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7th Masterclass in Clinical Oncology

Not eligible for ESCO credits

01.03.2008  -  06.03.2008

Sofia, Bulgaria


Medical / clinical oncology


The new-formatted Masterclass in Clinical Oncology programme is designed for medical oncologists and oncology nurses as a multi-professional joint event. Five intensive days of full immersion in modern oncology will create a collective spirit of teaching and learning to improve clinical skills and patient care.

In organ-oriented Clinical sessions focusing on breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer, an international faculty of experts will deliver clear knowledge of today’s practice and address cutting-edge therapeutic strategies.
Spotlight sessions will facilitate compact updates on prevention and early detection, angiogenesis, targeted therapies (including a roundtable discussion on drug regulation and affordability), paediatric oncology, cancer in the elderly, haematological diseases, ovarian cancer, melanoma and sarcoma, prostate cancer, sexuality, palliative care and supportive care.
Essential knowledge sessions in oncological imaging, pathology, radiotherapy and surgical oncology strategies provide sound background on what is new.
Patient-oriented multi-professional sessions on breast, colorectal and lung cancer are forums to create harmony and synthesis of knowledge and culture in oncology.
Practical training will be offered in the frame of case presentations by the faculty.

The masterclass is held in collaboration with the Flims Alumni Club

and is ESMO Labelled


General information

Chatrina Melcher
European School of Oncology - Bellinzona Office
Ospedale Regionale Bellinzona e Valli
6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
Tel: +41 91 811 8050
Fax: +41 91 811 8051
Email: masterclass@esoncology.org

- Age between 30 and 40 years
- 5 or more years’ experience in clinical oncology
- Developing a leading position in the department
- Participates in scientific activities
- Is fluent in English




The conference has achieved CME accreditation approval by the Accreditation Council for Oncology in Europe, supporting that the programme has been recognised a high quality value both from a scientific and didactic point of view. A request for European endorsement of ACOE accreditation has been submitted to the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) clearing house, the EACCME. ACOE has recommended that the event be granted 33 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. Furthermore, following an agreement of mutual recognition between the UEMS and the AMA (American Medical Association) European CME credit become valid credit towards the Physicians Recognition Award (PRA) in the United States.


The Masterclass is an ESMO Labelled course that has been assigned 25 ESMO-MORA category 1 credits.


ESO is grateful to AUSTRIAN AIRLINES for offering reduced air fares to its participants