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

ESMO Leaders Generation Programme Asia 2022

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

Applications now open - deadline 4th July 2022

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When does the course take place?

The ESMO Leaders Generation Programme Asia 2022 will take place in Singapore from the 28th of November until the 1st of December, immediately prior to the ESMO Asia Congress 2022.

Participants should arrive in Singapore on the 27th of November and are also expected to attend the ESMO Asia Congress, with the Leaders Generation Programme Graduation Ceremony taking place during the Congress.

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 LGP Asia 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.

When is the application deadline? 

Applications for the Leaders Generation Programme 2022 will close on 4th July 2022 (midnight CEST). 

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.

Application must include:

  • Completed online application form, including details about your involvement with ESMO (attendance at ESMO events, travel grants received, fellowship programme participation, ESMO Examination, involvement with ESMO committees/activities),
  • CV, including list of publications and presentations (template supplied).
  • Motivation statement. This should be a maximum of one A4 page in arial font, with a minimum font size of 11pt.
  • Recommendation letter (letter dated and signed by a senior colleague or mentor on official letterhead of their institute),

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

Up to 16 places are available for oncologists from the Asia-Pacific region, and a balance between female and male participants and countries will be observed when selecting attendees.

What is included in the programme?

Cost of participation on the course, course materials, travel and accommodation, including meals, will be covered by ESMO. Registration for the ESMO Asia Congress and accommodation for the duration of the congress is also included.

Leaders Generation Programme Asia 2020 participants:

Tarek Assi, Lebanon; Jason Chan, Singapore; Arunangshu Das, Bangladesh; Anh Dinh, Vietnam; Akhil Kapoor, India; Divya Khosla, India; Takahiro Kogawa, Japan; Gin Wai Kwok, Hong Kong; Herdee Gloriane Luna, Philippines; Shagun Misra, India; Mel Valerie Ordinario, Philippines; Nisha Binti Mohd Shariff, Malaysia; Nagavalli Somasundaram, Singapore; Agus Jati Sunggoro, Indonesia; Mark Voskoboynik, Australia.

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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