2022 Abstracts

Abstract Availability and Embargo

Poster and poster discussion PDF will be published to the Annals of Oncology website on June 28 at 12 AM CEST.

All abstracts will be published to the Annals of Oncology website on Saturday, 02 July at 16:30 CEST.

Embargo Policy

Abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee for presentation as part of the agenda for the ESMO 24th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer (designated with an O or LBA or SO before their number) are embargoed until the start of the session that they are part of.

Please see the chart below for those embargo times.

Abstract Number Embargoed Until
LBA O-9 Wednesday, 29 June 13:00 CEST
LBA O-10 Wednesday, 29 June 13:00 CEST
SO-1 Wednesday, 29 June 13:30 CEST
SO-2 Wednesday, 29 June 13:30 CEST
O-1 Wednesday, 29 June 16:40 CEST
O-2 Wednesday, 29 June 16:40 CEST
SO-3 Wednesday, 29 June 16:40 CEST
SO-4 Thursday, 30 June 08:00 CEST
SO-5 Thursday, 30 June 08:00 CEST
SO-6 Thursday, 30 June 08:00 CEST
O-3 Thursday, 30 June 08:00 CEST
O-4 Thursday, 30 June 08:00 CEST
SO-7 Thursday, 30 June 08:00 CEST
SO-8 Thursday, 30 June 08:00 CEST
SO-9 Thursday, 30 June 10:00 CEST
SO-10 Thursday, 30 June 10:00 CEST
SO-11 Thursday, 30 June 10:00 CEST
LBA-1 Thursday, 30 June 10:00 CEST
O-5 Thursday, 30 June 14:50 CEST
SO-12 Thursday, 30 June 14:50 CEST
SO-13 Thursday, 30 June 14:50 CEST
SO-14 Thursday, 30 June 14:50 CEST
SO-15 Thursday, 30 June 14:50 CEST
SO-16 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
SO-17 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
SO-18 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
SO-19 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
SO-20 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
SO-21 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
SO-22 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
LBA SO-23 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
SO-24 Friday, 1 July 08:00 CEST
SO-25 Friday, 1 July 10:50 CEST
SO-26 Friday, 1 July 17:00 CEST
SO-27 Friday, 1 July 17:00 CEST
SO-28 Friday, 1 July 17:00 CEST
SO-29 Friday, 1 July 18:05 CEST
SO-30 Friday, 1 July 18:05 CEST
SO-31 Saturday, 2 July 08:15 CEST
SO-32 Saturday, 2 July 08:15 CEST
SO-33 Saturday, 2 July 08:15 CEST
LBA SO-34 Saturday, 2 July 08:15 CEST
SO-35 Saturday, 2 July 08:15 CEST
SO-36 Saturday, 2 July 08:15 CEST
O-6 Saturday, 2 July 09:30 CEST
O-7 Saturday, 2 July 09:30 CEST
SO-37 Saturday, 2 July 09:30 CEST
SO-38 Saturday, 2 July 09:30 CEST
O-8 Saturday, 2 July 09:30 CEST
LBA-2 Saturday, 2 July 09:30 CEST
SO-39 Saturday, 2 July 09:30 CEST
SO-40 Saturday, 2 July 15:15 CEST

*Please note agenda timing is subject to change

Companies planning to distribute a press release containing embargoed information must ensure that the release clearly displays the embargo date and time. The company issuing the release assumes responsibility for ensuring embargoed releases are only distributed to reporters who will abide by the Congress embargo policy.

Poster Presentations

Authors will be present at their abstract posters during the breaks. Posters are available only on the days outlined below.

Thursday, 30 June | 09:30–17:45
Esophageal Cancer
Hepatocellular Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Biliary Tract Cancer
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Other GI Tumors (including GIST and Anal Cancer)

Friday, 1 July | 10:20–17:00
Colon Cancer
Rectal Cancer

Saturday, 2 July | 11:42–12:15
Late-Breaking, Oral, and Short-Oral Abstracts

Poster Set-up

8:30 – 10:00 on the morning of your poster presentation.

Poster Break-Down

Please remove your poster immediately following the afternoon poster viewing session. Posters not removed from the poster boards at the end of the poster viewing session will be taken down and disposed off by the CCIB staff. We cannot be responsible for the status of your poster after this time.

Poster Size

Posters should be a 90 cm wide x 120 cm tall and be in portrait format. 

PosterSessionOnline and Poster Printing services

As a complementary service for poster presenters, we are proud to offer once again the innovative PosterSessionOnline platform, where all posters can be browsed online both on-site and after the Congress, to ensure that your poster gets maximum exposure. We strongly encourage all presenters to prepare and submit a copy online free of charge, via the link below. Furthermore, for abstracts selected in the Poster category, you can order printing online - on an optional basis - before the Congress and later collect your poster on-site at your convenience. The cost will be 62 Euros + 21% VAT.

STEP 1: Prepare your poster in PowerPoint or PDF, 90 cm wide x 120 cm high (portrait), 1 slide only. Need help preparing your poster?

STEP 2: Submit your poster file online by clicking here.

  • When you have successfully submitted your poster, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

Contact PosterSession Online for further help by email, customer@postersessiononline.eu or by phone +34 91 736 2385 (Mon-Thurs 9:00-17:30; Fri 8:30-15:00 (GMT+1)

For frequently asked questions and guidelines on font sizes and sections, please click here.

