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

European School of Oncology

The European School of Oncology (ESO) was founded by Umberto Veronesi and Laudomia Del Drago in 1982, with the aim of reducing the number of deaths from cancer due to late diagnosis and/or inadequate treatment.  ESO’s mission is reflected in its motto “Learning to Care”, which stresses the concept of studying and learning and also of caring for the patient in a global sense.  By improving the skills of all health professionals dealing with cancer patients, ESO shortens the length of time needed to transfer knowledge from research centres to daily practice, combining advanced technology with humanism in care.
‘Learning to Care’ is the motto of the School. ESO has always given great importance to the learning process. Since its attention is focused on the clinical aspects of the cancer problem, care is the ultimate goal of its commitment to improve the oncology skills of health professionals. Care and not only treatment is of paramount importance to ESO who believes in the holistic approach to the cancer patient.

ESO’s mission is a response to the demand from Western countries or developed countries where there is a constant increase in the request for education and oncology updates. These are the result of the progression in research into new therapies, technologies and new drugs. Meanwhile in developing countries there is an increase in the demand for oncology education deriving from the forecasted explosion of cancer. The fight against cancer is therefore becoming more and more global. The success which has been gained in the United States and Europe in disease control and which has consequently decreased mortality needs to be disseminated. ESO has faced the process of globalising the fight against cancer with diversity and speed - and in an active and resourceful way by dedicating resources and energy, expanding its work in new cultural areas, new geographical areas and new professional figures, developing and upgrading editorial activities in print and electronically, as well as in e-learning seminars.

The University of Zurich, Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine numbers some 3.000 students and awards roughly 270 degrees in human medicine, dentistry, and chiropractic medicine each year. More than 700 qualified instructors are actively involved in teaching activities and, together with the staff from the Dean’s Office, they guarantee a sound research-based education and promote academic career development. The Faculty of Medicine in Zurich is the largest of Switzerland’s six medical schools.
The entire academic staff is fully committed to competent and responsible medical research and teaching. With five University‘s hospitals, the Faculty of Medicine operates in an internationally renowned and dynamic environment. Thanks to its location in the research hub of Zurich, the Faculty of Medicine has unique opportunities to engage in collaborations with other UZH faculties, other universities, ETH Zurich, and the private sector. The Faculty of Medicine is the first address for health care in the Canton of Zurich, and its goal is to consistently improve its medical services for the benefit of society, as set out in the national health strategy 2020 (Health 2020). As such, the Faculty strives to develop research and teaching activities, and measure achievements with the best institutions worldwide.