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ESMO patient seminar 2012 banner
Start date
29 Sep 2012
End date
30 Sep 2013
Vienna, Austria

The 9th ESMO Patient Seminar, dedicated to cancer patients, family members, representatives of cancer leagues and patient groups, opened on Saturday afternoon, 29 September, with welcome speeches and keynote lectures, followed by a full day of sessions on Sunday, 30 September 2012. The Seminar covered a wide range of subjects, with the aim of encouraging direct interaction and communication between oncology patients and healthcare professionals.


ESMO Seminar for cancer patients, relatives, advocates and caregivers
Prof. Ludwig, founder of the ESMO seminars for cancer patients, anticipates some of the topics to be discussed at the 2012 edition. Patients and advocates are called upon contributing to improve communication with doctors and highlight those important issues that can make a real difference in the life of cancer patients. Especially in the era of personalised medicine.

9th ESMO Patient Seminar Task Force

ESMO is grateful to the following people for their major contribution in establishing the Patient Seminar programme and for their assistance in promoting this activity:
Lorenz Jost, Kantonsspital and Chair of the ESMO Cancer Patient Working Group (CPWG), Switzerland
Heinz Ludwig, Wilhelminenspital and Chair of the Patient Seminar local task force, Austria
Raphael Catane, Sheba Medical Centre and member of the ESMO CPWG, Israel
Philip Davies, Europe Cervical cancer Association and member of the ESMO CPWG, United Kingdom
Francesco De Lorenzo, European Cancer Patient Coalition and member of the ESMO CPWG, Italy
Louis Denis, Europa Uomo and member of the ESMO CPWG, Belgium
Jan Geissler, CML Advocates Network and member of the ESMO CPWG, Germany
Elfriede Jirsa, Multiple myeloma/lymphoma AT and member of the local task force, Austria
Jola Gore-Booth, Global Colon Cancer Alliance and member of the ESMO CPWG, United Kingdom
Grabriela Kornek, Medical University of Vienna and member of the ESMO CPWG and of the local task force , Austria
Stella Kyriadides, Europa Donna and member of the ESMO CPWG, Cyprus
Stefania Vallone, Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe (WALCE) and member of the ESMO CPWG Italy
Anita Waldman, Myeloma Euronet and member of the ESMO CPWG, Germany
Wendy Yared, European Cancer Leagues and member of the ESMO CPWG, Belgium

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