ESMO Presidential Election: 2020-2021

ESMO President 2020-2021: Solange Peters


ESMO is pleased to announce that the President for 2020-2021 is Professor Solange Peters, MD, PhD, head of the Medical Oncology Service, Chair of Thoracic Oncology, Oncology Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois.

“I would like to sincerely thank all those who put their trust in me. As ESMO President, I will dedicate my full energy to the well-being and the future of the Society and its members, as well as continuing to promote quality cancer care for all patients.” Solange Peters.

Fortunato Ciardiello

“At ESMO we are fortunate to have devoted volunteers who make our association thrive. We had two excellent candidates for President. I am confident that Solange will guide ESMO wisely in our rapidly changing environment. She will continue the work to develop the best education for professionals and to advance sustainable cancer care, whilst maintaining a focus on cancer research as the basis for a better understanding of cancer, with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes.”

ESMO President Fortunato Ciardiello

Josep Tabernero

“Solange is an exceptional medical oncologist, strong leader, gifted researcher and generous mentor, she will undoubtedly stand to benefit ESMO by strengthening programmes aimed at expanding independent academic research, identifying and developing initiatives to respond to the needs of our younger colleagues, and engaging in two-way dialogue with our rapidly expanding membership to better tailor our activities to regional realities, tendencies and country-specific policy points.”

ESMO President-elect Josep Tabernero

Read the press release here.