prof. Janja Ocvirk, MD, PhD

Speaking Sessions


Janja Ocvirk is Consultant in Medical Oncology. She works as Specialist in Internal Medicine at the Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia, Department of Medical Oncology, where she is Head of Multidisciplinary Team for Melanoma and Head of Department for Solid Tumors.

Janja Ocvirk graduated from Medical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana in 1991 and became a board-certified specialist in internal medicine in 1997. She obtained her Master’s Degree in 1995 and Doctor’s Degree in 2000.

Her main area of work is sistemyc therapy in the treatment of melanoma and gastrointestinal cancers. She has cooperated in several international research projects and studies

She has published a number of research papers in eminent medical journals, and appeared as a speaker at several internationl medical meetings and congresses.

Apart from her membership in national medical associations (Medical Chamber of Slovenia and Slovenian Medical Association) she is also member of ESMO, ASCO, EORTC and CECOG and has been also appointed Member of CECOG Scientific Committee and of Editorial Board of MEMO.