ESMO @ ECC 2015

As an ESMO member, going to the annual congress is a unique experience, starting with the fact that members get discounted registration fees, access to the ESMO Lounge and a host of other benefits

Visit the ESMO Members’ Lounge

Our exclusive "members only" area will be at your disposal for the duration of the congress. Find out more about what to expect here!

ESMO photographs from ECC 2015

ECC2015 Photo Gallery

We are adding photographs to our Facebook page throughout the congress.  Take a look at them here!

Pick up your ESMO Member Ribbon

Be recognised as an ESMO Member to be granted access to the ESMO Membership Lounge. All members and new members signing up in Vienna will be given an ESMO Member Ribbon identifying them as members of the society. You can pick up your ribbon either at the ESMO Booth or the ESMO Membership Lounge.

All new members signing up at the congress will receive a membership card, which also grants lounge access. Existing members can receive one by visiting us at the ESMO Booth, or at the Membership services counter in the ESMO Members’ Lounge.

ESMO General Assembly 2015

The 2015 General Assembly will be held on Saturday 26 September 2015, 13:45-14:30, Room Lehar 3

Sit the ESMO Examination

The ESMO exam will take place on Saturday 26 September will be held at the Austria Center Vienna – a different venue from ECC 2015. Full information, including information on bus trasfers to the exam venue can be found here.

ESMO members: there are still a few places left, if you wish to register for the exam you will be able to do so in the ESMO Lounge on the morning of the exam, Saturday 26 September, between 09:00–13:00.

ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

The 2015 centres will be presented with their awards during the Special Session: ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care on Saturday 26 September, 18:25-20:25 in Room Stolz 2. The ESMO Palliative Care Fellowships will also be presented during the session.

ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines Session

Join us on Sunday morning for the ESMO Guidelines session: Sunday 27 September, Hall C3, 09:15-11:15. View the schedule here.

ESMO Women for Oncology Session

The ESMO Women for Oncology Session will be taking place on Sunday 27 September, 13:00-14:30 in Room Stolz 2. Read more about the ESMO Women for Oncology initiative here.

ESMO Society Session

Join us for the ESMO Society Session on Monday 28 September, 16:45-18:45 in Hall A5. The session will include presentations of the ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefits Scale and the ESMO International Anti-Neoplastic Medicines Study and will be chaired by Rolf Stahel (ESMO President) and Fortunato Ciardiello (ESMO President-elect). The ESMO Research Fellowships will also be presented during the session.

ESMO Awards

This year's awardees have been announced and will be presented with their awards during the congress.

The Hamilton Fairley Award will be presented to Cornelis Punt during the Presidential II Session on Sunday 27 September, 14:45-16:45 in Hall D1. Prof Punt will give a scientific lecture on his area of expertise during this session.

The ESMO Award will be presented to Nathan Cherny and the ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Nagahiro Saijo during the ESMO Society Session on Monday 28 September, 16:45-18:45 in Hall A5. Prof Saijo will give a lecture during this session.

Celebrating 40 years of ESMO

We invites all congress attendees to join us in the ESMO Lounge on Monday 28 September, from 14:00 onwards, to share a delicious Sachertorte to celebrate 40 years of ESMO.

ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefits Scale

In addition to its presentation during the ESMO Society Session, aspects of the ESMO-MCBS will be highlighted and discussed during three other sessions at ECC 2015. Read more about the scale here.

ESO Society Session: ‘Is innovation Affordable?’
Saturday 26 September, 16:45-18:15
17:20 The ESMO initiative on affordable drugs, Speaker: M. Piccart (Belgium)

Oncopolicy Forum: Inequalities in Treatment Outcomes
Sunday 27 September, 08:00-09:00
08:15 The Value of anticancer treatment, Speaker: E. G. de Vries (Netherlands)

Special Session: Evaluating Clinical Benefit of Cancer Drugs across Tumours
Monday 28 September, 15:15-16-15, Chair: E.G. de Vries (Netherlands)
15.15 Clinical Benefit scale: The European proposal, Speaker: M. Piccart (Belgium)
15:25 Clinical Benefit scale: The challenge of fairness, Speaker: U. Dafni (Greece)

Anti-Neoplastic Medicines Availability Study

The preliminary results of the international arm of the study will be presented during the ESMO Society Session. The study will also be presented during the ESOP Society Session. Learn more about the ESMO-led study here.

ESOP Society Session: Clinical Trial Designs and Regulatory Affairs
Saturday 26 September, 16:45-18:15
16:45 ESOP-ESMO Drug shortage survey, Speaker: M. Saar (Estonia)