Dr Patricia Hunt, Lecturer in Nursing at the Department of Nursing and Health Care in South East Technological University (SETU) has taken over as President of the Irish Association for Nurses in Oncology (IANO).
The IANO is a non-profit organisation that promotes continuing oncology nurse education and provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge for the oncology nursing profession.
Currently, the IANO has over 250 members and supports members through a range of activities, including an annual conference, education bursaries, a bi-annual newsletter, a podcast series, and education events.
The IANO links with oncology nurse organisations throughout Europe through the European Oncology Nursing Society. Members of the South East IANO Network are working with the Department of Nursing and Health Care at SETU on several oncology research projects.
Remarking on her appointment, Dr Hunt said, “I am delighted to lead the IANO for the next two years. This is a well-established and important organisation that supports oncology nurses throughout Ireland. The IANO has recently identified the needs of Irish oncology nurses and presented these results at the European Oncology Nursing Society Conference. My commitment is to further respond to the needs of our members over my tenure as President.”