Sarcoma & GIST 2018: Programme

Sarcoma & GIST 2018 will follow a new format comprising back-to-back events

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Basic Course: Monday, 5 February 2018

One-day meeting designed to provide young oncologists with a brief outline of both STS & GIST. It could be a first contact with these diseases for oncologists who are interested to know more about them and to have an introduction to the high-profile Conference in the two days afterwards.

Advanced Course: Monday, 5 February 2018

One-day event offering an intensive discussion of a set of clinical cases of STS & GIST for professionals who are already familiar with these diseases. Attendees will benefit from discussions about challenging clinical cases with specialists from both the EU and USA, leveraging the different perspectives and expertise across continents. This course is the ideal preparation for clinicians joining the Sarcoma & GIST Conference, 6-7 February. 

Main Symposium: Tuesday-Wednesday, 6-7 February 2018

The goal is to merge the clinical and the translational perspectives into a single high-profile educational event. It is a unique opportunity in rare cancers such as STS & GIST.  The Conference is known as an excellent place for international networking and collaboration, featuring discussions with the key opinion leaders in the field.

Though it will be deeply and convincingly multidisciplinary as all previous editions, the 2018 programme will look at the disciplines, one by one. The challenge, in fact, will be to do so with a multidisciplinary attitude and preserving the biological/clinical integration which marks this event. A world-renowned faculty will attract an audience of experts in sarcomas, but will also teach a lot to oncologists mainly dealing with more frequent conditions while also treating sarcomas within collaborative networks.

 

Accreditation

ESMO-MORA: The Main Conference programme will be submitted for ESMO-MORA category 1 points accreditation. Recertification is necessary for medical oncologists to remain professionally certified by ESMO. It also guarantees that a certified medical oncologist has continued to update her/his knowledge and still possess the necessary skills and standards for the practice of medical oncology.  Learn more about ESMO-MORA recertification.

CME: The Main Conference programme will also be submitted for accreditation to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found online here.

Webcasts

The Main Conference webcasts will include all the session of the official programme, where speaker permission is granted, and will be available here and on OncologyPRO for ESMO Members.