Johan De Munter, RN, PgCert
Johan De Munter is currently working as a nurse manager at the University Hospital Ghent Cancer center. He has been a registered nurse in oncology-haematology for 21 years, was a member and board member of the Flemish society of cancer nurses, is member of BHS nurses group and an individual member of EONS since entering the profession. During his early years as an oncology nurse, he specialized and obtained a postgraduate degree in pain management and continued his studies with a postgraduate degree in oncology. In 2010, he transferred to the University Hospital Ghent to continue in a nurse consultant role for the haematology/stem cell transplant unit and has since expanded his expertise in healthcare provider and patient education, supportive care needs, adolescents and young adults with cancer, transition and survivorship care with a focus on evidence-based cancer nursing, quality of care, advocacy and communication. In 2016, he continued to specialize and completed a postgraduate certificate in Teenage/Young Adult Cancer Care at Coventry University in the UK, and recently finished a postgraduate degree in leadership. Johan is currently a board member in the Majinhuis, a community support home for people affected by cancer. He is also a member of the steering committee and permanent teacher of the Flemish training program for adolescents and young adults, and is a frequent guest teacher in various postgraduate courses for nurses and allied healthcare professionals. He is co-chair of the Flemish strategic AYA movement advisory group, an active member of the Belgian Haematology Society nurses committee, a member of the SIOP Europe AYA Committee, and a member of the Belgian Federal Council of Nursing. After several roles in the European Oncology Nursing Society, he became the President of the organisation in January 2021 and is committed to enhancing the field of nursing by building together and advocating for innovative care, education, and research for the benefit of all cancer nurses and improvement of the overall quality of life for people with cancer.