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ESTRO 2020 - Online congress

Over the past months, ESTRO has been monitoring the evolution of the travelling restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertain forecasts for the next months have led the Board of Directors to re-think the concept that was imagined for our congress. Therefore, it is confirmed that ESTRO 2020 will take place from 28 November – 1 December 2020 in a fully digital setting.

Times of crisis are also times to bring forth innovation and change, and our goal is to harness this opportunity and provide our community with a diverse and engaging virtual experience.

Thanks to the digital platform, all registered attendees will be able to access the event in a new format with content accessible before, during and after the actual Congress:

  • Digital pre-congress Sessions – These sessions will take place digitally as a build up to the ESTRO 2020 congress. A detailed calendar will be published in September.
  • Online congress sessions – Attendees will be able to access the full scientific programme via a new and dedicated digital platform. Q&A and polling software will enable interaction with the speaker
  • Webcasts – following the event, the sessions’ webcasts will be available on the MyESTRO portal to all registered participants.
  • A Virtual technical exhibition, will take place during ESTRO 2020: the industry partners will be showcasing products and novelties, and will propose digital satellite symposia.

The first digital ESTRO congress will include:
 

  ESTRO 2020 ONLINE
   
 Pre congress  sessions  Access to the offering of digital sessions building up to the  ESTRO 2020 event
   
 ESTRO 2020
  • Access to the annual congress scientific programme streamed live
  • Access to the digital poster platform and the opportunity to interact with the authors digitally
   
 MyESTRO portal  Access to the webcasts of the event via the MyESTRO portal
   
 Virtual Exhibition  Access to the Virtual Exhibition and the digital industry symposia
   

 

It is my privilege and great pleasure to invite you to ESTRO 2020. The congress will take place, for the first time, in a fully digital setting from 28 November – 1 December 2020, .

ESTRO is a multi-professional society focusing on radiation oncology as a core component of high- quality, multidisciplinary cancer treatment, in partnership with other oncology societies.

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Scientific programme committee

Chair of the congress: Umberto Ricardi (IT)

Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) chairs

  •     Ben Slotman (NL), Chair of interdisciplinary track
  •     Heidi Lyng (NO), Chair, SAG Radiobiology
  •     Eduard Gershkevitsh (EE), Chair, SAG Radiation Physics
  •     Esther Troost (DE), Chair, SAG Clinical Radiotherapy
  •     Aileen Duffton (UK), Chair, Radiation Therapy
  •     Jolien Heukelom (NL), Chair, Young track
  •     Steven Petit (NL) ,Chair, Young track
  •     Bradley Pieters (NL), Chair, World Congress of Brachytherapy
  •     Members: Ludwig Dubois (NL), Pierfrancesco Franco (IT), Yolande Lievens (BE), Anthony Chalmers (UK), Marco Schwarz (IT), Karin Haustermans (BE), Filipe Moura (PT), Christian Kirisits (AT), Michael Baumann (DE), Jens Overgaard (DK), Pierre Blanchard (FR), Ludvig Muren (DK), Michelle Leech (IE)

Read the full list of SPC members

Conference secretariat

ESTRO Office 
Rue Martin V, 40 
1200 Brussels 
Belgium

General queries: contact us

Abstract queries: contact us

Register to the annual congress: thanks to the digital participation, all registered attendees will be able to access the event, in a new format, with digital content.  

Registration fees for ESTRO 2020

Fees including 21% VAT  

Reduced fees apply to ESTRO members

Digital registration  Flat rate
In-training Members / Student* / RTT ** 190€
ESTRO Members from emerging countries *** 230€
ESTRO Members  420€
Non ESTRO Members 600€
   
Additional fees : pre-congress courses   
In-training Members / Student / RTT * 100€
ESTRO Members  155€
Non ESTRO Members 185€


Cancel my registration – You can cancel your registration and get a full refund of the registration fee minus handling charges of 15%. This option is available until 2 months before ESTRO 2020, i.e. until 28 September 2020. Between 28 September and 12 November 2020, the refund will amount to 50% of the registration fee. No refund will be possible if the cancellation is postmarked after 12 November 2020.

* To register as a student you should be an ESTRO member and send your valid student card to events@estro.org before completing the registration. Institute letters are not accepted.
** ESTRO Members with speciality RTT may register at the In-training fee.

*** Participants from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate before 12 November 2020. After this date the desk fee will apply. Emerging country rate applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing available.

