[POSTPONED UNTIL 2022] Multidisciplinary Management of Lung Cancer

Budapest, Hungary

The course will provide a unique opportunity to see how physicians from different specialities and countries manage and treat thoracic tumours, giving you the possibility to improve your own individual approach to patients.

The course is aimed at specialists and trainees with some expertise in radiotherapy, surgery or chemotherapy interested in the management of lung cancer.

Course Director

Paul Van Houtte, Radiation Oncologist, Institut Bordet, Brussels (BE)


  • Thierry Berghmans, Medical Oncology, Institut Bordet, Brussels (BE)
  • Giovanni Luca Ceresoli, Medical Oncology Department, Cliniche Humanitas Gavazzeni, Bergamo, (IT)
  • Julien Dinkel, Radiologist, Klinikum der Universität München, Munich (DE)
  • Jaroslaw Kuzdzal, Thoracic Surgeon, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow (PL)
  • Paul Martin Putora, Department of Radiation Oncology, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, (CH)
  • Sara Ramela, Radiation Oncologist, Campus Bio- Medico University Rome (IT)
  • Enrico Ruffini, Thoracic Surgeon, University of Turin, (IT)
  • Virginie Westeel, Pulmonologist, CHU Besançon, Univeristy of France-Comté, Besançon (FR)

The teaching faculty is being updated.

Local Organiser

Tibor Major, Physicist, National Institute of Oncology, Budapest

This advanced multidisciplinary course aims at promoting an integrated approach to the diagnosis and management of lung cancer. The goal is to individualise the patient treatment approach based on clinical presentation, prognostic factors, tumour extent and the patient choice. In the last decades, major technical and clinical improvements have occurred both for the diagnosis (including the different imaging procedures) and the treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies and immunotherapy) with some major breakthroughs for the patients in term of survival and quality of life. This will be very interactive course through the integration of lectures, debates and cases discussions. The program is aim to be a multidisciplinary approach outlining the different treatments for lung cancer from evidence based medicine to current research. The faculty will include chest physicians, radiologists, medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons and radiation oncologists. Participants will be asked to present a clinical case and the best presentations will be selected by the faculty and awarded a prize.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Stage and follow the patient after treatment
  • Have an active participation in multidisciplinary discussions
  • Understand the limits of surgery, radiotherapy and systemic treatments
  • Design a radiation plan for lung cancer
  • Evaluate a patient for treatment.

Course Content

  • Pitfalls in imaging procedures
  • PET in daily clinical practice
  • The biology of lung cancer
  • Patient evaluation before radical treatment
  • From mediastinal staging to lobectomy with lymph node dissection
  • Adjuvant and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for resectable tumours
  • Chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy for borderline resectable tumours
  • The limitations of surgery for stage III tumours
  • Is there still a place for postoperative radiotherapy?
  • Chemoradiotheapy for locally advanced NSCLC
  • Immunotherapy and radiotherapy
  • The oligometastatic concept
  • The use of molecular markers
  • Management of acute and late effects of chemoradiotherapy
  • The challenge of brain metastases
  • Integration and organisation of supportive care
  • Multimodality treatment of SCLC
  • Mesothelioma and thymoma.
  • Clinical case discussions


Before commencing this course, participants should:

  • Have basic knowledge of lung cancer
  • Be a trainee in surgery, radiotherapy or medical oncology.

Teaching Methods

  • 16 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 6 hours of discussions.

Methods of Assessment

  • MCQ
  • Evaluation form.


Coming soon


Key Words

Lung cancer, multimodality, radiotherapy.

Further Reading 

Please consult the ESTRO website page of this course for further information.


Application for CME recognition will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physicians Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.


Mercure Budapest Buda,

Krisztina Krt. 41-43,

1030 Budapest



ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. Please note that in order to benefit from the member price, you must renew your membership for 2020 before registering to the course.To benefit from these member rates, please visit the membership page to become a member or renew your membership BEFORE proceeding with your order.



Early rate

Late rate

In-training members*   400 EUR  575 EUR
Members   550 EUR   675 EUR
Non Members   700 EUR  800 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In Training fee

Early rates are applied up to three months before the starting date of the course. 
Late rates are applied three months before the starting date of the course.

The fee includes the course material, coffees, lunches, and the social event.

Advance registration & payment are required.

On-site registration will not be available.

Since the number of participants is limited, late registrants are advised to contact the ESTRO office before payment, to inquire about availability of places. Access to homework and/or course material will become available upon receipt of full payment.

Insurance and cancellation

The organiser does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.   

In case an unforeseen event would force ESTRO to cancel the meeting, the Society will reimburse the participants fully the registration fees. ESTRO will not be responsible for the refund of travel and accommodation costs.

In case of cancellation, full refund of the registration fee minus 15% for administrative costs may be obtained up to three months before the course and 50% of the fee up to one month before the course. No refund will be made if the cancellation request is postmarked less than one month before the start of the course.

Reduced fees

ESTRO members from economically challenged countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro if three conditions are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2020 are eligible (please make sure your 2020 membership is in order before you apply for the reduced fees)
  2. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  3. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  

Please note: 

  • We can only guarantee a certain number of reduced fees per course
  • Application deadlines are the same as early registration fees (3 months before the course date

List of Economically challenged countries and eligible courses