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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.

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 event. 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 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.

Saturday 19 September 2020 from 11:00 to 20:00 CEST
Sunday 20 September 2020 from 12:30 to 20:00 CEST
Monday 21 September 2020 from 12:30 to 20:00 CEST

Friday 16 October 2020 from 10:30 to 17:30 CEST
Saturday 17 October 2020 from 10:30 to 17:30 CEST
Sunday 18 October 2020 from 10:30 to 17:30 CEST

All third parties wishing to hold media events are kindly requested to adhere to the specific media policy and be in contact through media@esmo.org.

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

Data and information included in accepted abstracts is under embargo until the relevant embargo release date cited in the schedule below. 

Data and information beyond what is included in all accepted abstracts, including full data sets and full manuscripts, may only be made public at the start of the official programme session during which the study is presented. 


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 and late-breaking abstracts accepted as:

  • Mini Oral (suffix ‘MO’)

Friday, 18 September 2020
00:05 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Abstracts and late-breaking abstracts accepted as:

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

Saturday, 19 September 2020
00:05 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Abstracts and late-breaking abstracts selected for inclusion in the ESMO Press Programme (suffix ‘PR’)

Published according to a dedicated schedule to be made available by early September.


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

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