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ESMO Member Services Desks

Membership staff warmly welcome you to the ESMO Congress 2019 and will be happy to answer any membership or congress related questions you may have whilst in Barcelona. You can find three designated areas in the congress centre:

ESMO Membership Services desks:

  • in the Registration Area
  • in the Society Village
  • in the Member Lounge, Hall 7

View the venue floorplan

Staff at the Member Services desks will also be able to provide you with “Member” ribbons for your badge. You will need to be identified as an ESMO Member to access the Lounge, pick up the latest publications from the Booth and access the ESMO General Assembly.

ESMO Member Lounge - Hall 7

The ESMO Member Lounge is an exclusive area where members can relax in-between sessions and meet with other members of the ESMO community. ESMO Membership Services staff will be on hand to cater to all member needs.

Stop by the Membership Services desk to renew your membership with the 3 for 2 onsite offer, update your profile, ask any questions you may have.

ESMO Member Lounge opening hours



Friday, 27 September

9:00 - 18:00

Saturday, 28 September to Monday, 30 September

8:00 - 18:00

To enter the ESMO Member Lounge you will need to be wearing your ESMO Member badge or ESMO Member ribbon.

Ribbons can be obtained from any ESMO Membership Services desks located in the Registration Area, in the Society Village or in the Member Lounge directly.

For statistical and operational purposes, your badge will be scanned by a hostess each time you enter.

Exclusive access to the Lounge is one of the benefits of being an ESMO Member. Even if accompanied by a member, non-members are not permitted to enter, but are welcome to join ESMO at the Membership Services desk found within the Lounge and gain immediate access to the area.

Lounge facilities

  • Working area with laptops and printers
  • Seating area where you can relax and catch up with colleagues
  • Education library with free copies of ESMO's latest members-only publications
  • Membership Services desk

Complimentary refreshments will be provided during the Lounge opening hours. Lunch will not be served. Food courts and cafes offering local and international delicacies are available within the Congress centre - look for the “fork and knife” signs on the floorplan to find the closest available option.

ESMO Booth and Membership Services Desks - Society Village

Visit the ESMO Booth in the Society Village and stop by the Membership Services Centre to check your membership status, update your profile, review your member benefits or renew/sign up for membership taking advantage of the 3 for 2 onsite offer.

Activities for Members

ESMO General Assembly

All ESMO members are invited to attend the 2019 ESMO Annual General Assembly taking place on Saturday, 28 September from 13:15 to 14:45 in the Santander Auditorium (Hall 3) with doors opening at 12:15.

Voting and all other rights in connection with the General Assembly are restricted to eligible full members pursuant to the ESMO Bylaws (Article 10, Paragraph 2). Student members are welcome to attend but will not be able to vote.

You will need to be identified as an ESMO Member to gain access to the room. If your badge does not show you are a member, please visit the ESMO Membership Services desks located in the Registration Area, Society Village or in the Member Lounge to pick up your ESMO Member ribbon.

2020 ESMO awards nominations open

Who do you think deserves to receive an ESMO award in 2020? ESMO members are invited to nominate candidates for one or more of these awards: ESMO Award, ESMO Award for Translational Research, ESMO Women for Oncology Award, ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations can be made via the online form or at the ballot box located in the ESMO Member Lounge as of 27 September.

ESMO Fellowship Session

The ESMO Fellowship Programme Session on 30 September (14:45-16:15, Santander Auditorium, Hall 3) will celebrate those ESMO Members who have received a fellowship in 2018. It will also be the occasion to learn more about the ESMO Fellowship Programme – open to ESMO Members – and how to apply for it.

ESMO Examination Registration

There are still a limited number of seats available for ESMO members wishing to register onsite in Barcelona for the 2019 ESMO Examination. If you wish to register, please visit the ESMO Member Lounge on Saturday, 28 September from 9:00 to 13:00. The spaces available will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Learn more about ESMO’s publications

Would you like to find out more about ESMO books? Or have a question for the Educational Publications Working Group (EPWG)? Meet the Members of the EPWG Group responsible for defining the topics of ESMO books and working as book editors and authors in the ESMO Member Lounge:

  • Saturday 28 September, 12:15-13:00
    Raffaele Califano (Chair) and Giannis Mountzios
  • Sunday 29 September, 11:15-12:00
    Marcia Hall (co-chair) and Michalis Karamouzis
  • Monday 30 September, 11:15-12:00
    Veronika Ballová and Ivana Bozovic

Your voice is heard, ESMO listens to you

Hear what your peers think of ESMO: look for their testimonials in the ESMO Member Lounge, at the ESMO Booth and by the Society Village. Do their words statements reflect your own ESMO membership experience?

Testimonials were collected last year in the context of a survey about the value of the ESMO membership.

Congress resources


The Congress webcast will capture and include all the sessions of the official programme, where speaker permission is granted.

The webcast will be made available to all ESMO Members through OncologyPRO within 48 hours.


All accepted abstracts, including late-breaking abstracts, will be published in the Congress online programme as the embargo lifts. All abstracts will also be published as a compendium at a later stage as a supplement to the Annals of Oncology.

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