Sessions for Young Oncologists at National Meetings

Young Oncologist initiatives also involve, when possible, local Young Oncologist Committee Members organising specific Young Oncologist Sessions or presentations at a national level.

These presentations will most often give an overview of what you can gain from an international orientation to your career and will contain practical detail about fellowships, working abroad, choosing career path, etc.

Upcoming Sessions

5th International Congress of Breast Disease Centers - Multidisciplinarity in the Breast Center

5-7 February 2015 – Antwerp/Anvers, Belgium

5th International Congress of Breast Disease Centers

5 February 2015, 9:00-13:00: Meeting of the ESMO Young Oncologists

The session will be chaired by Raffaele Califano (UK), Young Oncologists Committee chairperson and Michiel Strijbos (BE), Young Oncologists Committee member.

Session programme:

  • The influence of biological ageing on the development and treatment of breast cancer - Barbara Brouwers (BE)
  • Circulating tumor cells: the clinician’s guide to breast cancer treatment? - Nick Bleije (NL)
  • Oncology, Fellowship and Networking - Evandro de Azambuja (BE)
  • Quality in breast cancer clinics - Cary Kaufman (USA)

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Past Session

ESMO World GI 2014 – Gastrointestinal Cancer

World GI 2014

25-28 June 2014, CCIB – Barcelona, Spain

27 June 2014, 08:00-09:15, Session XI: ESMO session: Focus on Young Medical Oncologist

The session was chaired by Roberto Labianca and Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) member Erika Martinelli.

Fortunato Ciardiello discussed "Why invest in Young Medical Oncologists?", while Erika Martinelli presented on the "ESMO Young Oncologist Committee" in addition to three scientific presentations by young oncologists in the session by Sebastian Stintzing, Loredana Vecchione and YOC member, Leticia De Mattos-Arruda.

More details about the session and the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

National Oncology Congress of AIOM Giovani - News in Oncology

11-12 July 2014 - Perugia,  Italy

AIOM National Young Oncologists Congress 2014

11 July 2014, 14:00-15:15, II Session - AIOM Giovani meets ESMO Young Oncologists

Session programme:

  • The current and future role of the medical oncologist in the professional care for cancer patients
  • Data protection regulation lobby: role of AIOM and ESMO
  • The ESMO Young oncologists committee: which partnership with AIOM Giovani
  • Interactive discussion

The session included Young Oncologist Committee member Valentina Guarneri.

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Young Oncology Days Conference

4-6 September, Hotel Residence - Donovaly, Slovakia

Slovakia Young Oncologists Days 2014

The programme of this annual event in Slovakia covered all major areas of oncology and is especially oriented towards the young doctors in training or recently qualified as medical oncologists. There will be an update about ESMO young oncologist activities by Dr Radovan Barilla, who was previously involved with the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee.

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ELCC 2014 – European Lung Cancer Conference

ELCC 2014

26-29 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland

Two sessions were proposed by the Young Oncologists Committee for the ELCC 2014 programme:

27 March 2014, Young Oncologists Session: "Evolution of the treatment paradigm for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer", with presentations by Young Oncologist Federico Cappuzzo (IT) and Young Oncologists Committee Chair Raffaele Califano (UK)

28 March 2014, Young Oncologists Session: "Challenges in maintenance treatment in advanced NSCLC", with presentations by Young Oncologists Committee members Jesus Corral (ES), represented by Luis Paz-Ares, and Giannis Mountzios (GR)

5th Turkish Medical Oncology Congress

Aysegül Ilhan-Mutlu

19-23 March 2014, Antalya, Turkey

A specific YOC track included conferences, presentations and an evening event.

Friday 21 March, 12.30-13.30 – Young Oncologist Aysegül Ilhan-Mutlu (currently on an ESMO Translational Research Fellowship in Heidelberg, Germany) spoke on the subject ‘Targeted career management: pearls and pitfalls for YOs’

View her presentation (in English and Turkish)

17th Russian Cancer Congress 2013

17th Russian Cancer Congress 2013

12 November 2013, Moscow, Russian Federation

ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member Nikita Volkov (RU) spoke to the attendees of the "Competition for Young Scientists" session about the dedicated Young Oncologist opportunities and activities. View the presentation (in Russian).

Visit the web page of the congress

18th Brazilian Congress of Clinical Oncology

18th Brazilian Congress of Clinical Oncology

25 October 2013, Brasilia, Brazil

ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member Letitia De Mattos-Arruda (Brazilian currently working in Spain) spoke at two round-table sessions on the topics: ‘Education – ESMO and Your Opportunities for Fellowship in Clinical Oncology’ and ‘Career Development’. Download her presentation (in Spanish).

