Global Oral Cancer Diploma | AO CMF

Pilot launch in early 2023 in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Apply here for the pilot

Full program

AO CMF in conjunction with the International Academy for Oral Oncology (IAOO) is pleased to announce the Global Oral Cancer Diploma. This interactive, self-directed online program is designed to provide a standardized evidence-based knowledge platform for multiple specialties involved in the treatment and management of oral cancer cases.

  • Duration: 10 months
  • Region: Global
  • Launch: 2024

Pilot program

The Pilot program will include four modules, which will be launched in early 2023 with the aim of receiving feedback for improvements. We are currently seeking exclusive pilot participants with innovative minds who are interested in trying out this revolutionary new program and providing feedback. If you are interested in taking part in the first phase of this program, please register your interest now. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

  • Duration: 5 months
  • Region: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
  • Launch: early 2023

Interested in joining the exclusive pilot group and help shape education in oral cancer?

Plus get priority access to the remaining 6 modules included in the full Global Oral Cancer Diploma launching in 2024.

Registration fee for the Pilot: CHF 480

Learn with a clear path

Full program: Over a period of 10 months for the full program, participants will gain substantial knowledge following the patient journey in oral cancer. 

Pilot program: During the 5 months pilot, participants will have the chance to closely collaborate with the Steering Committee and help shape education in oral cancer.

Why should you join?

The first multidisciplinary training program for surgeons dealing with oral cancer

Benefit from the experience and support of global leaders in oral cancer during the learning pathway.

Learn online at your own pace: Self-directed and case-based instructor-led learning.


Be recognized as an AO CMF-trained oral cancer surgeon worldwide and let it positively impact your career.

What we offer

Reasonable time effort
5-month (pilot), 10 month (full program) on average 2-3 h/week

Knowledge update
Access to the most accurate information in the field

Live sessions with expert faculty
Interactive case discussions during the learning pathway

Networking opportunities
Discussion rooms for participants and faculty

What are the application criteria?

To initiate the eligibility verification, you must: 

  • Sign-up for your membership (IAOO) or (AO CMF) and pay the registration fee.
  • Fill in the application form with the following mandatory (*) documents via the application system:
    • Send the letter of intent* (short)
    • Recommendation letter
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)*
    • Confirmation of completed post-graduation training program* of courses related to oral cancer management
  • As soon as your application was reviewed by the Steering Commitee you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions on the payment process.


What is the language requirement? 

If English is not your first language, it is essential that your English language skills are good enough for you to understand, speak, and present throughout the duration of the intensive and challenging training program. 


Will I receive continuing medical education (CME) points for this pilot? 

Yes, CME points will be awarded after full program launch (Q4 2023/Q1 2024).


Stay tuned. There is more to come in 2024

Every Pilot participant will get priority access to the full Global Oral Cancer Diploma launching in 2024.



More information about the program is available in the interview "Patient-centered training: AO CMF and IAOO join forces to pilot first-ever global oral cancer training program" from the AO Davos Courses 2020.

The Global Oral Cancer Diploma Steering Committee

Moni Abraham Kuriakose
Head and Neck surgeon
Maxillofacial surgeon

Gregorio Sanchez Aniceto
Maxillofacial surgeon

Marcelo Figari
Head and Neck surgeon

S Fusetti

Stefano Fusetti
Maxillofacial surgeon

Ian Ganly

Ian Ganly
Head and Neck surgeon

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