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Admission to the Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma Programme 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 20 participants.

The result of the application will be notified to the applicants by 2 December 2016 .
The programme will start with Seminar 1 on 2 February 2017 (2-5 February 2017, Bellinzona, Switzerland).

The following documents are to be included in 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.


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


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.

Application time-line

  • Participants‘ application to be submitted to ESO by 16 September 2016
  • ESO to screen for completeness of applications by 30 September 2016
  • Assessment by delegated Programme Chair and supply to Ulm University by 17 November 2016
  • Notification of admission to applicant by 2 December 2016
  • Participants‘ settlement first deposit on admission fees by participants by 13 January 2017
  • Platform account activated by 2 February 2017
  • Participants‘ settlement second deposit on admission fees by participants by 31 March 2017


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