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If you are interested in taking part in an ESO event and would like to know what other people have to say about their experience with ESO this page will give you some personal views from past ESO participants.

We are always keen to receive feedback so if you have participated in an ESO event please let us know how it went.
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Karima Oualla - Lugano, Switzerland

4th ESO-ESMO Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference (BCY4) (2018)

As young medical oncologist, I have a special interest in the management of breast cancer which is a complex public health problem worldwide and also remains a daily challenge in my daily practice. This field has known huge advances from better understanding of molecular pathways to therapeutic approaches over last years, and being from Morocco, attending this event was a real opportunity for me to cover different areas of breast cancer knowledge. This opportunity allowed me to gain insight into breast cancer care and it also helped me to share and publish my work about triple negative breast cancer which is one of my main fields of interest. It was also a chance to expand my professional networking and benefit from the expertise of international speakers. I recommend all ESO events to young oncologists because it was really very contributive in my career.

Gabriela Mavrodin - Budapest, Hungary

1st ESO-EONS Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Oncology Nursing (2018)

It was a great pleasure to participate 2 years ago in 10th ESO-EONS Masterclass Nauen ,Germany and I realize how much this masterclass improve my practice and experience.It was like a START to me and a great inspiration !We all want to provide the best patient care and work collaboratively as a care team,to learn, and share experiences with other nurses and it was possible through all this masterclass connections .I hope that I open the road for romanian oncology nurses which are participated last year at 1st Eso -Eons Eastern Europe and Balcan Region Masterclass ,Budapest ,Hungary. It was a big opportunity to increase knowledge and provide professional development,to encourage the reduction of variability in outcomes of cancer care between countries. I’m happy to share my new experiences with my today and tomorrow oncology nurses colleagues. ESO inspire nurse from Europe! Gabriela Mavrodin, Head Nurse Pediatric Oncology Department MS Curie Emmergency Hospital Bucharest Romania

Sara Elgarhy - Limassol, Cyprus

7th ESO Arab and Southern European Countries Masterclass in Clinical Oncology (2018)

It was a really fruitful conference and I gained many new updated guidelines in my field and I hope to be kept up and to participate in it next year too

Maria Teresa Fernandes Pessanha - San Jose, Costa Rica

3rd ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology (2017)

The main objective of the masterclass on clinical oncology is to provide an excellence educational programe with high academic and professional European experts in differents oncological areas to provide continuing medical education for phisicians and improve the oncologists experiences and knowledge.I am pleased to had the opportunity to participate in this great course.

Maria Teresa Fernandes Pessanha - San Jose, Costa Rica

3rd ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology (2017)

The event was very good, I feel very pleased to be a masterclass member, and have the opportunite to attended this high level educational programme. The scientific programme was very important to us.

Gordana Beric Jozic - Limassol, Cyprus

6th Arab and Southern European Countries Masterclass in Clinical Oncology (2017)

A really successful Masterclass! I would like to thank you...ESO team, faculty and all participants... for this great experience.

Elias E. Sanidas - Lisbon, Portugal

ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC4) (2017)

Well organised. Very "emotional" attitudes from the organisers (especially the president) and speakers. Oncologists are stressed enough with their work and there is no need to get stressed even more because of the presentations of a meeting. They are motivated anyway... there is no need for additional motivations. I guess this has to do with the patient's advocacy part of the conference.....

Jasur Madyarov - Moscow, Russian Federation

Eurasia Course on Gastrointestinal Malignancies (2017)

A very useful and necessary event for clinical oncologists. A large number of reports and materials makes it possible to increase their knowledge and use them in clinical practice. Communication with foreign colleagues allows you to learn new methods of treatment that are used in other countries.I want to thank ESO administration who gave us an opportunity to become a part of this interesting masterclass.

Anton Barchuk - Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany

16th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology (2017)

The event were perfectly planned and organized. It gave a great opportunity to get update on the latest advances in oncology. Lectures covered most of topics in clinical and surgical oncology as well as oncopathology and patient care Participants were offered a chance to start networking and some of the connections with fellow oncologists may last for a long time. The Masterclass is a must for all specialist who plan to continue their career in oncology.

