities, Milan, IT
D. Sebag-Montefiore, St James’ Institute of Oncology - St James’ University Hospital, Dept. of Oncology, Leeds, UK
J. Sehouli, Charité Medical University, Gynaecological Clinic, Berlin, DE
C. Sessa, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Div. of Medical Oncology, Bellinzona, CH
L. Sharp, Regional Cancer Centre, Stockholm-Gotland, Cancer Care Improvement Dpt., Stockholm, SE
R.A. Stahel, University Hospital Zurich, Clinic for Oncology, Zurich, CH
C. Taylor, Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Colorectal Cancer, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
E. Van Cutsem, University Hospital Leuven, Digestive Oncology Dpt., Leuven, BE
E. van Muilekom, Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Urology Dpt., Amsterdam, NL
R. Verity, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery, London, UK
J.B. Vermorken, Antwerp University Hospital, Dept. of Medical Oncology, Edegem, BE
Y. Wengström, Karolinska Insitutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Div of Nursing, Huddinge, SE
A. Wicki, University Hospital Basel, Dept. of Medical Oncology, Basel, CH

T. Wiseman, The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK


 25 March


Participants' arrival, airport transfers, registration

 12:30 Lunch      
 13:45 Focus on ESO, ESMO and EONS
F.A. Peccatori, IT - R.A. Stahel, CH - B. Grube, DK

Communication Skills Workshop - 2 Groups
A. Arber, UK - A. Hoy, UK       
 14:15 Team communication and safety   
L. Sharp, SE 
 14:15 Professional expectations    
B. Grube, DK

Coffee break
Communication Skills Workshop - 2 Groups 
A. Arber, UK - A. Hoy, UK
 16:00 Team communication and safety   
L. Sharp, SE
 16:00 Professional expectations    
B. Grube, DK

Coffee break  
Communication Skills Workshop - 2 Groups
A. Arber, UK - A. Hoy, UK
 17:45 Team communication and safety   
L. Sharp, SE

  17:45 Professional expectations    
B. Grube, DK
 19:15 Meet and Greet MON Participants   
B. Grube, DK - C. Lacerda, PT - L. Sharp, SE - E. van Muilekom, NL


 26 March

 8:30 Clinical session Lung cancer    
Chair: R.A. Stahel, CH
S. Hillinger, CH   
C. Faivre-Finn, UK
Chemotherapy and targeted treatment    
R.A. Stahel, CH
Immunotherapy of NSCLC   
S. Peters, CH
Small cell lung cancer   
C. Faivre-Finn, UK


 Coffee break  
 11:30 Lung cancer, a general overview for nurses and nursing interventions
B. Espersen, DK

 12:30 Spotlight session Supportive and palliative care
(including early integration of palliative care)   
M. Aapro, CH      
 12:50 Discussion 
 13:00 Lunch
Targeted Therapy   
A. Margulies, CH 
A. Margulies, CH
Radiotherapy, Proton, Brachytherapy   
L. Sharp, SE
 18:30  Aperitif and reflections
 19:30 Dinner



 27 March

 Clinical session Gastro-intestinal tumours   
Chair: D. Sebag-Montefiore, UK  

Systemic treatment in adjuvant setting in colon cancer   
A. Cervantes, ES     
Systemic treatment in advanced colon cancer    
E. van Cutsem, BE
Management of rectal cancer (surgery and radiotherapy)   
D. Sebag-Montefiore, UK      
Systemic treatment in early and advanced gastric cancer   
F. Lordick, DE     
Pancreatic cancer   
R. Popescu, CH  

11:00 Coffee break         
11:30 Colorectal cancers, a general overview for nurses
A. Wichi, CH   
12:15 Nursing inverventions for colorectal cancers
C. Taylor, CH   
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Research publications/ problem-based learning    
D. Kelly, UK - E. van Muilekom, NL - B. Grube, DK      
16:00 Case study #1    
L. Sharp, SE
 18:30 Aperitif with the experts      


 28 March

8:30 Clinical session Breast cancer    
Chair: G. Curigliano, IT  
G. Pruneri, IT    
W. Gatzemeier, IT

R. Orecchia, IT      
Treatment of Luminal    
O. Pagani, CH

Treatment of HER-2+
A. Eniu, RO      
Treatment of triple negative   
G. Curigliano, IT
11:00 Coffee break        
11:30 Culturel differences in cancer care and discussions   
C. Lacerda, PT         
Case study #2   
E. van Muilekom, NL
Spotlight session Adolescents and young adults   
G. Mountzios, GR      

Spotlight session Different roles in the oncology team   
E. van Muilekom, NL
 14:50 Discussion
15:00 Introduction and presentation of the workshop    
V. Sanchini, IT - P. Maugeri, IT - M. Annoni, IT
15:20 Parallel sessions: Interactive workshop on ethical dilemmas (6 groups)   
V. Sanchini, IT - P. Maugeri, IT - M. Annoni, IT        
Sum-up on ethical dilemmas   
V. Sanchini, IT - P. Maugeri, IT - M. Annoni, IT
 16:30 Discussion

 18:30 Aperitif with the experts    

 19:30 Dinner + Special evening    


 29 March


Case discussion #3   
C. Lacerda, PT  

 9:30 Marketplace   
L. Sharp, SE - B. Grube, DK - D. Kelly, UK - E. van Muilekom, NL
Coffee break
Care for the caregiver    
R. Verity, UK
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Clinical session Head and neck cancer   
Chair: J.B. Vermorken, NL  

Prognostic factors and surgical approach  
A. Dietz, DE     
R. Orecchia, IT
Systemic therapy and radio- chemo-therapy   
J.B. Vermorken, NL 

15:45 Case study #4
B. Grube, DK

16:15 Coffee break           
16:45 Emergency oncology/acute oncology   
C. Diez de los Rios de la Serna
17:20 Discussion
18:30  Aperitif with the experts   

19:30 Dinner


 30 March

 8:30 Clinical session Gynaecological cancers   
Chair: J.B. Vermorken, BE  
J. Sehouli, DE
Ovarian cancer   

J.B. Vermorken, BE
Cervical and endometrial cancers
C. Sessa, CH
  Reflections on expectations
11:00  Coffee break
 11:30 Continue reflections on expectations
 12:30 Spotlight session Physical Activity / Exercise and Cancer   
Y. Wengström, SE
 13:00 Closing remarks