European Cancer Organisation

Chairs' Welcome


32nd European Society of Surgical Oncology Congress

On behalf of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), we would like to extend a warm invitation to you to participate at the 32nd ESSO Congress. ESSO 32 will be celebrated in Spain’s third largest city, Valencia from the 19-21 September 2012.

Designed to promote the highest standards of surgical care in the management of patients with solid tumours, the general theme for the 2012 Congress is Individualising Cancer Surgery.

The highly valued scientific programme includes a first class panel of speakers presenting on the very latest trends and developments within the field. Back by popular demand are the Plenary Debate Sessions and ‘Meet the expert’ Breakfast Sessions and because we recognise the importance of a multi-professional approach to cancer patient care, the number of Joint Society Sessions, involving experts in different disciplines, has also been increased for 2012.

Two pre-congress events organised by the ESSO Education and Training Committee, which may also be of interest, are a two and a half day course in breast cancer surgery and two half day video-based workshops on breast and low rectal cancer. ESSO will also hold the EBSQ examinations in surgical oncology and in breast cancer surgery during the Congress. Please check the ESSO website for more information on these additional events in Valencia.

With a projected attendance of well over 800 delegates from 60 countries, up to 100 invited leading cancer experts and a venue on the beautiful Mediterranean coast, ESSO 32 has all the ingredients for an outstanding scientific, educational and social event. We believe that all delegates can play a key role in building the success of ESSO 32 and ensuring its place as not only the largest, but the most important European congress for cancer surgeons.

Don’t miss this opportunity to bring your contribution to the debate on the very latest in cancer patient treatment and care.

See you in Valencia in September 2012.

Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno    Peter Naredi 
Congress Chair    ESSO President & Scientific Chair


The European Society of Surgical Oncology is delighted to announce that ESSO 32 is being held in participation with Sociedad Espanola De Oncologica Quirurgica.