The European Cancer Congress 2013

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Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony for the European Cancer Congress will take place on Friday 27 September
from 19:30 onwards in the Congress Centre.

The keynote speech will be given by a world-renowned expert on the future of cancer therapy and research. As customary, the National Organising Committee will introduce Amsterdam and The Netherlands to the participants.

Following the ceremony, there will be a Networking Reception – an opportunity for Society Members and participants to meet and discuss their latest data in cancer as well as meeting top experts in the field.


ECCO and its Founding Members

As founding members of ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation, ESMO, ESTRO, ESSO, EACR, EONS and SIOPE, have joined together once again to form a powerful combination of seven senior organisations endorsing multidisciplinarity as the way forward to best improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer patients.

The ECC 2013 provides the opportunity to:

  • Attend Society General Assemblies (Sunday 29 September at 18:15)
  • Join in Society Sessions (see programme for full details)
  • Meet Society Secretariats at their exhibition stands
  • Network and discuss the day’s exciting developments in comfort at the Exclusive Members’ Lounges
  • Fast-track to becoming a new Society member by signing up at the stand


Official Congress Newspaper – OncoPost & OncoPeople

A very popular feature of the Congress, three issues of the official congress newspaper OncoPost & OncoPeople, will be produced for ECC 2013. Comprising up-to-the-minute news, features, reports, interviews and next-day highlights, this newspaper is a must-read for all participants. All three issues will be made readily available throughout the conference centre to keep participants fully up-to-date.

OncoPost & OncoPeople is produced by ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation and published by Deutscher Ärzte-Verlag.

To purchase advertising in this publication, please contact Katrin Groos.
Tel. +49 (0)2234 7011 – 304
[email protected]




Amsterdam RAI is easy to reach by both public transport or by car and has ample parking
facilities on and outside its site. Amsterdam RAI is situated 8 minutes from Amsterdam’s city
centre and 15 minutes from Schiphol Airport.

  • By train: station Amsterdam RAI
  • By tram, metro or bus: from Amsterdam Central Station: tram 4, metro 51. From Amstel railway station: metro 51 and bus 65. From Amsterdam Sloterdijk station: metro 50.
  • By car: The RAI is signposted on roads signs on the ring road after approaching Amsterdam from the A1 motorway (Amersfoort/Amsterdam), the A2 (Utrecht/Amsterdam) or the A4 (Den Haag [The Hague] / Amsterdam). Amsterdam RAI is situated right next to the ring road (Exit 9). The RAI’s car parks are signposted immediately after leaving the ring road.

Participants registered for the entire duration of the European Cancer Congress are entitled to one free public transport ticket giving access to public transport in Amsterdam during the Congress and are encouraged to use public transport as much as possible.



  • Insurance: The organisers do not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance and participants are strongly advised to make their own arrangements regarding health and travel insurance.
  • Language and Translation: The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
  • Lunch and Refreshments: Lunch or refreshments are not included as part of the registration fee.


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