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.
Maria-João Cardoso, Champalimaud Cancer Center, Lisbon, PT
Marjut Leidenius, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, FI
L. Wyld, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK
Fatima Cardoso, Champalimaud Cancer Center, Lisbon, PT
Tibor Kovacs, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Pietro Panizza, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, IT
Fedro Peccatori, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, It
Giancarlo Pruneri, Istituto Europea di Oncologia, 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
Conny Vrieling, Clinique des Grangettes, Geneva, CH
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
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 40 participants and admitance is
by competitive application only.
Participation fee is 500 EUR for ESSO/ESO Club members
and 650 EUR for non members. The fee includes registration
to the course and full board accommodation at the course
venue (arrival on Saturday 9th April, departure on Tuesday
To apply for this course, please complete the application form
- 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 5th February 2016.
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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