15th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology

12th to 17th March 2016, Ermatingen, Switzerland.

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This clinically oriented educational programme has been designed for medical or clinical oncologists who wish to improve their skills or those who are preparing for the national board exam.

The programme will expose participants to a full spectrum of issues in clinical oncology and to practice-oriented training. The programme focuses on breast, colorectal, lung, genito-urinary, gynaecological, head and neck cancers.

Spotlight sessions will facilitate compact update on communication skills, physical activity, biology of cancer, bone health, immunotherapy, melanoma, advanced oncology nursing practice, cancer in the 3rd world, health economics, cancer of unknown primary, new oncological emergencies, brain tumours, treatment of elderly cancer patients, genetic counselling, haematological diseases (focus on lymphomas and myeloma), sarcomas and GIST, supportive care (mucositis and skin toxicity), cancer and pregnancy.

Teaching Format

The Masterclass offers plenary lectures regarding state-of-the-art clinical evaluation and treatments with reference to clinical guidelines and which will conclude in take-home messages. Participants will deliver case presentations within tumour boards and small groups and discuss them with the chairmen and the faculty. Informal discussion will be facilitated during the aperitifs with the expert.

All participants will reside at the course venue and participation is compulsory throughout the course. The Masterclass will be entirely in English and fluency in English is necessary for admission. Participants of the concomitant Masterclass in Nursing Oncology will attend selected medical sessions whilst the communication skills sessions will be attended jointly.


The Masterclass is:
  •  A 5-day residential educational event
  • Full immersion
  • Clinically- oriented
  • Multidisciplinary
  • An international faculty of top experts delivering lectures

Find more information here.




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