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Masterclass in Clinical Oncology - Autumn edition

27.09.2024  -  12.11.2024



Chairs: J. But, SL – T. Cufer, SL – N. Pavlidis, GR – F. A. Peccatori, IT
Host Chair: V. Guarneri, IT

Aims, objectives and teaching format

The ESO Masterclass is a full immersion, clinical oriented event designed for medical and clinical oncologists with 3-4 years experience in oncology who would like to receive further training on the treatment of tumours from a multidisciplinary point of view. The programme exposes participants to a full spectrum of issues in clinical oncology and to practice-oriented training.

The Masterclass will:

  • provide you with an update on all solid tumours (breast, lung, gynaecological, gastro-intestinal, genitourinary)
  • give you the opportunity to spend 3 ½ days together with colleagues and faculty members from around Europe and beyond, to exchange ideas and build your oncology network
  • give you the chance to present and discuss a clinical case with top level international experts and take part in interactive workshops on Communication skills, How to deal with sex and intimacy with cancer patients, Burnout and Ethics

The Masterclass is divided into two educational parts:

  1. Pre-recorded online lectures: available 6 weeks before the in-person event to give each participant the opportunity to prepare themselves in their own time and at their own pace.
  2. In-person event: 3-and-half-day ‘retreat’, giving participants the opportunity to begin building an international oncology network as well as the chance to interact with renowned faculty in an informal environment.

Some selected participants will be matched to a faculty member/mentor to prepare together the clinical case to be discussed in plenary session during the in-person event.

The Masterclass is held entirely in English and fluency in English is necessary for admission. 60 candidates will be selected.



The Masterclass will take place in San Servolo (Venice), Italy.


The Masterclass will be held in English and translation will not be provided.


A fee of:

  • 300 EUR for participant working in High-Middle Income Countries *
  • 200 EUR for participants working in Low-Middle income countries *


  • Access to the course and its educational resources
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Meals according to the programme

The fee does not cover travel costs, these should be organized and paid by the participant.

A discount of 100 EUR is given to participants who are  ESCO members at the time of application.

*as defined by the World Bank

The registration fee for this event is a small contribution towards the cost for organising it, therefore it will not be refunded if a participant withdraws or is unable to attend, for whatever reason.


Participants will be issued a certificate of attendance (minimum attendance: 75% of the online part + 100% of the in-person event). An online evaluation questionnaire and learning assessment test will need to be completed for both parts in order to get the certificate that will be sent by email.
Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE). The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuous Medical Education (ACCME) designate this type of educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA category 1 credits per hour of activity.

     ESCO - The ESO College

Being selected to take part in an ESO Masterclass is one of the ESO activities that gives participants eligibility to enroll 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 more information on how to join ESCO.


Alice Ciocchini
European School of Oncology
ph +39 335 133 28 33
e-mail: aciocchini@eso.net

Dolores Knupfer
European School of Oncology
ph +41 91 820 09 50
e-mail: dknupfer@eso.net


Block 1 - 27.09.2024 - On-demand material

Masterclass in Clinical Oncology - Block 1 (PRE-RECORDED LECTURES)

Block 2 - 08.11.2024 / 12.11.2024 - San Servolo (Venice), Italy

Masterclass in Clinical Oncology - Autumn edition




Applications deadline: 07th July 2024

  • Aged up to 40 years
  • 2-3 years’ experience in medical oncology
  • Involvement in scientific activities and clinical trials
  • Fluency in English
  • From ESO’s geographical reach: Europe, Mediterranean countries and Latin America

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 published)
  • Clinical case (please, use the provided template below)
  • Professional experience form (please, use the provided template below)

During the in-person event all participants will have the chance to present a clinical case as a clinical grandround discussion to the faculty and participants.

Some selected participants will be matched to a faculty member/mentor to prepare together the clinical case to be discussed in plenary session during the in person event.

A template giving details of the clinical case you would like to present should be submitted with your application. Please provide a straightforward case found in your daily clinical practice - no uncommon or extremely rare cases. You should include

  • Diagnostic considerations
  • Treatment
  • Results, follow-up
  • At least three questions proposed for discussion with the faculty

If you are selected for the Masterclass, you will be asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation of your case (max 10 slides). If we receive too many cases from one tumour group, we may ask you to change the case topic you submitted during your application. We kindly ask you to let us know your 2nd choice topic if your first choice cannot be accommodated.

