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ESMO Advanced Course on Early Drug Development 2023

Start date
24 Feb 2023
End date
25 Feb 2023
Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Application deadline
17 Nov 2022 at 23:59 CET

Learning objectives

  • To foster, educate and mentor the next generation of Phase I/Early Drug Development Programmes in Oncology centres from both the established and emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • To understand the fundamentals of establishing and running a successful Phase I/Early Drug Development Programme: from an in-depth understanding of trial selection to patient coordination, to running a programme, to effectively engaging with sponsors and fellow PIs, to regional and international engagement, and regulatory processes. 
  • To bridge the gap between the key stakeholders in the drug development process in the Asia-Pacific region: investigators, sponsors (Pharma and Biotech), Contract Research Organization (CRO), regulatory bodies.

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How to apply

Application is via online form. During the application process you will be required to upload the following:

  • Your CV including a list of your publications

Application deadline

Application for the course will close on 17 November 2022.

Who can apply?

While this online course is primarily aimed at experienced oncologists resident in the Asia-Pacific region, application is open to all ESMO members.

To apply, ESMO membership is mandatory. If you are not an ESMO member or need to renew your membership, please visit the ESMO membership pages.

ESMO COVID-19 Regulations

ESMO will apply COVID-19* regulations according to the latest local authority guidelines and requirements.

To enter the meeting venue, faculty, delegates, sponsors and staff will be required to show:

  • A certificate providing evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 with or without a third booster, with a vaccine approved by WHO (the list can be found here) OR 
  • A certificate showing proof of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months with at least one dose of a WHO-approved vaccine administered at any timepoint

Additionally, for all it is strongly recommended:

  • Testing for SARS COV2 within 48 hours prior to the inbound trip with a molecular, rapid antigen or self test. The result will not be checked by ESMO
  • Wearing a face mask in closed spaces

Please note that each participant needs to follow the Singapore COVID-19 regulations approved by the local authorities here, if more restrictive than the ESMO regulations.

*Any changes to the COVID-19 regulations will be communicated on this webpage

What's included?

Successful applicants will benefit from complimentary registration and accommodation.

Travel grant

In addition to the course registration and the hotel accommodation, a travel grant of maximum 600 euros is offered to selected applicants as a contribution versus their travel costs. The reimbursement will be processed after the course against original invoices/vouchers. Please be aware that visa costs are NOT covered by the travel grant and are the participant's responsibility. 


The programme of this event have been accredited with 10 ESMO-MORA category 1 points. Recertification is necessary for medical oncologists to remain professionally certified by ESMO. Recertification guarantees that a certified medical oncologist has continued to update her/his knowledge and continues to possess the necessary skills and standards for the practice of medical oncology. For further details, please refer to ESMO-MORA Recertification Process & Requirements.


  • Jayesh Desai, Australia
  • Elena Garralda, Spain
  • Brigette Ma, Hong Kong


Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park
16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982

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