ESMO 2014: Young Oncologists Track

The Young Oncologist (YO) Track Sessions are specially designed by young oncologists for young oncologists and initiated by the ESMO Young Oncologist Committee. The sessions are educational and cover topics which are highly relevant to YOs in their daily practice and/or research activities.

YO Track sessions are always very popular and well attended, and for good reasons: not only do attendees acquire a deeper knowledge on key aspects, but the sessions also provide attendees with a platform for networking with other oncology professionals.

Download an overview of the Young Oncologist sessions

Young Oncologists Sessions

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YO Masterclass

ESMO Young Oncologists meet the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR): Integrating basic science into clinical research

  • Friday 26 September 2014
  • 14:00-17:00, room Salamanca

Functional characterisation of tumours using patient-derived models - therapeutic implications.
Inter and intra-tumour genetic heterogeneity: Challenges for targeted therapy.
Circulating biomarkers: What does this mean today?
Next generation of clinical trial design.

Find out more about the EACR

Vesalius Talk

Paving your own path to success

  • Friday 26 September 2014
  • 17:15-17:45, foyer Tenerife

This is a rare opportunity for a direct discussion between young oncologists and key opinion leaders in the field of medical oncology. This year’s Vesalius Talk gives YOs the opportunity to learn about how KOLs carved their own paths to success, and receive frank advice from experts with the aim of inspiring them to make the right professional decisions.

Christoph Zielinski (Vienna, Austria) will moderate the session, which also features Angelo Di Leo (Prato, Italy) and Nicolas Pavlidis (Ioannina, Greece).

The Vesalius Talk is recommended for young oncologists seeking inspiration about how to make the right professional decisions and looking for the opportunity to network informally with their international peers.

YO Breakfast sessions

Practical, personal and professional development tips for young oncologists – educational sessions for the early birds! The breakfast sessions not only offer a coffee and croissant, but are proven to be extremely useful for delegates to learn about tried and tested approaches to developing skills that they can adopt for improving their own academic careers. Sessions are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment with the opportunity to asks questions and enter in to discussion.

How to address the media: Practical advice for young oncologists

  • Saturday 27 September 2014
  • 8:00-8:45, room Palma

How to find the right work-life balance: Time management for young oncologists

  • Sunday 28 September 2014
  • 8:00-8:45, room Palma

Risks and boundaries: The doctor / cancer patient relationship

  • Monday 29 September 2014
  • 8:00-8:45, room Palma

YO Forum

Tips and tricks for cancer researchers in training

  • Monday 29 September 2014
  • 9:00-10:30, room Pamplona

The ideal mentor and the impact on your career.
Practical advice on how to write a clinical trial protocol.
The importance of a well written grant application.
Research project completed – now write your paper!

YO Special Session

Fellowships in Europe: Educational opportunities for Young Oncologists

  • Monday 29 September 2014
  • 11:00-12:30, room Pamplona

The fellowship session this year features presentations by two previous ESMO fellows, who were chosen from a competition open to all recent fellowship recipients.

  • Introduction
  • The ESMO Fellowship Programme
  • Practical tips from a former fellow
  • Best fellowship project 1– Floriana Morgillo, IT. Read her fellowship report
  • Best fellowship project 2 –Hatem Azim, BE. Read his fellowship report
  • Conclusions
  • Awards: Presentation of the 2014 fellows and best ESMO examination 2013

Abstract Presentation – Survey on Professional Burnout in European Young Oncologists

Professional Burnout in European Young Oncologists: a European Survey conducted by the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee

  • Sunday 28 September 2014
  • 11:00 -12:30, room Alicante

Presented by Susana Banerjee (UK), member of the Young Oncologists Committee. Part of Proffered Paper session: Issues facing oncologists today (Abstract number 1081O_PR)

More info about the survey on Burnout in European Young Oncologists