ESO-ESSO-ESTRO-SIOPE Multidisciplinary Course on Oncology for Medical Students

28 August – 8 September 2023
Venue: Poznan (PL)

ESO (European School of Oncology), ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology), ESTRO (European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) and SIOP Europe (European Society for Paediatric Oncology) are pleased to announce the jointly organised multidisciplinary course in oncology for medical students. The key goal of this course is encouraging medical students to specialise in an oncology related discipline. Previous editions organised by ECCO (European Cancer Organisation) since 2005 got very positive and enthusiastic feedback from the students who had spent two weeks over summer with experienced teachers to receive theoretical and practical training in cancer care. The multidisciplinary course in oncology will provide insight into all aspects of oncology with both theoretical and practical sessions. The programme incorporates plenary sessions, case study presentations, daily special visits to various oncology departments and group course projects that must be finalised and presented at the end of the course. The course has been designated for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits (ECTS).


  • Ten working days
  • The programme covers all aspects of oncology
  • Theoretical plenary sessions of maximum 2 hours
  • Case presentations
  • Daily two-hour practical sessions in small groups (labs, ward visits, etc)
  • Preparation in small working groups of a presentation on a specific topic under the supervision of a teacher. The last day will be devoted to the project presentations delivered by the students (compulsory) - students are requested to bring their laptops to the course
  • The official language is English - students must be fluent in English


• Have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of oncology
• Have an understanding of the complexity and importance of the multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment
• Prepare a specific topic related to the theoretical and/or practical sessions and present it to plenary audience


  • History, epidemiology, genetics, diagnostics, treatment principles and therapeutic approaches, prevention and screening
  • Communication with the patient
  • Paediatric cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal cancers
  • Genito-urinary cancers
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Sarcoma and melanoma

Attendance to the Course is by application only. 24 Participants will be selected

Application deadline: 23 April 2023

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