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The Young Oncologist (YO) programme is specially designed by young oncologists for young oncologists and initiated by the ESMO Young Oncologist Committee (YOC).

Here below, you can find the overview of the ESMO Asia 2018 YO programme, which includes educational and career developments sessions tackling topics which are highly relevant to YOs in their daily practice and/or research activities.

The fully integrated Young Oncologists (YO) Track at ESMO Congresses represents a jewel in the crown of our expanding portfolio of programmes and initiatives devised to deliver on the requirements of young oncologists in today’s ever-emerging landscape of precision medicine in oncology. 
Especially crafted to provide guidance, educational opportunities, translational two-way exchange and debate, as well as real solutions matched to the needs of our Society’s junior members, I am confident that this year’s programme is set to inspire and enthuse participants and speakers alike!

Guillem Argilés, YOC Chair 2018-2019

Meet Your Mentor Sessions (Discussion Hub - Exhibition Hall, 4th floor)

Key opinion leaders will share their experience and vision, both professional and personal, in an informal setting encouraging open conversation with mentors and peers. Seats are limited, and pre-registration is recommended to attend and discuss educational and career development choices with leading oncology experts.

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Friday 23 November, 16.00-16.30

Mentors: Su Pin Choo, Singapore; Florian Lordick, Germany; Lisa Licitra, Italy

Saturday 24 November, 10.30-11.00

Mentors: Solange Peters, Switzerland; Herbert Loong, China; Simon Ekman, Sweden

Saturday 24 November, 16.00-16.30

Mentors: Guillem Argilès, Spain; Daniel Tan, Singapore; Giuseppe Curigliano, Italy; Fatima Cardoso, Portugal

YO Clinical cases discussion

Saturday 24 November 09.00-10.30 room 324
Unusual challenges in clinical oncology: case discussions

Moderators: Susana Banerjee, London, UK; Guillem Argiles, Barcelona, ES






YO Case 1 Pulmonary Metastases From Anaplastic Meningioma Presenting with Non-Islet-Cell Tumour Hypoglycemia (NICTH) : A Case Report; Norhidayu Salimin, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




YO Case 2- Response to panitumumb monotherapy in patient with metastatic colorectal cancer harbouring novel KRAS p.A59T and NRAS p.A59T missense substitutions; Ryan Tan, Singapore


Q&A and discussion led by Chairs


YO Case 3- Hyperprogression after Immunotherapy in Non-clear cell RCC patient; Tanarat Ruchakorn, Bangkok, Thailand







Vesalius Talk in collaboration with W4O (Discussion Hub - Exhibition Hall, 4th floor)

Sunday 25 November, 08.30-09.15
ESMO 2016 Young Oncologist Vesalius

The Vesalius Talk is an excellent opportunity for a direct discussion between young oncologists and more senior opinion leaders in the field of medical oncology. The 2018 Vesalius Talk will tackle the sensitive issue of the importance of a work-life balance especially at early stages of young oncologist’s career. The audience will have the opportunity to ask practical advice from the panel.

Achieving and maintaining a healthy work-life balance – making it work


  • Solange Peters, CH
  • Guillem Argilès, ES
  • Jyoti Bajpai, India
  • Giuseppe Curigliano, IT

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