Young Oncologist initiatives also involve, when possible, local Young Oncologist Committee Members organising specific Young Oncologist Sessions or presentations at a national level.
These presentations will most often give an overview of what you can gain from an international orientation to your career and will contain practical detail about fellowships, working abroad, choosing career path, etc.
1st Meeting of Internal and Youth Experts
17 November 2016, Eurostar Oasis Plaza - Figueira da Foz, Portugal
The first day of the Portuguese National Symposia SPO 2016 - Reflections for the Future (17-19 Nov 2016) will be dedicated to young oncologists sessions:
- Session I - What kind of research during the oncology internship?
- Session II - Partners for a quality research
- Session III - Is it possible to constitute collaborative research groups in Portugal?
- Session IV - Professional careers in oncology
- Session V - 2017 initiatives from young oncologists
Session V includes the presentation 'Connecting with young European oncologists' by YOC member Teresa Amaral
For more details on each session, please see flyer (pdf)
2nd Portuguese Master Course in Clinical Oncology
10-14 May 2016, Hotel Villa Batalha - Batalha, Portugal
This course targets residents in the last formative years and young specialists in Medical Oncology and other medical specialties directly involved in the diagnostic and therapeutic process of the cancer patient. The main objective is a general review of the most important topics of Oncology with a clinical orientation, favouring informal discussion between the speakers and the trainees. The course is limited to 20 attendees. Selection is based on a motivation letter and submission of a clinical case abstract, out of which six will be selected for presentation and discussion during the course.
- Tuesday, 10 May - head and neck cancer
- Wednesday, 11 May - breast and gynaecologic cancer
- Thursday 12 May - urologic tumours and rare tumours
- Friday 13 May - rare tumours (continued), skin cancers and lung cancer
- Saturday 14 May - gastrointestinal and hepato-bilio-pancreatic cancers
Executive committee: Ana Castro, Ana Joaquim, Miguel Barbosa
Organizing committee: Guy Vieira, Isabel Pazos, Sandra Custódio, Yulya Shvets
Scientific committee: António Araújo, J.L. Passos Coelho, Luís Costa, Noémia Afonso, Margarida Damasceno
In addition, the course included Tertullian dinners where participants can discuss career goals and opportunities, e.g. Tuesday dinner: Interactive clarification session with ESMO Young Oncologists Fellowships, Oncology European examination, and other opportunities - featuring ESMO Young Oncologists Committee Members Radu Vidra, Romania and Teresa Amaral, Portugal.
Programme and more details (in Portuguese)
ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
29 June - 2 July 2016, CCIB - Barcelona, Spain
Friday 1 July - Session XII: ESMO Session: Focus on Young Medical Oncologists
Chairs: Josep Tabernero, Spain and Guillem Argiles, Spain (respectively mentor and member of the Young Oncologists Committee)
- Building a solid CV in the molecular oncology era. Balance between bench and bedside.
- How to find a good mentor in GI oncology
- Clinical implications of transcriptional subtyping in mCRC
- Beyond NGS, towards functional pre-screening models in therapeutic decisions in cancer.
ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2015
1-4 July 2015, CCIB – Barcelona, Spain
Friday 3 July 2015, 08:00-09:00, Session XII: ESMO session: Focus on Young Medical Oncologists
The session was by ESMO President-Elect Fortunato Ciardiello and Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) member Erika Martinelli.
Fortunato Ciardiello: Why invest in young medical oncologist?
Erika Martinelli: ESMO Young Oncologist Committee presentation
In addition, the session included two scientific presentations by Nicola Normanno and Guillem Argilés. Learn more about the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
21st Hellenic Conference of Clinical Oncology
23-25 April 2015 – Athens, Greece
23 April 2015, 9:00-10:30: “2005-2015: 10 years of the Hellenic Group of Young Oncologists (HeGYO). Education and Career Development in Oncology”
The HeGYO celebrated its 10th anniversary and hosted a round table discussion chaired by Dr Paris Kosmidis, former President of ESMO, Dr Dimitrios Bafaloukos, former President of HeSMO and Dr Nikolaos Tsoukalas, Chair of HeGYO.
- Hellenic national survey conducted by HeGYO - Vasileios Papadopoulos (GR)
- Residents’ voice and Hellenic reality - Helen Aravantinou-Fatorou (GR)
- HeSMO’s voice and Hellenic reality - Athanasios Athanasiadis, President of HeSMO (GR)
- An ESMO survey on medical oncology training in Europe: searching and treating the heterogeneity - Nicholas Pavlidis (GR)
- Education and career development in oncology: Paradigms and opportunities in Europe - Jesus Corral, ESMO YOC member (Spain)
- Panel Discussion
European Lung Cancer Conference 2015 – ELCC
15-18 April 2015, Palexpo - Geneva, Switzerland
The Young Oncologists Committee proposed two sessions for the ELCC 2015 programme:
16 April 2015, 08:00 - 08:50, Young Oncologist Session: Molecularly-driven targeted agents for advanced NSCLC
The session was chaired by Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) members Mila Petrova (Bulgaria) and Raffaele Califano (UK)
Raffaele Califano presented “Overcoming resistance to first-/second-generation EGFR-TKIs and ALK-inhibitors in oncogene-addicted advanced NSCLC?” and former YOC member Giannis Mountzios (Greece) discussed “Novel therapies for advanced squamous cell carcinoma”.
