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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 media@esmo.org.

Blackout times

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



18 September 2020

10:15 – 18:00

19 September 2020

08:00 – 18:30

20 September 2020

08:00 – 18:30

21 September 2020

08:00 – 18:30

22 September 2020

09:00 – 13:00

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts


Date and time

Abstracts accepted as:

  • Poster (suffix ‘P’)
  • Poster (Trial in Progress) (suffix ‘TiP’)
  • EONS Poster (prefix ‘CN’)

Monday, 14 September 2020
00:05 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Abstracts accepted as:

  • Proffered Paper (suffix ‘O’)
  • Mini Oral (suffix ‘MO’)
  • EONS Proffered Paper (prefix ‘CN’)

Friday, 18 September 2020
00:05 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 inclusion in the ESMO Press Programme (suffix ‘PR’)

Published according to a dedicated schedule to be made available during the second week of September 2020


ESMO Press Office
E-mail: media@esmo.org

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