The final program of the ESMO 2012 Congress –including all late-breaking abstract titles is online! http://www.esmo.org/events/vienna-2012-congress/program.html
The ESMO 2012 Congress looks to be one of the best in this year's oncology scenario, possibly a "practice-changing" congress: results from long awaited trials; new drug approvals or new indications for drugs already used in other settings; randomized phase III studies and trials in earlier phases of research, which indicate new signals of activity or bring new concepts for future research; also studies that seem disappointing if you simply look at numbers, but with beautiful scientific rationale, for which expert and lively discussions are expected on how to move on with research agenda priorities or in the practice arena –upon non-validation of the original hypothesis…
Watch out for thrilling results in the following areas and make sure you don't miss the expert discussions on the future of treatments for these diseases:
Just to mention a few…
Not to be missed are also presentations and discussions on:
ESMO 2012 Press timetable
These and other interesting topics will be presented during special sessions for the media. The full text of the abstracts will be published on Monday, September 17 at 9:00 (CEST). Late-breaking abstracts and abstracts included in the press program will remain embargoed until their presentation at the Congress session or at the Press briefing, whichever comes first.
Wednesday, 26 September, 10:00-11:00, Presseclub Concordia
German Press Conference: Congress program highlights with specific reference to topics for the Austrian media. Featuring a.o. the Austrian Minister of Health
Friday, 28 September, 11:30-12:30, ESMO Press Conference Room, ACV
Opening press conference: ESMO's President welcome; Congress program highlights; Appointments for journalists; The economic direct and indirect burden of cancer in Europe
Saturday, 29 September, 8:15-9:00, ESMO Press Conference Room, ACV
Press briefing Day 1: Melanoma; Lung cancer; Gastrointestinal tumors
Saturday, 29 September, 11:00-12:00 (TBC), ESMO Press Conference Room, ACV
Press conference: What personalized medicine practically means for patients
Sunday, 30 September, 8:15-9:00, ESMO Press Conference Room, ACV
Press briefing Day 2: Breast cancer; Lung cancer; Promising new weapons in the fight against cancer
Sunday, 30 September, 12:00-13:00, ESMO Press Conference Room, ACV
Press Conference: Prevention and screening – What people know about it
Monday, 1 October, 8:15-9:00, ESMO Press Conference Room, ACV
Press briefing Day 3: Breast cancer; Renal cell carcinoma; Gastrointestinal tumors
Tuesday, 2 October, 9:30-10:30, ESMO Press Conference Room, ACV
Closing press conference: Congress highlights; Top practice changes to make after ESMO 2012; Cancer care in austerity times: how to improve equal access to quality cancer care across Europe
Times subject to change - Pls visit http://www.esmo.org/events/vienna-2012-congress/press.html for updates
Stay tuned at www.esmo.org where expert interviews (audio and video) will be posted regularly to discuss the hottest topics being presented at the ESMO 2012 Congress.
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 http://www.formstack.com/forms/esmo-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, 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.
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/
Vienna hotels are filling up quickly: we advise you to book your hotel accommodation as soon as possible: http://www.esmo.org/events/vienna-2012-congress/accommodation.html
The ESMO 2012 Congress will report the best scientific data in oncology today. We look forward to welcoming you to Vienna to share it with you!
Your ESMO Press Office Team