Lieselotte Wauters

Country: Belgium
Profession: Nurse

I’m a nurse consultant with 3.5 years’ experience in long term follow up care after childhood cancer at the pediatric
hemato-oncology and stem cell transplantation in the University hospital in Ghent, Belgium. Previous to my work as nurse consultant, I worked for 13 years as nurse on the pediatric hemato-oncology and stem cell transplantation. In September 2023 I helped found the PanCare/SIOPE Late Effects Nurses Steering group and have been an active member ever since.

The main focus in my work is the transition from pediatric to adult survivorship care: giving all the survivors a complete survivorship passport, motivating them to adopt healthy lifestyles and to have attention to the best possible quality of life.

As PanCare board member, I will help to organise PanCare Nurses’ workshops at the in-person PanCare meetings. I want to bring together all kind of nurses (nurses at the wards, specialists, consultants, academics, researchers… interested in the long term follow up and nursing care of survivors of child, adolescent and young adult cancer (CAYA). I want to help to develop links and collaborations with patient and parents groups and other professional groups working in this field to offer a coordinated and evidence based response to the needs of CAYAS cancer survivors and their families.