The Vienna Summer School on Oncology (VSSO) is taking place biannually at the Medical University of Vienna. Every other year a Summer School on Oncology is held by the collaborating University at Groningen / The Netherlands. The goal of the VSSO is to teach a multidisciplinary approach to oncology to medical students in the final phase of their studies. This tradition hold back to 1999. Students recorded high satisfaction with organisation, scientific content and topic range.
The registration fee of 630 Euro includes all lessons/sessions, accommodation (for time of Summerschool), most meals, beverages during the course, and social programme.
The aims are to help students to become familiar with cancer care in general health practice, to reduce fear of patients with a malignant disease and to learn more about cancer related problems in other countries.
The topics will include an overview on biological background, diagnostic approaches, clinical issues and psycho-oncology. Lectures are given by medical, radiation and surgical oncologists. The students will get the possibility to gain an insight into special cancer treatments and supportive care and hands-on workshops. After each session and especially during a “meet-the-teachers” session interested students will get the possibility for further, more detailed discussion. Most of the evenings will have an exciting interactive social programme, and will open more possibilities for interraction, mainly between teachers and students, but most importantly between the students themselves.
In order to cover most of the different fields in oncology the VSSO educational program will have two parts; in the morning there are lectures for the whole group about general aspects in cancer. The afternoon will be mostly dedicated to practical workshops, mainly focused on interventions or diagnostic procedures. In this part, the student will have the possibility to choose the workshop which they would like to attend. These details will be discussed during the programme.
The proximate VSSO 2019 will take place between the 15/07/19 and 26/07/19 at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.