About Us

The International Thoracic Oncology Nursing Forum (ITONF) is an international organisation for those who are directly caring for people with lung cancer or mesothelioma in a nursing role. The ITONF is a group of avid nurses with a common focus of improving patient care, health care delivery and outcomes for patients, their families and carers. This network provides an opportunity for debate, education and knowledge transfer throughout the continuum of treatment. This setting also allows Nurses who have extensive experience to mentor those nurses who are new to the arena.

Nurses around the world have a shared vision – that is patients, their needs and reducing the impact of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

The purpose of the ITONF is:

  • Provide a platform where, globally, nurses can work together, collaborate and network
  • Learn and share with colleagues from around the world
  • Bring together many organisations and nursing roles
  • Formalise and enhance nurse involvement and visibility in future events


For all enquiries relating to the International Thoracic Oncology Nursing Forum (membership, administration, sponsorship, donations, education materials, research, etc.), please contact us at:

Address: International Thoracic Oncology Nursing Forum
Secretariat: Christine Lawson
Eventage, Hazeltonhead Farm, Mearnskirk, Glasgow, Scotland, UK G77 6RS

Telephone: +44 (0) 141 639 8123

Fax: +44 (0) 141 639 8123

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Twitter: ITONF @thoracic_forum