European School of Peritoneal Surface Oncology (ESPSO)

Who we are:

The European School of Peritoneal Surface Oncology (ESPSO) is a joint venture between ESSO and the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International (PSOGI). Its objective is to provide both a basic and an advance training in peritoneal surface oncology.

We aim at:

  • Providing adequate and structured training in the management of peritoneal neoplasms 

  • Certifying proficient knowledge in the scientific basis and clinical practice of Peritoneal Surface Oncology (PSO), especially multidisciplinary decision-making and surgical management (European Certification in Peritoneal Surface Oncology)

What can we do for you:

Under the supervision of an ESPSO recognized mentor, participants can join this European high-quality training programme that includes a clinical training in one of the participating ESPSO Referral Centers.

The Programme also includes participation in various meetings and conferences and the production of a research project that must be presented during a relevant congress and submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal (the project could even evolve into a thesis). At the end of the Programme, successful participants receive the European Certification on Peritoneal Surface Oncology, attesting the proficient knowledge of the scientific basis and the clinical management of these types of cancer.

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