3-6 July 2013

Barcelona, Spain

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Letter from the Chairs

On behalf of the entire Scientific Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the ESMO 15th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain from 3-6 July 2013.

This Congress is the premier global event in the field, encompassing malignancies affecting every component of the gastrointestinal tract and aspects related to the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer, including screening, diagnosis and the latest management options for common and uncommon tumors. It has been endorsed by leading professional societies and organizations.

With the focus on personalized therapy, multidisciplinary management and unraveling molecular mechanisms, the World Congress will educate and update the broad range of experts who participate in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, providing a clear overview for treatment. Over 60 expert specialists will lead the sessions and meet with participants in small targeted groups, making the scientific agenda the most comprehensive and most effective in addressing the educational needs of physicians. Thousands of participants attend each year, and their comments indicate that the update they receive is of immediate relevance to their practices.

Presentation of cutting-edge research has become one of the highlights of the World Congress, offering opportunities for researchers worldwide to interact with colleagues and share their endeavors with the healthcare community. In 2012, over 350 abstracts were accepted for presentation and publication in a special supplement to the Annals of Oncology. We invite you to participate in this year's meeting by submitting an abstract to be considered for presentation.

The ESMO 15th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer promises to continue the tradition of excellence and stimulate the interest of its participants. We look forward to seeing you in July 2013 in Barcelona for what will be a most important and most memorable scientific meeting.


Mario Dicato, MD
Mario Dicato, MD

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD
Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD

Leuven, Belgium

Congress Language

The Congress language is English. No translation will be provided.

Important Dates

Early Registration Deadline

22 March 2013

Abstract Submission Deadline

11 March 2013

Abstract Notifications Mailed

22 April 2013

Abstract Presenter Registration Deadline

10 May 2013

Discounted Registration Deadline

19 June 2013

Presentation Dates

3-6 July 2013

Congress Endorsers

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS)


European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS)

EORTC Gastrointestinal Tumour Group
Gastrointestinal Tumour Group


European School of Oncology (ESO)



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