Poster submission deadline is 20 June 2022 at 23:59 CET

Poster Location

CCIB, Poster Hall
Once you have your Congress badge, please check in at the “Poster Check-In” table the morning of your poster viewing between 8:30 – 10:00. The table is located inside the Poster Hall. Once you have checked-in at the table, you can proceed to hang your poster.

Poster numbers will be located on the poster boards in the Poster Hall, in numerical order using the Abstract Number. Do not move your number or hang your poster in the place of another submission.

We ask that you stand with your poster during the poster viewing times listed with each abstract.

ESMO World Congress On Gastrointestinal Cancer Press Registration Policies And Procedures

The ESMO WGI organisers welcome members of the media interested in reporting on cancer issues. Media representatives are required to observe and abide by the EMSO WGI Media Policy, which applies to all ESMO WGI-related communications activities.

Embargo Policy

Specific embargo details will be published ahead of the event on the related event’s web page (press room). Individual press releases and any related document will include the embargo details.

IMPORTANT: Data and information beyond what is included in the accepted abstract (including the abstracts selected for the official ESMO WGI PR Programme), i.e. full data sets and corresponding full manuscript, is embargoed until and can be made public at the start of the official programme session during which the study is presented.

Members of the media are required to observe and respect embargoes as indicated in each communication shared by the ESMO WGI organisers. This applies to all kinds of channels (online and printed outlets, newsrooms, social media, etc.). If publishing ESMO WGI press releases, the event should be indicated as the source.

The ESMO WGI organisers reserve the right to exclude any entity that fails to adhere to this policy from the current event, at its own complete cost, and from any future event.

Media registration

Media representatives must register through an online form, available for each meeting at the specific press page. You can also request the form through press@esmo.org. Media registration in advance is strongly recommended.

The ESMO WGI Press Office reserves the right to withhold approval of press registration if the applicant and/or the outlet does not satisfy the criteria for press registration or if the media registration form is sent without the requested supporting documents.

The ESMO WGI Press Office reserves the right to ban from a current or future meeting any person who provides false information about their affiliation or credentials.

The decision of the ESMO WGI Press Office is final regarding all press registration requests.

Media representatives who have pre-registered and are unable to attend the event they registered for, are kindly requested to inform the ESMO WGI Press Office as soon as possible.

Eligibility criteria, access and facilities

A copy of a valid press card, some examples of previously written articles and an official letter of assignment on outlet’s letterhead, issued and signed by the Editor (including full name, email address, and phone number) of the assigning publication must be uploaded on to the registration system or printed and carried if the registration is performed onsite in coincidence with the event held in person. Company, media outlet business cards and membership cards are not accepted as credentials.

Any type of issued registration and consequent badge, is property of the ESMO WGI organisers and is non-transferable. During events held in person the badge must be worn all times in the event venue.

Accreditation for reporters/correspondents/freelance journalists/editors/writers (Press accreditation)

ESMO WGI organisers will only accept letters of assignment by recognised trade and mainstream:

  • Magazines, newspapers;
  • Peer-reviewed journals publishing original manuscripts and having a regularly updated editorial news section or a supplemental conference news section;
  • News agencies and newswire services;
  • Broadcast media (radio or TV); and
  • Web sites consistently publishing editorial news coverage, provided they are widely accessible with complete editorial independence and freedom from sponsors/advertisers.

Companies or organisations producing publications, videos and other products intended for educational purposes (without a commercial component) can request one Press accreditation for the actual reporter/freelance journalist/editor/writer only.

The Press accreditation entitles the holder to:

  • Attend the official ESMO WGI press conferences and press briefings, if relevant
  • Attend all sessions in the official event programme
  • Access the event webcasts
  • Access the Press Centre, including the Press Working Room and the Press Conference room (both available at selected events held in person).

Complimentary registration for information officers of academic institutions, scientific societies, registered medical research charities or patient advocacy groups

Public affairs officers of academic institutions, scientific societies, registered medical research charities or patient advocacy groups can request one registration provided they declare they plan to prepare and publish an official report and/or news from the event. A copy of the report from previous meetings should be forwarded together with the media registration request. A copy of the report from the meeting they are requesting accreditation for, must also be shared within 3 months after the event dates. Public Affair Officers will not have access to embargoed material

The Public Affairs Officer registration entitles the holder to:

  • Attend all sessions in the official event programme
  • Access the event webcasts

Complimentary registration for photographers or camera crew members – applicable only for in person events

Photographers or camera crew members accompanying approved media representatives can obtain accreditation upon completion of the media registration form. Photographers and camera crew members will not have access to embargoed material. 

The Filming Crew registration entitles the holder to: 

  • Attend all sessions in the official Congress programme and official press conferences/briefings only accompanying an accredited reporter/correspondent/freelance journalist/editor/writer  

Categories not entitled to register as media

Representatives engaged in the following are NOT entitled to register as media, even if they have a valid press card, but are welcome to register as regular participants:

  • Public relations
  • Advertising, communications and media agencies
  • Sales and marketing
  • Financial analysis
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Foundations, charities, philanthropic organisations
  • Personal website (expressing personal opinions or not regularly writing about oncology)
  • Sponsored journalists (providing a letter of assignment/invitation issued by a company) as well as Publishers.

Media activities organised by these entities must abide by the ESMO WGI Policy on Media Activities Organised by Third Parties.