Conference 2010 - Tromsø

Tromsø, Norway. 26-29 May 2010.

Main topics

  • Nutrition in pediatric oncology
  • Adolescents
  • Fatigue
  • Siblings

Presentations and posters

There will be a number of interesting presentations and posters at the NOBOS Congress.


Forming national recommendations for social life among children on cancer treatment
Karin Gustafsson
Pediatric Oncology Center, Queen Silvias Children's hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

Hospital - based home care for children with cancer. A controlled intervention study
Helena Hansson
The Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Childrens habit around food and energy intake at home between chemotherapy treatments. Parents' experience
Maria Molin
Skåne University Hospital, Barn och ungdomssjukhuset i Lund Avd. 64, Sweden

Truth – telling, an ethical dilemma in transcultural childhood cancer care
Pernilla Pergert
Women's and Children's Health, Childhood cancer research unit, Astrid Lindgren Children's hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Nursing strategies to prevent Central Venous Catheter related infections
Gitte Petersen
Department of Paediatrics, The Juliane Marie Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Caregivers' perceptions of providing information to parents within pediatric oncology
Anders Ringnér
Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Sweden

Prevention assessment of Chemotherapy – Induced Nausea and Vomiting in children and adolescents with cancer
Ingrid Colberger Rudbäck
Division of Paediatric Oncology-Haematology, Department of Paediatrics, Avd 64, University Children’s Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Effects of an interactive assessment and communication tool for children with cancer on patient-provider communication and patient care
Cornelia Ruland
Center for Shared Decision Making and Nursing Research, Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, Norway

Is school attendance during childhood cancer treatment associated with risk of infections requiring treatment?
Margaretha af Sandeberg
Dep. of pediatric hematology and oncology, Astrid Lindgrens children's hospital, Karolinska university hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Long term survivors of childhood cancer report quality of life and health status in parity with a comparison group
Kay Sundberg
Dep. of Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Specialised health care at the kitchen table, possibility or a dream?
Irene Toften
Childrens Department, Nordland Hospital, Bodø, Norway


Cross professional collaboration in pediatric oncological ward
Laura Blommegaard Nielsen
University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

The use of non – pharmacological pain management in children
Edel Svendsen
University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Norway

Support groups for parents of children with cancer in a department of Pediatric oncology
Lise Lotte Hoel
Norwegian cancer society, Oslo, Norway
Tove Sveggen
Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Department of Paediatric oncology
, Norway

Psychosocial initiatives for children with cancer
Anne Kaspersen
Pediatric Oncology Unit 303B, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark



Practical information

Read more about staying in, travelling to, and getting around in Tromsø.


The official language of the congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Social programme

There will be several social activities in connection with the congress. Read about them here. All activities are included in the congress fee.


You can choose between a selection of hotels in Tromsø, most of them located close to one another in the small city centre of Tromsø.


You have several options when planning your trip to Tromsø.


The congress is hosted at the University of Tromsø in the MH-building (Medisin- og helsefagbygningen). (Click here for a map!)

Local transport in Tromsø

The university of Tromsø is located a few km north of the city centre. There are buses leaving frequently from the city centre to the congress venue. Bus route no. 20 and 32 stops just outside the door.


The weather of northern Norway varies extremely. In the end of May the daytime temperature in Tromsø may be as low as 0°C or as high as 20°C. You should bring warm clothes for the excursions.



Catch up from Tromsø

NOBOS wishes to thank all participants, lecturers, and the organizing committee working at the 2010 Congress in Tromsø.

For those of you who did not attend - and for those of you who attended but still want it - we will provide a lot of reading the next few days. Stay tuned, or follow us at Facebook to get updates!