SIOPE-ESO Educational Collaboration


SIOPE-ESO Paediatric Masterclass

Application Deadline Extended to 29 March 2016

SIOPE and ESO are pleased to announce the 6th SIOPE-ESO Masterclass in Paediatric Oncology (11-16 June 2016, Berlin, Germany). This clinically-oriented educational programme has been designed for young paediatric oncologists who wish to improve their skills in clinical management of common childhood tumours. It is designed to offer a unique learning experience, providing practice-oriented training and the teaching sessions will focus on the application of the most recent research findings to clinical practice. The 2016 edition will take place in Berlin, Germany, and the application deadline is 29th March 2016. ESO MasterMasterclass learning objectives:
  • Improve knowledge in the field;
  • Improve skills in dealing with cancer problems as a whole;
  • Improve knowledge of current clinical practice and state-of-the-art treatment.
Masterclass main topics:
  • Central nervous system tumours;
  • Neuroblastoma;
  • Soft-tissue sarcoma;
  • Bone tumours;
  • Wilms’ tumour;
  • Rare tumours;
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
ESO eIn co-operation with the European School of Oncology, Nature Reviews in Clinical Oncology and Critical Reviews in Oncology Hematology, SIOPE is collaborating in the organisation of a series of free distance online learning programmes called “paediatric oncology e-sessions”. During such educational sessions an expert from the SIOPE community delivers a lecture (a slide presentation of 25-30 minutes) and participants have the opportunity to submit text questions (before and during the webcast) live on the internet. Questions are received by the “discussant” who puts them forward, together with his/her own, to the “expert” for discussion that is held during the webcast session itself (a 15-20-minute question-and-answer slot). The first of these e-sessions already took place in January and focused on medulloblastoma in children. The upcoming sessions will focus on the development of new active agents in paediatric oncology (21 July 2016, expert: Prof Gilles Vassal) as well as on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in children (3 November 2016, expert: Prof Martin Schrappe) from 18.15 to 19.00 CET on the portal Each session (live and recorded) is CME accredited by ACOE (as well as AMA PRA and within the ESMO-MORA programme) and remains available after the live session for further visits. More information: