About ESMO Preceptorships

What makes an ESMO Preceptorship different?

All courses in the programme have clearly defined learning objectives. The programme structure comprises plenary lectures by a multidisciplinary faculty of leading international experts and case-based sessions. The cases are selected from those submitted by participants who also present them for discussion.

There is an emphasis on interaction and adequate discussion time is provided after all sessions. In order to optimise interaction, participation is limited to about 60 delegates per course.

What are the learning objectives of the courses?

Each course focuses on a specific malignancy and aims to provide oncologists with a thorough understanding of the management of the disease from diagnosis to treatment, according to current standards of care, with a particular focus on medical oncology in a multidisciplinary setting.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are designed primarily for medical and clinical oncologists and all ESMO members can apply to join. They are particularly suitable for young oncologists and for general oncologists wishing to update their knowledge as part of their normal CME activities.

I have heard that these courses are a great opportunity to expand my professional network…

Yes. Participation is limited to around 60 delegates per course to ensure interaction with other participants and the faculty.

How long does each course last and where do they take place?

Courses are typically 1.5-2 days in duration and are held throughout the year in Europe and Asia.

What’s included?

Places on courses are awarded on a competitive basis and there is no charge for course registration. Accommodation, meals during the meeting and a networking dinner at the end of the first day are also included. ESMO members will also qualify for a travel grant to cover the cost of their flight up to the value of 600 euros.

Will I receive any ESMO-MORA CME points for participating?

Yes, each course is accredited with 8-10 ESMO-MORA CME points.

I’m interested in joining one! What do I do next?

Take a look at the Future Preceptorships page to see what’s coming up. If there’s a course in your region that interests you, submit your application. All application requirements and deadlines are communicated on the individual Preceptorship pages.