From: 26/04/2017 to: 30/04/2017 3rd ESO-ESMO Latin-American Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, San Jose, Costa Rica                                        From: 7/05/2017 to: 7/05/2017 4th ESO Lung Cancer Observatory, Geneva, Switzerland                                        From: 18/05/2017 to: 19/05/2017 Eurasia Course on Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Moscow, Russian Federation                                        From: 22/05/2017 to: 26/05/2017 3rd ESOP-ESO Advanced Masterclass in Oncology Pharmacy, Lisbon, Portugal                                        From: 26/05/2017 to: 27/05/2017 ESMO Preceptorship on Immuno-Oncology 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands                                        From: 10/06/2017 to: 13/06/2017 Leukaemia and Lymphoma, Ascona, Switzerland                                        From: 21/06/2017 to: 23/06/2017 Masterclass in Oncology Basics for Beginners, Cambridge, United Kingdom                                        From: 30/06/2017 to: 05/07/2017 4th ESO-ESMO Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Masterclass in Medical Oncology, Belgrade, Serbia                                        From: 13/07/2017 to: 18/07/2017 ESMO-ESO Course on Medical Oncology for Medical Students, Valencia, Spain                                        From: 15/07/2017 to: 15/07/2017 Breast Cancer in Young Women: Joint DFCI-ESO Symposium, Boston, US                                        From: 28/08/2017 to: 08/09/2017 ESO-ESSO-ESTRO Multidisciplinary Course in Oncology for Medical Students, Antwerp, Belgium                                        From: 06/10/2017 to: 07/10/2017 Eastern Europe and Balkan Region Refresher Course on Breast Cancer, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 20/10/2017 4th Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Tbilisi, Georgia                                        From: 18/10/2017 to: 18/10/2017 ESO Breast Cancer Observatory, Tehran, Iran                                        From: 27/10/2017 to: 28/10/2017 9th Clinical Oncology Update - Onkologia 2017, Krakow, Poland                                        From: 02/11/2017 to: 04/11/2017 ESO-ESMO Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference (ABC4), Lisbon, Portugal                                        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 1st Mediterranean Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, Limassol, Cyprus

Objectives and concept

The Certificate of Competence in Lymphoma Programme is a post-graduate studies programme endorsed and recognised academically by Ulm University with the scope of advancing knowledge and science in the management of lymphoma patients.

The Programme provides state-of-the-art information and best practice in research and therapy including decision-making and diagnosis, treatment options and planning of the comprehensive management.
The main objective of the Programme is to improve both the theoretical knowledge as well as to enhance the competence and performance of state-of-the-art care for patients with lymphoma. A professional attitude to patients, families and all members of the interdisciplinary team provides the framework for all considerations.

The Programme enables participants to advance individual strategies and bridge the gap between evidence-based guidelines and professional experience. Thus, it intends to make current strategies and behaviour consistent with best practice of treatment and care in lymphoma. Accordingly, successful completion of the programme qualifies for a state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and care of lymphoma patients.

The blended learning concept of the Programme combines three attendance seminars, which include sessions designed for the Programme participants only and participation in other selected conferences and courses, with web-based and individual learning. All contents were designed to meet the highest international scientific level in haemato-oncology.

To enhance a deep understanding as well as sustainable learning outcomes, the Programme presents a teaching model based on an active, constructive and target-oriented learning process. The collaborative approach combining attendance seminars and online-modules is intended to construct knowledge by networking within scientific workgroups. Both the content’s definition and the methodological approach are geared towards the learners’ expectations in terms of value and outcome. To allow all involved parties to ascertain the ultimate achievement of the objectives, the results are translated in measurable terms with clear workload hours, ECTS, tests and exams.

The attendance seminars include lectures and practical workshops that contribute to the implementation of good clinical practice, sound clinical decision-making processes and overall competence. The web-based modules offer a comprehensive portfolio with basic lectures, clinical case-based learning and collaborative exercises to put the learners in real-life scenarios, discussing diagnoses and treatment of patients with international renowned experts. Thus, learners will follow the curriculum by working individually, in collaboration with their fellow students and with the experts. The purpose of this design is to enhance the peer assessment offering the possibility to review one’s own and the colleagues’ work. To achieve a high degree of self-directed and interactive learning – especially in the online modules – the Programme presents different levels of interactivity and a number of theoretical suggestions regarding e-content organisation to be provided in the units. All standards are defined in the e-learning style guide of the Programme. Five participants will be assigned to one of the four chairs who will act as  tutor  offering them support throughout the curriculum.

The teaching method is based on a theoretical framework that integrates the learning process with the participants’ prior knowledge and profile, therefore taking into account the significant degree of expertise and experience that the participants had already acquired.

The learning environment is developed in several formats:
Scientific lectures, multiple clinical cases and case studies, virtual classrooms and meet-the-expert sessions.

Didactic Structure for the development of clinical competence

 Curricular dimension
 Processual dimension
 Performative dimension

 - Knowledge-based
 - Evidence-based medicine
 - State-of-the-art therapy


 - Analysing and reflecting clinical
 - Case-based learning
 - Procedural knowledge


 - Presenting and performing clinical 
  treatment implementing good clinical practice


 - Lectures
 - Reading
 - Virtual classroom teaching


 - Clinical cases
- Virtual clinical-cases
 - e-grandrounds


 - Clinical case presentations by participants
 - e-grandround