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CANCELLED: 13th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing

Not eligible for ESCO credits

21.03.2020  -  26.03.2020

Seva (Barcelona area), Spain



Important information

On behalf of ESO and EONS we would like to inform you that due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis we have made the difficult decision to cancel the the 13th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing programmed for 21st to 26th March in Seva (Barcelona area), Spain.

We deeply regret having to take this decision but we feel that in the current climate we all need to do our part in trying to limit the diffusion of the virus as much as possible and this was the only decision possible considering your role in society as medical staff.

We have discussed the possibility of postponing the event to later this year, but due to other already planned activities we have decided that postponing is not a viable solution.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused but we think you’ll all agree that this solution was unavoidable.

Whilst waiting to return to our normal daily life, ESO has created two online educational Pathways especially designed for Cancer Nurses:

- General overview on ONCOLOGY NURSING - part 1: www.e-eso.net/pathways.do?methodcall=detail&id=29
- General overview on ONCOLOGY NURSING - part 2: www.e-eso.net/pathways.do?methodcall=detail&id=30


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 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



M. Aapro, Clinique de Genolier, CH
A. Arber
, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
J. Arends, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, DE
J. De Munter, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, BE
M. De Santis, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, DE
D. Hart, Cameron Communications, London, UK
A. Hoy, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Epson, UK
N. Koppotsch, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, DE
A. Letsch, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, DE
F. Lordick, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, DE
E. Meade, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Tullamore, UK
W. Oldenmenger, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, NL
N. Pavlidis, University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR
F.A. Peccatori, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, IT
l. Sharp, Regional Cancer Centre, Stockholm-Gotland, SE
R.A. Stahel, University Hospital Zurich, CH
C. Sylvester-Hvid, Bristol-Myers Squibb - Denmark, Virum, DK
C. Taylor, St. Mark's Hospital, London, UK
l.B. Thisted, Rigshospitalet - Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, DK
H. Titzer, General Hospital of Vienna, AT
R. Verity, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
C. Witt, University Hospital Zurich and University of Zurich, CH


• Works as a cancer nurse in Europe (53 countries in WHO Europe)
• Works at a nursing practice level, and with at least 3-5 years of clinical cancer nursing practice (a Master of Nursing Science degree is not mandatory).
• Involved in direct patient care, also combined with the management, organisation and co-ordination of cancer patient care.
• Fluent in English (reading and speaking).
• Member of an EONS member society or individual member of EONS, or is willing to become an individual member of EONS immediately after acceptance.

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


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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Application deadline: 01 December 2019  
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21 March

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


 22 March

 8:15   Immunotherapy
C. Sylvester-Hvid, DK
  Primary and secondary prevention
L. Sharp, SE
11:00   Coffee break
 11:30   Developing as a cancer nurse - being safe
R. Verity, UK
 12:15   Case Study presentations
MON Faculty
 13:00   Lunch with the expert
 14:00   Fertility
J. De Munter, BE
15:10   Spotlight session Cultural diversity
L. Sharp, SE
15:40   Spotlight session Basic public speaking
D. Hart, UK
 16:25   Various roles in the MDT
W. Oldenmenger, NL - R. Verity, UK
 19:30   Dinner
21:00   Games night


 23 March

8:15   Breast cancer nursing interventions
E. Meade, UK (Remote connection)
9:30   Discussion about intimacy and sexuality in cancer care
J. De Munter, BE
10:15   Coffee break
10:45   Let's talk about dying
R. Verity, UK
11:15   How to write an article
W. Oldenmenger, NL - R. Verity, UK
12:00   How a scientific article can fool you
W. Oldenmenger, NL
12:30   Case Study 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
16:30   Coffee break
17:00   Spotlight session Nutrition
J. Arends, DE
17:30   Spotlight session Cancer in elderly patients
M. Aapro, CH


 24 March

8:15   Cancer across the generation
J. De Munter, BE - R. Verity, UK
  Case Study Presentation
10:20   Coffee break        
10:50   Different therapies and their toxicities
J. De Munter, BE
11:35   How to optimize cancer-related pain management?
W. Oldenmenger, NL
12:20   Case Study Presentation
13:00   Lunch with the expert
14:00   Spotlight session Fertility preservation and pregnancy in cancer patients
F. Peccatori, IT
14:45   Spotlight session Women in oncology and early integration in oncology and palliative care
A. Letsch, DE
15:15   Spotlight session Case presentation by a doctor and a nurse
A. Letsch, DE - N. Koppotsch, DE
15:55   Case Study Presentation
18:30   Networking Aperitif
 19:30   Dinner    


 25 March

8:15   Nursing interventions in Gyneacological cancer
L.B. Thisted, DK
9:30   Peripheral neuropathies
H. Titzer, AT
10:45   Coffee break
11:15   Workshop: MDT meeting
12:50   Discussion
13:00   Lunch with the expert
14:00   Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment overview
M. De Santis, DE
15:00   Rehabilitation and patient education
H. Titzer, AT - W. Oldenmenger, NL
16:00   Nursing Leadership in cancer care
18:30   Networking Aperitif   
19:30   Dinner


 26 March

 8:30   Marketplace about safety:
Occupational safety (extravasations) (J. De Munter, BE)
Safe handling drugs
(H. Titzer, AT)
Psychological safety (R. Verity, UK)
10:30   Coffee break
11:00   Social media and digital health
All MON faculty
 11:45   Reflections on expectations
All MON faculty
12:30   Spotlight session Body and mind medicine
C. Witt, CH
 13:00   Closing remarks