ESVONC's Technicians day - Saturday 25 May 2019

ESVONC is super delighted to host the very first oncology technicians day.

Oncologists are among the first to be aware that we can't do the daily job of taking care of our patients and streamlining the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures without the help of enthousiastic, empathic and professional technicians. Cancer patients are by far the largest group of patients treated for medical reasons in vet clinics.

We are, however, also aware that there's a big gap in the training options of technicians in the different aspects of veterinary oncology. 

We thought the time was right to take action with this first European symposium for veterinary oncology technicians and nurses. We have set up a program to cover a wide variety of subjects facing the vet oncology tech, but also a scientific basis to build upon in the future. We can confirm that the team of speakers instantly agreed when invited to lecture.

Furthermore, we hope that this meeting can also work as a start for a future interprofessional discussion among vet techs interested in oncology. ESVONC has always been about bringing people together and exchanging ideas. We're sure that this symposium can act in the same way.

Please find here the program: 

9:00-9:15Evolving role of nurses/technicians in veterinary oncology
Linda Ryan
9:15-10:00Cancer biology for technicians - what makes a cell turn bad and become cancer? 
prof. David Argyle
10:00-10:45Staging and Imaging cancer – only proper technique will give proper results

10:45-11:15Coffee break
11:15-12:00Setting up a pet friendly chemotherapy clinic
Linda Ryan
12:00-12:45Protect yourself! Safe application of chemotherapy
Sarah Holliday
12:45-14:00Lunch in the city hall

14:00-14:45Chemotherapy adverse effects and their management
dr. Jarno Schmidt
14:45-15:15Managing quality of life in the pet with cancer – the nursing role
Linda Ryan
15:15-16:00Pet loss and grieve – dealing with clients after pet loss from cancer
dr. Jarno Schmidt
16:00-16:30Coffee break
16:30-17:15Problems and pitfalls of sampling in cancer  – what is my role as a technician?

17:15-18:00Round table & Closing of Symposium 
all speakers

The fee for this symposium is 80€ early bird (120€ from 10th April), including coffee breaks, lunch and proceedings.

We also have a package deal combining the symposium with the Friday evening gala dinner at Palmengarten for 160€ early bird (200€ from 10th April). ESVONC has a reputation for it's great dance parties!!

If you're excited as we are, then you only need to register!

Registration starts @ 1st January 2019.