17 April 2015, 08:00 - 08:50, Young Oncologist Session: Immunotherapy and translational research
The session was chaired by Matthew Krebs (UK) and YOC member Jesus Corral (Spain)
“Immune-checkpoint blockade for the treatment of advanced NSCLC” was covered by Jesus Corral, while Matthew Krebs presented on the topic “Promises and pitfalls of liquid biopsy for the molecular portrait and monitoring of treatment response in NSCLC”.
5th International Congress of Breast Disease Centers - Multidisciplinarity in the Breast Center
5-7 February 2015 – Antwerp/Anvers, Belgium
5 February 2015, 9:00-13:00: Meeting of the ESMO Young Oncologists
The session was chaired by Raffaele Califano (UK), Young Oncologists Committee chairperson and Michiel Strijbos (BE), Young Oncologists Committee member.
- The influence of biological ageing on the development and treatment of breast cancer - Barbara Brouwers (BE)
- Circulating tumor cells: the clinician’s guide to breast cancer treatment? - Nick Bleije (NL)
- Oncology, Fellowship and Networking - Evandro de Azambuja (BE)
- Quality in breast cancer clinics - Cary Kaufman (USA)
ESMO World GI 2014 – Gastrointestinal Cancer
25-28 June 2014, CCIB – Barcelona, Spain
27 June 2014, 08:00-09:15, Session XI: ESMO session: Focus on Young Medical Oncologist
The session was chaired by Roberto Labianca and Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) member Erika Martinelli.
Fortunato Ciardiello discussed "Why invest in Young Medical Oncologists?", while Erika Martinelli presented on the "ESMO Young Oncologist Committee" in addition to three scientific presentations by young oncologists in the session by Sebastian Stintzing, Loredana Vecchione and YOC member, Leticia De Mattos-Arruda.
More details about the session and the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
National Oncology Congress of AIOM Giovani - News in Oncology
11-12 July 2014 - Perugia, Italy
11 July 2014, 14:00-15:15, II Session - AIOM Giovani meets ESMO Young Oncologists
- The current and future role of the medical oncologist in the professional care for cancer patients
- Data protection regulation lobby: role of AIOM and ESMO
- The ESMO Young oncologists committee: which partnership with AIOM Giovani
- Interactive discussion
The session included Young Oncologist Committee member Valentina Guarneri.
Young Oncology Days Conference
4-6 September, Hotel Residence - Donovaly, Slovakia
The programme of this annual event in Slovakia covered all major areas of oncology and is especially oriented towards the young doctors in training or recently qualified as medical oncologists. There will be an update about ESMO young oncologist activities by Dr Radovan Barilla, who was previously involved with the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee.
ELCC 2014 – European Lung Cancer Conference
26-29 March 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Two sessions were proposed by the Young Oncologists Committee for the ELCC 2014 programme:
27 March 2014, Young Oncologists Session: "Evolution of the treatment paradigm for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer", with presentations by Young Oncologist Federico Cappuzzo (IT) and Young Oncologists Committee Chair Raffaele Califano (UK)
- Challenges in the design of the next generation of clinical trials for advanced NSCLC (ESMO members only)
28 March 2014, Young Oncologists Session: "Challenges in maintenance treatment in advanced NSCLC", with presentations by Young Oncologists Committee members Jesus Corral (ES), represented by Luis Paz-Ares, and Giannis Mountzios (GR)
5th Turkish Medical Oncology Congress
19-23 March 2014, Antalya, Turkey
A specific YOC track included conferences, presentations and an evening event.
Friday 21 March, 12.30-13.30 – Young Oncologist Aysegül Ilhan-Mutlu (currently on an ESMO Translational Research Fellowship in Heidelberg, Germany) spoke on the subject ‘Targeted career management: pearls and pitfalls for YOs’
View her presentation (in English and Turkish)
17th Russian Cancer Congress 2013
12 November 2013, Moscow, Russian Federation
ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member Nikita Volkov (RU) spoke to the attendees of the "Competition for Young Scientists" session about the dedicated Young Oncologist opportunities and activities. View the presentation (in Russian).
Visit the web page of the congress
18th Brazilian Congress of Clinical Oncology
25 October 2013, Brasilia, Brazil
ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member Letitia De Mattos-Arruda (Brazilian currently working in Spain) spoke at two round-table sessions on the topics: ‘Education – ESMO and Your Opportunities for Fellowship in Clinical Oncology’ and ‘Career Development’. Download her presentation (in Spanish).
