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ESMO Young Oncologists Committee: Major Achievements


  • YO dedicated sessions at all ESMO meetings
  • YO4YO Virtual Session Series
  • YO4YO Podcast Series
  • Virtual Train to ESMO Programme – in collaboration with the ESMO Climate Change Task Force
  • ESMO Virtual Mentorship Programme, in collaboration with the Women for Oncology Committee
  • Childcare services at ESMO2019 and ESMO2023
  • YO Networking evening in connection with annual Congresses
  • Publication of “Young Oncologists’ perspective on the role and future of the clinician-scientist in oncology”, in collaboration with the ESMO Translational Research and Precision Medicine Working Group
  • Relationship with national YO groups
  • Collaboration in the ESMO Guidelines Webinar Series
  • Ambassador Programme with the ESMO Membership Committee
  • Collaboration on plain language summaries for Annals of Oncology
  • Virtual Molecular Tumour Board sessions with the faculty group and Practising Oncologists Working Group


  • YO Facebook group: over 4300 members
  • YO dedicated sessions at ESMO Asia
  • Childcare Service from ESMO2017 at annual Congresses
  • Publication of the ESMO YO Burnout Survey in Annals of Oncology
  • Publication of “Career opportunities and benefits for young oncologists in the European Society for Medical Oncology” in ESMO Open
  • Launch of the YO Mentorship Session at ESMO2016
  • Launch of the YO Clinical Case Discussion Session at ESMO2016
  • 1st YO Session for Medical Students and New Physicians and Poster Walk at ESMO2016


  • Creation of the YO Facebook Group
  • Revamp of the YO Website Corner on ESMO.org
  • Launch of YO Journal Club
  • Launch of ‘Images in Oncology’
  • Launch of dedicated YO E-News
  • European-wide survey on NSCLC presented as a poster at ESMO2012
  • 1st Fellowship Session at ESMO
  • Dedicated YO Sessions at ESMO World GI
  • Dedicated YO Sessions at European Lung Cancer Congress (ELCC)
  • European-wide survey on Burnout
  • 1st meeting with Chairs of National YO Groups
  • 1st YO Networking Evening at ESMO2012


  • ESMO Handbook series started with the Handbook of Oncological Emergencies
  • “The young oncologist’s point of view” survey I & II
  • 1st Vesalius Talk at ESMO2006 


  • Creation of ESMO Young Oncologists Commitee (YOC)
  • 1st Translational Research Unit (TRU) Visit
  • 1st YO Masterclass and Breakfast Sessions at ESMO Congress in Nice

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