BARCELONA, Spain, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
One of Europe's leading medical oncologists is being honored by EXCEMED for exemplifying educational excellence in his field.
Doctor Fortunato Ciardiello, Professor of Medical Oncology at the Seconda Universita degli Studi di Napoli, Naples, Italy will receive the 2013 SSIF Award for medical education in oncology during EXCEMED's satellite symposium at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain.
"Dr. Ciardiello inspires excellence in the healthcare profession and positively influences the next generation of medical oncologists," says EXCEMED CEO Ms. Rachel Clark. "Professionals such as Dr. Ciardiello reach new heights in quality medical education - standards that EXCEMED seeks to promote and maintain through its programmes."
"Teaching is a very relevant part of my activity - for me, this award recognizes my scientific background but also my teaching," says Dr. Ciardiello, who leads the Division of Medical Oncology and the Laboratory of Experimental Therapeutics at his university.
Dr. Ciardiello says three essential elements of medical oncology education are to know your audience and their needs, ensure top-level experts present updated material in an accessible way to bring essential messages to the forefront, and offer a consistent programme where one topic builds on the other to form a learning pathway.
Employing suggestions from young oncologists when crafting educational programmes could help fill knowledge gaps in medical oncology, Dr. Ciardiello explains. "Our mission in the profession of medical oncology is to become more homogenous," he says. "There are countries where specialties are more organized. It is important that we bring this standard up to a European level."
The Award, which showcases the value of medical education in our society, goes to an outstanding professional from a different medical field each year.
EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education is an independent, non-profit continuing medical education (CME) provider based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Foundation has delivered top CME to thousands of healthcare professionals for over four decades, convening over 1500 international scientific congresses with over 500 proceedings published in leading international medical journals. EXCEMED has pioneered online CME courses since 2000 and offers e-learning activities including video lectures, CME-accredited online courses and symposia. EXCEMED changed its name from Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) in April 2014. http://www.excemed.org
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