ESMO Patient Advocacy Track

Patient advocacy allows ESMO to support and promote equal access to optimal cancer treatment and care

Previously known as 'ESMO Patient Seminars', these meetings fulfil one of ESMO's most important objectives – to disseminate knowledge to advocacy groups, cancer patient associations, caregivers, and the public.

ESMO 2017 Patient Advocacy Track

8-12 September 2017, Madrid, Spain

Find out more about the Patient Advocacy Track at ESMO 2017 in Madrid. You can view the programme here and patient advocates can apply for travel grants here!

Find out more about the ESMO 2017 Patient Advovacy Track

ESMO 2016 Patient Advocacy Track

7-11 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 saw a new format for the Patient Advocacy Track, with advocacy-specific sessions taking place on the Friday (in parallel to industry-sponsored satellite symposia) and during lunch and early evening for the remainder of the congress.

This allowed patient advocates to attend sessions of interest to the advocacy community from other tracks such as Public Health and Health Economics, Supportive Care and Immunotherapy.

Access the webcasts from the ESMO 2016 Patient Advocacy Track

ESMO 2014 Patient Advocacy Track

27-28 September 2014, Madrid, Spain

For the first time at the ESMO 2014 Congress an entire track was dedicated to cancer patient advocates, representative of cancer leagues, healthcare professionals and industry representatives.

The event provided European patient organisations and bodies involved in patient care with an excellent networking opportunity and the possibility to discuss vital issues and challenges faced by cancer patients

The ESMO 2014 Patient Advocacy Track focused on Cancer Research, Treatment and Living, Capacity Building and Patient Adovacy. The track closed with a tribute to Selma Schimmel Founder of Vital Options® International, who passed away in May 2014 from a complication of ovarian cancer.

Access the webcasts from the ESMO 2014 Patient Advocacy Track

9th ESMO Patient Seminar

Held in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2012

8th ESMO Patient Seminar

Held in Milan, Italy, on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October 2010