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ECCO2017 NEWS: Programme offer to Urologists

Find out how major urological cancer trial results could change the way you manage patients in your daily practice.
This is just one of the attractions on offer to urologists at ECCO2017, a clinically oriented congress with best patient care at its centre.
Interested? Read on to learn more.
  • Hear latest trial data in urology
Listen to principal investigators present data from 2016’s most promising practice-changing phase III trials in urological cancers (‘Clinical Symposium: Urology – Bladder Cancer’ on 29 January). An international panel of speakers will report results from practice-changing trials investigating the optimum extent of pelvic lymphadenectomy during surgery for invasive bladder cancer, the timing of surgery in patients with metastatic kidney cancer, primary radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer with limited bone metastases, and post-PD-1/PD-L1 targeted therapy efficacy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Click here to find out more.
On the final day of the Congress, hear a multidisciplinary panel review and critically assess the data from these trials and then join your peers from multiple disciplines to vote on whether you think the results are truly practice changing (‘Critical Review: Urology – Critical Review of Presented Trials and Implication in Practice’ on 30 January). The audience consensus will give an insight into the real impact of the data on clinical practice. Click here to find out more.
In addition to the Clinical Symposium, oral presentations of the most interesting urology abstracts submitted to the meeting will be featured in the Proffered Papers Session (‘Proffered Papers: Urology’ on 28 January).
  • Handling difficult cases – learn from the experts
Find out how leading expertsincluding authorities in medical, surgical and radiation oncology; pathology; oncology nursing and psychologywould manage a challenging case (‘Multidisciplinary Tumour Board: Urology’ on 29 January). These sessions provide a valuable opportunity to learn from the insights and experiences of specialists in their fields. Click here to find out more.
  • Understand unmet needs in prostate cancer imaging
If your interest is imaging and/or prostate cancer, make sure you attend the special Educational Session outlining the current status of, and future perspectives in, MRI and molecular imaging (‘Challenges in Cancer Imaging: How Much do we Need and Unmet Clinical Needs – Prostate Cancer’ on 27 January). The session also features critical appraisal from the clinical perspective of practising specialists. Click here to find out more.
That’s not all.
  • For the first time at any oncology congress, primary care involvement will be discussed in a number of Primary Care Sessions, reflecting its expanding role in cancer management and the need to more effectively integrate the primary and secondary settings to optimise patient care. Look out for the position paper on this important issue, which will be published after the Congress.
  • ECCO2017’s Educational Programme provides a one-stop shop for learning about the latest developments in cancer management and how to implement them in daily practice. Sessions will cover a broad range of issues, from clinical management through to health economics and outcomes research. Young oncologists are encouraged to take advantage of specially focused sessions, including the Leadership Programme.
  • In the Educational Immersion Programme, experts will use a combination of background information and key clinical research to bring novice and advanced learners up-to-speed in specially tailored sessions on two areas of increasing clinical significance—immunotherapy and genomics.
  • The Changing Practice Sessions address the pressing need for the clinical community to understand the complexity of cancer care in an era of tightening healthcare budgets, how to meet the cost of cancer care, methods for increasing treatment cost-effectiveness, the key disciplines that need to be involved and clinical practice organisation to optimise outcomes.
And much, much more. Take a look at the updated searchable programme containing Poster and Abstract titles for a full list of what’s available.
Under the theme ‘From evidence to practice in multidisciplinary cancer care’, ECCO2017 presents cutting-edge research in the context of daily practice and really can help you to enhance your patient care.
  • Register before 28 November to get the best rates available.
We look forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam!
15 November    Patient advocate scholarship deadline
28 November    Regular registration rate deadline
7 December     Abstract submission closes
27-30 January  European Cancer Congress