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12th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing

Not eligible for ESCO credits

23.03.2019  -  28.03.2019

Nauen OT Gross Behnitz (Berlin area)




Chair: R. Verity, UK
Coordinator: W. Oldenmenger, NL
Advisor: C. Lacerda, PT

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 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.


• 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



T. Almodovar, IPO Lisbon, Lung Dpt., Lisbon, PT
A. Arber, University of Surrey, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Guildford, UK
J. De Munter, University Hospital Ghent, Oncology Dept., Ghent, BE
M. De Santis, Charité University Hospital, Urology Clinic, Berlin, DE
M. Dreyling, Munich University Hospital, Medical Clinic III, Munich, DE
D. Hart, Cameron Communications, London, UK
A. Hoy, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Epsom, UK
C. Lacerda, Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Oncology/Neurology and Haematology Dpt., Lisbon, PT
F. Lordick, University Hospital Leipzig, University Cancer Center Leipzig (UCCL), Leipzig, DE
B. Maynard, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, MacMillan Acute Oncology Service, Waterlooville, UK
E. Meade, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Oncology Unit, Tullamore - Co.Offaly, IE
W. Oldenmenger, Erasmus MC, Palliative Care Dpt., Rotterdam, NL
O. Pagani, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Breast Unit, Bellinzona, CH
N. Pavlidis, University Hospital of Ioannina, Medical Oncology Dpt., Ioannina, GR
F.A. Peccatori, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. of Fertility and Procreation in Oncology, Milan, IT
C. Sessa, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Medical Oncology Dpt., Bellinzona, CH
l. Sharp, Regional Cancer Centre, Stockholm-Gotland, Cancer Care Improvement Dpt., Stockholm, SE
R.A. Stahel, University Hospital Zurich, Cancer Center, Zurich, CH
C. Sylvester-Hvid, Bristol-Myers Squibb - Denmark, Disease Area - Immuno Oncology Dept., Virum, DK
C. Taylor, St. Mark's Hospital, Dept. of Cancer Nursing, London, UK
l.B. Thisted, Rigshospitalet - Copenhagen University Hospital, Dept. of Oncology, Copenhagen, DK
R. Verity, Mountbatten Hospice, Dept. of Education and Research, Isle of Wight, UK
P. Vlummens, University Hospital Ghent, Dept. of Haematology, Ghent, BE
C. Witt, University Hospital Zurich and University of Zurich, Inst. of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Zurich, CH
E. Woodford, European Oncology Nursing Society, London, UK

General information

European Oncology Nursing Society, EONS Secretariat
c/o Haysmacintyre, 26 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4AG, United Kingdom
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.

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Application deadline: 01 December 2018  
Save event date: 23 March 2019  




• Person working at an advanced nursing practice level, and with at least 3-5 years of clinical cancer nursing practice (a Master of Nursing Science degree is not mandatory)
• Person involved in direct patient care, also combined with the management, organisations and co-ordination of cancer patient care,
• Fluent in English (reading and speaking),
• Member of an EONS member society or individual member of EONS

Participants will be selected by means of a strict application review.

Complete Application Form
(available at www.cancernurse.eu or on request to eons.secretariat@cancernurse.eu)
Only applications with all required information will be considered.




23 March

    Participants' arrival, airport transfers, registration
 13:00   Lunch      
 14:00   Focus on ESO, ESMO and EONS
N. Pavlidis, GR - R. Stahel, CH - F.A. Peccatori, IT - R. Verity, UK
14:30   Communication Skills Workshop (2 Groups)
A. Arber, UK - A. Hoy, UK       
    Professional expectations
W. Oldenmenger, NL - C. Lacerda, PT
Team communication and safety
L. Sharp, SE  - R. Verity, UK
  Coffee break
17:00   Communication Skills Workshop (2 Groups) 
A. Arber, UK - A. Hoy, UK
    Professional expectations
W. Oldenmenger, NL - C. Lacerda, PT
Team communication and safety
L. Sharp, SE  - R. Verity, UK
  Meet and Greet MON Participants
All MON faculty
20:00   Dinner   


 24 March

 8:15   Problem based-learning (3 groups)
C. Lacerda, PT - L. Sharp, SE - R. Verity, UK
C. Sylvester-Hvid, DK
11:00   Coffee break
 11:30   Recognising the value of cancer nursing and developing as a cancer nurse
E. Woodford, UK - L. Sharp, SE
 12:00   Case presentations
 13:00   Lunch with the expert
 14:00   Lung cancer diagnose and treatment overview
T. Almodovar, PT
15:10   Spotlight session Low and high grade lymphomas: recent therapeutic advances
M. Dreyling, DE
15:40   Discussion
 15:50   Nursing interventions in lung cancer and treatment
Speaker to be confirmed
 18:30   Networking Aperitif
 19:30   Dinner


 25 March

8:15   Primairy and secondary prevention
L. Sharp, SE
9:30   How to critical work with new research and how implement it
W. Oldenmenger, NL
10:15   Case study
10:45   Coffee break
11:15   How to write an article an publish it
W. Oldenmenger, NL - R. Verity, UK
12:00   Case presentations
13:00   Lunch with the expert
14:00   Gastro intestinal tumours diagnose and treatment overview
F. Lordick, DE
15:15   Nursing inverventions for Gi/colorectal cancers and treatment
C. Taylor, UK
 18:30   Networking Aperitif      


 26 March

8:15   How to manange hematological toxicity
J. de Munter, BE
  Cultural diversity
C. Lacerda, PT
10:40   Coffee break        
11:10   Palliative and end of life care
R. Verity, UK
12:15   Emergeology/acute oncology
B. Maynard, UK
13:00   Lunch with the expert
14:00   Breast cancer
O. Pagani, CH
15:15   Spotlight session Mind body medicine
C. Witt, CH
15:35   Discussion
15:45   Spotlight session Clinical case presentation by a doctor and a nurse
J. de Munter, BE - P. Vlummens, BE
16:20   Discussion
16:30   Discussing intimacy and sexuality in cancer care
J. de Munter, B
 18:30   Networking Aperitif    
 19:30   Dinner + special evening    


 27 March

8:15   Breast cancer nursing interventions
E. Meade, IE
9:30   Case study
10:00   Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment overview
M. de Santis, DE
10:45   Coffee break
11:15   Nursing interventions in Gynaecologcal cancer
L.B Thisted, DK
12:15   Spotlight session Basic public speaking
D. Hart, UK
12:50   Discussion
13:00   Lunch with the expert
14:00   Surviorship for people affected by cancer (including supporting carers)
R. Verity, UK
15:15   Gynaecological cancers: diagnosis and treatment overview
C. Sessa, CH
16:30   Case study
18:30   Networking Aperitif   
19:30   Dinner


 28 March

 8:30   Marketplace clinical leadership / compassion fatigue / venous thromboembolism
L.Sharp, SE - C. Lacerda, PT - R. Verity, UK
10:30   Coffee break
11:00   Different roles in the oncology team
W. Oldenmenger, NL
 12:00   Reflections on expectations
All MON faculty
 13:00   Closing remarks