Searchable programme 

The searchable programme for ESTRO 2020 is available via the following link: ESTRO 2020 Programme

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

ESTRO 2020

A small selection of pre-recorded sessions will be available leading up to congress in Mid-October and Mid-November.

ESTRO 2020 Posters and Provisional Abstract book

The abstracts selected for poster presentation - Poster Highlight, Poster Discussion or Poster (digital only) - are available for browsing in the searchable programme or via the following links as well as in the provisional congress abstract book:

The digital posters are available via the following link: ESTRO 2020 Digital Posters

Please note that digital posters are still being submitted by authors and the poster library will be updated regularly.

3 online pre-meeting courses will be organised before the congress. The pre-meeting courses will combine online sessions and pre-course material. They will also allow digital interaction with the faculty and peers on a dedicated education platform.

Please find below the different topics:

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Radiobiology
  • RTT
     

Abstracts will be selected for one of the following presentation formats:

Oral presentation: abstracts selected for oral presentation are presented at one of the proffered paper sessions scheduled within the programme.

Poster: abstracts selected as posters will be presented in one of the following 3 presentation formats:

  • Poster Presentation: A 5-minute poster presentation is recorded and uploaded to the virtual Poster Hall available in the online congress platform.

Authors of the abstracts selected for a Poster Presentation must upload an electronic version of their poster via the ESTRO subsidised poster platform. More information will be provided in due course.

  • Poster: Poster (in electronic version only) will be available for viewing in the virtual Poster Hall available in the online congress platform. These posters in electronic format do not have a recorded presentation but delegates can contact the author via the platform to ask questions.

Authors of the abstracts selected as Poster must upload an electronic version of their poster via the ESTRO subsidised poster platform. More information will be provided in due course.

Following the extension of public health safety measures in relation to COVID-19 across the world, ESTRO 2020 will launch a new concept and will go fully digital.

A Vitrual technical exhibition will take place during ESTRO 2020. The industry partners will be showcasing prodcuts an novelties, and will propose digital satellite symposia.

Please find here the relevant information regarding our virtual exhibition:

In case of any questions, please contact

Hande Yilmaz

+32 (0) 2 775 90 18

For general questions please contact our conference secretariat

General queries: contact us
Abstract queries: contact us

Postal address:

ESTRO Office 
Rue Martin V, 40 
1200 Brussels 
Belgium

Please find below the Frequently Asked Questions linked to the ESTRO 2020 reschedule.

I want to keep my registration to the ESTRO 2020 online congress. What should I do?
If you are registered to ESTRO 2020 in Vienna, your registration will be automatically converted into  digital access to the congress.  Next week you will receive a communication asking you to make a choice between the options available on how you would like the difference in price between the live and digital event to be used: a donation to ESTRO to support the Society, a credit for another activity or a reimbursement

I do not want to keep my registration to the ESTRO 2020 online congress. What should I do?
If you are registered to ESTRO 2020 in Vienna, but you prefer not to attend the now digital congress, please notify us at events@estro.org: you can cancel your registration and receive a full refund of the registration fee minus 15% handling charges. This option is available until 2 months before ESTRO 2020, i.e. until 28 September 2020. Between 28 September and 12 November 2020, the refund will amount to 50% of the registration fee. No refund will be possible if the cancellation is postmarked after 12 November 2020. Please note that refunds will be processed as of 20 October.

I am registered for a specific ESTRO day. What should I do?
Unfortunately, daily passes are not available for the digital congress. Please notify us at events@estro.org if you would like to purchase access to the whole digital programme, or if you prefer to cancel your registration. The price difference is going to be charged or refunded. Refunds will be processed as of 20th October.

I cancelled my registration to ESTRO 2020 before it became a full digital meeting, and I have not been refunded yet. Can I register again?
Of course! If you wish now to attend the digital meeting and your registration has not yet been refunded, you can notify us at events@estro.org and we will transfer your registration to the new format, and reimburse the remaining balance. Refunds will be processed as of 20th October.

I cancelled my registration to ESTRO 2020 before it became a full digital meeting, and I have already been refunded. Can I register again?
If you have already been reimbursed, we can reactivate your registration and send you a new invoice for the digital meeting. We will discount you the 15% handling charges that have been previously deducted from your reimbursement. You can notify us at events@estro.org and we will process your request.

 

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