Oncology conference and event highlights: January–March 2019

Written by Mike Gregg, Future Science Group

As we enter 2019, the team at Oncology Central has been busy updating the 2019 events calendar to feature the key conferences, events and workshops in Oncology over the coming year. Scroll through our highlights for the next 3 months below, and don’t forget to check out our full, comprehensive list on the Oncology Central events page.

Also, to help us cover as many oncology events as possible, if you are attending a conference or event and would be interested in writing a conference report please contact Jade Parker (j.parker @oncology-central.com) for more information.


Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

17–19 January 2019, CA, USA

Hosted in San Francisco the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium is a 3 day specialized meeting designed to provide scientific and educational content for members of the gastrointestinal cancer care and research community. The meeting covers the latest science into cancers that effect the esophagus and stomach; the pancreas, small bowel, and hepatobiliary tract; and the colon, rectum, and anus. The aims of the event is to bring together faculty members and fellow attendees from around the world to discuss, discover and learn about the latest breakthroughs in gastrointestinal cancer care through lectures, case studies and panel discussions. Registration is now open to attend this year’s meeting.


11th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer

9–11 February 2019, Kyoto, Japan

This event aims to gather together leaders from academia, research and industry to network and present all the major advances that have been made in focal therapy and imaging of cancers of the prostate and kidney. The meeting provides an opportunity to gain valuable insights into the field through an interactive scientific program that includes state of the art lectures, video demonstrations and hands-on workshops, all delivered by a world-class faculty. Registration is now open on the ERASMUS website to attend this year’s meeting, which will be hosted in Kyoto, Japan.

International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies (TAT)

25–27 February 2019, Paris, France

The TAT Congress is the premier forum for discussion on early phase drug development and translational research. The 3-day event displays the latest updates on innovative cancer treatments from immunotherapy, novel targeting agents and how the internal microbiome needs to be considered during drug development. It gathers together leaders from academia, research and industry with the aim to speed up the development of anti-cancer treatments for better patient outcomes. The event does this through promoting discussion and exchange of experiences through networking workshops, meet the expert sessions and presentations from key speakers. Registration is now open on the ESMO website to attend this year’s event, which will be hosted in Paris, France.

ASCO-SITC Immuno-oncology symposium

28 February–2 March 2019, CA, USA

 The ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium, which will be held in San Francisco this year, aims to bring together clinicians, scientists, and all other members of cancer care together. The 3-day meeting will focus on the clinical application of scientific advances in immuno-oncology. There will be an expert faculty who will provide insights on the application of immunotherapy in lung cancer, genitourinary cancers, melanoma and other skin cancers, breast cancer, and gynecologic cancers. The faculty will also discuss the clinical relevance of immunogenomics, T-cell therapies, cancer vaccines, the microbiome, and promising combination strategies. Registration is now open on the ASCO website to attend this year’s meeting.


Summit Latin America 2019

22–24 March 2019, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 The ESMO Summit Latin America has been created in partnership with the Brazilian Society of Clinical Oncology (SBOC) and brings together selected oncology professionals and key opinion leaders from all over Latin America. The summit provides a summary of the key treatment advances that were presented at ESMO congresses as well as reviewing the current standard of care for key malignancies from a local and international perspective. Registration is now open on the ESMO website to attend this year’s meeting, which will be hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019

29 March – 3 April 2019, GA, USA

 The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research. With topics that include population science and prevention, cancer biology, outcomes of clinical studies and survivorship and advocacy. The event highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world. Registration is now open on the AACR website to attend this year’s meeting, which will be hosted in Atlanta, USA.  The Oncology Central team will also be attending so if you are going please let us know! We would be delighted to meet you, please send Jade Parker an email to put something in our diaries.

Miami Breast Cancer Conference

7–10 March 2019, FL, USA

The multidisciplinary Miami Breast Cancer Conference® returns for its 63rd time this year. It brings together surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, with the aim of fostering awareness of the state-of-the-art treatments in each therapeutic area and encouraging cross team cooperation in the clinic. At Miami Breast Cancer Conference, pioneers of innovative approaches in each of these subspecialties provide an insight into the optimal multidisciplinary management of patients with breast cancer and its application to practice. Find out more information about the conference here.

If you would like to view more oncology events, make sure to view our conference calendar here.