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2015 ESO Media Training for European health journalists

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Application Deadline: July 15th 2015

ESO organizes workshops on covering cancer stories in the mass media.  These workshops provide journalists with a forum for discussing challenges, sharing solutions and honing their skills in covering stories on all aspects of cancer.  The workshops are open to all journalists with a track record of covering cancer stories in print, on radio and television or online.
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ESO @ #ECC2015 Fellowship

25 September – 29 September 2015 Congress Centre Messe, Vienna, Austria

The European School of Oncology (ESO) is collaborating with the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) to offer grants to up to 15 European health journalists to attend the 18th ECCO – 40th ESMO European Cancer Congress. This is also an opportunity to make contacts, hone skills and learn about what makes the difference in cancer care. Although plenty of advanced science will be discussed, this Congress mainly focuses on issues that are of greatest concern to patients and professionals – skills, organisation, patient involvement, how clinical trials are conducted etc.

Eligible journalists are:

  • Early and mid-career journalists, freelance or staff, covering health stories in print/broadcast/online mass media, who would not normally have the chance to attend ESMO Congress
  • From any country within the WHO Europe region
  • With an interest in reporting on medical progress from the perspective of the practical implications for patients

There are a limited amount of fellowships available. Successful candidates will receive:

  • 4 night’s accommodation arranged by ESO (26, 27, 28 and 29 September)
  • a grant of up to 500 euros (max) for travel/transfers (travel must be arranged by the participant, it will be refunded after the congress and on production of travel receipts)
  • a per diem of 30 euros per day for food (to be refunded after the congress)

Interested applicants should download, complete and return this application form along with a copy of their press card and CV to by 15 July 2015

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