Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with cancer represent a group among cancer patients with special needs and challenges. The challenges are complex and comprise different aspects from diagnosis (e.g. delay in diagnosis), through treatment (e.g., place of care, treatment protocol, inclusion in clinical trials), to long-term follow-up care and include also psychological, social and financial issues.

Taking these aspects into account is crucial to improve the care of this vulnerable population. This course aims to make you aware of these aspects and show you how to deal with them.

Who should attend?

  • Fellows and junior faculty in paediatric or adult haematology and oncology;
  • People in training for other disciplines caring for AYA cancer patients and survivors (e.g., psychologists, nurses, radiotherapists).

What makes this course unique?

  • You will learn about clinical aspects of AYA with cancer and their specific challenges, starting from diagnosis, through treatment and long-term follow-up care;
  • You will learn about research collaborations and leadership;
  • You will discuss real-life cases, situations, and patient management;
  • You will meet other young professionals interested in AYA with cancer and experts in the field;
  • Upon completion of the Course, you will receive a certificate of attendance and CME credits (to be confirmed).

Topics covered by the cases:

  • Challenges of Access to clinical trials;
  • Psychosocial issues (incl. right to be forgotten);
  • Sexuality and fertility;
  • Adult types of cancer in AYA;
  • Paediatric types of cancer in AYA;
  • Late effects and long-term follow-up care;
  • Settings of care.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Astrid Ahler – Sexuality, fertility and body image in AYA;
  • Johan de Munter – Care for AYA – the nurses’ perspective;
  • Andrea Ferrari – Model of care for AYA with cancer;
  • Nathalie Gaspar – Access to clinical trials;
  • Pam Kearns – Design of clinical trials to cover the needs of AYA;
  • Ana Lacerda – Palliative care and end-of-life support in AYA;
  • Emmanouil Saloustros – Colorectal cancer in AYA;
  • Katrin Scheinemann – Brain tumours in AYA;
  • Dominik Schneider – Gynaecological tumours in AYA;
  • Sara Stoneham – Germ cell tumours in male AYA;
  • Annalisa Trama – specificities and cancer burden in AYA cancer patients in Europe.

For more information and to view the preliminary programme:


Application submission closes: 29 June 2023