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YO4YO Virtual Session Series


This live web event series, powered by Young Oncologists for Young Oncologists, consists of highly interactive career and professional development round table discussions, which offer the opportunity for young oncologists to network with other colleagues and leaders in their field.

The YO for YO web events are designed to give participants the chance to discuss the challenges young oncologists face in the different stages of their career development, to obtain practical advice on the different career paths in oncology, and engage in practical activities related to their scientific and clinical work.

The YO4YO Virtual Session Series includes:

YO Virtual Mentorship Sessions: 


Meet a leading expert and obtain advice about how to pave your own path to success in various settings

YO Virtual Clinical Case Discussions: 


Interact with leaders, investigators, and clinician-scientists to discuss challenging clinical cases on different tumour types

YO Virtual “HowTo” Sessions: 


Discuss with experts “HowTo” deal with practical aspects related to your professional development, i.e. publication, grant applications, etc.


Tuesday 31 January, 12.00-13.00 CET

YO4YO HowTo Session: How to navigate difficult communication

Session Coordinators: YOC Member, Liz Connolly, AUS
Expert: Frances Boyle, AUS

Go to session  Add to Calendar 31-01-2023 12:0031-01-2023 13:00 Europe/Paris YO4YO HowTo Session: How to navigate difficult communicationSession Coordinators: YOC Member, Liz Connolly, AUS / Expert: Frances Boyle, AUS / Zoom Link: https://esmo-org.zoom.us/j/87593542712?pwd=OTJTbFlIcktta0dPVnlaVWp3TnRkQT09
More info on: https://www.esmo.org/career-development/young-oncologists-corner/yo4yo-virtual-session-series

Monday 12 December 2022, 18.30-19.30 CET

Applying for a mentorship program – what do you need to know

Session Coordinator: Teresa Amaral, DE
Expert: Giuseppe Curigliano, IT

Tuesday 22 November 2022, 18.30-19.30 CET

YO4YO “HowTo” Session: How to perform translational research in LMIC Countries: the limit is your imagination

Session Coordinator: Jonathan Lim, UK
Expert: Peter Vuylsteke, BW

Tuesday 8 November 2022, 18.30-19.30 CET

YO4YO Virtual MTB in biliary cancer

Session Coordinators: YOC Member (Claudia Cardone, IT; Rille Pihlak, UK; Elene Mariamidze, GE)
Case presenter: TBC

Faculty (discuss the case):

  • Pathologist: Lucy Foster, UK
  • Medical oncologist : Angela Lamarca, ES
  • Molecular biologist: Nicola Normanno, IT
  • POWG: Henk van Halteren, NL

Monday 27 June 2022, 18.30-19.30 CEST

Molecular Tumour Board: HER2+ gastric cancer

Session Coordinator: Claudia Cardone, IT
Case presenter: Elene Mariamidze, GE

Faculty (perspectives from):

  • Pathologist: Fatima Carneiro, PT
  • Medical oncologist : Filippo Pietrantonio, IT
  • Geneticist: Terri McVeigh, UK
  • Molecular biologist: Albrecht Stenzinger, AT
  • Practising oncologist: Radu Vidra, RO

Thursday 09 June 2022, 18.30-19.30 CEST

YO4YO Virtual Clinical Case Discussion - Rare entities: low-grade NETs and neuroendocrine carcinomas

YO coordinator: Rille Pihlak, UK
Experts: Angela Lamarca, UK; Melissa Frizziero, UK

Tuesday 10 May 2022, 18.30-19.30

YO4YO Mentorship Session - Quality of information in the digital era: Tweetorials, Podcasts, Videocasts

YO Coordinator: Elene Mariamidze, GE
Mentor: Antonio Passaro, IT

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 18.30-19.30 CET

YO4YO HowTo session - How to understand subgroup analysis in clinical studies

YO Coordinator: Claudia Cardone, IT
Expert: Massimo Di Maio, IT

Download the slides

Tuesday 22 March 2022, 18:30-19:30 CET

YO4YO Virtual Clinical Case Discussion – Admission of a critically ill patient with cancer into an intensive care unit

YO Coordinator: Christoph Oing, UK
Expert: Boris Boell, DE

Wednesday 1 December 2021 18.00-19.00 CET

YO4YO Session – Meet the Editors. ESMO Essentials for Clinicians: Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers. All you ever wanted to know and ask

Experts: Iwona Lugowska, PL; Ruth Plummer, UK
YOC Coordinators: Teresa Amaral, DE; Pawel Sobczuk, PL
Registration is free but mandatory. Space is limited.

Thursday 11 November 2021, 17:00-18:00 CET

YO4YO Session for Medical Students and new Physicians

Part ONE 30’ plenary session
Co-Chairs: Rille Pihlak, UK and Pawel Sobczuk, PL
ESMO activities for medical students, Rille Pihlak, UK (10')
How to prepare and present your poster at a congress, Pawel Sobczuk (10')

Part TWO 30' - breakout rooms
Virtual Poster walk
(members of the ESMO YOC will virtually guide participants through their favourite Posters presented at ESMO2021 to view and comment them)

Monday 12 July 18:00-19:00 CEST

How to exploit artificial Intelligence in GI Cancer Research and Precision Medicine

Mentor: Emiliano Calvo, ES
YOC Coordinator: Claudia Cardone, IT

Wednesday 7 July 18:00-19:00 CEST

Advancing personalized medicine through academic collaboration in GI malignancies

Mentor: Noelia Tarazona, ES
YOC Coordinator: Rille Pihlak, UK

Tuesday 6 July 18:00-19:00 CEST

GI cancers in the elderly- challenges and perspectives

Mentor: Demetris Papamichael, CY
YOC Coordinator: Elene Mariamidze, GE

Thursday 24 June 18:00-19:00 CEST

YO Virtual Mentorship Session – The value of mentorship in oncology: find the right programme and get the best of it

YOC Coordinator: Teresa Amaral, DE

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