MCO Coordinator: N. Pavlidis, GR
ESO Chair: A. Eniu, CH
ESMO Chair: D. Papamichael, CY
Host Chair: A. Constantinidou, CY
Advisor: H. Khaled, EG
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
This clinically oriented educational programme has been designed for medical and clinical oncologists who wish to improve their skills in the management of cancer patients.
The programme will expose participants to a full spectrum of issues in clinical oncology and to practice-orientated training. The programme focuses on breast, gynaecological, lung, urological and gastrointestinal cancers. Spotlight sessions will facilitate compact update on head and neck, melanoma, elderly patients, soft tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer of unknown primary, supportive care and the role of informal supporter.
The Masterclass offers plenary lectures discussing current issues and controversies as well as critically reviewing significant therapeutic developments. State-of-the-art data recognized by ESMO and other evidence-based guidelines will be cited. Participants will deliver case presentations within tumour boards and discuss them with the chairs and the faculty.
All participants will reside at the course venue and participation is compulsory throughout the course. The Masterclass will be entirely in English and at least an intermediate level of English is necessary for admission.
• Full immersion
• 4-and-a-half-day residential event
• An international faculty of top experts delivering lectures focusing on breast, gynaecological, lung, urological and
• Lung Cancer
• Gastrointestinal Cancer
• Breast Cancer
• Gynaecological Cancer
The Masterclass in
European School of Oncology - Bellinzona Office
Piazza Indipendenza 2
CH 6500 Bellinzona - Switzerland
Tel: +41 91 820 0952
Fax: +41 91 820 0953
Ph: +39 02 85464529
Travel support will be made available as a contribution to travel expenses, to admitted participants coming from lower-middle- income countries as defined by the World Bank.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Participants will receive their certificate of attendance via e-mail after the event on completion of the evaluation form.
Being selected to take part in an ESO Masterclass is one of the ESO activities that gives participants eligibility to enrol in ESCO - the College of the European School of Oncology.
A Masterclass also enables ESCO students to earn ESCO credits and therefore access more ESCO benefits. Full and active participation in the Masterclass earns participants 30 ESCO credits.
Visit www.esco.org for information on how to join ESCO.
IDEAL MASTERCLASS CANDIDATE
• Age below 40 years
• At least 2-3 years’ experience in medical or clinical oncology
• Involvement in scientific activities (preferable)
• Intermediate level of English
HOW TO APPLY
Interested oncologists should apply online (at the top of this page) providing:
• Letter describing motivation for attending;
• Supporting letter from head of department or mentor;
• CV with list publications (if the list of publications is not provided, it will be assumed that no articles have been
• Clinical case (see below)
• Professional experience template
Priority will be given to suitable applicants working in Arab and Southern European countries.
CLINICAL CASE PRESENTATION
Submit an abstract of one page on the template provided at the bottom of this page describing a clinical case related to one of the subjects of the Masterclass (breast, gynaecological, lung, urological and gastrointestinal cancers).
You will have to present your case at the Masterclass in format of a clinical grand round discussion. Please provide a straightforward a case of your daily clinical practice – no uncommon or extremely rare case. A maximum of 10 slides will be permitted containing:
• Diagnostic considerations
• Results, follow-up
• At least three questions proposed for discussion with the faculty
Participants will be asked to bring their personal laptop or tablet (wireless enabled) to the Masterclass as an event-dedicated website will be created and all questionnaires and certificates will be accessible only from there.
ATTENDANCE TO THE MASTERCLASS IS BY APPLICATION ONLY
Successful applicants are granted free registration and accommodation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4 October 2020
Before you start completing the online application form, please be sure you have all the requested files (CV, Motivation letter, Supporting letter, Professional experience template and Abstract template) ready to be uploaded to the system. Online applications will not be complete unless all the files are uploaded.
• Download HERE your Professional experience template
• Download HERE your Abstract template