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Experts from GI NURSES CONNECT developed an international online survey in order to assess nurses’ perspectives on the management of treatment-related adverse events and how it can be improved. Results were presented at the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) meeting in September 2021. View the poster for the full results and conclusions.

Beth Wittmer has worked as registered nurse since 1991, focussing on the oncology setting for more than 13 years. Beth transitioned in 2015 from the office setting to help develop the Care Management Team. She assisted in the implementation of the Oncology Care Model for Florida Cancer Specialists.

Paola Belardi is a Nurse Co-ordinator at San Donato Hospital in Arezzo, Italy. Paola gained her first level Nursing Degree at the University of Siena in 2000. Later, in 2002 she attended a Public Health class at the University of Florence and in 2010 she graduated the Master Degree in Management at the University of Siena. In 2013 she started her work in oncology setting and now she is principally committed in activities such as nurse staffing and quality standard in oncology. From 2018 she is also an adjunct professor teaching Oncology Nursing at the University of Siena. Her professional interests are: chemotherapy and target therapy side effects management, intravenous devices management and nurses education. In the last month she has been co-supervisor of two Nursing Degree thesis: one studying the nurses’ role in fatigue prevention and the other regarding the nurses’ level of knowledge about simultaneous care model.

Paz Fernández is the Nursing Research Coordinator at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona and since 2010, Associated Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Barcelona, where she earned her Doctorate in Nursing Sciences and a Bachelor in Clinical Psychology. From 1999 to 2005, Paz has been a member on the Executive Board of EONS (European Oncology Nursing Society), and until 2001, a Board member of SEEO (Spanish Oncology Nursing Society). Paz belongs to the Node of Cancer at Joanna Briggs Institute and to the EANS (European Academy of Nursing Science) scholars group. Her area of expertise is symptoms management in cancer patients, chemoterapy and oral anticancer drugs. In 2014 she received the EONS Lifetime Achievement Award for her 30 years in oncology and professional contribution to the field of oncology nursing.

Natasha A. Pinheiro is an adult-gerontological primary care nurse practitioner working with the solid tumor gastrointestinal medical oncology group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She completed her Bachelor Science in nursing from New York University and her masters of science in nursing, adult nurse practitioner form Long Island University. Ms. Pinheiro specializes in the medical management of patients with gastrointestinal cancers, focusing on colorectal cancers with hepatic arterial infusion pump therapy, upper GI and hepatobiliary cancers. She has served on multiple HCC advisory boards and has been a member of the Nursing Advisory Board of the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.
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