ESMO Awards 2018 Nomination Form

Please read the eligibility criteria below before nominating your candidate. The awards will be presented during the ESMO 2018 Congress: 19-23 October, Munich, Germany

Nomination Procedure

Nominations may be made by any ESMO member (except undergraduate medical or science student members). Candidates may not nominate themselves. Fields marked with a * are mandatory - please fill in and click on 'Submit Form'. Deadline: 30 April 2018

Candidate eligibility criteria

ESMO Award

  • Be an individual (institutions and organisations are not eligible) who has contributed continuously by outstanding scientific contributions to the development of understanding malignancies and/or their treatment
  • Be an ESMO member
  • Be an oncology professional, medical or clinical oncologist
  • Have not previously received the ESMO Award
  • Not be a current or recent (last two years) member of either the  ESMO Executive Board or the  ESMO Fellowship and Award Committee

ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Be an internationally recognised individual, team or organisation in any relevant discipline in the field of oncology
  • Demonstrate an affiliation to a major academic or cancer research / treatment institution(s)
  • Possess an international reputation and demonstrated lifetime commitment to clinical cancer research and/or education
  • Be renowned for their outstanding achievements carried out in clinical cancer research and/or education
  • Have published results on cancer research topics in highly cited peer-reviewed journals
  • Have not previously received the ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Not be a current or recent (last two years) member of either the  ESMO Executive Board or the  ESMO Fellowship and Award Committee

ESMO Award for Translational Research

  • Be an individual (institutions and organisations are not eligible) who has made an impact in cancer science throughout their career and are recognised for their outstanding contribution to translational medicine, which has led to successful application in the clinic.
  • Have published research results in highly cited peer-reviewed journals
  • Be an oncology professional, medical or clinical oncologist
  • Be an ESMO member
  • Have not previously received an analogous award (the previous Hamilton Fairley Award) from ESMO
  • Not be a current or recent (last two years) member of either the  ESMO Executive Board or the ESMO Fellowship and Award Committee

ESMO Women for Oncology Award

  • Be an individual, recognised institution or organisation that has made a significant contribution to supporting the career development of women working in oncology by promoting a merit-based working environment, fostering an environment for equality, implementing mentoring programmes or by facilitating personal-professional life balance. Examples of the nominee's contribution must be included in the nomination*
  • Be an ESMO member (applies when nominating individuals)
  • Be an oncology professional from across the academic, research or clinical oncology environment (applies when nominating individuals)
  • Have not previously received the ESMO Women for Oncology Award
  • Not be a current or recent (last two years) member of either the  ESMO Executive Board or the  ESMO Fellowship and Award Committee

*In the statement of reasons for nomination, you must include examples of the nominee’s contributions. This should include a detailed description of the actions and measures implemented in favour of female oncologists. Examples are listed below:

Promoting a merit-based working environment 
Example: Introduced innovative approaches to support the development of women in the workplace
Fostering an environment for equality
Examples: Safeguarding scientific publication rights for women in case of temporary leave of absence; overcoming prejudice toward leading female oncology professionals
Implementation of mentoring programmes
Example: Number of women mentored during career; number of publications published by those mentored
Facilitating professional-personal life balance
Example: Introduced a flexible working schedule