From: 02/12/2017 to: 04/12/2017 ESO-ESMO-RCE Clinical Update on Rare Adult Solid Cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 15/12/2017 to: 18/12/2017 6th Arab and Southern European Countries Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Limassol, Cyprus                                        From: 22/01/2018 to: 26/01/2018 University Post-graduate Course - Clinical Oncology: Sarcomas, Milan, Italy                                        From: 05/02/2018 to: 09/02/2018 University Post-graduate Course - Clinical Oncology: Head & neck cancers, Milan, Italy                                        From: 23/02/2018 to: 25/02/2018 3rd ESO Masterclass in Cancer Patient Advocacy , Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 24/03/2018 to: 29/03/2018 17th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 24/03/2018 to: 29/03/2018 11th ESO-EONS Masterclass in Oncology Nursing , Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 18/04/2018 to: 22/04/2018 4th ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Mexico City, Mexico                                        From: 17/05/2018 to: 18/05/2018 8th ESO-CNIO Conference on Familial Cancer, Madrid, Spain                                        From: 18/05/2018 to: 22/05/2018 3rd Masterclass on Systematic Reviews in Cancer Care, Guidelines and Research, Belfast, United Kingdom                                        From: 15/06/2018 to: 20/06/2018 5th ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia                                        From: 16/06/2018 to: 21/06/2018 7th ESO-SIOP Europe Masterclass in Paediatric Oncology, Nauen OT Groß Behnitz (Berlin area), Germany                                        From: 19/07/2018 to: 25/07/2018 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 27/08/2018 to: 07/09/2018 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Poznan, Poland                                        From: 20/09/2018 to: 22/09/2018 1st ESO-EONS Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Oncology Nursing, Budapest, Hungary                                        From: 27/09/2018 to: 29/09/2018 Update Skills in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Leipzig, Germany                                        From: 6/10/2018 to: 8/10/2018 4th ESO-ESMO Breast Cancer in Young Women International Conference, Lugano, Switzerland                                        From: 30/10/2018 to: 31/10/2018 10th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2018, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 10/11/2018 to: 13/11/2018 ESO-ASCO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Yerevan, Armenia

Curriculum

 

 

Seminar 1 

Module 1 

Module 2 

Seminar  2 

Module 3 

Module 4 

Seminar 3 

Total 

 Timetable 

 2018
11-14 April

2018
mid April/mid July

2018
mid July/mid Oct

2018
19-23 Oct

2018-19
Nov/mid-Jan 2019
 

2019
mid Jan/Mar

 

2019
April 

12 months 

 Content

Reading materials

+

CAS LC course

+

ELCC
 

Epidemiology,
prevention, biology
and pathology
of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies

 Principles of lung cancer research
 

Reading materials

+
CAS LC course

+

Selected sessions of the ESMO Congress


Principles of NSCLC diagnosis and treatment

Principles of treatment of SCLC, MPM, thymoma & thymic cancer

Pre-seminar preparation of a clinical case presentation

+

CAS LC course
including
final exam

 

 

 Workload

25 hrs in-person
+ 5 hrs reading materials

26 units
78 hrs
Distance learning
+ test

 24 units
72 hrs
Distance learning
+ test

25 hrs in-person
+ 5 hrs reading materials

30 units
90 hrs
Distance learning
+ test

30 units
90 hrs
Distance learning
+ test
 

25 hrs in-person
+ 5 hrs preparation of a clinical case
incl. certificate exam

90 hrs
seminars +
330 hrs
distance l.
420 hrs

 Credits

1 ECTS 

5 ECTS

1 ECTS 

3 ECTS 

3 ECTS 

1 ECTS 

14 ECTS 

         
CAS LC:
separate and specific seminar for Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma participants
  
ELCC: Join the European Lung Cancer Conference, Geneva - ESMO: Join the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress (selected sessions) 


The extensiveness of the Module’s programme is expressed in Units.
1 Unit equals to 3 hours of workload, consisting of a 30-minute lecture and 2,5 hours of additional reading.

For instance: 2 Units = 6 hours of workload = 60-minute lecture + 5 hours of additional reading.
The Modules end with a multiple-choice test.

The extensiveness of the Seminar’s programme is 30 hours, with approximately 25 hours of attendance and 5 hours of additional reading or of the preparation of a clinical case presentation.
The Seminars are assessed within the final multiple-choice exam.
  
