The entire Scientific Organising Committee, thanks you for your participation in ESMO's 13th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer which took place in Barcelona, Spain from 22-25 June 2011.
In its thirteenth year, and endorsed by leading professional societies and organisations, the Congress was the premier global event in the field, encompassing malignancies affecting every component of the gastrointestinal tract and aspects related to the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer, including screening, diagnosis and the latest management options for common and uncommon tumours.
With the focus on personalised therapy, multidisciplinary management and unravelling molecular mechanisms, this event educated and updated the broad range of participating experts in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, providing a clear overview for treatment. Over 70 expert specialists led the sessions and met with participants in small targeted groups, making the scientific agenda the most comprehensive and most effective in addressing the educational needs of physicians. Specialised sessions for nurses, surgeons and young medical oncologists provided enhanced educational opportunities.
Presentation of cutting-edge research was one of the highlights of the World Congress, offering opportunities for researchers worldwide to interact with colleagues and share their endeavors with the healthcare community. In 2010, more than 400 abstracts were accepted for presentation and publication in a special supplement to the Annals of Oncology.