"The oncology field is going to explode within the next five years and in ten years from now oncology will be drastically different from what it is today: what we are going to see at ESMO 2012 in Vienna will give a broad overview of how new technologies can improve the tailoring of cancer therapies for the benefit of our patients." --Martine Piccart, ESMO and ESMO 2012 Congress President
More than 17,000 participants from over 120 different countries are coming to Vienna for the 37th congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology, including oncology professionals, healthcare policy makers, patient groups, pharmaceutical industry (85 exhibitors), cancer foundations and representatives of international media.
Over 200 program hours with 140 sessions, of which 110 presenting scientific results on cancer research progress in 2012, including late-breaking abstracts on gastrointestinal tumors, lung cancer, genitourinary tumors, breast cancer, gynecological cancers. Over 300 international experts will share best knowledge in cancer research, treatment and patient care.
Congress Program Highlights
The ESMO 2012 Congress full program is available at http://www.esmo.org/events/vienna-2012-congress/program.html
Meeting venue and accommodation
The ESMO 2012 Congress will take place at the Austria Center Vienna, which is located 15 minutes from the city center, within walking distance from the underground station (U1 line) and just a 25 minutes' drive from the airport.
ACV - AUSTRIA CENTER VIENNA http://www.acv.at/
As Vienna is a highly popular tourist destination, we advise you to book your hotel accommodation as soon as possible: http://www.esmo.org/events/vienna-2012-congress/accommodation.html
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 2012 Media Policy http://www.esmo.org/fileadmin/media/pdf/2012/events/vienna/ESMO-media-policy-update-2012-06.pdf .
To register for the event, please fill out the Complimentary Media Registration Form
Media registration in advance is strongly recommended (deadline: Monday, 24 September 2012).
A fully equipped ESMO Press Center will be available to registered journalists, including a press room with technical facilities (computers, wi-fi internet, telephones, photocopier, etc.), private interview rooms, storage cabinets for your technical equipment. On-site staff will be permanently at your disposal for any question and to facilitate one-on-one interviews with researchers and key opinion leaders, both in presence and remotely.
ESMO Press Program
The official ESMO 2012 Press Program will be developed in the following months, after review and acceptance of submitted abstracts. Details will be progressively uploaded on http://www.esmo.org/events/vienna-2012-congress/press.html.
In the meantime you can mark your diaries with important appointments for the press: ESMO 2012 Congress Preliminary Press Program Overview.
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