ESMO Young Oncologists Corner

ESMO Young Oncologist Committee proudly presents: the ESMO 2014 Congress Young Oncologists Track

Share your experiences on the risks and boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship

The Breakfast sessions give Young Oncologists practical advice for their every-day professional life - the Monday session will be focusing on risks and boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship. Help us make this session a success by filling in the questionnaire.

Contribute now! Complete the questionnaire

Fill in this questionnaire about your view in general as well as your personal experience. This completely confidential survey (no name or email asked!) is open to all young oncologists, even if you are not able to attend the session in Madrid. Time required 5-10 minutes and deadline: 31 August The results will be a major part of the session and shared afterwards.

As invited speaker in this YO Breakfast session, we are very pleased to have renowned professor of Psycho-Oncology Lesley Fallowfield from the Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C) at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex.

Lesley Fallowfield

Working with patients who have life-threatening disease such as cancer can produce emotional, ethical and moral challenges. Young doctors may find themselves in some extremely difficult situations for which they have received little if any training or guidance. Join me in this session where we will examine some of the dilemmas within the doctor/patient relationship experienced by YOs throughout Europe, and discuss practical ways of dealing with them.

Also in the YO Track:

As in previous years the YO Track sessions in the scientific programme of the ESMO congress is planned by young oncologists for young oncologists and packed with useful information especially relevant to YOs.

See the full programme here Get the most out of ESMO 2014

This year’s YO Masterclass is in collaboration with the EACR (European Association for Cancer Research) to focus on the integration of basic science into clinical research.

The highly interactive Vesalius Talk has become an institution in itself as part of the YO Track – three key opinion leaders will give advise and discuss with the audience on how to pave the path to a successful career in oncology -  this is also a great opportunity to network over the cocktail following the talk.

Fellowship winners and the best ESMO examinee will be awarded at the closure of the YO Special Session focusing on Fellowship. This year the session also features two previous fellowship award winners who won a competition to present their project – join us for this session to be inspired especially if you are considering applying for an ESMO fellowship yourself.