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Chairs: N. Pavlidis, GR - F. Lordick, DE
Co-chairs: F. Peccatori, IT - V. Karaseva, RU
Host chair: A. Elme, EE

The Masterclass offers plenary lectures discussing current issues and controversies as well as critically reviewing significant therapeutic development. State-of-the-art data recognised by ESMO and other evidence-based guidelines will be cited. Participants will deliver case presentations within tumour board basis and discuss them with the chairs and the faculty. Additional time will be allocated for participants to deliver case presentations within small groups and receive feedback.
As for all Masterclasses, the number of participants will be limited and admission will be by competitive application only.
All participants will reside at the course venue and participation is compulsory throughout the course. The Masterclass will be entirely in English and at least an intermediate level of English is necessary for admission.

This clinically oriented educational programme is designed for medical, clinical and radiation oncologists who wish to improve their skills in multidisciplinary care management.
The programme will expose participants to a full spectrum of issues in clinical oncology and practice-orientated training focusing on lung, genito-urinary, breast, head-and-neck, gastrointestinal, gynaecological cancers. Spotlight sessions will facilitate compact update on how to diagnose and treat neuroendocrine tumors, cancer of unknown primary, management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, melanoma and communication skills.

• Full immersion
• Clinically-oriented
• Multidisciplinary
• An international faculty of top experts delivering lectures focusing on lung, genito-urinary, breast, head-and-neck, gastrointestinal and gynaecological cancers.

In this review, the authors summarize the history of the 41 Masterclasses in Clinical Oncology (MCO) organized by ESO or ESO-ESMO during the last 17 years. The MCO has become a major educational event of ESO, intending to educate young oncologists from various countries within or outside Europe, providing an up-to-date interactive program based on solid evidence for all presented topics.
"Reprinted from Critical Reviews in Oncology / Hematology, Pavlidis et al, Copyright (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.critrevonc.2019.07.022 with permission from Elsevier”

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G. Baciarello, Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif, FR
A. Elme, North Estonian Regional Hospital Cancer Centre, Tallinn, EE
A. Eniu, Cancer Institute Ion Chiricuta, Cluj Napoca, RO
F. Geara, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, LB
D. Hart, Cameron Communications, Bishops Stortford, UK
V. Karaseva, Russian National Medical Research University, named after N.I. Pigorov, Moscow, RU
E. Kharchenko, N.N. Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Saint Petersburg, RU
M. Kuddu, North Estonian Regional Hospital Cancer Centre, Tallinn, EE
L. Licitra, IRCCS Foundation – National Cancer Institute, Milan, IT
F. Lordick, University Hospital Leipzig, DE
T. Metsaots, North-Estonia Medical Center, Tallinn, EE
K. Ojamaa, East Tallinn Central Hospital, EE
K. Oselin, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, EE
O. Pagani, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Bellinzona, CH
D. Papamichael, Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, Nicosia, CY
N. Pavlidis, University Hospital of Ioannina, GR
F. Peccatori, European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, IT
G. Pruneri, IRCCS Foundation – National Cancer Institute, Milan, IT
K. Putnik, North Estonian Regional Hospital, Tallinn, EE
A. Richetti, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Bellinzona, CH
M. Saretok, North Estonian Regional Hospital Cancer Centre, Tallinn, EE
C. Sessa, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, CH
A. Snegovoy, N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow, RU
R. Stahel, University Hospital Zurich, CH
S. Tjulandin, N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow, RU
C. Toumpanakis, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
I. Tsimafeyeu, RUSSCO - Russian Society of Clinical Oncology, Kidney Cancer Research Bureau, Moscow, RU

General information

Alice Ciocchini
European School of Oncology (ESO)
Via Turati 29 - 20121 Milan, Italy
Tel: +39 02 85464529
Fax: +39 02 85464545
Email: aciocchini@eso.net

Alice Ciocchini
Ph: +39 02 85464529
Email: aciocchini@eso.net


Application deadline: 29 March 2020  
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• Age up to 40 years
• At least 2-3 years’ experience in medical or clinical oncology
• This event is designed to meet the educational needs of participants practicing in Baltic and Eurasian countries.
• Involvement in scientific activities
• Intermediate level of English

Interested oncologists should apply online (at the top of this page) providing:
• Letter describing motivation for attending;
• Supporting letter from head of department or mentor;
• CV with list publications (if the list of publications is not provided, it will be assumed that no articles have been published)
• Clinical case (see below)

Priority will be given to applicants practicing in Baltic and Eurasian countries.

