31st ESMO Congress

The medical oncology congress in Europe

For the first time at the ESMO Congress:

  • The Highlights of the day session: summary sessions of topics from the preceding day aiming to give an overview of the most interesting and important points to emerge from previous sessions.
  • Late-breaking abstracts: oral sessions to present latest research studies with new research findings


  • The fifth ESMO Patient Seminar where patients will have the chance to meet oncologists and hear about the conditions of cancer treatment in Europe; discuss and confront doctors about patient expectations in terms of communication; learn how to best live with cancer and access the best cancer care. A keynote lecturer will be Adamos Adamou, MEP, speaking about inequalities in cancer care in Europe.
  • A record of 14 educational sessions to present state-of-the-art oncology.
  • The third batch of ESMO Designated Centers of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care will be announced as centers of excellence for patient care in Europe.
  • A session on ESMO Minimum Clinical Recommendations will update current ESMO Guidelines on clinical practice for various tumor types.
  • Oncology Highlights of the most important advances in cancer treatment in 2006.
  • Controversy sessions will create once again lively discussions on quite emotive topics.

Direct interactions, discussions and interviews available with

  • Authors of important studies
  • ESMO Faculty experts
  • Noted oncologists representing various countries
  • Cancer patients

Scheduled Press Conferences

  • Press Breakfast

Saturday, 30 September 2006, 9:30-10:30, ESMO Press Room
  • Press Conference #1

Saturday, 30 September 2006, 12:45 13:45, Press Conference Room
  • Press Conference #2

Sunday, 1 October 2006, 12:30 13:30, Press Conference Room
  • Press Conference #3

Monday, 2 October 2006, 13:00 14:00, Press Conference Room


Free Media Registration is granted to all bona fide media representatives. Media registration details available at http://www.esmo.org/activities/esmocongress/registration_cng/media_cng/

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