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.
21st Hellenic Conference of Clinical Oncology
23-25 April 2015 – Athens, Greece
23 April 2015, 9:00-10:30: “2005-2015: 10 years of the Hellenic Group of Young Oncologists (HeGYO). Education and Career Development in Oncology”
Hellenic Group of Young Oncologists (HeGYO) celebrates its 10th anniversary and host a round table discussion chaired by Dr Paris Kosmidis, former President of ESMO, Dr Dimitrios Bafaloukos, former President of HeSMO and Dr Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Chair of HeGYO.
Prior to this event, HeGYO is conducting a survey on “Education and Career Development in Oncology” amongst Oncologists. The aim of this survey is to identify any differences in oncology training amongst countries and also to evaluate the Oncologists’ satisfaction. The survey is conducted simultaneously in Greece and other countries. We would be very interested to hear your thoughts and would appreciate if you could complete this questionnaire which should take approximately 10-15 minutes.
- Hellenic national survey conducted by HeGYO - Vasileios Papadopoulos (GR)
- Residents’ voice and Hellenic reality - Helen Aravantinou-Fatorou (GR)
- HeSMO’s voice and Hellenic reality - Athanasios Athanasiadis, President of HeSMO (GR)
- An ESMO survey on medical oncology training in Europe: searching and treating the heterogeneity - Nicholas Pavlidis (GR)
- Education and career development in oncology: Paradigms and opportunities in Europe - Jesus Corral, ESMO YOC member (Spain)
- Panel Discussion
European Lung Cancer Conference 2015 – ELCC
15-18 April 2015, Palexpo - Geneva, Switzerland
Two sessions are proposed by the Young Oncologists Committee for the ELCC 2015 programme:
16 April 2015, 08:00 - 08:50, Young Oncologist Session: Molecularly-driven targeted agents for advanced NSCLC
The session will be chaired by Young Oncology Committee (YOC) members Mila Petrova (Bulgaria) and Raffaele Califano (UK)
Raffaele Califano will present on “Overcoming resistance to first-/second-generation EGFR-TKIs and ALK-inhibitors in oncogene-addicted advanced NSCLC?” and former YOC member Giannis Mountzios (Greece) will discuss “Novel therapies for advanced squamous cell carcinoma”. The presentations will be followed by a discussion.
17 April 2015, 08:00 - 08:50, Young Oncologist Session: Immunotherapy and translational research
The session will be chaired by Matthew Krebs (UK) and YOC member Jesus Corral (Spain)
“Immune-checkpoint blockade for the treatment of advanced NSCLC” will be covered by Jesus Corral, while Matthew Krebs will present on the topic “Promises and pitfalls of liquid biopsy for the molecular portrait and monitoring of treatment response in NSCLC”. The session is closed by a discussion.
5th International Congress of Breast Disease Centers - Multidisciplinarity in the Breast Center
5-7 February 2015 – Antwerp/Anvers, Belgium
5 February 2015, 9:00-13:00: Meeting of the ESMO Young Oncologists
The session was chaired by Raffaele Califano (UK), Young Oncologists Committee chairperson and Michiel Strijbos (BE), Young Oncologists Committee member.
- 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)
ESMO World GI 2014 – Gastrointestinal Cancer
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.
National Oncology Congress of AIOM Giovani - News in Oncology
11-12 July 2014 - Perugia, Italy
11 July 2014, 14:00-15:15, II Session - AIOM Giovani meets ESMO Young Oncologists
- 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.
More details about this event
Young Oncology Days Conference
4-6 September, Hotel Residence - Donovaly, Slovakia
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.
ELCC 2014 – European Lung Cancer Conference
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)
- Challenges in the design of the next generation of clinical trials for advanced NSCLC (ESMO members only)
- Non-small cell lung cancer: From ugly duckling to fascinating disease (ESMO members only)
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)
- Do benefits outweigh the costs? (ESMO members only)
- Chemotherapeutic or targeted agents as maintenance treatment: Efficacy and toxicity issues (ESMO members only)
5th Turkish Medical Oncology Congress
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’
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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