Guadalupe Cabrera - San Jose, Costa Rica

3rd ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology (2017)

It has been amazing. A great opportunity to interact with faculty and share our experiencies in this field. Thanks to the organizers and of course the European School of Oncology

Jean-Dominique Tigaud - Lugano, Switzerland

3rd ESO-ESMO Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference (BCY3) (2016)

The programme was not clear enough wether this conference was designed for Young fellow or to experienced doctors in the field of breast cancer. Moreover, even in the case of the funeral of a great gentleman and true chief of medicine such as Professor "name", the change of programme should have been properly annouced so that everyone has the opportunity to adapt is attendance to the meeting according to his true field of interest. This meeting has been very disapointing to me, probably mainly beceause the target was not clear : teaching students or make sharing experience of breast cancer specialists (Note from ESO: The change in the programme was communicated in the conference room. According to the participants’ preliminary evaluation on whether the learning outcomes were met: The information was useful and relevant to your work and practice techniques: strongly agree 46, agree 62, neutral 8, disagree 1, strongly disagree 0).

Nina Petkova - Vienna, Austria

ESNM-ESO Learning Course on 18FDG PET-CT in Lymphoma (2016)

I am an oncohematologist in a Hematology Clinic at a University Hospital and the vast majority of patients in our Clinic are hospitalized for diagnosis and treatment of lymphoma. The participation in the ESNM-ESO Learning Course on 18FDG PET-CT in Lymphoma (15 - 16/04/2016, Vienna, Austria) contributed to my work as a hematologist with indispensable up-to-date knowledge in interpreting PET-CT findings and using these data in the staging and treatment of lymphoma patients. My special thanks to ESNM and ESO for this PET-CT Learning Course!

Nidhi Sibal - O'Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin, Ireland

Breast Cancer Screening Conference (2015)

I recently attended the three day conference. Most of the topics were very well presented, well organised programme.

Michelle Lewington - Ermatingen, Switzerland

8th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing (2015)

I felt so honoured to be chosen to attend this educational event. On arrival I was struck by the vast range of participants who had attended. The five days in Ermatingen enabled me to unreservedly question how I practice and why I practice in the way that I do. I feel enriched by the learning experience not only in the classroom but from the many different participants that I spoke to. We were all there with the common goal of wanting to improve ourselves, our knowlegde for better patient outcomes and experiences. The Wolfsberg Conference Centre provided the perfect back drop for long days of lectures, relaxation, fantastic food and networking opportunities. I have comeback enriched with the experience and wanting to change my practice to make things better. Thank you ESO for allowing me to be part of this truly unique, career changing experience. Michelle Lewington AOS/CUP/Sarcoma Clinical Nurse Specialist, United Kingdom

Anastasios Sofiadis - Ermatingen, Switzerland

14th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology (2015)

This was a very much appreciated course which provided us with a concise, yet thorough, summary of the main fields of clinical oncology. The programme is intense, but the joy and satisfaction once you've made it is of no precedence. Besides the scientific part, this course was excellent organised in a venue that inspired calmness and peace in between all those hours of intensive knowledge intake! Last, but not least, this was a great opportunity for meeting colleagues from other countries, networking in view of future collaborations and discussing differences and similarities in cancer care between different parts of the world. All in all...highly recommended!

Trinanjan Basu - Cascais, Portugal

3rd ESO-ESTRO Masterclass in Radiation Oncology (2014)

As a sole participant from India, I was initially quite apprehensive when got chosen for this masterclass. When I reached there at Cascais the breathtaking beauty of the place as well as the nature and rich quality of the programme slowly took all my tension away. The format of the masterclass was excellent with highly interactive sessions, critical inputs from fellow colleagues and more and more of miniature talks by the participants only. Towards the end of that intensive 5 days course I was actually wanting more. The course not only broadened my ideas but also could bring out the best in me which probably I was also not aware of. Besides academics the arrangements and entertainments were taken care of with utmost precision by ESO-ESTRO authorities. I would conclude and recommend the course to everyone dealing with cancer care and in future would love to be a part of similar masterclass. Obrigado Portugal.

Osama El-damshety - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Refresher Course on Breast Cancer (2014)

The course was greatly beneficial with updated information. Thanks to the team of lecturers who gave us this updated information.