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 Clinical Case 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 Clinical case template


Roberto Angioli, University Policlinic UniCampus Biomedico, Gynaecological Cancer Dpt., Roma, IT
Riccardo A. Audisio, Trieste, IT
Hatem A. Azim Jr., Cairo Cure Oncology Center , Cairo, EG
Joerg Beyer, University Hospital of Bern, Oncology and Medicine Dept., Bern, CH
Giovanni Boniolo, University of Ferrara, Dept. of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Ferrara, IT
Paolo Bruzzi, Genova, IT
Jasna But Hadžic, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, SI
Fiorella Calabrese, University of Padova, Anatomo Pathology Dpt., Padova, IT
Felipe A. Calvo Manuel, Clinica Universidad de Navarra, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Madrid, ES
Fatima Cardoso, Champalimaud Clinical Center, Breast Unit, Lisbon, PT
Paolo Giovanni Casali, National Cancer Institute - IRCCS Foundation, Medical Oncology Dept., Milan, IT
Franco Cavalli, Foundation for the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR), Presidenza, Bellinzona, CH
Ian Chau, Royal Marsden Hospital, Department of Medicine, Sutton, Surrey, UK
Ilaria Colombo, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, EOC, Oncology Dpt., Bellinzona, CH
Nicoletta Colombo, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Programma Ginecologia Oncologica, Milano, IT
Carmen Criscitiello, European Institute of Oncology, New Drugs and Early Drug Development for Innovative Therapies Dpt., Milan, IT
Tanja Cufer, University of Ljubljana, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, SI
Giuseppe Curigliano, European Institute of Oncology / University of Milan, New Drugs for Innovative Therapies Division, Milano, IT
Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, Freiburger Spital, HFR Kantonsspital Freiburg, Department of Oncology, Freiburg, CH
Filippo De Braud, National Cancer Institute - IRCCS Foundation, Milan, IT
Sara De Dosso, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Medical Oncology Dpt., Bellinzona, CH
Johan De Munter, University Hospital Ghent, Oncology Dpt., Ghent, BE
Francesca Del Bufalo, IRCCS Peadiatric Hospital Bambino Gesù, Cellular and Genic Therapy Dpt., Roma, IT
Andre D'Hoore, UZ Gasthuisberg, Dept. of Surgery, Leuven, BE
Antonio Di Meglio, Gustave Roussy Institute, Medical Oncology Dpt., Villejuif, FR
Maria Vittoria Dieci, Veneto Oncology Institute, Dept. of Oncology 2, Padova, IT
Rodrigo Dienstmann, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, Molecular Therapeutic Research Unit, Barcelona, ES
Andreas Dietz, University Hospital Leipzig, ENT Dpt., Leipzig, DE
Michel Ducreux, Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology, Oncology, Villejuif, FR
Alexandru Eniu, Riviera-Chablais Hospital, Medical Oncology, Rennaz, CH
Ambrogio Fassina, University of Padova, Pathology Anatomy Dpt., Padova, IT
Andrea Ferrari, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Div. di Oncologia Pediatrica, Milano, IT
Karim Fizazi, Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology, Oncology, Villejuif, FR
Ronan Flippot, Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology, Urology Dpt., Villejuif, FR
Martin Früh, St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital, Dept. of Internal Medicine, St. Gallen, CH
Andrea Gallina, EOC - Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale, Urology Dpt., Bellinzona, CH
Fady B. Geara, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Abu Dhabi, AE
Juan Francisco Grau Bejar, Vall d´Hebron University Hospital, Gynaecological Cancer Dpt., Barcelona, ES
Alessandro Gronchi, National Cancer Institute - IRCCS Foundation, Sarcomas Surgery Unit, Milano, IT
Valentina Guarneri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Dept of Oncology and Hematology, Padova, IT
Fleur Helewaut, University Ghent, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for the Clinical Skills Training Centre, Ghent, BE
Edy Ippolito, University Campus Bio-Medico, Breast Cancer Dpt., Roma, IT
Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. of Radiotherapy, Milan, IT
Beata Laki, Medical School, University of Pécs, Dept. of Behavioural Sciences, Pécs, HU
