ESMO 2017: Programme

The ESMO 2017 online programme is now available

ESMO 2017 will provide a scientific and educational programme able to directly impact the daily clinical practice of oncologists.

View the ESMO 2017 programme

Following the recent events in Barcelona and the current security situation in Europe, we would like to reassure all attendees to the 2017 congress in Madrid, that ESMO has been working closely over the past months with local partners to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place during the congress. We continue to monitor the situation and observe the official Spanish Government security levels, and should there be any changes, we will provide updates via the ESMO website.

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

Abstracts accepted for presentation at ESMO 2017 as Proffered Paper (oral presentation), Poster Discussion and Poster were published online on the ESMO website at 00:05 CEST on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

Late-breaking abstracts (prefix ‘LBA’) and abstracts selected for the official Congress Press Programme (suffix_PR) were made public at 00:05 CEST (local Swiss time) on the day of the official Congress session during which they were presented.

All accepted abstracts and LBA are published online in the ESMO 2017 Abstract Book - Annals of Oncology, Volume 28, Supplement 5, September 2017.

Abstracts selected for the ESMO Press Programme were made public accordingly to the schedule published on the ESMO Press Office page.



CME: The ESMO 2017 Congress has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 27 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found online here.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

ESMO-MORA: The Congress programme has been accredited with 25 ESMO-MORA category 1 points. Recertification is necessary for medical oncologists to remain professionally certified by ESMO. It also guarantees that a certified medical oncologist has continued to update her/his knowledge and still possess the necessary skills and standards for the practice of medical oncology. See here for further details.


The Congress webcasts will include all sessions of the official programme where speaker permission is granted.

All ESMO members will be able to access the webcasts via OncologyPRO. They will also be available online for six months following the Congress to all delegates who elect to pay the additional webcast fee. After this period the webcasts will be removed from the ESMO website.