ESMO, the European Society for Medical Oncology, is organizing for the first time ever its annual congress in Paris from 17 to 21 September 2021 at the Paris Convention Centre and other pavilions of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The ESMO 2021 program will be developed by a committee composed of more than 300 international experts and will span from basic research to the latest discoveries in immunotherapy of cancer, from oncology nursing to palliative care, from rare cancers to approval of medicines. It will count on the scientific and research excellence of specialists, including among others those at the Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus Paris, Europe‘s leading cancer care centre.
Paris offers the perfect background for the largest international conferences, in terms of accessibility, accommodation and transport networks in the city. Paris Convention Centre, the largest convention centre in Europe, connected to the exhibition halls of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, allows all the necessary space for the growing ESMO congress. The venue‘s continuing transformation program will bring more hotels, restaurants and services to improve the visitor experience.
“ESMO is delighted to hold its Congress in Paris in 2021. The Society was founded in 1975 and the first Congress was held in Nice the same year, with pioneers in oncology gathering to exchange knowledge. The goal was, and remains, after more than 40 years, to provide a platform to bring the oncology community together to improve patient care. The ESMO Congress has grown dramatically and is now the leading oncology event in Europe attracting nearly 30,000 clinicians, researchers, oncology nurses, patient advocates, journalists and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry from all over the world“, said Keith H. McGregor, ESMO Chief Executive Officer.