Congratulations to Eyşan Hanzade Savaş who have been selected for the SIOP 2024 Hans-Peter Wagner Prize.

Biosketch of the winner:

After completing her undergraduate education, Eyşan started her nursing career at Vehbi Koç Foundation American Hospital in 2018. She later completed her master’s degree in nursing in 2020 and her doctorate at Koç University in early 2024. During her doctoral education, Eyşan received the Early Career Development Award of the European Oncology Nursing Society in 2022. She continues to study in various national and international projects as a researcher.

During her doctorate, they developed BioVirtualPed, a biofeedback-based virtual reality game, in collaboration with the engineering faculty. Her doctoral thesis is a randomized controlled study examining the effects of BioVirtualPed on pain, fear, and anxiety during port catheter needle insertion in pediatric oncology patients. Eyşan, who is particularly interested in technological interventions and integrating these technologies in pediatric clinics, focuses on pain management in pediatric oncology.