ESMO Preceptorship on Supportive and Palliative Care

Zurich, Switzerland - 20 Feb - 21 Feb 2017

Learning objectives

  • Understand mechanisms of the key symptoms and syndromes pain, fatigue, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, mucositis, depression and breathlessness, and their association with cancer-disease and anticancer-treatment
  • Describe main pharmacological, physical, educational, communicative and coordinating interventions for management of the syndromes cachexia and malnutrition and key symptoms
  • Understand integration of screening for and assessment of symptoms and other palliative/supportive care needs, and management in routine oncology care
  • Describe required competences of multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams for multimodal management
  • Understand the key issues of cancer rehabilitation
  • Understand bone health in cancer patients
  • Understand the risk and management of venous Thromboembolism in cancer patients
  • Understand Cardiotoxicity and its management also in the area of targeted agents
  • Know the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines relevant for the topics discussed

Download the programme

How to apply

Application is via the online form. During the application process you will be required to upload the following:

Application deadline

Application for the course is now closed.

Who can apply?

While this course is primarily aimed at oncologists resident in Europe, application is open to all ESMO members.

To apply, ESMO membership is mandatory. If you are not an ESMO member, or need to renew your membership, please visit the  ESMO membership pages.

What's included?

Successful applicants will benefit from complimentary course registration and accommodation.

Travel Grant

In addition to the course registration and the hotel accommodation, a travel grant of maximum 600 euros is offered to selected applicants as a contribution versus their travel costs. The reimbursement will be processed after the course against original invoices/vouchers. Please be aware that visa costs are NOT covered by the travel grant and are the participant's responsibility.


  • Florian Strasser, Switzerland


  • Karin Jordan, Germany


Swissôtel Zürich
Schulstrasse 44 
8050 Zurich - Switzerland
T: +41 44 317 31 11