Angela Lamarca, Fundación Jiménez Díaz University Hospital, Department of Oncology – OncoHealth Institute, Madrid, ES
An Lievrouw, University Hospital Cancer Center, Onco-psychology and Communication Dpt., Ghent, BE
Florian Lordick, University Hospital Leipzig, University Cancer Center Leipzig (UCCL), Leipzig, DE
Ainhoa Madariaga, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Medical Oncology Dpt., Madrid, ES
Umberto Malapelle, University of Naples Federico II, Dpt. of Public Health, QUARTO, IT
Olivier Michielin, Geneve University Hospital, Medical Oncology Dpt., Geneve, CH
Kristel Mulders, Jessa Hospital, Onco-sexology and Cancer Plan Dpt., Hasselt, BE
Jarushka Naidoo, Waterford Regional Hospital, Medical Oncology Dpt., Waterford, IE
Federico Navarria, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano (CRO) IRCCS, Radiotherapy Dpt., Aviano, IT
Andrea Necchi, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Genitourinary Medical Oncology Division, Milan, IT
Christoph Oing, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Demetris Papamichael, Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, Medical Oncology Dpt., Nicosia, CY
Nicholas Pavlidis, University of Ioannina (Emeritus Professor), Oncology Dpt., Ioannina, GR
Fedro Alessandro Peccatori, European Institute of Oncology, Dept. of Fertility and Procreation in Oncology, Milano, IT
Giuseppe Perrone, University Campus Bio-Medico, Pathology Anatomy Dpt., Roma, IT
Filippo Pietrantonio, IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Gastro-intestinal cancers Dpt., Milano, IT
Philip Poortmans, Sint Augustus Hospital, Radiotherapy Dept., Wilrijk, BE
Pietro Presti, Edo ed Elvo Tempia Foundation, Biella, IT
Eleonora Petra Preti, IEO - European Institute of Oncology, Gynaecological Cancer Dpt., Milan, IT
Giancarlo Pruneri, National Cancer Institute, IRCCS Foundation, Pathology Dpt., Milano, IT
Amanda Psyrri, Attikon University Hospital, Medical Oncology Dept., Chaidari, GR
Miroslawa Puskulluoglu, Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Kraków Branch, Dept. of Clinical Oncology, Krakow, PL
Sara Ramella, University Campus Bio-Medico, Radiotherapy Dpt., Roma, IT
Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Léon Bérard Center, Dept. of Medical Oncology, Lyon, FR
Federico Rea, University of Padova, Thoracic Surgery Dpt., Padova, IT
Erino Angelo Rendina, Universiry of Rome, Thoracic Surgery Dpt., Roma, IT
Christian Rolfo, The Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Center for Thoracic Oncology, New York, US
Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève, Pathology Dept., Geneve, CH
Marzia Salgarello, Policlinico Gemelli, Recostructive Surgery Dpt., Rome, IT
Manuela Schmidinger, Medical University of Vienna, Department of Urology and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vienna, AT
Uta Schmidt-Strassburger, Ulm University, Learning and Teaching, Medical Faculty, Ulm, DE
Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz, University Hospital Zurich, Dept. of Thoracic Surgery, Zurich, CH
Joachim Schuz, AIRC - International Agency for Research on Cancer, Environment and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch, Lyon, FR
Cristiana Sessa, IOSI - Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Gynaecology Dpt., Bellinzona, CH
Cristiana Sessa, IOSI - Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Gynaecology Dpt., Bellinzona, CH
Thomas Seufferlein, Ulm University Hospital, Dept. of Internal Medicine I, Ulm, DE
Gaya Spolverato, University of Padova, Surgery - Gastrointestinal Cancers Dpt., Padova, IT
Ian Tannock, Toronto, CA
Roberto Tozzi, University of Padova, Woman and Child's Health Dept., Padova, IT
Annalisa Trama, Milano, IT
Eric Van Cutsem, University Hospital Leuven, Digestive Oncology Dept., Leuven, BE
Alberto Vannelli, Ospedale Valduce, General Surgery Dpt., Como, IT
Bruno Vincenzi, University Campus Bio-Medico, Medical Oncology Dpt., Rome, IT
Marco Vitellaro, National Cancer Institute - IRCCS Foundation, General Surgery Dpt., Milano, IT
Ursula Vogl, Cantonal Hospital of Southern Switzerland (EOC), IOSI - Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Bellinzona, CH
Gian Franco Zannoni, Policlinico Gemelli, Anatomo-pathology Dpt., Roma, IT