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Seeking Nurses with Head & Neck Cancer Expertise to Lecture at Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 5-8, 2020

Signup Deadline: 11-26-2019
Starts: 12-02-2019
Ends: 03-27-2020


Please respond by Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

 ONS and ASCO are developing Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course (MCMC) in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 5-8, 2020. We are looking for two oncology nurses with expertise in head & neck cancer to provide a nursing perspective at this international, clinically focused, interactive meeting. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

 ONS faculty will participate in the MCMC as panel members during case discussions and tumor boards along with physician experts from around the world. 150-200 physicians and nurses from Nepal and surrounding countries are expected to attend the MCMC.

 In addition, we ask ONS faculty to develop and teach a 6-hour cancer basics course for oncology nurses during a pre-conference nursing symposium. We anticipate 50 nurses from Nepal and surrounding areas to attend.


  • Expertise in head & neck cancer
  • Proven ability to teach nurses and other healthcare professionals with an effective, positive, and flexible teaching style
  • Willing to meet deadlines, and independently plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate presentations
  • Must be adaptable and possess cultural humility
  • Able to be abroad for 7 days
  • Passport with six months remaining validity or more at time of entry
  • Must be an ONS member in good standing.

 ONS and organizers will pay for economy airfare, visa, hotel, food and beverage and offer a modest honorarium. A visa is required for US citizens traveling to Nepal.

Time investment per faculty member




Planning calls with ONS/Local Organizers

1 hr every 2 weeks

16 wks


Coordination with other faculty

1 hr every 2 weeks

16 wks


Slide preparation and triaging of issues. Assumptions:

3.5 hrs of content; assuming 3 hrs of prep per 1 hr of content



- 2 speakers; each planning half of a 6 hr nursing session

- one 30-min presentation each during the conference

- modifying ONS provided slides

Time at meeting

4 days (excl travel time)

4*8 hrs


Evaluation & Follow-up

3 hrs




Grand Total





The selection process (with phone interview and reference check) will take place in November.

Please feel free to share with colleagues that may have an interest. Thank you!



2 (2 open slots)



10+ Years Nursing Experience


Volunteers Needed:

2 (2 open slots)

Experience Required:

10+ Years Nursing Experience




Stefan Terwindt, MBA