[POSTPONED UNTIL 2021] ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students

Antwerp, Belgium

Jointly organised by ESO (European School of Oncology), ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) and ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology), the key goal of this course is to encourage medical students to specialize in an oncology related discipline. Previous editions organized since 2005 received very positive and enthusiastic feedback from the students who had spent two weeks over summer with experienced teachers to receive theoretical and practical training in cancer care.

[ Cancer treatment ]
  • The course is offered to medical students who have completed their fourth year of studies at the time of the course 

  • Participation will be limited to 22 students who will be selected through a competitive application process.

To follow

  • Enable students to get a full picture of this challenging medical field 
  • Make understandable the importance of teamworking 
  • Encourage future professional choices towards an oncology related discipline.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants should:  

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of oncology 
  • Get a clear picture of the complexity and importance of the multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment  
  • Prepare a specific topic related to the theoretical and/or practical sessions and present it to plenary audience.

Course content

  • History, epidemiology, genetics, dia-gnostics, treatment principles and therapeutic approaches, prevention and screening 
  • Communication with the patient 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Colorectal cancer 
  • Gastro-intestinal cancers 
  • Genito-urinary cancers 
  • Gynaecological cancers 
  • Head and neck cancer 
  •  Lung cancer 
  • Sarcoma and melanoma.




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