Call for EYSAC Dragon's Den 2021

Are you a young and aspiring surgical oncologist with an interest in collaborative research?

Do you have a specific research idea, but need help developing it further?

The EYSAC Dragon’s Den during the ESSO conference is a chance to pitch your research ideas and to get feedback from leading European surgical oncologists.


A project proposal in the field of surgical oncology at any stage pre-launch. We encourage proposals that are suitable for multi-centre collaboration.


Please submit your trial idea as an abstract (max 2,900 characters, max one data table, no illustrations) until the ESSO40 abstract deadline: 07-07-2021 via the ESSO40 platform

All applications will be reviewed by the EYSAC Research Academy Review Board. The three best proposals will be selected for an oral presentation in the Dragon´s Den Session at the ESSO40 congress in Lisbon (8th - 10th November 2021).

For the winning proposal, EYSAC Research Academy provides, if needed:

  • Dissemination via network of EYSAC & ESSO throughout Europe and beyond
  • Resourcing of RedCap database platform
  • Assistance in data analysis

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