"The ESMO Summit Africa created a great opportunity to learn about different modalities of treatment of various malignancies in both the international and African contexts. It allowed participants to interact with each other and gain mentorship. I further learned about new cutting-edge treatment options that are available on a global scale. The meeting also highlighted how to best address the challenges present in the African setting and participating has allowed me to improve the standard of treatment for my patients. The experience was eye opening, and I look forward to future meetings!"
Juliet Maina, South Africa
ESMO Summit Africa, February 2022
"The ESMO Summit Latin America was a great opportunity to interact with colleagues and peers and to meet doctors from other countries. Keeping up to date with the latest treatment advances is essential for my daily practice, and this meeting provided me with a thorough summary of the latest updates in oncology. It was enriching to talk about so many topics related to medical oncology and to everyday life, which made me realize that we are not that different after all. In addition, Mexico City was a great location! To me, the Women for Oncology (W4O) initiative for Latin America is the most important aspect that I take away from this meeting. Showing the reality faced by female doctors in all Latin American countries is a pending task that this initiative aims to address, thus improving the conditions in which women work in the area of oncology."
Carla Zurita, Chile
ESMO Summit Latin America, March 2022
"Through this virtual Summit I had the chance to get access to the latest advances in research and to learn about the new treatment modalities for different tumour types, which is important for me in order to be able to select the best treatment options for my patients. I consider my participation in this meeting a very interesting and useful experience also due to the numerous and valuable clinical cases presented, showcasing the best combined therapies in the management of tumours. In particular I really appreciated the session about early and metastatic breast cancer."
Tatjana Smirnova, Latvia
ESMO Virtual Summit Russia, June 2021
"By participating in this virtual meeting, I gained insight into the nuances of management of patients in my day-to-day practice, in particular regarding gastrointestinal malignancies. Highlights of the latest trials and evidence-based management protocols were presented. I was particularly excited to access the latest advances in research and practical case management of a wide variety of oncological diagnoses, despite the virtual environment networking limitations. I appreciated the interactivity of the sessions: after each clinical case presentation there was a discussion lead by experts on the field. The fact that the presentations reported real world cases is very valuable."
Natalie Irwin, South Africa
ESMO Virtual Summit Africa, February 2021
"This meeting was a great opportunity to learn about the most recent updates and trending developments in oncology care on a global scale. An important learning point was the discussion about oncology interventions with the highest benefit to patients. The case presentations and related discussions were the moments I appreciated the most about this meeting. These were ‘eye-opening’ as they highlighted challenges in other African countries. It is important to include regional cases and data so that we can develop best practice guidelines which are in line with the regional settings and resources."
Nazreen Bhim, South Africa
ESMO Summit Africa, Cape Town, February 2020