ESMO OncologyPRO Working Group

The ESMO OncologyPRO Working Group (OPWG) aims to provide challenging and interesting digital education activities within ESMO. The group works to create or source specialist training and CME opportunities for ESMO members and to supervise the quality of ESMO's online educational resources.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for content quality and topics on the OncologyPRO website
  • Foster new educational resources including:
    • E-Learning and V-Learning activities
    • Patient case studies
  • Advise on new sections on OncologyPRO
  • Identify and formulate new CME opportunities
  • Supervise the relevance and update of online educational resources

Major achievements

2014

  • New platform introduced for the E-Learning modules to provide a fresher look, more features, compatibility with all devices (mobile and desktop)
  • 13 new E-Learning modules and one V-Learning module launched
  • On-line CME test for the 2014 Handbook on Rehabilitation issues during cancer treatment and follow-up
  • Assessment of ESMO events and external events (over 60 events accredited)

2013

  • E-Learning programme moved entirely to OncologyPRO
  • 14 new Modules added covering categories following the ESMO Tumour portal.
  • Online CME test for the 2013 ESMO Handbook on Cancer Treatment in Special Clinical Situations
  • Over 90 meetings and events assessed for accreditation

2012

  • 12 new E-Learning Modules added throughout the year further broadening the range of tumour categories covered in the E-Learning portfolio
  • Over 80 meetings and events assessed for accreditation
  • Online CME test for the 2012 ESMO Handbook on Clinical Pharmacology of Anti-Cancer Agents

2011

  • 10 new E-Learning Modules added throughout the year thereby broadening the range of tumour categories covered in the E-Learning portfolio
  • Additional access to the modules provided through the OncologyPRO portal
  • Over 80 meetings and events assessed for accreditation
  • Online CME test for the 2011 ESMO Handbook on Cancer and Nutrition

2010

  • E-Learning page review to add category listings and link to the relevant presentation
  • ACOE CME accreditation introduced to the E-Learnings
  • Online CME test for the 2010 ESMO Handbook of Cancer in the Senior Patient
  • Accreditation of ESMO Labelled Meetings, ESMO Supported Meetings, ESMO Congress, ESMO events

2009

Chair

  • Claus-Henning Koehne, Germany

Committee members

  • Evangelos Bournakis, Greece
  • Ana Catarina Da Costa Pereira Pinto, Portugal
  • Yasir Elamin, Ireland
  • Rocio Garcia-Carbonero, Spain
  • Valentina Guarneri, Italy
  • Eva Regina Haspinger, Germany
  • Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz, Germany
  • Konstantinos Kamposioras, Greece
  • Andrea Necchi, Italy
  • Maurice Pérol, France
  • Elizabeth Smyth, Ireland
  • Timothy Anthony Yap, United Kingdom