MAP 2019: Abstracts

Abstract submission is now open!

Abstract submission deadlines

Deadline Date and time
  • Abstracts
  • Trial in Progress
22 August 2019, 21:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) 

Submit your Abstract

Outcome notifications

Outcome notifications are expected to be made available to first authors by mid-September 2019.

Publication schedule of accepted abstracts

Abstracts accepted for presentation during MAP 2019 (Proffered Paper and Poster) and for publication in the MAP 2019 Abstract Book, will be published online on the MAP 2019 website on 4 November 2019

Abstracts  Date and time
  • Proffered Paper (suffix ‘O’)
  • Poster (suffix ‘P’)
4 November 2019, 12:00 CET (Central European Time)

Presentation of accepted abstracts

The MAP 2019 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 Annals of Oncology.

Merit Awards

A restricted number of Merit Awards to MAP 2019 are available, upon application, to first author (= presenter) of candidates under the age of 40 who submit abstracts considered deserving of recognition. Selection will be made by the MAP 2019 Scientific Committee on a competitive basis from among the accepted abstracts.To apply for a Merit Awards, the following documents must be received by the ESMO Registration Services Unit on or before 22 August 2019.

  1. 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 ESMO Merit Awards/ travel grant? If yes, for which event?
  2. A copy of the submitted abstract (the applicant must be the first author and presenter)
  3. A readable photocopy of either identity card or passport
  4. A short curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).

Documentation must be sent by e-mail. ESMO will provide the recipients with a subsidised travel ticket, subsidised accommodation and Congress registration. Merit Awards recipients must submit a report detailing the benefits of participating in the Congress by 6 December 2019.