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Educational Committee: J. Eriksen, DK - N. Pavlidis, GR - S. Sandrucci, IT - J.B. Vermorken, BE
Local Organiser: R. Madry, PL

ESO (European School of Oncology), ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) are pleased to announce the jointly organised multidisciplinary course in oncology for medical students. The key goal of this course is encouraging medical students to specialize in an oncology related discipline. Previous editions organized by ECCO (European Cancer Organisation) since 2005 got very positive and enthusiastic feedback from the students who had spent two weeks over summer with experienced teachers to receive theoretical and practical training in cancer care. The multidisciplinary course in oncology will provide insight into all aspects of oncology with both theoretical and practical sessions. The programme incorporates plenary sessions, case study presentations, daily special visits to various oncology departments and group course projects that must be finalized and presented at the end of the course. The course has been designated for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits (ECTS).

• Ten working days
• The programme covers all aspects of oncology
• Theoretical plenary sessions of maximum 2 hours
• Case presentations
• Daily two-hour practical sessions in small groups (labs, ward visits, etc)
• Preparation in small working groups of a presentation on a specific topic under the supervision of a teacher. The last day will be devoted to the project presentations delivered by the students (compulsory) Students are requested to bring their laptops to the course
• The official language is English - students must be fluent in English


• Have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of oncology
• Have an understanding of the complexity and importance of the multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment
• Prepare a specific topic related to the theoretical and/or practical sessions and present it to plenary audience

• History, epidemiology, genetics, diagnostics, treatment principles and therapeutic approaches, prevention and screening
• Communication with the patient
• Breast cancer
• Colorectal cancer
• Gastro-intestinal cancers
• Genito-urinary cancers
• Gynaecological cancers
• Head and neck cancer
• Lung cancer
• Sarcoma and melanoma

The course is held in collaboration with
and in cooperation with


J. Grau Eriksen, ESTRO Representative, Odense University Hospital, Odense, DK
N. Pavlidis, ESO Representative, School of Medicine University of Ioannina, Greece, GR
S. Sandrucci, ESSO representative, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, IT
J. Vermorken, Medical Oncologist, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, BE

A. Baildam, A., Surgical Oncologist, King Edward VII’s Hospital London & The Alexandra Hospital and The Christie Clinic, Manchester, UK
G. Borst, Radiation Oncologist, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL
J. De Grève, Medical Oncologist, UZ Brussels (VUB), Brussels, BE
D. Nevens, Radiation Oncologist, GZA St Augustinus/Iridium Cancer Network, Antwerp, BE
M.I. Porebiak, Psychologist, psycho-oncologist, psychotherapist, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, PL
S. Sandrucci, Surgical Oncologist, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, IT
D. Schrijvers, Medical Oncologist, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, BE
J. Vermorken, Medical oncologist, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, BE

The international faculty will be completed by local staff from University of Poznan.

General information

Dolores Knupfer
European School of Oncology (ESO)
Piazza Indipendenza 2
6500 Bellinzona
ph +41 91 820 09 52
e-mail: dknupfer@eso.net

R. Madry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, PL

University Didactic and Congress Center
37A Przybyszewskiego Street,
Website: www.ckd.ump.edu.pl/teksty.php?plik=sale.php

• Selected participants will benefit from free registration, lunches and accommodation
• Arriving late for the start of the course or leaving early at the end are not acceptable. To receive course credit, attendance throughout the entire session is required
• The course will start on Monday 27 August 2016 at 09:00 and end on Friday 7 September 2016 at 17:00. Participants should arrive on Sunday 26 August 2016 in the afternoon; a welcome reception will be organised by the host institute in the evening
• A visit to the city of Poznan is scheduled during the course and the course closes with a farewell party.

Local transport: public transport tickets will be provided to reach the University - please bring your ISIC (International Student Identity Card); for the daily visits to various oncology departments a bus is foreseen.

Arrival time
Students are expected on Sunday 26.08.2018, a welcome reception is foreseen on Sunday evening.

• Poznan guide tour


Application deadline by: 31 May 2018  
Save event date: 26 August 2018