2019 has been a great year for EHNS.
The EHNS has brought together experts across Europe from different disciplines on head and neck cancer. The society is still growing. There were new applications for a membership in 2019. Membership of Armenia (Knowledge-based Society NGO), Israel (Israeli Society for Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery) and Belarus (Belarussian HNS) were accepted by the EHNS Council. There are currently 25 member societies from 31 countries.
At present, EHNS is one of the largest societies on head and neck cancer and includes a membership of almost 2700 individuals from participating societies.
One of the major initiatives of EHNS celebrated its seventh year in 2019. The Make Sense campaign saw more people participate last year than ever before. A record-breaking 23 countries spanning from Brazil in the west to Russia in the east took part in this year’s Awareness Week, including new additions to the Campaign in Armenia, Belarus and Serbia to encourage earlier diagnosis and referral, ultimately with the aim of improving patient outcomes. On a global level, the FAQ Discussion Guide was launched, new survivor cookbook recipes were published, the Unrecognisable digital campaign was continued and expanded after its successful debut in 2018 and another productive event was held in EU Parliament in collaboration with the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC).
The Campaign was executed across multiple countries, reaching more than 1.502.000 people of Facebook and achieved over 645.000 impressions on Twitter.
The success of the Make Sense campaign would not be possible without our ongoing partnerships with committed stakeholders, both on national and European levels. We would like to thank for ongoing Make Sense activities below.