 Seminar 1

 CAS Lung Cancer programme +
 Participation in the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC)

 

 Date and
 place
 10-14 April 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

 

 ECTS
 1

 Assessment Included in final exam

 Workload
 hours   
 

30

 
 Module 1 Epidemiology, prevention, biology and pathology of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies

 Period Mid-April / mid-July 2018

 ECTS Mod 1 + 2 = 5 ECTS
 Assessment Test (52 multiple-choice questions)

 

 Workload
 hours
 78
 Units
26
  - Epidemiology
2
 - Risk factors and environmental exposure
2
 - Primary prevention2
 - Screening2
 - The Cancer Genome Atlas in lung cancer
2
 - Immuno-oncology from a biological perspective4
 - Molecular classification of lung cancer2
 - Methods of molecular diagnostics4
 - Pathological classification of lung cancer: NSCLC & SCLC2
 - Epidemiology and pathological classification of rare thoracic malignancies2
 - Cancer survivorship2

 

 Module 1 Principles of lung cancer research
 
 Period Mid-July / mid-October 2018
 
 ECTS Mod 1 + 2 = 5 ECTS 
 Assessment Test (48 multiple-choice questions) 
 Workload
 hours
 72 
 Units
24
  - Principles of basic research
2
 - Principles of translational research2
 - Biobanking2
 - Principles of phase 1, 2, 3 clinical trials2
 - Clinical trial databases and registries
2
 - Design and conduct of clinical trials
2
 - Good clinical practice2
 - Valid end-points of clinical trials
2
 - Interpretation of clinical trial results
2
 - ESMO magnitude of clinical benefit scale2
 - Legal requirements and frameworks for pre-clinical and clinical reserach
2
 - Lung cancer research organisations and societies : ETOP, EORTC2
  
 Seminar 2 CAS Lung Cancer programme +
 Participation in selected sessions of the ESMO Congress

 
 Date and
 place
 19-23 October 2018, Munich, Germany
 
 ECTS 1
 
 Assessment
 Included in final exam 
 Workload
 hours

30
  
 Module 3
 Principles of NSCLC diagnosis and treatment
 
 Period
 November 2018 / mid-January 2019
 
 ECTS 3
 
 Assessment Test (60 multiple-choice questions) 
 Workload
 hours
 90 
 Units

 

30
  - Clinical examination and basic lab tests
1
 - Bronchoscopy, EBUS, EUS, mediastinoscopy1
 - Principles of standard radiologic evaluation including CT-guided biopsy and PET-CT imaging1
 - Comorbidity assessment, comprehensive geriatric assessment
1
 - Differential diagnosis of other common thoracic malignancies
1
 - Pathology classification & TNM staging1
 - Prognostic and predictive factors
1
 - Evaluation of treatment results: Follow-up workout, response criteria, RECIST1
 - Principles of multidisciplinary treatment
1
 - Pre-operative risk assessment
1
 - Surgical treatment of early stage NSCLC1
 - Stereotactic body radiotherapy for stage I NSCLC
1
 - Adjuvant chemotherapy in N positive disease1
 - Treatment of N2 disease: Surgical treatment1
 - Treatment of N2 disease: Neo-adjuvant systemic therapy1
 - Treatment of N2 disease: Combined chemo-radiotherapy
1
 - Treatment of N3 disease: Systemic treatment and combined chemo-radiotherapy1
 - Surgical treatment of T4 tumours
1
 - Multimodality treatment of sulcus superior tumours1
 - Chemotherapy for advanced disease
2
 - Targeted therapy for advanced disease: EGFR
2
 - Targeted therapy for advanced disease: ALK
1
 - Targeted therapy for advanced disease: others1
 - Immunotherapy for advanced disease
2

 - Combination partners for immunotherapy: chemotherapy, radiotherapy

1
 - Oligo-metastases & oligo-progression
1
 - Bone modifying agents
1
  
 Module 4

 Principles of treatment: SCLC, MPM, thymoma & thymic cancer

 
 Period Mid January / March 2019 
 ECTS
 3
 
 Assessment
 Test (60 multiple-choice questions) 
 Workload
 hours
 90 
 Units

 

30
  - PSCLC: Pathology, staging and prognostic factors for SCLC
1
 - SCLC: Management of very early disease with local treatment1
 - SCLC: Multi-modality treatment of LD SCLC
2
 - SCLC: Multi-modality treatment of ED SCLC2
 - MPM: Pathology, staging and prognostic factors
1
 - MPM: Multimodality treatment with curative intend 2
 - MPM: Systemic treatment of unresectable disease2
 - Thymoma & thymic cancer: Pathology, staging and prognostic factors
1
 - Thymoma & thymic cancer: Surgery and multimodality concepts
2
 - Thymoma & thymic cancer: Systemic treatment2
 - Rare thoracic cancer: Trachea1
 - Rare thoracic cancer: Neuroendocrine tumours
2
 - Oligo-metastatic lung disease: Surgical resection1
 - Oligo-metastatic lung disease: SBRT1
 - Supportive therapy to systemic therapy2
 - Palliative therapy: Dyspnoea, pleural effusion, pain
2
 - Treatment of CNS metastases2
 - Psycho-social interventions2
 - Guidelines ESMO, NCCN, ASCO1
  
 Seminar 3
 CAS Lung Cancer programme, to include visits labs and clinical activities
 
 Date and
 place
 April 2019, Universities of Lausanne (D1) and Zurich (D2, D3) + exam 
 ECTS 1
 
 Assessment By the chairs’ evaluation of the clinical case presentation 
 Workload
 hours

30