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ESMO 2016: the countdown!

Dear colleague,

Today marks the six-month countdown to ESMO 2016 opening its doors in Copenhagen (7-11 October). Our first annual Congress is your annual appointment with ESMO colleagues from across oncology, worldwide. 

ESMO 2016

ESMO 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark
07 - 11 Oct 

Be a part of this integrated Congress to share and discuss the latest findings in cancer research and the most innovative treatment approaches for daily clinical practice.

ESMO 2016 is your congress: its success is your success with opportunities to showcase your oncology research as a valuable part of the programme, in the media, and in Annals of Oncology.

Don’t miss the chance to contribute to the reference oncology congress in Europe. 

Get involved - submit your abstract to ESMO 2016 (deadline 11 May) »

ESMO 2016: meet the committees

Ensuring that you get maximum benefit at our annual scientific and educational congress is the role of the ESMO 2016 Scientific and Educational Committees, who are creating a programme to inspire you with the work of your peers and of experts across oncology, worldwide.  

Andrés Cervantes &
Jean-Yves Douillard

Focus on: ESMO Handbooks 

Integrated Education in Medical Oncology

HESMO Handbooksighlighted in the ESMO 2020 Vision is our commitment to delivering fully integrated educational tools to help oncology professionals keep pace with this fast-evolving field.

The ESMO Handbooks are comprehensive guides providing concise, first-hand advice on specific treatment strategies in the medical oncology field. There are 10 publications available online to ESMO members (the first chapter of each Handbook is open access):

Check out the full series of ESMO Handbooks here »

Back to the Essence of Medical Treatment in Oncology

Online article from ESMO Open


A recent article appearing in ESMO Open highlights ESMO’s hope that the 2015 WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) will empower oncologists and advocates to demand routine availability of the medicines considered essential to guarantee quality care of cancer patients. 

Providing an ‘open community platform’, the peer-reviewed ESMO Open aims to rapidly and widely disseminate the best in innovative clinical and translational cancer research, and oncology policy.

Submit your research in all disciplines and therapeutic areas related to oncology. Article types include original articles, reviews, editorials and correspondence, as well as study protocols, phase I trials and meta-analyses. 

Read the full article here »

ESMO Examination 2016

Can't make it to Copenhagen but wish to take the Exam? No problem - we can bring the Exam to you! 

Esmo Exam

The main session of the ESMO Examination will be held during the ESMO Congress in Copenhagen on 8 October. Parallel sessions will be held in Cairo (Egypt), Berlin (Germany), Chennai (India) and Olten (Switzerland).

However additional local exams can also be organised! Local organisers need to have at least 10 participants to apply. The deadline for local session application is 
18 April. The policy and application form for local organisers can be found here (pdf).

Find out more about the ESMO Examination here »

ESMO Members

Latest membership benefits & news

ESMO Membership

Don't forget, ESMO Membership entitles you to access a host of educational resources: 

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Oncology conferences news


ELCC 2016

6th European Lung Cancer Conference, 13-16 April, Geneva
Attending ELCC 2016? ELCC is now available on the ESMO Events App - your key to ESMO’s events. Download it once and use it for many of ESMO’s conferences.
Do stop by the ESMO booth (No 4) at the event and benefit from our special ‘3 for 2’ membership offer.

EACR-OECCI Joint Training Course

6th EACR-OECI Joint Training Course on the Molecular Pathology Approach to Cancer, 09–11 May 2016, Amsterdam
The event will focus on novel concepts in molecular pathology of human solid cancers and on the practical application of molecular tests in pathology. Recognising the importance of providing the knowledge in diagnostic and molecular pathology for medical oncology practice, the ESMO Translational Research and Personalised Medicine Working Group supports the course this year with a grant to EACR for travel grants. Find out more here.


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