ESMO Young Oncologists Corner

Opportunities for ESMO Young Oncologists in 2015

Whether you are in training or a fully-qualified oncology specialist, ESMO offers young oncologists a wealth of educational courses, fellowships and workshops where you can refine your skills and gain access to the latest developments in your field.

ESMO Fellowship programme

Boost your career and broaden your horizons with an ESMO Fellowship! From short educational visits to 1 or 2-year research fellowships we are now accepting applications for 2015 Fellowships. Not too sure how to proceed with your application? Watch this presentation on how to write a successful fellowship grant application.
Application deadlines: Clinical Unit Visit: 1 April 2015. All other fellowships: 5 May 2015.

Floriana Morgillo

Floriana Morgillo

Floriana Morgillo from Italy, who did an ESMO  translational reseach fellowship says:
“The translational research fellowship gave me the opportunity to complete my research in my field and grow as an independent researcher. I had the opportunity to meet international scientists, to present my data at international conferences and to share my knowledge. Having the opportunity to do this fellowship represented a step forward in career development.”
Read Floriana's full report and see the presentation about her fellowship

 

Preceptorship courses

ESMO Preceptorships take place throughout the year in Europe and Asia and cover a range of topics. Check out which courses are currently open for applications, from this page you can also access webcasts previous preceptorship courses.

During the Preceptorship meeting on immunotherapy of cancer held at the Christie in Manchester (January 2015), we asked three attendees what they though about the experience:

Immunotherapy of Cancer Preceptorship

Participants from the Immunotherapy of Cancer Preceptorship, January 2015. From left: Sara Valpione, Italy; Madiha Kanwal, China and Sunishtha Bhatia, India

Sara Valpione, from Italy found that the preceptorship was a great experience, with a professional and friendly atmosphere. “The sessions were interactive with ample discussions with The Christie faculty and participants” said Madiha Kanwal from China. Sunishtha Yadav from India highlighted that such meetings are very important for Clinical/Medical Oncologists and Scientists/Researchers alike: “The meeting focused on both translational research and the medical implementation. Furthermore, this provides a platform for networking and vital exchange of knowledge”

Other courses

Pre-IMPAKT 2015 Training Course: Brussels, Belgium; 6-7 May 2015

Based on the ESMO-BIG Curriculum in Translational Research in Breast Cancer, the Pre-IMPAKT 2015 Training Course is designed with early to mid-career oncologists and research scientists in mind. The course provides an understanding of the key topics of translational research relevant to breast cancer patient care. Application deadline: 18 February 2015

2015 ESMO Clinical Trials Course: Vienna, Austria; 27-28 March 2015

This course is open to ESMO members under 45 years, and addresses important aspects of clinical trials, such as appropriate endpoints, statistics for clinicians & the specificity of clinical trials with targeted therapies.
Application deadline: 25 February 2015.

Clinical Trial Workshops

Forthcoming workshops include the 2015 ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Flims Workshop; Flims, Switzerland, 20-26 June 2015. Application deadline: 9 February 2015.

ESMO Academy 2015

Oxford, UK; 28-30 August 2015
If you are planning to sit the ESMO Examination in 2015 then the ESMO Academy will be especially interesting for you! The purpose of this highly interactive meeting is to give a general but in-depth update about the major topics in medical oncology. Plan ahead to make sure you register for both the Exam and the Academy in order to get a good deal. Registration will open in April 2015.

2nd ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology

Bratislava, Slovakia: 3–8 July 2015
This residential course features a programme designed for medical and clinical oncologists wishing to improve their skills, or those who are preparing for the ESMO or their national board exam. The programme will cover all major topics of ESMO-ASCO curriculum on medical oncology. Find out more about the course.

Travel grants for ESMO conferences

It is possible for ESMO Young Oncologists to attend some of the ESMO conferences by simply applying for a travel grant. You will be required to submit a letter of introduction and motivation as well as a short CV, by a defined deadline. At ESMO conferences to which you can submit abstracts, you can alos apply for a travel grant at the time of your abstract submission. Find all the details under the Conference that interest you.