European School of Peritoneal Surface Oncology (ESPSO)

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 to:

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

  • Certify 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 we offer:

Under the supervision of an ESPSO recognized mentor, participants can join this high-quality European 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 as well as the production of a research project. The final research project will be presented at a 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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