ESMO 2014: Programme

ESMO 2014 will offer the chance to share knowledge in a dynamic, peer-to-peer environment, where new ideas and new collaborations appear spontaneously at every corner.

The theme for ESMO 2014 is ‘Precision Medicine in Cancer Care.’ Providing optimal treatment for patients according to individual circumstances and the molecular characteristics of their disease is also a key theme for ESMO when developing new conferences, products and services. Whether you are a medical or surgical oncologist, radiotherapist, immunologist or pathologist, practicing precision medicine means we are all working towards a common goal—improved patient outcomes.

Access the Searchable Programme

For a quick overview of our programme, you can download the Programme at a Glance here.

Create your personalised Congress Itinerary here

Plan your congress attendance by creating our personalised itinerary: to log in please use your last name and your myESMO ID. Your itinerary will not be linked to the programme included in the ESMO 2014 mobile app.

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

Abstracts accepted for presentation at ESMO 2014 as Poster Discussion and Poster are now available in the online programme.

  • Abstracts accepted for presentation at ESMO 2014 as Proffered Paper (oral presentation) will be published online at 12:00 local Swiss time on Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  • Late-breaking and deferred publication abstracts will be made public at the beginning of the official Congress session during which they are presented.
  • Abstracts selected for the official ESMO Communication Programme will be made public at the end of the official Press Conference or at the beginning of the official Congress session during which they are presented, whichever comes first.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Abstract Book (online and USB only), a supplement of Annals of Oncology.

Accreditation information

The ESMO 2014 congress has been accredited by ACOE and the UEMS/EACCME

The 39th ESMO Congress – ESMO 2014 is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

The 39th ESMO Congress – ESMO 2014 is designated for a maximum of 24 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full-day event.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

ESMO-MORA credits

The Congress programme has been accredited with 25 ESMO-MORA category 1 points. Recertification is necessary for medical oncologists to remain professionally certified by ESMO. It also guarantees that a certified medical oncologist has continued to update her/his knowledge and still possess the necessary skills and standards for the practice of medical oncology. Find out more about ESMO-MORA.


The entire programme of the ESMO 2014 Congress will be webcast. Access to the Congress webcasts will be granted to all ESMO members through OncologyPRO. They will also be available on the ESMO website for six months following the Congress to all delegates who elect to pay the additional webcast fee. After this period the webcasts will be removed from the ESMO website.