Aim of the course

This masterclass will offer participants a qualified,
comprehensive training to improve their knowledge
and skills in the management, treatment and care of breast cancer.                                           

Fatima Cardoso, Champalimaud Cancer Center, Lisbon, PT
Alberto Costa, School of Oncology, Milan, IT
Wolfgang Gatzemeir, Humanitas Cancer Center, Rozzano/Milan, IT
Tibor Kovacs, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Marjut Leidenius, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, FI
Elizabeth Charlotte Moser, Champalimaud Cancer Center, Lisbon, PT
Pietro Panizza, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, IT
Giancarlo Pruneri, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, IT
Dick Rainsbury, Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, UK
Sinikka Suominen, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, FI
Marc Thill, Certified Breast Cancer Center, Agaplesion Markus, Frankfurt, DE
Lynda Wyld, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK

Ideal Course Candidate

  • Residents in surgery, surgical oncologists, breast surgeons
  • Between 30 and 45 years old
  • AT least 2-year experience in surgical oncology/ breast cancer surgery
  • Involvement in scientific activities

Educational Methods

The programme will offer plenary lectures regarding state-of-the-art clinical evaluation, treatments with reference to clinical guidelines which will conclude in take-home messages. The clinical sessions will be complemented by Tumour Board discussions.
Participants will deliver case presentations within small groups and discuss these with the chairmen and the faculty aiming at facilitating the interaction





Attendance is limited to 45 participants and admitance is
by competitive application only.

Participation fee is 250 EUR  for ESSO/ESO Club members
and 300 EUR for non members. The fee includes registration
to the course and full board accommodation at the course
venue (arrival on Saturday 4th October, departure on Tuesday
7th October).

Application Procedure

To apply for this course, please complete the application form
and send it back to
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  • Letter describing motivation for attending
  • Short CV (maximum two pages) describing
    recent clinical
    experience and list of recent publications
  • Supporting letter from head of department or mentor
  • Abstract of a clinical case of a breast cancer
    patient relating
    to one of the subjects of the
    Masterclass. The abstract
    (maximum one page)
    should describe a clinical case in the
    form of a
    clinical grand-round with diagnostic considerations,
    treatment, outcome (follow-up) and at least three questions that the applicant proposes for
    discussion with the faculty
    and participants.

Deadline for application is 1st July 2014


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Further information 

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Participants will be asked to bring their personal laptop
(or tablet) with wireless connection, as an event dedicated
website will be created and all questionnaires and
certificates will be accessible only from there. Difficulties
in this request have to be communicated to
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