The EANO School of Neuro-Oncology is a comprehensive high level, postgraduate, in-depth 2-year virtual programme covering 7 weekends (one every 2-3 months) over a periode of 2 years in neuro-oncology aiming to provide education on all aspects of the discipline including basic science, epidemiology diagnosis and treatment of all neuro-oncology conditions for adults and children as well as supportive care for survivors and end of life care and research to healthcare professionals and basic scientists planning a career in the field.
Each weekend will consist of approximately 10 teaching hours, and will cover main topics in Neuro-Oncology fields, such as Basic and Translational Research, Gliomas, Extra axial tumours, CNS Lymphoma, Pediatric NO, other rare primary CNS tumours, Metastases to the CNS, and neurologic complication of tumours, treatments and palliative care.
The topics will be multi-disciplinary, pre-clinical and clinical with a translational focus and case-based teaching whenever possible. At the end of each weekend, a test will be held. In addition, a comprehensive test after completion of the course will lead to a certificate. A 1-3 months rotation at an accredited NO centre (for health care professionals) or research laboratory (basic/translational scientists) may follow, to acquire hands-on experience at the clinic/research laboratory.
The programme is available for a limited number of attendees, from the fields of Neurology, Medical Oncology, Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology, specialized nursing and allied health professionals, and basic/translational scientists working in NO or related fields, who commit to complete the whole course and are selected based on an application. Working knowledge of English is required. The cost of the program will be EUR 1.200 (+VAT) which includes participation in all sessions and course materials.
Who is eligible?
- Students, Youngsters, Fellows, Postdocs, Nurses and AHP
- Anyone with a master’s degree or above and interested in NO
- EANO members
1) Understand basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis in the central nervous system and basic concepts of neuroscience that allow for the understanding of the functioning of the normal nervous system as well as this its impact on therapy for primary and metastatic brain tumors (including in your microenvironment, neurotransmitters cell cell interactions etc.)
2) Understand basic concepts about the conceptualization, design, organization and conduct of NeuroOncology clinical trials Understand the concept and conduct of translational and basic research
3) Understand the epidemiology diagnostic procedures and therapy of Primary and secondary brain adult and pediatric tumors
4) understand the intricacies of spinal and extra axial tumors
- What is the format of this program (virtual, in-person, hybrid) ?
As far as it has until now been decided, it will be an entirely online course with the exception of the option at the end (after the seven weekends) to have on-site participation at a center of excellence (this is elective not requied)
- Are there any scholarships or fundings available?
At the moment EANO does not offer scholarships for this course.
- In what time zone will live course take place?
As EANO is an European based society, the course will be scheduled for the Central European Time Zone.
- Is the 2-3 months rotation at a centre at the end of the course mandatory or optional?
It is optional. The on-site experience AFTER the 7 week course is for the attendees to decide whether or not they want to participate in one and where that will be. There are instructors that are willing to host an attendee for about 1 to 2 months.
- Is it a diploma, certificate, masters or what? Will it be just a certification or what?
It will be a certification from EANO and we will also provide CME accreditation.
- What can be expected with regard to time investment from self-study? Are there a lot of learning materials?
This will be different from weekend to weekend but most learning will take place during the lectures. Each weekend will be at least 2 or 3 months from the next one and therefore there should be time to review the materials.