yESTRO represents the young radiotherapy community within Europe, and consists of members from four specialities (clinicians, physicists, biologists and RTTs). The committee has the responsibility to ensure that the voices of the next generation of researchers and practitioners are heard, regarding the future of ESTRO as an interdisciplinary organisation. The aims of yESTRO are to secure a high level of relevance of ESTRO for young members in the field of radiation oncology in terms of educational, scientific and professional issues. 

  • Provides a networking platform for young professionals
  • Is responsible for the annual congress young track
  • Is responsible for the Agora meeting, a tool for ESTRO to prepare and ‘educate’ young members for new responsibilities/challenges?
  • Collaborates with the National Societies and supports the creation of young groups at national level
  • Has observers in the ESTRO standing committees
  • Engages in educational activities, with a special focus on online learning

Chair: Pierfrancesco Franco, Turin, Italy

Jean Emmanuel Bibault, Paris, France

Martin-Immanuel Bittner, Oxford, United Kingdom

Cyrus Chargari, Paris, France

Ludwig Dubois, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Laura Mullaney, Dublin, Ireland

Kathrine Røe Redalen, Trondheim, Norway

Steven Petit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Jenny Bertholet, London, United Kingdom

Jolien Heukelom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sophie Perryck, Zurich, Switzerland

Mateusz Spałek, Warsaw, Poland

The young committee is contactable through young@estro.org  at ESTRO office.

At ESTRO 2021 the yESTRO committee and the Education Council will launch the ESTRO mentoring program pilot. With the pilot ESTRO provides an opportunity for 15 young ESTRO members to have a mentor from the ranks of established and senior ESTRO members.
15 motivated young ESTRO members have been selected based on their CV and motivation letter. ESTRO will bring the candidate mentees in contact with candidate mentors in a meet and greet session at ESTRO 2021, in Madrid. Based on preferences of the mentee and mentor, mentee-mentor couples will be formed. In the time between ESTRO 2021 and 2022, both mentor and mentee commit themselves for one year, with at least one meeting (physical, phone, skype) every three months of approximately one hour.
The pilot will be evaluated, and if successful, a new call for mentees will be issued before the ESTRO2022 conference.