Oncology Congress to Be Held in Barcelona for the First Time

ESMO, the European professional organisation for medical oncology, has announced that the ESMO 2019 Annual Congress will take place in partnership with the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) from 27 September to 1 October 2019, at the Fira Barcelona, Spain.

Following two congresses in Madrid in 2014 and 2017, ESMO will gather in Barcelona more than 22,000 clinicians, researchers, patient advocates, journalists and the pharmaceutical industry from all over the world to attend the congress’s programme, which will be developed by a committee composed of more than 300 international experts, in order to learn about the latest advances in oncology and translate science into better cancer patient care.

“Two of Spain´s undeniable strengths are the quality of its research system and international cooperation in oncology. I am therefore thrilled that ESMO has, for the first time, selected Barcelona, Spain, as the global stage for the exchange and debate of translational cancer science of excellence, first announcements of potentially practice changing data, and multidisciplinary must-have conversations set to spur transformative therapies against cancer,” says Prof Josep Tabernero, ESMO President Elect, Head of the Medical Oncology Department, Vall d´Hebron University Hospital, and Director of the Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO).

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