The ESMO Congress (European Society for Medical Oncology) is one of the most significant events in the field of oncology. In 2024, it will be held in Barcelona, a city that has hosted this prestigious congress on multiple occasions due to its infrastructure and capacity to host large-scale events.

Indeed, the ESMO Congress 2024 is one of the most significant events in oncology and will be filled with people like you who are interested in the evolution and advances in this field. And the date has already been set! It will take place from the 13th to 17th of September 2024 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via. Thousands of healthcare professionals and representatives from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are expected to attend.

What are you waiting for? It will be packed with new developments and advances.

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The latest innovations and developments are at ESMO

As in previous editions, the ESMO Congress is organised by the European Society for Medical Oncology and will address the latest advances in cancer research and treatment. There will be plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, and presentations of recent clinical studies.

In addition to the scientific sessions, the ESMO Congress will feature a commercial exhibition where companies will showcase their latest products and technologies, creating numerous networking opportunities.

The 2024 edition of the ESMO Congress will be presented in an innovative format: the Congress LIVE Plus. This revolutionary modality will offer participants the possibility to attend both in person, in Barcelona, and online, through the Virtual Congress Platform. Although we must confess that the in-person experience is irreplaceable, much more enriching and engaging.

The ESMO 2024 programme is packed with activities

The ESMO 2024 Congress will kick off in style with an official ceremony, where the most outstanding contributions in oncology of the year will be honoured with four awards: the ESMO Award, the ESMO Translational Research Award, the ESMO Women in Oncology Award, and the ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award.

There will be many more honourees, such as Dr Enriqueta Felip, Head of the Oncology Department at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, who will receive the Heine H. Hansen Award 2024, along with many other influential figures in the field. This celebration paves the way for a full agenda of activities with cancer research as the protagonist.


Highlights include a symposium on the latest emerging therapies in cancer treatment and a discussion on recent advances in immunotherapy and their transformative impact on cancer treatment. There will even be an interactive workshop focused on the techniques and applications of targeted therapies, complete with real case studies and a lively debate at the end of the event.

It’s going to be an event full of learning, where innovative research and treatments for various types of cancer will be presented. This year, however, the highlight will be research into metastatic breast cancer, which, thanks to this work, is expected to have a better prognosis.

You will also be able to explore the synergy and effectiveness of combination therapies in the fight against cancer and discover the objectives, goals, and ambitions for cancer research and treatment in the coming years.


Not only will the disease itself be discussed, but other topics such as advocacy and support for cancer patients will also be addressed, including health policies and access to treatments.

All in all, the ESMO Congress will once again have a programme full of key activities that offer multiple opportunities for education, knowledge exchange, and networking among oncology professionals.

Here is the link to the official programme for you to check schedules, sessions, and rooms, so you don’t miss anything. You can also download their app here; in addition to having the agenda of events always with you, you will have an extra learning tool with more resources, the possibility to follow the meetings and to take notes and export them easily.

A thousand and one networking opportunities at ESMO 2024

We’ve said that ESMO 2024 will offer plenty of networking options, and we’re not lying.

The congress promises to be the epicentre of scientific advances in cancer, but also an exceptional venue for the expansion of professional networks in the field of oncology.

Among the various activities planned, one of the most popular and eagerly awaited is the “Meet the Investigator” sessions, specifically designed to foster new connections and future collaborations. These meetings represent a virtually unique opportunity to interact with leaders in the field, discuss ongoing research and open doors to new projects and research.

In addition to being an essential forum for knowledge exchange, the sessions also function as a valuable mentoring opportunity. They function as a platform, where younger participants can receive guidance and advice at the start of their careers or where older participants can share certain mistakes so that they are not repeated.

Are you looking forward to coming to the ESMO Congress, meeting new people and expanding your professional network? Then come to Barcelona!

Is it possible to find accommodation for the ESMO Congress without it being a nightmare?

The combination of high-quality scientific content, networking opportunities, patient advocacy focus, and inspiring sessions makes this congress a very popular event.

So much so that the city becomes crowded, and finding the kind of accommodation you have in mind turns into a real headache.

At Key Barcelona, we understand how important it is for you to find the perfect place to relax and recharge after the intense days lined up at the ESMO Congress. That’s why we offer a wide variety of holiday rentals to suit your needs: for groups, individuals, with or without a terrace… Whatever you want, you can find it here — without the hassle. But make sure to book yours now, as they are going fast!