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Eastern European Colorectal Cancer Refresher (EE_Prog)

9 ESCO credits

24.11.2022  -  26.11.2022

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



Chairs: A. Pasic, BA - Ivan Nikolić, RS

The Refresher Course on colorectal cancer is designed for medical and clinical oncologists from the Eastern European Region in order to provide an update on the state-of-the-art therapeutic options as well as an overview of the latest advances in the field of colorectal cancer.

The programme will offer educational lectures covering updates and future directions in diagnostic and treatment approaches in colorectal cancer; while real life case discussions will provide an ideal opportunity for multidisciplinary discussion. By presenting real life cases young oncologists will get an ideal opportunity to learn on how to best present and discuss their cases.

Attendance to the course is limited and by application only. Priority will be given to applicants who have attended a previous Eastern European Region Masterclass.

  • Update on the latest advances and the state-of-the-art treatment options
  • Learn about the management of specific situations
  • Debate controversies and challenges in colorectal cancer treatment
  • Improve practical skills in multidisciplinary management and follow-up of colorectal cancer.




The official language will be English. No translation will be available.


An application to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) will be submitted to obtain CME credits for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Attendance is limited to 30 participants and admittance is by competitive application only. Priority will be given to applicants who have attended a previous Eastern European Masterclass and or those practicing in this region.

Each past masterclass participant will be able to invite one colleague to apply, and further interested medical/clinical oncologists will be able to apply too.

Applicants who have not attended a previous masterclass in Medical/Clinical Oncology should meet the following profile:

  • Age between 30 and 45 years
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in medical oncology
  • Fluency in English
  • Practicing in Eastern Europe Region

Successful applicants are granted free registration.

Accommodation at the course venue for arrival on 24 November and departure on 26 November will be provided to participants not residing in the Sarajevo area.


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



Interested candidates should apply online providing:

If a candidate is not a past participant of a previous Eastern European Masterclass, the following documents should also be provided together with application an template and abstract:

  • Letter describing motivation for attending
  • Short CV (template provided) with the list of publications (if the list of publication is not
    provided, it will be assumed that no articles have been published)

Applicants are requested to submit an abstract describing a clinical case related to colorectal cancer. Some admitted participants will have the opportunity to present the clinical case in the format of a clinical grand round discussion to the chairs, other faculty members and participants within the plenary tumour board sessions in the programme. The application outcome will be notified by e-mail by mid October. 



24 November


25 November

8:30Welcome address and general introduction
Ivan Nikolic, RS - Anes Pasic, BA
9:00Relevance of molecular testing in adjuvant setting
Demetris Papamichael, CY
9:30Treatment options for patients with stage II colorectal cancer
Anes Pasic, BA
10:00Treatment options and duration of therapy for patients with stage III colorectal cancer
Janja Ocvirk, SI
10:30Coffee break
11:00Current guidelines for treatment of mCRC
Sara De Dosso, CH
11:30Mandatory molecular testing in metastatic setting
Demetris Papamichael, CY
12:00First line therapy for potentially resectable mCRC
Daniel Helbling, CH
12:30Initial treatment options for unresectable mCRC
Daniel Helbling, CH
14:00Systemic treatment of mCRC beyond first line treatment
Wolfgang Eisterer, AT
14:30Surgery and local ablative procedures in treatment of metastatic CRC
Srdjan Nikolic, RS
15:00Precision medicine in mCRC
Wolfgang Eisterer, AT
15:30Coffee break
16:00Tumour board - clinical case presentations by participants
17:30Free evening

26 November

9:00Current guidelines for treatment of localized rectal
Sara De Dosso, CH
9:30Surgical treatment of early rectal cancer
Alberto Vannelli, IT
10:00Treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer – TNT approach
Djenana Eminagic , BA - Ivan Nikolic, RS
10:30Coffee break
11:00Tumour board – clinical cases presentations by participants
12:00Closing remarks
Ivan Nikolic, RS - Anes Pasic, BA


Sara De Dosso, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Medical Oncology Dpt., Bellinzona, CH
Wolfgang Eisterer, Klagenfurt Clinic, Haematology and Oncology Department, Klagenfurt, AT
Djenana Eminagic, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Radiation Dept, Sarajevo, BA
Daniel Helbling, Gastrointestinal Tumorcenter Zurich, Dept. of Med. Oncology, Zürich, CH
Ivan Nikolic, Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Sremska Kameninca, RS
Srdjan Nikolic, Institute for Oncology & Radiolotherapy, Dept. of Surgery, Beograd, RS
Janja Ocvirk, Institute of Oncology, Dept.Medical Oncology, Ljubljana, SI
Demetris Papamichael, Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, Medical Oncology Dpt., Nicosia, CY
Anes Pasic, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Oncology Dept., Sarajevo, BA
Alberto Vannelli, Ospedale Valduce, Divisione di Chirurgia Generale, Como, IT