ESMO Young Oncologists Corner

Whether you are in training or a fully-qualified oncology specialist, ESMO offers young oncologists a wealth of opportunities: educational courses, fellowships and workshops where you can refine your skills and gain access to the latest developments in your field.

May 2016 - And the winners are...

This year the Young Oncologists Committee decided to have two prize draws to recognise the young oncologists who had contributed to the Image of the Month and Journal Club initiatives.  First authors of images and articles published between April 2015 and April 2016 were entered into the draws which took place at the YOC annual spring meeting in Vienna.

The Image of the Year awardee is Raja Pramanik from India whose image was published in November 2015. The Journal Club Author of the Year winner is Pedro Aguiar Jr from Brazil. His article was published in May 2015.

Watch the prize draw videos on the ESMO Young Oncologists Facebook Group page!

Raja Pramanik

I was extremely delighted to get the news of being selected as the Image of the Year. This is a great initiative and morale booster for young oncologists like me. I thank the ESMO YOC and look forward to attending the ESMO Asia 2016 in Singapore.

Raja Pramanik
Pedro Nazareth Aguiar Jr

The ESMO YOC Journal Club is a great opportunity for young oncologists to express our point of view and share it with others. We can highlight the most relevant studies among lot of information published nowadays. The YOC Journal Club stimulates us young doctors to produce knowledge and improve our career. I was very excited to participate and delighted to see my name at the ESMO website after my article's approval. It has also inspired many colleagues to start their own projects and thus lead to a relevant improvement for our institution.
All this is well enough, however the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee has gone beyond it with the Journal Club Award - this prize is the most important achievement of my career!

Pedro Aguiar Jr

Pedro and Raja have each won a free ESMO congress registration plus a €600 travel grant and will be attending the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen and the ESMO Asia 2016 in Singapore, respectively.

Preceptorship courses

ESMO Preceptorships take place throughout the year in Europe and Asia and cover a range of topics. Check out which courses are currently open for applications, from this page you can also access webcasts previous preceptorship courses.

Want to know the details? Take a look at the Preceptorships FAQs page and read the testimonials where participants in previous courses share their experiences.

Travel grants for ESMO conferences

It is possible for ESMO Young Oncologists to attend some of the ESMO conferences by simply applying for a travel grant. You will be required to submit a letter of introduction and motivation as well as a short CV, by a defined deadline. At ESMO conferences to which you can submit abstracts, you can alos apply for a travel grant at the time of your abstract submission. Find all the details under the Conference that interest you.