Multidisciplinary Management of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Brussels, Belgium

[ Early deadline: 06 August 2019 ]
[ Multimodality management ]

This advanced multidisciplinary course is aimed at radiation oncologist and clinical oncologists, dermatologists, Mohs’ surgeons, plastic surgeons, allied health care professionals and other specialists and trainees who have a special interest in non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) and would like to update their knowledge in the multidisciplinary management of patients with NMSC. The course may also be of interest to medical physicists and radiation therapists who would like an overview of the current practice in NMSC.


Recently there has been an alarming increase in skin cancer incidence worldwide, particularly in NMSC. NMSC is the most common malignancy but its public significance is often unrecognised. Although mortality from NMSC is rare in the general population, treatment of NMSC is becoming a considerable burden for health care services across the world due to rapidly increasing number of new cases, aging population and increased complexity of cases, often requiring a specialist multidisciplinary approach. 

The course will be interactive and including a variety of teaching methods. There will be also special sessions covering extended content dedicated to Mohs’ and plastic surgery, and skin radiotherapy, brachytherapy and radiobiology for those participants who wish for advanced knowledge in the relevant fields.

Course director 

  • Agata Rembielak, Radiation Oncologist and Clinical Oncologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester and The Christie Hospital, Manchester (UK)


  • Alessandro Di Stefani, Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome (IT) 

  • Judy Harker, Tissue Viability Nurse, The Christie Hospital, Manchester (UK) 

  • Damir Kosutic, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, The Christie Hospital, Manchester (UK

  • György Kovács, Radiation Oncologist, University of Lübeck, Lübeck (DE) 

  • Anita O’Donovan, Radiation Therapist with research interest in geriatric oncology, Trinity College, Dublin (IE) 

  • Christian Rose, Dermatopathologist, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck (DE) 

  • Anysja Zuchora, Medical Physicist, Galway University Hospital, Galway (IE) 

This course aims to bring various specialists and trainees in the field of dermato-oncology in order to breach gaps between specializations, increase multidisciplinary understanding and highlight the need for improved interdisciplinary collaboration. The course will be interactive through integration of multidisciplinary lectures and more focused workshops, debates and case discussions. The faculty includes renowned experts involved in the multidisciplinary treatment of NMSC. It is hoped that the course will serve a vital reference for all professionals involved in the management of NMSC.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Understand prophylaxis, epidemiology and pathology of NMSC with special focus on basal, squamous and Merkel cell carcinoma. Rare skin cancers will also be included. 

  • Discuss advantages and limitations of imaging modalities used for diagnosis and treatment of NMSC 

  • Understand indications and limitations of surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities in NMSC 

  • Develop a deep understanding of best practices in NMSC and provide patients with the best possible treatment, skin care advice and follow-up care 

  • Understand challenges of palliative and supportive care in NMSC patients 

  • Have a general understanding of principles in geriatric oncology and integrate geriatric oncology assessment into clinical practice involving NMSC patients  

  • Summarise the latest technical developments and gain knowledge of future directions in research and clinical trials in the management of NMSC

Course content

  • Epidemiology, prevention, pathology of NMSC 

  • The role of imaging in diagnosis and treatment of NMSC 

  • Surgical and non-surgical treatments of NMSC 

  • Physics and mould room input in dermatological radiotherapy and brachytherapy 

  • Radiobiology of the skin 

  • Follow-up and management of side effects during and after skin cancer treatment 

  • Role of allied health care professionals in NMSC management 

  • Concept and management of high risk, locally advanced and metastatic NMSC  

  • NMSC in special circumstances and rare skin pathologies 

  • Clinical consultation of NMSC patient 

  • Role of multidisciplinary team meetings in the management of NMSC 

  • Overview of current research, clinical trials and technical developments in the management of NMSC


Before commencing this course participants should: 

  • Revise anatomy of the skin and lymphatic system with common drainage routes 

  • Have at least basic knowledge of main NMSC types and their clinical presentation 

  • Have at least basic knowledge of standard surgical and non-surgical treatment modalities in NMSC 

  • Have at least basic experience with radiation therapy for NMSC patients. If the participant is not a radiation oncologist or clinical oncologist (including training post) they should be involved in multidisciplinary case discussions or have special interest in the management of NMSC patients 

  • Be prepared to ask questions and contribute to live and interactive discussions

Teaching methods

Three day course including: 

  • Didactic lectures 

  • Special workshops, debates and case discussions 

  • Interactive sessions

Methods of assessment

  • Multiple choice questions 

  • Mark-out exercises  

  • Evaluation form

The course report from last year can be found here: Course-report-Multi-management-of-non-melanoma-skin-cancer


Available here

Key words

  • Non-melanoma skin cancer 
  • Multimodality management 
  • Surgery 
  • Radiotherapy 
  • High risk non-melanoma skin cancer 
  • Volume delineation 
  • Side effects 
  • Cosmesis 
  • Quality of life 
  • Geriatric assessment.

Further reading / web resources

To be provided if available


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 Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). Information on the status of the applications can be obtained from the ESTRO office.


ESTRO Office 
Rue Martin V 40 
1200 Brussels - Belgium


Special rates have been negotiated with the Atlas Hotel. Please click here to view the Booking form. In case this property is fully booked, as the course will be held at the ESTRO office, we recommend that you would look for accommodation in the city center with an easy access to metro line 1.


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 2019 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* 450 EUR 625 EUR
Members 600 EUR 725 EUR
Non Members 750 EUR 850 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 2019 are eligible (please make sure your 2019 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 


Many of our course participants are able to find full or partial funding from sources available locally. 

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