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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 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 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 event initiated by third parties is not allowed.

Wednesday, 08 December 2021 

from 14:30 to 18:00 CET 

Thursday, 09 December 2021  

from 08:45 to 18:00 CET 

Friday, 10 December 2021 

from 09:00 to 18:00 CET 

Saturday, 11 December 2021 

from 09:00 to 12:30 CET 

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

  • Abstracts accepted for presentation at ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2021 as Proffered Paper, Mini Oral and Poster will be published online on the ESMO website at 12:00 CET on Thursday, 2 December 2021. 
  • Late-breaking abstracts will be made public at the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented. 
  • The Publication schedule of abstracts and Late-breaking abstracts selected for inclusion in the ESMO PR programme will be available 10 days before the Congress.


Date and time

Abstracts accepted as: 

  • Proffered Paper or Mini Oral (suffix ‘O’
  • Poster (suffix ‘P’)  

Thursday, 2 December 2021

12:00 Central European Time (CET)

Late-breaking abstracts (prefix ‘LBA’)

At the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented.

Abstracts selected for ESMO PR programme (additional suffix ‘_PR’)

ESMO PR programme publication schedule will be available 10 days before the Congress

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

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


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

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