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New interviews and lectures from EONS 2016
The aim of the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) is to help oncology nurses develop their skills, network with each other and raise the profile of cancer nursing. The independent, non-profit society organises biennial nursing congresses, the most recent of which – EONS 10 – took place on 17 and 18 October 2016 in Dublin.
EONS 10 was hosted by the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Association for Nurses in Oncology (IANO). More than 500 cancer nurses, clinical nurse specialists, advanced nurse practitioners, researchers, psychologists and other key members of the multi-professional team attended the EONS 10 congress, which was themed “Balancing health care needs in a changing context: a close examination of the physical and psychosocial care needs of patients and their families in the context of demographic change and constant advances in diagnosis and treatment”. The various sessions and workshops provided the participants with networking and discussion opportunities. The main topics included the challenges that nurses face in providing comprehensive care in a fast-changing world as well as new models and solutions that meet the care needs of patients and their families as well as cancer survivors.
The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s National Cancer Charity; its mission is to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. The non-profit organisation IANO promotes continuing nurse education and provides their members with a forum for exchanging knowledge. The congress took place at the same time and in the same venue as IPOS 2016, the 18th congress of the International Psycho Oncology Society, thus enabling further exchange.