Submit an abstract of one page on the template provided at the bottom of this page, or on the application form describing a clinical case related to one of the subjects of the Masterclass (lung, genitourinary, breast, head-and-neck, gastrointestinal and gynaecological cancers).
You will have to present your case at the Masterclass in format of a clinical grand round discussion. Please provide straightforward a case of your daily clinical practice - no uncommon or extremely rare cases. A maximum of 10 slides will be permitted containing:

• Diagnostic considerations
• Treatment
• Results, follow-up
• At least three questions proposed for discussion with the faculty

Participants will be asked to bring their personal laptop or tablet (wireless enabled) to the Masterclass as an event-dedicated website will be created and all questionnaires and certificates will be accessible only from there. Any potential problems with meeting this request should be communicated to the secretariat as part of the application process.

Successful applicants are granted free registration and accommodation

Before you start completing the online application form, please be sure you have all the requested files (CV, Motivation letter, Supporting letter, Professional experience template and Abstract template) ready to be uploaded to the system. Online applications will not be complete unless all the files are uploaded.

• Download HERE your Professional experience template
•  Download HERE your Abstract template


9 July

8:30 Welcome address
N. Pavlidis, GR - F. Lordick, DE
Chairs: R. Stahel, CH - K- Oselin, EE
8:45 Molecular diagnostic pathology of non-small cell lung cancer
G.C. Pruneri, IT
9:15 Management of small cell lung cancer: where do we stand today?
R. Stahel, CH
9:45 Radiotherapy (NSCLC and Small Cell Lung Cancer)
F. Geara, LB
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 Chemotherapy and targeted treatment for NSCLC
S. Tjulandin, RU
11:15 Principles of immunotherapy and immunotherapy for NSCLC
R. Stahel, CH
11:45 Lung Cancer Tumor Board (3 cases)
12:45 Lunch break
13:45 Spotlight: How to diagnose and treat neuroendocrine tumors
C. Toumpanakis, UK
Chairs: G. Baciarello, FR - M. Saretok, EE
14:15 Local therapy for prostate cancer
F. Geara, LB
14:45 First-line endocrine therapy in prostate cancer
G. Baciarello, FR
15:15 Endocrine resistant/refractory prostate cancer
G. Baciarello, FR
15:45 Advanced/metastatic renal cancer
I. Tsimafeyeu, RU
16:15 Genito-Urinary Cancers Tumor Board (3 cases)

10 July

Chairs: T. Metsaots, EE - O Pagani, CH
 8:30 Molecular diagnostic pathology of breast cancer
G.C. Pruneri, IT
9:00 Adjuvant radiotherapy 
A. Richetti, CH
9:30 Systemic treatment of luminal A and B breast cancer
O. Pagani, CH
10:00 Systemic treatment of HER2+ breast cancer
A. Eniu, RO
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Systemic treatment of triple negative breast cancer
E. Kharchenko, RU
11:30 Breast Cancer Tumor Board (3 cases)
12:30 Lunch
L. Licitra, IT - M. Kuddu, EE
13:30 Advances in locally head and neck cancer
M. Kuddu, EE
14:00 New standards in recurrent and metastatic
L. Licitra, IT
14:30 Head and Neck Cancer Tumor Board (3 cases)
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Clinical Case discussion in 2 groups

11 July

Chair: A. Elme, EE - F. Lordick, DE
 8:30 Adjuvant and neo-adjuvant treatment of colon cancer
D. Papamichael, CY
9:00 Systemic treatment in advanced disease of colon cancer
D. Papamichael, CY
9:30 Systemic treatment of advanced/metastatic gastric cancer
F. Lordick, DE
10:00 Management of rectal cancer
D. Papamichael, CY
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Systemic treatment of pancreatic cancer
F. Lordick, DE
11:30 Gastro Intestinal Cancers Tumor Board (3 cases)
12:30 Lunch
Chairs: C. Sessa, CH - K. Ojamaa, EE
13:30 Systemic treatment of ovarian cancer
C. Sessa, CH
13:50 Systemic treatment of cervical and endometrial cancers
C. Sessa, CH
14:20 Women in oncology
C. Sessa, CH
14:30 Pregnancy and fertility issues in cancer patients
F. Peccatori, IT
15:00 Gynecological Cancer Tumor Board (3 cases)
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Clinical Case discussion in 2 groups

12 July

8:00 Cancer of unknown primary: a clinical dilemma
N. Pavlidis, GR
8:30 The management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
A. Snegovoy, RU
9:00 Communication skills
D. Hart, UK
9:30 The management of melanoma today
K. Putnik, EE
10:00 Learning Self Assessment Test (LSAT)
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Announcement of LSAT results - Awards
11:45 Closing remarks and and departures


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