SIOP Europe Student Summer School for Paediatric Oncology

8-12 July 2024, Vienna, Austria


Discover the world of paediatric oncology through the esteemed SIOP Europe Summer School!

Designed exclusively for European medical students, this immersive programme offers an unrivaled opportunity to delve into the complexities of paediatric cancer.

Under the guidance of experts in the field, the SIOP Europe Summer School will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of paediatric oncology, ranging from diagnostic procedures to therapeutic interventions. Students will gain invaluable insights through lectures, interactive workshops and case discussions.

But the SIOP Europe Summer School is more than just an educational event - it is a platform for connection, collaboration, and the cultivation of a collective vision. By uniting young talents across borders and cultures, this Summer School will foster lifelong partnerships and inspire groundbreaking future initiatives.

Immerse yourself in a collaborative learning environment, fostering connections with peers from diverse backgrounds. Engage in stimulating lectures and dynamic discussions that explore cutting-edge topics of paediatric oncology. Enhance critical thinking abilities and  develop a compassionate approach to caring for young patients with cancer and their families.

Download the Programme here.

Who is this course for?

  • Medical students at Universities / Medical Schools from across Europe who are in education and training for medicine (preferably have already been taught in paediatrics and adolescent medicine) and who have a particular interest in paediatric oncology.


What makes this course unique?

  • Medical students learned about clinical aspects of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and their specific challenges, starting from diagnosis and epidemiology, through multimodal treatment and prognosis as well as long-term follow-up care.
  • They discussed real-life cases, situations, and patient management and meet professionals specialized in paediatric and adolescent cancer including experts, but also the junior faculty in the field.
  • Upon completion of the Course, students received a certificate of attendance and CME credits.


Course Steering Committee

  • Andishe Attarbaschi – Course Chair, SIOP Europe Board Member and Chair SIOP Europe Education Committee, St. Anna Children's Hospital, Vienna Austria
  • Jelena Lazic – Course Co-Chair, University Children's Hospital - Belgrade, Serbia
  • Burak Caliskan (AT), Laura Ditzer (AT), Anna Fuereder (AT), Fiona Poyer (AT), Hannah von Mersi (AT). 



This Summer School was made possible, in part, by a grant from the following sponsors: Amgen, Serb and Jazz. 

SIOP Europe would like to thank our generous sponsors for their commitment to supporting this educational initiative.

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