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The aim of creating the Young Radiation Oncologists Group (YROG) working party of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) -Radiation Oncology Group (ROG), was to incorporate in the ROG young diligent oncologists working in membership institutions and to increase their contribution to the various working parties, group activities, and work done in various Disease Oriented Groups (DOGs) within the EORTC.

Who can apply to become a member of YROG?

Oncologists in-training and up to 5-years from completion of their residency, who are working in EORTC membership institutions. All applicants must first become an EORTC member. For more details regarding EORTC membership please go to the EORTC website or email: membership@eortc.be

What is expected from you as a YROG member?

A YROG member is expected to participate in at least one ROG meeting per year. Please note that it is an unfunded position. However, for YROGs, the registration fee for the ROG meetings will be waived (not meals or travelling expenses).

YROG members are encouraged to give a short presentation during the YROG session and/or at the plenary session about a topic that was decided prior to the meeting. Possible topics can be research proposals, research done by YROG members, new treatment approaches, new technologies, translational research dedicated to radiotherapy, including high quality review and meta-analysis based on the previous 6 months publications in the chosen field.

The YROGs are invited to take part in the discussions held at the different ROG working parties and to take part in the work done in various Disease Oriented Groups (DOGs) within the EORTC.

What will you gain by joining the YROG?

It is the best school to learn about clinical trials, key clinical questions, and a great opportunity to be involved in research and to work side by side with world-leaders in oncology and biostatistics. Participating in the YROG sessions is a platform to present your research and to be noticed in the European arena. Clinical trials are a life-long commitment and take a long time to complete; it is never too “early” in your carrier to start learning and working with the best researches aiming at giving our patients the best treatment.

YROG latest news

As part of the ROG actions to give new opportunities to YROGs who are active within the different ROG working parties, two new young “co-chairs” were nominated at the recent meeting in Prague.

  • Bianca Hoeben, young co-chair for the Head & Neck working party
  • Sonja Adebahr, young co-chair for the Lung working party

The successful work of Icro Meattini, the young co-chair for the Breast working party, who started his activities after the last meeting in Las Palmas showed that the young members are of great value to the group.

Please feel free to email me is you have further questions and/or suggestions regarding the YROG activities via email o_person@rambam.health.gov.il.

Please join us at the YROG session in Turino and Berlin,

Warm regards,
Orit

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