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It is withgreat pleasure we invite you to participate in the 40th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology, held from 8 -10 November 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we could not meet in person last year. The progress of the vaccination and the upcoming EU Digital Covid Certificate has given us the confidence to host our congress in-person. We are impatient and excited to see you again, other than through a screen and to offer you the opportunity to interact with keynote speakers or network with peers in real life, to feel the atmosphere of a live meeting again and enjoy a city with a rich and diverse cultural heritage.
This year’s theme “Shaping the future of Cancer Care” will include a first-class panel of speakers presenting the latest developments, trends, and innovative techniques in the management of patients with solid tumours.
Recognizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to cancer patient care, the Scientific Committee has invited leading experts from different disciplines and sub-disciplines. You will get the opportunity to attend sessions on Artificial intelligence, immunotherapy, women in surgery and advances in surgical oncology. We are also honoured to host a session by the Anticancer Fund on clinical research in surgical oncology.
But wait, there is more!
We are celebrating the return of live educational activities with:
- the popular Dragon’s Den session during which selected authors will be able to pitch their surgical trial proposal to a panel of experts;
- educational workshops in breast and in colorectal cancer surgery as part of the congress scientific programme;
- a case discussion workshop on peritoneal surface malignancies;
- courses on liver cancer surgery and pancreatic cancer, organised in parallel with the congress scientific programme.
We look forward to seeing you in November, for what promises to an extraordinary reunion of our surgical oncology community.
ESSO President &ESSO 40 Scientific Chair