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Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma (CCL)

Overview

Collaborating university: Ulm University

The Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma (CCL) was launched in 2013 and is the first competence programme to focus on the improvement of both the clinical and the scientific capability of oncologists, ensuring better-quality management of lymphoma patients.

This programme, which is offered on a part-time basis over 14 months, is divided into three attendance seminars and four online modules.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will obtain an academic certificate issued by the European School of Oncology and Ulm University assigning 14 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Points (ECTS), equalling a work load of 405 hours and a diploma supplement by Ulm University.

Curriculum Overview

 

Attendance 1 

Module 1 

Module 2 

Attendance 2 

Module 3 

Module 4 

Attendance 3 

Total 

 Timetable 

 2021
4-7 February

2021
Feb/Mar 

2021
April/July

2021
18-22 June 

2021
Aug/Nov

2021-2022
Dec-Apr

2022
15-19 May

 

 Content

 CCL seminar + 
LyFE course
Virtual Event

Topic 1
Basic research,
epidemiology
and
pathology



 Topic 2
Principles of
diagnostics,
management
and
clinical trials
 

CCL seminar +
ICML

Virtual Event

 Topic 3
Lymphoma
subtypes I

Topic 4
Lymphoma
subtypes II
 

CCL course
Ulm, DE
 

 

 Workload

 25 hrs
In-person

20 units
60 hrs
Distance
learning
+ test

 30 units
90 hrs
Distance
learning
+ test

25 hrs
In-person

30 units
90 hrs
Distance learning
+ test 

30 units
90 hrs
Distance
learning
+ test 

25 hrs
In-person
+
Certificate
exam

75 hrs
In-person
+
330 hrs
Distance
l.
405 hrs

 Credits

1 ECTS 

2 ECTS 

3 ECTS 

1 ECTS 

3 ECTS 

3 ECTS 

1 ECTS 

14 ECTS 

 

Admission and Eligibility

Admission

Admission to the Certificate of Competence in Breast Cancer programme will be 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 with the application:

Curriculum vitae outlining previous education and professional experience
Copy of bachelor’s 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 bachelor’s 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
Proof of loss of right to take examinations or final failure in examinations in the respective programme, if applicable
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 selection will be based on completed application documents and on the eligibility criteria.
Decisions on admissions are made by the appointed Programme Chair.

Attendance

To obtain the Certificate of Competence in Breast cancer, it will be compulsory that participants will attend all seminars and modules according to the provided timeline.

Insurance

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.

 

Attendance

To obtain the Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma, it will be compulsory that participants will attend all seminars and modules according to the provided timeline.

Insurance

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.

Eligibility

The programme is designed for oncologists and haematologists (medical oncology, haematology, internal medicine, radiation oncology, pathology), but it is equally accessible to graduates in natural sciences, who are engaged in the field of oncology, especially in the field of lymphoma.

  1. Oncologists:
    1. Degree from a college or university1 in a medical course of studies or an equivalent degree at the level of at least four years of studies (e.g. state examination in medicine) and
    2. At least two years of clinical experience in one of the following disciplines:
      • Medical Oncology
      • Haematology
      • Internal Medicine
      • Radiation Oncology
      • Pathology
  1. Natural scientists:

    1. Degree from a college or university2 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 contents3 at a college or university and
    2. At least two years of professional experience in oncology.

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

    1. Further professional experience related to the course of studies
    2. Completion of an additional qualification in oncology (specialist training as a physician or international equivalent, e.g., board certified haematologist/oncologist)
    3. Publications, as evidenced by cumulative impact factors greater than 10
    4. At least one year of relevant oncological experience in a foreign country

 

It will not be possible to be enrolled in the programme if the applicant has lost the right to be examined at a German or foreign college or university in the master's course of studies in advanced oncology or other course of studies with essentially the same contents or is currently enrolled in an examination procedure in one of these courses of study.

(1) e.g. State examination in medicine
(2) At least a bachelor’s degree
(3) Examples of courses of study with essentially the same contents are biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry and pharmacology (state examination)

 

Application



This programme takes place every two years and the 2021/2022 edition of this programme is already underway.

The next cohort will take place from 2023/2024, with applications opening in summer 2022.


Tuitition

The tuition fee is 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.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Access to the modules via a dedicated online learning platform
  • Access to seminars foreseen by the programme, including registration and accommodation
  • Access to all exams required by the programme
  • The administrative fee for the enrolment at Ulm University

Editorial Board

Chairs

  • James O. Armitage, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, US
  • Manuela Hoechstetter, Schwabing Clinic, Munich, DE
  • Franco Cavalli, European School of Oncology (ESO) and Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, CH
  • Stephan Stilgenbauer, Ulm University Hospital, DE

Scientific Directors

  • Ranjana Advani, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, US
  • Elias Campo, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
  • Massimo Federico, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, IT
  • Gianluca Gaidano, Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, IT
  • Mary Gospodarowicz, Princess Margaret Hospital - University of Toronto, Toronto, CA
  • Anton Hagenbeek, University of Amsterdam - Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, NL
  • Andrew Lister, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK
  • Julie M. Vose, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, US
  • Emanuele Zucca, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, CH

Conceptual Development and Organisation

  • Uta Schmidt-Strassburger, Ulm, DE
  • Alexandra Zampetti, ESO, Bellinzona, CH