We would like to express our gratitude to the Chairs, the Scientific Coordinators and all the faculty members who, for over a decade, have made the course a unique and still incomparable learning experience for the oncologists of the future.
The impact of the Masterclass goes beyond the expectations that participants have in attending an educational course - it has broadened their perspectives and boosted their career development.
Many past participants provided testimonials that were collected in the lists ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology and Balkan/Eastern Europe Masterclass in Clinical Oncology, of which an extract is highlighted hereafter:
realized more than ever how important it is for us, young oncologists,
to be involved into optimal management of cancer patients
Looking back it was a major contribution to my oncology training.
was a wonderful experience that exceeded my expectations. The meeting
has had a great impact on my professional daily practice
and has been
very useful in my professional career.
I should also highlight
the pleasant atmosphere of a multicultural environment, where I could
meet colleagues from different parts of
the world and Europe, building
partnerships and friendships that still carry on.
participants had the chance to present a case of a patient and prepare
some challenging questions for discussion, which was a very
experience for further improvement of our presentation skills.
with other individuals practicing across Europe helped me to gain
insight into different management approaches and led me
to challenge and
understand my practice better.
It helped me a lot on my final board examination and I have recommended to all my colleagues in my country.
This challenging experience boosted up my professional confidence and had a marked influence in my academic level.
The course had a huge impact as I was preparing for the exam as senior physician.
This meeting was unique not only for its teaching format, but also for the quality and quantity of knowledge that was given.
from the very
beginning of our training and how much benefit these meetings can bring us, not only for our personal experience but
also for future collaboration with other international cancer centers.
encourage all younger colleagues to go and take part in the top of the
notch-lectures and inspiring, never ending discussions which
My Masterclass experience was the most interactive, excellent and exciting program that I participated until know.
seminars and presentations helped "round out" my understanding of
oncology, and enabled me to pass my specialty certificate
exam later the
Participating in the Masterclass helped me in so many ways that it really softened my road for becoming a better professional.
My participation in the Masterclass helps us in our everyday work to serve our patients even better.
have little doubt that my attendance at the Masterclass will have a
great benefit to my career, and I would recommend it very highly.
in all, in a positive and collaborative atmosphere, the Masterclass
served to consolidate my comprehension of current best
practice, opened my perspective on the possibilities of further learning
and research, built links across the
continent and made me feel a proud
member of a specialty and community that is committed to learning and
pushing to deepen understanding.
ESO is proud to have been able to contribute to the professional development of so many bright and dedicated young oncologists.
The Masterclasses are yearly events at which a limited number of participants is admitted on a competitive basis. For the details of the next Masterclasses, please visit our Events’ pages.