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Chairs: A. Eniu, CH; M. Fowler, UK; L. Sharp, SE; H. Ullgren, SE


The 2nd Masterclass in Oncology Nursing is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of cancer nurses from Eastern Europe and the Balkan region and facilitate the interaction. Simultaneous translation will be provided in Serbian-Croatian-Bosnian.
Three intensive days of full immersion in up-to-date cancer nursing will create a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improving clinical skills and patient care.

The sessions are specific nursing-oriented sessions exploring specialist knowledge around cancer and lifestyle, emergency oncology and supportive care. Also sessions focusing on practice skills such as team communication and safety, 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 related to topics from the course, will be discussed and explore nursing practice focusing on special aspects of care.

Some of the session will be more clinical about the latest issues for the treatment and care in radiotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies and immunotherapy, management of various cancers, with an international faculty of experts.
The number of participants will be limited and admission will be by competitive application only.
Admitted participants will be granted free registration and full-board accommodation for the duration of the Masterclass. A maximum amount of 200 Euro will be available as a contribution for travel support to participants coming from outside the Belgrade area. Participants will reside at the course venue and participation is compulsory throughout the course.

• Understand new developments in cancer disease management
• Recognize and describe acute and late adverse effects of cancer and its treatment
• Identify complex patient needs across the cancer trajectory
• Describe the role of the advanced oncology nurse in leading clinical nursing care

• Cancer and lifestyle
• Radiotherapy,
• Emergency oncology
• Supportive and palliative care
• Team communication and safety
• Chemotherapy, targeted and immunotherapy
• Psychosocial issues
• Compassion fatigue
• Clinical leadership
• Case discussion on above topics

The Eastern Europe and Balkan Region
Masterclass in Oncology Nursing
an ESO-EONS joint event



Alexandru Eniu, Riviera-Chablais Hospital, Rennaz, CH
Matthew Fowler, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Troels Holz Borch, National Center for Cancer Immune Therapy - Herlev University Hospital, Herlev, DK
Lena Sharp, Regional Cancer Centre, Stockholm-Gotland, Stockholm, SE
Helena Ullgren, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, SE

General information

Laura Richetti
European School of Oncology (ESO)
Piazza Indipendenza 2
6500 Bellinzona
ph +41 91 820 09 51
e-mail: lrichetti@eso.net




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

Applications for this event are closed.


1 September

14:00Opening welcome - Focus on ESO and EONS
Alexandru Eniu, CH - Lena Sharp, SE
14:30Cancer and lifestyle
Alexandru Eniu, CH
15:30Coffee Break
16:00Radiotherapy, general overview for nurses
Lena Sharp, SE
16:30Emergency oncology
Matthew Fowler, UK
17:15Supportive and palliative care
Helena Ullgren, SE
Matthew Fowler, UK - Lena Sharp, SE - Helena Ullgren, SE

2 September

8:30Team communication and safety
Lena Sharp, SE
9:30Cancer nurses professional development
Matthew Fowler, UK - Helena Ullgren, SE
10:30Coffee break
11:00Chemotherapy and targeted therapies, general overview for nurses
Alexandru Eniu, CH
12:00Nursing case discussions
14:00Nursing case discussions
16:00Coffee break
16:30Compassion fatigue
Lena Sharp, SE
17:00Clinical leadership
Matthew Fowler, UK - Helena Ullgren, SE
Matthew Fowler, UK - Lena Sharp, SE - Helena Ullgren, SE

3 September

8:30Immunotherapy, general overview for nurses
Troels Holz Borch, DK
9:30Psycosocial issues in cancer care
Helena Ullgren, SE
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Cancer nursing research
Lena Sharp, SE
11:00Final discussion, reflections, evaluation
Matthew Fowler, UK - Lena Sharp, SE - Helena Ullgren, SE
12:00Closing remarks