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CME accreditation

The CME accreditation approval has been granted by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) who has requested European endorsement to the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) clearing house, the EACCME. ACOE has recommended that th eevent be granted 15 ECMEC's (European CME credits). The EACCME endorsement permits to get European recognition of CME credits within the different European states who have agreed to participate in the European accreditation system. European CME credit is valid towards the Physicians Recognition Award (PRA) set up and operated by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Furthermore, the course is ESMO Label (European Society for Medical Oncology) and accredited with 13 ESMO-MORA points.


The next Ascona course is scheduled on 31 May - 2 June 2008 and will be held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (10-ICML, 4-7 June 2008, Lugano, Switzerland). Further information on the course will be posted on this website by the end of 2007.


The course was held under the auspices of

and is ESMO Labelled

General information

Chatrina Melcher
European School of Oncology
ESO Bellinzona Office
IOSI, Ospedale Regionale
CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
ph +41 91 811 8050; fx +41 91 811 8051, eso2@esoncology.org

The course will be held at the Centro Congressi Monte Verità (www.monteverita.org) in Ascona (Southern Switzerland), a post-graduate training centre belonging to the Swiss polytechnic schools. The centre, which is located on a beautiful hill overlooking Ascona and the Lago Maggiore, is 3 km from Locarno, 40 km from Lugano (Switzerland) and approximately 100 km from Milano (Italy).

Airport transfers will be organised for arrivals on Saturday, 29 April and for departures on Tuesday, 2 May from/to the Lugano airport and from/to the Locarno railway station.
Detailed information on the arrival and departure flights or trains should be provided to ESO.

The organisers bear no responsibility for untoward events in connection with, before, during and after the course. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance coverage.

Hans Wyder fellowships
A limited number of Hans Wyder fellowships are available to cover registration, accommodation (in sharing room) and travel costs.
Fellowships are restricted to participants coming from countries defined as low- and lower-middle-income economies by the World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/data/countryclass/classgroups.htm#Low_income
To apply for a fellowship, please provide the organiser by 13 March 2006 with your short CV, letter describing the motivation to attend the course and an indication of the amount required to cover travel costs.