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ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students

Not eligible for ESCO credits

28.08.2017  -  08.09.2017

Antwerp, Belgium


Medical / clinical oncology


Educational Committee: J.G. Eriksen, DK - N. Pavlidis, GR - S. Sandrucci, IT - J.B. Vermorken, BE
Local Organiser: M. Peeters, BE

ESO (European School of Oncology), ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) are very keen to jointly organize a 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 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).

By the end of the course participants should:
• 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 in groups a specific topic related to the theoretical and/or practical sessions and present it to plenary audience

• 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
• Students are requested to bring their laptops to the course
• The official language is English - students must be fluent in English

Testimonials received from faculty and participants of the previous course held in Poznan, Poland (29/08/2016 - 09/09/2016).

The course is held in collaboration with
and in cooperation with

We would like to inform that further courses for medical students:

Held by ESMO and ESO:

Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students
13-18 July 2017, Valencia, Spain

And held under the umbrella of ESO, ESSO and ESTRO:

Vienna Summer School on Oncology (VSSO)
International Summer School on Clinical and Experimental Oncology for Medical Students
10-21 July 2017, Vienna, Austria
Contact: vsso@meduniwien.ac.at

Groningen Medical Science Summer School Oncology 
International Summer School  Oncology for Medical Students (ISOMS)
Dates to be announced, Groningen, The Netherlands
Contact: summerschool@isoms.nl

General information

European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
Brussels, Belgium
Carine Lecoq, carine.lecoq@essoweb.org, ph+32 2 7750243

• 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 28 August 2017 at 09:00 and end on Friday September 8th, 2017 at 17:00.
• Participants should arrive on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 in the afternoon; a welcome reception will be organized by the host institute in the evening.
• A visit to the city of Antwerp is scheduled during the course and the course closes with a farewell party.

Faculty list

J.G. Eriksen, ESTRO representative, Odense University Hospital, Odense, DK
N. Pavlidis, ESO representative, School of Medicine University of Ioannina, Ioannina, 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, University Hospitals Leuven - campus Gasthuisberg, BE
M. Peeters, Medical Oncologist, Antwerp University Hospital, BE
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 UZA Antwerp.

M. Peeters, UZA Antwerp, BE