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European School of Peritoneal Surface Oncology Training Programme


Training Programme

The European School of Peritoneal Surface Oncology Training Programme includes the following mandatory educational activities:

Clinical training at one of the established PSO Treatment Programmes recognised by PSOGI:

  • Observation of Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC procedures
  • Direct participation in the execution of Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC procedures from aenesthesia induction to patient leaving the operating room
  • Participation and attendance to ad hoc multidisciplinary conferences ("tumour board") for presentation, discussion patient selection and therapeutic decision-making
  • Presence in in-hospital postoperative follow up

Please click here  to download the list of PSO programmes recognised by PSOGI.

Attendance to two ESSO Advanced courses in Peritoneal Surface Oncology

  • A hands-on course with practice of cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC in a veterinary lab, including practical case-discussions, tips and tricks and videos, run yearly in Hamburg (Germany). Next edition of this course will take place from 19th to 21st March 2020
  • A theoretical course dealing with the scientific basis and current multidisciplinary practice of Peritoneal Surface Oncology, run biannually at rotating sites. Next edition of this course will take place in Vienna (AT) from 17th to 19th October 2019

Attendance to two Peritoneal Surface Oncology Congresses

  • At least one PSOGI World Congress (biannual). Next congress will take place in Beijing
  • List of PSO congresses, recognised by PSOGI

Formulation and elaboration of a research project

  • Under the supervision of an established Programme recognised by PSOGI, to be presented at a congress and submitted for publication at a peer-reviewed journal. This project may evolve into a thesis.
  • A tutor/mentor will be assigned to you for guidance, tutoring and planning off your training activities throughout the programme. 


If you wish to apply please send  the following documents in a single PDF document to

  • Application form duly completed
  • Letter describing motivation to participate in the program
  • Short curriculum (maximum 2 pages) including a list of recent publications
  • A picture

Administration and mandatory courses registration fees

Participants can choose between

  • Split payment option: payment of the administration fee (1770€) before starting the program. The courses registration fees are paid separately.​
  • One shot payment: payment of the administration fee and the registration fee for the ESSO HIPEC and PSM courses before starting the program. Payment would be as follows:​
    •  ESSO members: 1770€-15% + 850€ HIPEC course + 500€ Peritoneal Course = 2854,50
    •  Non-members: 1770€-15% + 1000€ HIPEC course + 650€ Peritoneal Course = 3154,50€

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