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ESMO Communication Committee

The ESMO Communication Committee is a permanent body of the Society, responsible for the strategic overview, integration and alignment of all communications at ESMO, and works to guarantee the correct positioning and recognition of ESMO as the voice of medical oncology.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Advocate for and warrant a consistent organisation-wide communication approach through a variety of owned and paid channels and tools
  • Oversee the design and delivery of the Society’s communications plan supporting the Society’s main strategic objectives
  • Carry out regular reviews of the Society’s communications (by assessing communication needs, design research projects (and related publications) that can benefit the community
  • Provide reliable and independent information and commentary on current medical oncology, cancer and cancer-related issues to allow the community to develop an educated judgement.
  • Provides regular communication workshops and training for key Society’s spokespeople including the members of the Executive Board and Council.


ESMO Communication Committee

The Committee is a permanent body of the Society and works to ensure that the ESMO positions are promptly and correctly spread to all oncology stakeholders and wider audiences with the ultimate goal of advocating for a better context for research against and treatment of cancer


Committee members

  • Philippe Aftimos, Belgium
  • Rita Canario, Portugal
  • Raffaella Casolino, Switzerland – Expert Consultant on WHO Cancer Control Team
  • Elena Castro, Spain
  • Carmen Criscitiello, Italy
  • Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, Switzerland – Editor in Chief, Daily Reporter
  • Marco Donia, Denmark
  • Umberto Malapelle, Italy
  • Christoph Oing, UK
  • Elizabeth Smyth, UK
  • Daniel Tan, Singapore
  • Noelia Tarazona, Spain
  • Benedikt Westphalen, Germany

ESMO Press and Media Affairs Working Group

The ESMO Press and Media Affairs Working Group reports into the Communication Committee and forms an integral part of the activities of this group.

It is responsible for activities specifically tailored and targeted for the press.

Chair and ESMO Press Officer

Working Group members

  • Maria Alice Franzoi, France
  • Bishal Gyawali, Canada
  • Elene Mariamidze, Georgia
  • Pawel Sobczuk, Poland

All enquiries should be addressed to the ESMO Communication Department

Last update: June 2023

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