Visit the Sociedade Brasileira de Oncologia Clínica website for the full congress programme or see the Young Oncologists session in pdf version

3rd Congress of the Mediterranean Multidisciplinary Oncology Forum

3rd Congress of the Mediterranean Multidisciplinary Oncology Forum

Educational and fellowship opportunities for young Medical Oncologists in Europe and USA

24 October 2013, Athens, Greece

ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member Susana Banerjee (UK) presented at Young Mediterranean Oncologists: "What can ESMO do for you?" Young Oncologists member Giannis Mounzios (GR) gave "Practical tips from a former fellow", while former member, Konstantinos Kamposioras (GR) told attendees "How to write a successful fellowship application for ESMO/ASCO."

The session was chaired by Paris Kosmidis, Honorary President of the congress and Giannis Mountzios.

Visit the 3rd Congress of the Mediterranean Multidisciplinary Oncology Forum website for more information

SEOM congress 2013

SEOM Congress 2013

23 October 2013, Salamanca, Spain

Joint session SEOM +MIR and ESMO Young Oncologists

ESMO Young Oncologists: Raffaele Califano (UK) – Committee chair, Jesus Corral (ES) – Committee member, and Lotte Moser (PT) participated in a debate session during the SEOM. The session brought together senior members of Spanish cooperative groups (breast-GEICAM, lung-GECP and colorectal-TTD) and young oncologists, to discuss the role of young oncologists in the collaboration groups.

Visit SEOM Congress 2013 page for more information

Jahrestagung der Deutschen, Österreichischen und Schweizerischen Gesellschaften für Hämatologie und Onkologie 2013

Jahrestagung 2013

19 October 2013, Vienna, Austria

My future in hematology and oncology - part of Studententag programme

Specialists in the areas of Hematology and Medical Oncology presented insights into their everyday work and gave suggestions for your career planning.

ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member Karin Jordan (DE) talked about the area of Supportive Therapies.

Visit the Jahrestagung 2013 website for more information

15th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

5 July 2013, Barcelona, Spain

World GI 2013

ESMO session: Focus on young medical oncologist

This ESMO session was co-chaired by YOC member Erika Martinelli (IT), who presented ' Beyond EGFR and VEGFR inhibitors: Targeting the RAS/RAF/MEK and alternative pathway in CRC' and spoke about the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee. In the same session, YOC member Camilla Qvortrup (DK) presented on ' The impact on our clinical practice after the drug approval of new targeted agents in mCRC', while ESMO Executive Board member and Educational Committee chair Jean-Yves Douillard spoke about why it is important to invest in Young Medical Oncologists.

Click on the presentation titles in the text above in order to view as webcasts or slide show via OncologyPRO (members only)

Third International Meeting Young Oncologist Club - on Sarcoma and GIST - current options and challenges

Third International Meeting Young Oncologist Club Bulgaria

18 May 2013, Pravetz, Bulgaria

Mila Petrova (BG) gave a presentation on ESMO opportunities for Young Oncologists. The meeting's scientific programme was organised by the Young Oncologist Group in Bulgaria.

Visit Young Oncologist Bulgaria for more information

OeGHO Frühjahrstagung 2013 - Spring meeting of the Austrian Society for Haematology and Oncology

OeGHO Fruhjahrstagung 2013

OeGHO Youngsters Workshop
20 April 2013, Linz, Austria

Young Oncologists Committee member, Matthias Preusser (AT), presented an overview of the activities of the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee, in this session specifically addressing young oncologists in Austria. The session concluded with a brainstorming on goals and initiatives for OeGHO Youngsters.

Visit the  Frühjahrstagung website for more information.

XIV National Congress of AIOM

XIV National Congress of AIOM

Let's Project Together: Young Oncologists and research projects in Italy and Europe – Educational session of AIOM Giovani, jointly with ESMO Young Oncologists

26 October 2012, Rome, Italy

Young Oncologist Committee member Konstantinos Kamposioras (GR) presented " Translational Research Fellowship - sharing the experience"
Other presenters: Francesco Atzori (IT), past ESMO Clinical Research Fellow and Marina Garassino (IT), ESMO National Representative Italy

Visit the AIOM website for more information

Jahrestagung der Deutschen, Österreichischen und Schweizerischen Gesellschaften für Hämatologie und Onkologie 2012

Jahrestagung Stuttgart Meeting 2012 Meeting

Working in hematology and oncology - part of Studententag programme

20 October 2012, Stuttgart, Germany

Young Oncologist Committee member Karin Jordan (DE) presented “ Beyond the borders of Germany: The European perspective

Visit the Jahrestagung 2012 website for more information

VII French-Brazilian Congress of Oncology

VII French Brazilian Congress of Oncology

SBOC/ESMO Young Oncologist Session: Career Development in Oncology

21 September 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ESMO President-Elect Rolf Stahel (CH) presented “ESMO and the Young Oncologist: Synergies and Opportunities”

YOC member Leticia De Mattos Arruda (ES) presented “ESMO Fellowship Opportunities”

Visit the French-Brazilian Oncology website for more information