News Release

Media alert: ESMO Virtual Congress 2020, September 19-21

Book Announcement

European Society for Medical Oncology

Lugano, Switzerland, 10 August 2020 - The science weekend of the ESMO Congress 2020 will be held as a virtual meeting between 19 and 21 September.

Abstract titles (more than 2,100) are already listed in the online programme, the titles of accepted late-breaking abstracts (around 100 expected) will be made available at the end of August (view the scientific programme). (1)

In order to plan your activities, we kindly ask you to take note of the new embargo schedule for the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020. (2)

Two embargoed press conferences will be held ahead of the Congress days, according to the following timeline:

Press Conference 1, Thursday, 10 September, 12:30-13:30 CEST

Press Conference 2, Thursday, 17 September, 12:30-13:30 CEST

ESMO welcomes media interested in reporting from the ESMO events and on cancer issues. In addition to having access to sessions, e-poster area, virtual exhibition area, and industry satellite symposia, accredited journalists will also have access to the congress webcasts. The webcast provides an opportunity to re-watch presentations, which might be helpful in the preparation of your activities.

To apply for media accreditation, please fill out the ESMO Media Registration Form. (3)

Media representatives are required to observe and abide by the ESMO Media Policy which applies to all ESMO events. (4)

Further information

ESMO Press Office

Notes to Editors

Please make sure to use the official name of the meeting in your reports: ESMO Virtual Congress 2020

Official Hashtag: #ESMO20


(1) Scientific programme

(2) Embargo schedule

(3) Media registration form

(4) ESMO Media Policy

About the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)

ESMO is the leading professional organisation for medical oncology. With more than 25,000 members representing oncology professionals from over 160 countries worldwide, ESMO is the society of reference for oncology education and information. ESMO is committed to offer the best care to people with cancer, through fostering integrated cancer care, supporting oncologists in their professional development, and advocating for sustainable cancer care worldwide.


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