TAT 2020: Abstracts

Abstract submission is now open!

Abstract submission deadlines

Deadline Date and time
Abstracts 7 January 2020, 19:00 CET (Central European Time)

Submit your Abstract

Outcome notifications

Outcome notifications are expected to be made available to first authors by mid-January 2020.

Abstract submission categories

  • Monitoring technologies
  • Immunotherapy
  • Gene re-arrangement (including CAR-T cell & CRISPR)
  • Individual targets
  • Miscellaneous

Presentation of accepted abstracts

The TAT 2020 Scientific Committee will select abstracts for presentation during the Congress and determine the format of the presentations from the following possibilities:

  • Proffered Paper (oral presentation) – Oral presentations by authors presenting original data of superior quality, followed by expert discussion and perspectives.
  • Poster – An important method for communicating details of scientific research, posters will be on display for the duration of the Congress.


All accepted abstracts will be published as a supplement to the official ESMO journal Annals of Oncology.

Merit Awards

A restricted number of Merit Awards are reserved for candidates under 40 years of age. Selection of Merit Award recipients is based on the quality of accepted abstracts as reviewed by the Congress Scientific Committee.

In addition to travel and accommodation subsidies, Merit Award recipients will receive free registration to the Congress. Further information is available on the Congress website.

To apply for a Merit Award, the following documents must be received by the ESMO Registration Services Unit on or before 6 January 2020.

A letter of introduction by the applicant. Please include the following general information:

  • How relevant are the topics presented during this Congress to your current practice and research?
  • Have you attended any event on a similar topic in the last 3 years?
  • How do you believe your attendance at this Congress will help you improve your knowledge in the field and your professional development?
  • How do you consider that the findings published in your abstract make a relevant contribution to the topics presented during this Congress?
  • Have you recently been awarded an ESMO Merit Award? If yes, for which event?
  • A copy of the submitted abstract (the applicant must be the first author and presenter)
  • A readable photocopy of either identity card or passport
  • A short curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).

Documentation must be sent by E-mail to travelgrants@esmo.org

The ESMO Registration Services Unit will provide the recipients with a subsidised travel ticket, subsidised accommodation and Congress registration.

Merit Award recipients must submit a report detailing the benefits of participating in TAT 2020 by 2 April 2020. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.