HeSMO in order to promote Clinical Oncology in Greece has introduced the Hellenic Academy of Oncology (E.AK.O.). E.AK.O. comprises a fundamental and profound help for the academic and clinical training of the residents in Medical Oncology in order to keep their knowledge in accordance and up-to-date with the constantly evolving data in Clinical Oncology locally and abroad.

On the 20th of December 2006, E.AK.O. filed to the Ministry of Development an application for the registration of a Domestic Trademark “Hellenic Academy of Oncology”. The Administrative Trademark Committee on the 6th of June 2007 approved and listed the trademark “Hellenic Academy of Oncology” with number 189023 and the coloured graphical image (green cactus with red flower).

Each cycle of studies lasts 2 years and is divided into 4 seminars per year. During the seminars, the residents answer multiple-choice questions and a certificate of attendance and score performance is given to the residents who attended the 100% of seminar teaching hours. With the completion of a full 2yrs-course of studies, a certificate of success/diploma is awarded to the residents who have completed successfully the final examinations of the course.