Media registration

ESMO welcomes media interested in obtaining information and reporting on cancer issues. Registration is free to bona fide journalists on presentation of a letter of assignment and a valid press card. Media representatives are required to observe and abide by the  ESMO Media Policy which applies to all ESMO events.

To apply for media accreditation, please fill out the form available here:

Complete the Media Registration Form

Media registration in advance is strongly recommended although on-site registration will be possible as well. Further information for press representatives will be made available closer to the event.

Third-party media activities

Media activities initiated by third parties during or in connection with the event are subject to the ESMO Policy on Third-Party Media Activities which aims to guarantee proper and correct distribution of oncology and cancer-related information to media representatives in connection with the conference. Such media activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Meetings such as press conferences, media briefings and educational sessions involving media representatives
  • PR activities, such as press releases, news, articles, interviews, etc.

Press events in or outside the congress centre but concomitant with/or during breaks of the scientific programme of the event are subject to ESMO Press Office approval.

Please submit your request by contacting the ESMO Press Office at

Blackout times

During Blackout times any media activity initiated by third parties is not allowed.



7 May 2020

13:30 – 18:00

8 May 2020

07:30 – 18:15

9 May 2020

07:30 – 15:30

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

  1. Abstracts accepted for presentation during ESMO Breast Cancer 2020 (Proffered Paper, Mini Oral and Poster) and for publication in the ESMO Breast Cancer 2020 Abstract Book, will be published online on the ESMO Breast Cancer 2020 website on 4 May 2020.
  2. Late-breaking abstracts (LBA) accepted for presentation during ESMO Breast Cancer 2020 will be made public on the day of presentation during the official ESMO Breast Cancer 2020 Programme.
  3. Abstracts and LBAs selected for inclusion in the official ESMO Breast Cancer 2020 Press Programme will be available 10 days before the Congress.


Date and time

Abstracts accepted as:

  • Proffered Paper (suffix ‘O’)
  • Mini Oral (suffix ‘O’)
  • Poster (suffix ‘P’)

4 May 2020

12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Late-breaking abstracts (prefix ‘LBA’)

At the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented.

Abstracts and LBAs selected for the official ESMO Press Programme (additional suffix ‘PR’)

ESMO Press Programme and related abstract publication schedule, will be available 10 days before the Congress.


ESMO Press Office

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