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Meet three new Nurses Group Committees Members

Nurses Group
Nursing Research Committee
Nursing Global Education Committee

Simona Calza, new member of the Research Committee

Simona CalzaMy name is Simona Calza.  I am 53 years old.  I live in Genoa (IT) and I have been working in IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini since 2000. I am a paediatric nurse and a PhD in Nursing. I am also a lecturer in paediatric nursing.

At the moment, I work in the Center for Nursing and Health Profession Research as Nurse scientist. From 2002 to 2016, I was the head nurse in the paediatric SCT Unit in my hospital. From 2008 to 2014, I was already a member of Research Committee. My hospital, Joint Commission Accredited, is a leader in paediatric care in Italy.

According to me, research, education and quality are very important for STC and oncology patients, including families and children. My interests are family-centered-care, paediatric nursing, qualitative research and safety in Haematology and Oncology setting.

I would like to collaborate again with the NG Research Committee and with other colleagues to improve and then disseminate results.

Elin Öfverberg, new member of the Global Education Committee

Elin ÖfverbergI am a Paediatric Nurse and currently working as a Quality Manager and HSCT-coordinator in the Department of Paediatric Oncology at the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. I have been working with haematological and oncology diseases and children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplants since 2009.

I am very excited to be a part of the NG Global Education Committee and I am looking forward to the planning and development of education in a more global perspective. I hope to be able to contribute with knowledge and inspiration, especially regarding the paediatric patients.

Stavroula Chante, new member of the Global Education Committee

Stavroula ChanteI am Lead Chemotherapy Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Lecturer and Module Leader, Oxford Brookes University.

I have been working in the NHS for approximately 9 years, caring for patients with Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma. My background involves research nursing, education, leadership and advanced practice. I am passionate about advancing cancer nursing practice as well as empowering the cancer nursing workforce to ensure that our haematology patients receive high standards of evidence-based cancer nursing care.

I am looking forward to actively contributing within the NG Global Education Committee to maximise the potential of the haematology nurses who work hard to deliver person centred care to our haematology patients.