ESMO Public Policy Track and Special Sessions

Public Policy: Influencing cancer policy at the national, European, and global levels

27 September - 1 October 2019, Barcelona, Spain

Political initiatives and public policy impact medical oncologists in their daily practice as well as the treatment and care of cancer patients.

Join us and remain up to date on the latest public policy issues! Please find below a list of the ESMO 2019 Public Policy Track sessions.

Friday, 27 September 2019

Time Session Title Chair(s) Location
14:00-15:30 The role of the medical oncologist in health policy: Using national cancer control plans to translate science into better patient care Giuseppe Curigliano & José M. Martin-Moreno Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)
14:00-15:30 Cytotoxic contamination in wards: Is it an occupational hazard? Dirk Arnold & Klaus Meier Toledo Auditorium (Hall 5)
16:00-17:30 Universal health coverage and cancer: What you and your country need to know André Ilbawi & Fatima Cardoso Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)
16:00-17:30 Biosimilars’ use in oncology: Clarifying concepts Elisabeth de Vries Valencia Auditorium (Hall 5)

Saturday, 28 September 2019 

Time Session Title Chair(s) Location
08:30-10:00 Essential medicines, but not always available Alex Eniu & Vlad Voiculescu Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)
10:15-11:45 How can truly innovative drugs be available for all patients? Elisabeth de Vries & Kiu Siang Tay Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)
14:45-16:15 ESMO-MCBS: what have we learnt and how can we expand Elisabeth de Vries & Nathan Cherny Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)
16:30-18:00 Bedside rationing: To prescribe or not to prescribe? Paolo G. Casali Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)

Sunday, 29 September 2019 

Time Session Title Chair(s) Location
08:30-10:00 Immunotherapies: A revolution in cancer treatment, but are they accessible for all patients? Christian Blank & Bettina Ryll Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)
10:15-11:45 Poster Discussion - Public policy Ferry Eskens  Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)
16:30-18:00 The promise of Machine Learning in medical oncology Rudolf Fehrmann  Leon Auditorium (Hall 3)

Monday, 30 September 2019 

Time Session Title Chair(s) Location
08:30-10:00 Surviving a cancer diagnosis with a good QoL Janine Nuver & Andrew Bottomley Santander Auditorium (Hall 3)
15:00-16:00 Relevance of patient reported outcomes Bettina Ryll Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)
16:30-18:00 Proffered Paper - Public policy Elisabeth de Vries & Bill Evans  Salamanca Auditorium (Hall 3)