ECC 2015: Young Oncologists Track

A packed programme of workshops and sessions designed with young oncologists in mind

Susana Banerjee

This year's Young Oncologists' Track has a wide variety of multidisciplinary sessions focussed on careers and daily clinical practice issues such as breaking bad news, training and work-life balance. A growing concern is the rate of burnout - this area is very topical and affects us all. On the Saturday, there will be an interactive session on how to avoid burnout. Career planning and opportunities can be daunting - Young Oncologists will share their experiences and advice, and your input is welcome - join us for 'How to improve cancer training and career planning?' session on the Sunday. I have found mentorship very helpful throughout my career, and we are privileged to have experts at the ECC congress hosting a series of mentorship sessions.
We look forward to seeing you in Vienna.

Susana Banerjee, Co-chair, Young Oncologists Track (for ECC 2015) and ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member

Young Oncologist
 Workshop: How to Avoid Burnout - Achieving Optimal Work-Life Balance

Saturday 26 September 2015
Coordinator: M. Strijbos, Belgium, Speaker: S. Banerjee, UK

Young Oncologist
 Mentorship Session: Young Oncologists Mentorship Session 1

Saturday 26 September 2015
Chair: J.R. van der Vorst, Netherlands

  • Basic/Translation Research Mentor: R. Marais, UK
  • Medical Oncology
 Mentor: C.C. Zielinski, Austria
  • Radiation Oncology
 Mentor: M. Baumann, Germany
  • Surgical Oncology
 Mentor: A.D. Baildam, UK

Young Oncologist
 Special Session: Career Opportunities for Young Oncologists in Europe

Saturday 26 September 2015
Chair: R. Califano, United Kingdom

  • How to get the most out of a research fellowship abroad-medical oncology and lab opportunities?
 G. Mountzios, Greece
  • Surgical research opportunities: J.R. van der Vorst, Netherlands
  • Radiotherapy research opportunities: L. Moser, Portugal
  • Discussion

Young Oncologist 
Scientific Symposium: Cancer Genetics for Oncologists - Issues in Clinical Practice

Saturday 26 September 2015
Chair: S. Postel-Vinay, France,  Co-Chair: J. Rodon, Spain

  • Germ line genetic testing for cancer patients: H. Hanson, UK
  • Implementation of widespread BRCA testing - the oncologist’s perspective: S. Banerjee, UK
  • Molecular profiling of cancers- clinical utility and limitations: N. Normanno, Italy
  • What do cancer patients understand about genetic testing? J. Geissler, Germany
  • Discussion & Round up

Young Oncologist
 Special Session: How to Improve Cancer Training and Career Planning?

Sunday 27 September 2015
Chair: S. Banerjee, UK

  • Oncological surgical training and career plans: J. Butler, UK
  • Medical oncology training and career plans: R. Popescu, Switzerland
  • Radiotherapy training and career plans: S. Rivera, France
  • Discussion

Young Oncologist
 Workshop: How to Break Significant News

Sunday 27 September 2015
Coordinator: S. Banerjee, UK, Speaker: D. Schmitt, Germany, Speaker: L. Fallowfield, United Kingdom

Young Oncologis 
Mentorship Session: Young Oncologists Mentorship Session 2

Sunday 27 September 2015
Chair: R. Califano, UK

  • Basic/Translation Research Mentor: T. Helleday, Sweden
  • Medical Oncology 
Mentor: A. Cervantes, Spain
  • Radiation Oncology
 Mentor: P. Poortmans, Netherlands
  • Surgical Oncology
 Mentor: T. de Reijke, Netherlands
  • Oncology Nursing 
Mentor: A. Margulies, Switzerland

Young Oncologist 
Special Session: ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research: How to Design Good Clinical Trials

Sunday 27 September 2015
Chair: J.R. van der Vorst, Netherlands

  • Introduction to the Workshop: Providing the right tools for young oncology professionals: S. Sleijfer, Netherlands
  • From Fellow to Faculty: How the Workshop inspired me: T. Yap, UK
  • Assessing the impact of the Workshop on the careers of participants: S. Essiaf, Belgium
  • Journey from young oncologist to establishing your career: Significance of improving clinical trial designs: F. Cardoso, Portugal
  • Development of future trialists: An industry perspective: P. Haluska, USA
  • Discussion

Young Oncologist 
Workshop: Making the Right Oncology Career Choices for You

Monday 28 September 2015
Coordinator: E. Martinelli, Italy Speaker: F. Cardoso, Portugal

Young Oncologist
 Mentorship Session: Young Oncologists Mentorship Session 3

Monday 28 September 2015
Chair: C. Qvortrup, DK

  • Basic/Translation Research 
Mentor: A.L. Børresen-Dale, Norway
  • Medical Oncology Mentor: B. Escudier, France
  • Radiation Oncology
 Mentor: Y. Lievens, Belgium
  • Surgical Oncology 
Mentor: S. Gonzalez-Moreno, Spain
  • Oncology Nursing
 Mentor: D. Kelly, UK