Visit the Sociedade Brasileira de Oncologia Clínica website for the full congress programme or see the Young Oncologists session in pdf version
3rd Congress of the Mediterranean Multidisciplinary Oncology Forum
Educational and fellowship opportunities for young Medical Oncologists in Europe and USA
24 October 2013, Athens, Greece
ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member Susana Banerjee (UK) presented at Young Mediterranean Oncologists: "What can ESMO do for you?" Young Oncologists member Giannis Mounzios (GR) gave "Practical tips from a former fellow", while former member, Konstantinos Kamposioras (GR) told attendees "How to write a successful fellowship application for ESMO/ASCO."
The session was chaired by Paris Kosmidis, Honorary President of the congress and Giannis Mountzios.
Visit the 3rd Congress of the Mediterranean Multidisciplinary Oncology Forum website for more information
SEOM congress 2013
23 October 2013, Salamanca, Spain
Joint session SEOM +MIR and ESMO Young Oncologists
ESMO Young Oncologists: Raffaele Califano (UK) – Committee chair, Jesus Corral (ES) – Committee member, and Lotte Moser (PT) participated in a debate session during the SEOM. The session brought together senior members of Spanish cooperative groups (breast-GEICAM, lung-GECP and colorectal-TTD) and young oncologists, to discuss the role of young oncologists in the collaboration groups.
Visit SEOM Congress 2013 page for more information
Jahrestagung der Deutschen, Österreichischen und Schweizerischen Gesellschaften für Hämatologie und Onkologie 2013
19 October 2013, Vienna, Austria
My future in hematology and oncology - part of Studententag programme
Specialists in the areas of Hematology and Medical Oncology presented insights into their everyday work and gave suggestions for your career planning.
ESMO Young Oncologists Committee member Karin Jordan (DE) talked about the area of Supportive Therapies.
Visit the Jahrestagung 2013 website for more information
15th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
5 July 2013, Barcelona, Spain
ESMO session: Focus on young medical oncologist
This ESMO session was co-chaired by YOC member Erika Martinelli (IT), who presented 'Beyond EGFR and VEGFR inhibitors: Targeting the RAS/RAF/MEK and alternative pathway in CRC' and spoke about the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee. In the same session, YOC member Camilla Qvortrup (DK) presented on 'The impact on our clinical practice after the drug approval of new targeted agents in mCRC', while ESMO Executive Board member and Educational Committee chair Jean-Yves Douillard spoke about why it is important to invest in Young Medical Oncologists.
Click on the presentation titles in the text above in order to view as webcasts or slide show via OncologyPRO (members only)
Third International Meeting Young Oncologist Club - on Sarcoma and GIST - current options and challenges
18 May 2013, Pravetz, Bulgaria
Mila Petrova (BG) gave a presentation on ESMO opportunities for Young Oncologists. The meeting's scientific programme was organised by the Young Oncologist Group in Bulgaria.
Visit Young Oncologist Bulgaria for more information
OeGHO Frühjahrstagung 2013 - Spring meeting of the Austrian Society for Haematology and Oncology
OeGHO Youngsters Workshop
20 April 2013, Linz, Austria
Young Oncologists Committee member, Matthias Preusser (AT), presented an overview of the activities of the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee, in this session specifically addressing young oncologists in Austria. The session concluded with a brainstorming on goals and initiatives for OeGHO Youngsters.
Visit the Frühjahrstagung website for more information.
XIV National Congress of AIOM
Let's Project Together: Young Oncologists and research projects in Italy and Europe – Educational session of AIOM Giovani, jointly with ESMO Young Oncologists
26 October 2012, Rome, Italy
Young Oncologist Committee member Konstantinos Kamposioras (GR) presented "Translational Research Fellowship - sharing the experience"
Other presenters: Francesco Atzori (IT), past ESMO Clinical Research Fellow and Marina Garassino (IT), ESMO National Representative Italy
Visit the AIOM website for more information
Jahrestagung der Deutschen, Österreichischen und Schweizerischen Gesellschaften für Hämatologie und Onkologie 2012
Working in hematology and oncology - part of Studententag programme
20 October 2012, Stuttgart, Germany
Young Oncologist Committee member Karin Jordan (DE) presented “Beyond the borders of Germany: The European perspective”
Visit the Jahrestagung 2012 website for more information
VII French-Brazilian Congress of Oncology
SBOC/ESMO Young Oncologist Session: Career Development in Oncology
21 September 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ESMO President-Elect Rolf Stahel (CH) presented “ESMO and the Young Oncologist: Synergies and Opportunities”
YOC member Leticia De Mattos Arruda (ES) presented “ESMO Fellowship Opportunities”
Visit the French-Brazilian Oncology website for more information