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Certificate of Competence in Breast cancer - fifth cohort (CCB5)

15.03.2023  -  08.06.2024

APPLICATIONS OPEN

CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE

Breast cancer

Overview

 

Collaborating university: Ulm University 

The Certificate of Competence in Breast cancer (CCB) was launched in 2015 and is the first competence programme to focus on the improvement of both the clinical and the scientific capability of oncologists, ensuring better-quality management of breast cancer patients. 

This programme, which is offered on a part-time basis over 14 months, is divided into three attendance seminars and five online modules. 

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will obtain an academic certificate issued by the European School of Oncology and Ulm University assigning 14 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Points (ECTS), equalling a work load of 381 hours and a diploma supplement by Ulm University 

Curriculum

Programme

Block 1 - 15.03.2023 / 19.03.2023 - Vienna, Austria

CCB5: Seminar 1 + San Gallen BCC

Block 2 - 18.03.2023 / 30.06.2023 - Online Module

CCB5: Module 1: Epidemiology and prevention, biology and clinical trials

Block 3 - 01.07.2023 / 31.08.2023 - Online Module

CCB5: Module 2: Principles of diagnosis, DCIS, gene predisposition

Block 4 - 01.09.2023 / 31.10.2023 - Online Module

CCB5: Module 3: The breast unit and LABC

Block 5 - 01.11.2023 / 15.02.2024 - Online Module

CCB5: Module 4: Management of early breast cancer

Block 6 - 09.11.2023 / 11.11.2023 - Lisbon, Portugal

CCB5: Seminar 2 + ABC7

Block 7 - 16.02.2024 / 30.04.2024 - Online Module

CCB5: Module 5: Management of advanced breast cancer, male breast cancer and supportive therapies

Block 8 - 04.06.2024 / 08.06.2024 - Ulm, Germany

CCB5: Seminar 3

Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  15 OCTOBER 2022

The following documents are required with your application:

  • Application supplement (template available HERE)
  • Curriculum vitae outlining previous education and professional experience
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in medicine or natural sciences or any other study programme covering the same contents in the original language and a certified English translation
  • Copy of transcript of records of the examinations taken during the bachelor’s degree programme in the original language and a certified English translation
  • If the point above is not applicable, record of all study achievements and examination results obtained in the course of studies until the application deadline
  • Proof of loss of right to take examinations or final failure in examinations in the respective programme, if applicable
  • Employment verification/reference letters accounting for professional experience in oncology
  • Personal statement, which explains why you believe you are eligible for this programme and how and why it will further support your intended career
  • Supporting documents to verify additional qualifications

Before you start completing the online application form, please be sure you have all the requested files as outlined above ready to be uploaded to the system. Online applications will not be complete unless all the files are uploaded.

Admission and Elegibility

Admission

Admission to the Certificate of Competence in Breast cancer programme will be by competitive application only and the selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and on the selection procedure.

Applications will be considered if received completed with all required documents and within the deadline. Attendance is limited to 25 participants.

The following documents are to be included with the application:

  • Curriculum vitae outlining previous education and professional experience
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in medicine or natural sciences or any other study programme covering the same contents
  • The above document should be submitted as a certified English translation
  • Copy of transcript of records of the examinations taken during the bachelor’s degree programme
  • The above document should be submitted as a certified English translation
  • If the point above is not applicable, record of all study achievements and examination results obtained in the course of studies until the application deadline
  • Proof of loss of right to take examinations or final failure in examinations in the respective programme, if applicable
  • Employment verification/reference letters accounting for professional experience in oncology
  • Personal statement, which explains why you believe you are eligible for this programme and how and why it will further support your intended career
  • Supporting documents to verify additional qualifications

The selection will be based on completed application documents and on the eligibility criteria.

Decisions on admissions are made by the appointed Programme Chair.

Attendance

To obtain the Certificate of Competence in Breast cancer, it will be compulsory that participants will attend all seminars and modules according to the provided time-line.

Insurance

The organisers bear no responsibility for untoward events in relation to the participation in the seminars. Participants are advised to take out their own personal and travel insurance coverage. 

Elegibility

  1. Oncologists:
    1. Degree from a college or university[1] in a medical course of studies or an equivalent degree at the level of at least four years of studies and
    2. at least two years of clinical experience in one of the following disciplines:
      • Medical oncology
      • Radiation oncology
      • Gynaecology
      • Senology
      • Pathology
  2. Natural scientists:
    1. Degree from a college or university[2] in a course of studies in natural sciences or an equivalent degree at the level of at least three years of studies or in a course of studies with essentially the same contents [3] at a college or university and
    2. at least two years of professional experience in oncology (medical oncology, radiation oncology, gynaecology, senology, pathology).
  1. The following additional achievements will increase the assessment rate of the application:
  • Further professional experience related to the course of studies
  • Completion of an additional qualification in oncology (specialist training as a physician or international equivalent, e.g., board certified haematologist/oncologist)
  • Publications, as evidenced by cumulative impact factors greater than 10
  • At least one year of relevant oncological experience in a foreign country

 

[1] e.g. State examination in medicine

[2] At least a bachelor’s degree

[3] Examples of courses of study with essentially the same contents are biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry and pharmacology (state examination)

Tuition

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is EUR 5.400.  A discounted fee of EUR 3.000 is implemented and made available to participants from low, lower middle and upper middle-income economies as defined by The World Bank

The tuition fee includes:

  • Access to the modules via a dedicated online learning platform
  • Access to seminars foreseen by the programme, including registration and accommodation
  • Access to all exams required by the programme
  • The administrative fee for the enrolment at Ulm University (EUR 102 per semester according to the Statutes on Tuition Fees LHGebG of 19/11/2009)

The fee is payable in two deposits of EUR 2.700/EUR 1.500.

Cancellation

Cancellation should be submitted in writing.

Information

Application & programme time-line

  • Application deadline: 15 October 2022
  • Notification of admission to applicant by 15 December 2022
  • Participants‘ settlement first deposit on admission fees by participants by 5 February 2023
  • Seminar 1: 15-18 March, 2023, Vienna, Austria (San Gallen Breast Cancer Congress)
  • Participants‘ settlement second deposit on admission fees by participants by 20 June 2023
  • Seminar 2: 9-11 November 2023, Lisbon, Portugal (ABC7 Congress)
  • Seminar 3 and programme conclusion: May 2024, Ulm, Germany

 

For further information please contact azampetti@eso.net