The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) is the leading European professional organisation committed to advancing the specialty of medical oncology and promoting a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care.
ESMO provides its members and the wider oncology community with an extensive range of educational services and scientific platforms with the ultimate goal of improving knowledge and information sharing in order to provide the best possible care for cancer patients.
With this goal in mind and on behalf of ESMO, I encourage you to join the ESMO community of oncology professionals and participate by attending this exciting first ESMO Asia Congress, 18-21 December 2015 at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore.
Oncology is a rapidly changing field which requires even more collaboration between doctors from different backgrounds, experience and across all areas of specialisation. Face to face meetings are still the best choice for continuing medical education by facilitating information exchange between peers. Guided by esteemed Congress Officers, Advisory Council members and Track Chairs, the Congress is an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge while networking with key opinion leaders in oncology.
As the ESMO membership base continues to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, it is our intention to identify and meet the needs of this membership group. The ESMO Asia Congress has been enthusiastically supported by the most important and influential oncology associations in the region. ESMO is thankful for this local support and looks forward to strengthening these key partnerships.
2015 marks 40 years for ESMO and 50 for Singapore. I hope all oncology professionals will join us in spectacular Singapore to celebrate these milestones, and help ESMO shape the future of oncology. ESMO Asia will be a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary Congress and the meeting place for international key opinion leaders in oncology. Together we can make a difference—join us!
I look forward to welcoming you to Singapore.
Rolf A. Stahel, Zurich, Switzerland
ESMO and Congress President