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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

Monday 27 May 2024, 18.00-19.00 CEST

YO4YO Clinical Case Discussion

Approaching a genomic profiling report for choosing the next line of therapy

Expert: Ben Westphalen, DE
YO Coordinator: Myrto Moutafi, GR
Case Presenters: Erman Akkus, TR and Paolo D’arienzo, UK 

Go to session  Add to Calendar 27-05-2024 18:0027-05-2024 19:00 Europe/Paris YO4YO Clinical Case Discussion: Approaching a genomic profiling report for choosing the next line of therapyExpert: Ben Westphalen, DE / YO Coordinator: Myrto Moutafi, GR / Zoom Link: https://esmo-org.zoom.us/j/81441406755?pwd=VTlTTk1jOFp4cWRBaEhvSjFlYTdBQT09
More info on: https://www.esmo.org/career-development/young-oncologists-corner/yo4yo-virtual-session-series

Monday 1 July 18.00-19.00 CEST

YO4YO HowTo session

How to get prepared for the ESMO Examination

YOC Coordinator: Pawel Sobczuk, PL
Expert: Sofia Braga, PT

Go to session  Add to Calendar 01-07-2024 18:0001-07-2024 19:00 Europe/Paris YO4YO HowTo session: How to get prepared for the ESMO ExaminationYOC Coordinator: Pawel Sobczuk, PL / Expert: Sofia Braga, PT / Zoom Link: https://esmo-org.zoom.us/j/83082940317
More info on: https://www.esmo.org/career-development/young-oncologists-corner/yo4yo-virtual-session-series

Tuesday 23 April 2024, 18:00-19:00 CEST

YO4YO Virtual Session in collaboration with EORTC PAMM ECI

How to optimize drug dosing and interpreting PK/PD results

Experts: Veronique Debien, FR; Joseph Ciccolini, FR
YO Coordinator: Maria Kfoury, FR

Monday 8 April 2024, 18:30-19:30 CEST

YO4YO HowTo Session

How to communicate medical information on media channels

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

Wednesday 28 February, 18.00-19.00 CET

YO4YO Mentorship session

Applying for a Research Fellowship: experience from a previous Fellow

Mentor: Angela Lamarca, ES
YO Coordinator: Deniz Can Guven, TR

Thursday 14 December, 17:00-18:00 CET

YO4YO HowTO Session

How to report Oncology Real Word Data?

YOC Coordinator: Maria Kfoury, FR
Expert: Rodrigo Dienstmann, ES

Tuesday 14 November, 17:00-18:00

YO4YO HowTO Session

How to find a niche topic and become an expert

YOC Coordinator: Rodrigo S. Bayona, ES 
Expert: Francesco Schettini, IT/ES

Tuesday 29 August 2023, 17.00-18.00 CEST

YO4YO HowTO Session

How to incorporate AI and machine learning in image analysis: the changing fields of pathology and radiology

YOC Coordinator: Hongcheng Zhu, CN 
Expert: Arsela Prelaj, IT

Monday 10 July 18:00-19:00 CEST (1pm EST- 11pm IDT)

YO4YO Clinical Case Discussion

YOC meets the Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) WG: challenges in the management of young women with breast cancer

YOC Coordinator: Matteo Lambertini, IT 
AYA Coordinator : Ivana Bozovic-Spasojevic, RS
Expert: Kathryn Ruddy, US
YO Case Presenters:

  • Osman Sutcuoglu, TR
  • Hoai Hoang, VN

Monday 12 June 2023, 18:00-19:00 CEST

YO4YO Mentorship Session

Leading a team: what YOs need to know?

YOC Coordinator: Rille Pihlak, UK
Mentor: Solange Peters, CH

Tuesday 18 April 2023, 18.00-19.00 CEST

YO4YO Clinical Case Discussion

Complementary medicine and cancer care case: Discussing training and nutrition with cancer patients

YOC Coordinator: Pawel Sobczuk, PL
YO Case Presenter: Luka Cavka, SL
Mentor: Aleksandra Kapala, PL

Tuesday 14 March 2023, 18.00-19.00 CET

YO4YO How To Session

How to set up a global oncology research collaboration?

Session Coordinator : Kevin Punie, BE
Expert: Alessio Cortellini, UK/IT

Tuesday 14 February 2023, 18.00-19.00 CET

YO4YO Mentorship session

Web-based education in oncology: from complementary to mandatory

Session Coordinator : Claudia Cardone, IT
Expert: Antonio Passaro, IT

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

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

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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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