ESMO Leaders Generation Programme Asia

An inspiring programme for future ESMO leaders in the Asia-Pacific region

When does the course take place?

The four-day course will take place in Singapore from 18 to the 21 November 2019 (participants should arrive on the 17 November).

Participants will attend a graduation ceremony during a dinner at ESMO Asia 2019 (taking place in Singapore 22-24 November 2019) and will be given free registration to the congress and accommodation to support their attendance.

What is the course format?

Participants will be introduced to ESMO and the world of oncology: how we work and how ESMO fits in.

The programme consists of a mix of presentations, workshops, discussion sessions, and practical and situation-based training focusing on media and leadership. There will be training in communication and leadership skills, and advice concerning career development.

There will be ample time to network with other attendees and the expert faculty consisting of ESMO leaders, other key opinion leaders, and external professional experts.

Pre-course preparation is to be expected.

Who can apply to join?

The programme is aimed at qualified medical or clinical oncologists working in the Asia-Pacific region, who are ESMO members and aged between 31 and 45.

What is the application deadline?

Applications for the Leaders Generation Programme 2019 in Asia are now closed.

How to apply?                                                                              

All individuals interested in participating are required to complete the online application form and upload all required details and documents* – we recommend having everything ready to hand before starting the process. Candidates may be asked to take part in a telephone interview.

If you have questions, comments or are in need of more information, please  contact us (select category ‘Leaders Generation Programme’)

How does the selection process work?

Participants will be selected by the ESMO Leadership based on the strength of their CV as well as their publication and presentation history, motivation statement and the recommendation letter from their senior colleague or mentor.

15 places are available for oncologists from Asia, and a balance between female and male participants will be observed when selecting attendees.

What is included?

Cost of participation on the course, course materials, travel and accommodation, including meals, will be covered by ESMO. Registration for ESMO Asia 2019 and accommodation during the congress will also be provided by ESMO.

* Mandatory information and documentation:

To be uploaded as separate files (doc or pdf): Recommendation letter (letter dated and signed by a senior colleague or mentor recommending you on official letterhead of their institute), CV, list of publications, list of presentations.

To be entered in online form: Details about your involvement with ESMO (member ID, attendance at ESMO events, travel grants received, fellowship programme participation, ESMO Examination, involvement with ESMO committees/activities), motivation statement (max 1000 characters).

Leaders Generation Programme Asia 2019 participants 

Sumadi Lukman Anwar, Voc Dang, Bharti Devnani, Georges El Hachem, Ann Meredith Garcia, Su-Jin Koh, Yuji Miura, Khin Khin Nwe, Eileen Poon, Naiyarat Prasongsook, Sulav Sapkota, Mostafa Aziz Sumon, Alvin Tan, Kaori Tane, Rachel Wong, Hongcheng Zhu