From: 02/12/2017 to: 04/12/2017 ESO-ESMO-RCE Clinical Update on Rare Adult Solid Cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 15/12/2017 to: 18/12/2017 6th Arab and Southern European Countries Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Limassol, Cyprus                                        From: 22/01/2018 to: 26/01/2018 University Post-graduate Course - Clinical Oncology: Sarcomas, Milan, Italy                                        From: 05/02/2018 to: 09/02/2018 University Post-graduate Course - Clinical Oncology: Head & neck cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 23/02/2018 to: 25/02/2018 3rd ESO Masterclass in Cancer Patient Advocacy , Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 24/03/2018 to: 29/03/2018 17th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 24/03/2018 to: 29/03/2018 11th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing , Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 18/04/2018 to: 22/04/2018 4th ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Mexico City, Mexico                                        From: 17/05/2018 to: 18/05/2018 8th ESO-CNIO Conference on Familial Cancer, Madrid, Spain                                        From: 18/05/2018 to: 22/05/2018 3rd Masterclass on Systematic Reviews in Cancer Care, Guidelines and Research, Belfast, United Kingdom                                        From: 15/06/2018 to: 20/06/2018 5th ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia                                        From: 16/06/2018 to: 21/06/2018 7th ESO-SIOP Europe Masterclass in Paediatric Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 19/07/2018 to: 25/07/2018 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 27/08/2018 to: 07/09/2018 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Poznan, Poland                                        From: 20/09/2018 to: 22/09/2018 1st ESO-EONS Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, Budapest, Hungary                                        From: 27/09/2018 to: 29/09/2018 Update Skills in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Leipzig, Germany                                        From: 6/10/2018 to: 8/10/2018 4th ESO-ESMO Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference, Lugano, Switzerland                                        From: 30/10/2018 to: 31/10/2018 10th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2018, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 10/11/2018 to: 13/11/2018 ESO-ASCO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Yerevan, Armenia

Eligibility, Admission and Fees


The programme is designed for medical doctors (medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology), but it is equally accessible to graduates in natural sciences, who are engaged in the field of oncology, especially in the field of thoracic malignancies.

Medical doctors:

Master degree from an accredited college or university [1] in medicine or an equivalent degree at the level of state examination in medicine and have had at least two years' residency training in a relevant institution.

Natural scientists:

Master Degree from an accredited  college or university in a course of studies in natural sciences or an equivalent degree at the level of at least three years of studies or in a course of studies with essentially the same contents [2] at an accredited  college or university and at least two years of professional experience in oncology. 

The following additional achievements will increase the assessment rate of the application:

 Further professional experience related to the course of studies
 Completion of an additional qualification in oncology (specialist training as a physician or international equivalent, e.g.,  board certified oncologist)

 Publications, as evidenced by cumulative impact factors  greater than 10

 At least one year of relevant oncological experience in a foreign country


Admission to the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Lung Cancer is by competitive application only and the selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and on the selection procedure.

Applications will be considered if received completed with all required documents and within the deadline. Attendance is limited to 25 participants.

The following documents are to be  included in the application:

 Curriculum vitae outlining previous education and professional experience

 Copy of Master degree or equivalent degree in medicine  or natural sciences or any other study programme covering the same contents
 The above document should be submitted as a certified English translation

 Copy of transcript of records  of the examinations taken during the Master degree programme
 The above document should be submitted as a certified English translation

 If the point above is not applicable, record of all study achievements and examination results obtained in the course of studies until the application deadline
 Employment verification/reference letters accounting for professional experience in oncology
 Personal statement, which explains why you believe you are eligible for this programme and how and why it will further support your intended career

 Supporting documents to verify additional qualifications

The application deadline is 1st December 2017 and the application can be entered on the programme platform here.
Notification of the outcome will be provided by the end of January 2018 and admitted candidates will be required to confirm their participation in the Programme by mid-February 2018.


To obtain the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Lung Cancer, a participant has earned at least 14 ECTS credits. Active participation is required.


The organisers bear no responsibility for untoward events in relation to the participation in the seminars. Participants are advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance coverage.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee of EUR 5.400 (a discounted fee of EUR 3.000 is implemented and made available to participants from low, lower middle and upper middle income economies as defined by The World Bank) includes:

Access to seminars, modules, materials and exams as foreseen by the Programme
Accommodation, lunches and coffee breaks during the seminars.

The fee does not include:

• Travel
• Dinners

The fee is payable in two deposits representing the 50% of the total fee. The first deposit is payable by 1 March 2018 and the second is payable by mid-July 2018.


Cancellation should be submitted in writing and refund of 50% of the total fee will be processed when cancellation is notified by mid-August 2018.

[1] e.g. State examination in medicine
[2] Examples of courses of study with essentially the same contents are biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry and pharmacology (state examination)