ESMO Leaders Generation Programme Asia

An exciting, intensive course designed for the future leaders in our profession in the Asia-Pacific region

ESMO Leaders Generation Programme Asia 2020-2021

An inspiring programme to identify future leaders in oncology in the Asia-Pacific region

When does the course take place?

The ESMO Leaders Generation Programme Asia 2020 will take place in Singapore from 15-18 November 2020.

How to apply?                                                                              

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

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

When is the application deadline?

Applications for the Leaders Generation Programme Asia 2020 will close on 5 April 2020 (midnight CET).

What is the course format?

The programme consists of a mix of presentations, workshops, discussion sessions, and practical and situation-based training focusing on media and leadership. Participants will be introduced to ESMO and the role that the society plays in the world of oncology.

There will also be training in communication and leadership skills, and advice concerning career development.

There is ample time to network with other attendees and the expert faculty consisting of ESMO leaders, other key opinion leaders, and external professional experts. Attendance at all dinners during the programme is mandatory to optimise interaction with the faculty and participants.

Since this is an intensive course, we do not advise participants to bring partners or family members to accompany them during the programme.

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.

Candidates must have been an ESMO member for a minimum of 2 years.

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.

16 places are available for oncologists from the Asia-Pacific region, 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 Congress 2020 and accommodation during the congress will also be provided by ESMO.

Participants will also be expected to attend a special immunotherapy primer taking place prior to the ESMO Asia Congress 2020, on the 19th of November. The primer, organized by the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) and ESMO, will provide education on introductory immunology and immunotherapy for oncologists.

* 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 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

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