ESMO Women for Oncology Sessions

Participate in an ESMO Women for Oncology Session

In an effort to support female oncologists wishing to attain leadership roles, ESMO continuously seeks to generate occasions where women oncologists can be inspired by exceptional role models and build relationships that can support their career advancement. Don’t miss the ESMO Women for Oncology Session at the annual ESMO Congress! 

2017

ESMO Women for Oncology Session at ESMO 2017, Madrid

Do not miss your annual appointment with the ESMO Women for Oncology Session, this year in Madrid, Spain.
Stay tuned for more information on ESMO W4O official Facebook page.

  • Saturday, 9 September 2017, 11:00 - 12:30

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2016

ESMO Women for Oncology Session at ESMO Asia 2016, Singapore.

Women for Oncology Session at ESMO Asia 2016 Singapore

Solange Peters and Sumitra Thongprasert, Co-Chairs of the ESMO W4O Session at Asia 2016

The role of mentors and sponsorship in women’s careers

The session focused and addressed the role of mentors and sponsorship in women’s leadership careers development. During the session, the 2016 results on the representation of female oncologists as invited speakers at international oncology congresses and within boards of oncology societies have been presented, together with the results of the 2016 survey on challenges for women leadership development in oncology. Data were aimed at putting into perspective the situation of women oncologists in the Asian region and at providing useful insights on the situation at the international level.

  • Friday, 16 December 2016, 16:30 – 18:00, hall 325
  • Chairs: Sumitra Thongprasert, TH; Solange Peters, CH

ESMO 2016 Women for Oncology session – 9 October 2016, Copenhagen.

Presentations and discussions about women's career challenges in oncology

Women for Oncology Session at ESMO 2016 Copenhagen

Sumitra Thongprasert, recipient of the 2nd ESMO Women for Oncology Award

The session focused on the role of mentorship and sponsorship for women oncologists in order to support their career development. 

The results of the 2016 exploratory study on the gender-related challenges of medical oncology professionals were presented by Solange Peters, showing that the lack-of work-life balance is one of the main barriers in reaching gender parity.

Sumitra Thongprasert (Thailand) received the 2nd ESMO Women for Oncology Award thanks to her contribution to address the inequalities faced by women oncologists seeking leadership positions.

  • Sunday, 09 October 2016 – 09:00-10:30, Bern room
  • Chair: Solange Peters, Switzerland

Frances A. Shepherd, Julie M. Vose, Eva Thalmann and Tamara Allen share their views and perspectives on the ESMO Women for Oncology initiative.

Take a look at the pictures of the ESMO W4O Session’s past editions

ESMO 2016 Women for Oncology Session

ESMO Asia 2016 - Women for Oncology Session

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