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Together We Can Make A Difference
For Those Affected By Sarcomas!

2020 SPAEN Annual Conference: 31 Jan - 2 Feb 2020, Milan/Italy

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SPAEN Annual Conference 2020 combined with the ESMO Sarcoma and GIST Symposium

SPAEN is very excited that for the second time, the SPAEN Annual Conference 2020 will be held again combined with a professional meeting. SPAEN and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) have agreed to combine their meetings and hold the SPAEN conference just before the ESMO Sarcoma and GIST Symposium (3-5 Feburary 2020, Marriott Hotel Milan) which is a highly specialised meeting bringing together the most brilliant medical minds working on these tumour types. The Symposium (see programme here) is known as the place of choice for international networking and collaboration, featuring discussions with the key opinion leaders in these rare sub-entities.The Symposium brings translational researchers and clinicians together and builds on an integrated approach for improved patient outcomes. Combining the patient advocates meeting with the experts' congress will be of great value and bring a lot of synergies for both parties.

Broad range of contents, one common objective

Since 2010 SPAEN is holding an annual conference bringing together sarcoma groups, experts, pharma and research from all over Europe and around the globe. In the last years a growing number of participants demonstrated the increasing interest in the sarcoma field, a rare cancer. In 2019 approx. 70 participants from over 25 countries including patient advocates, leading European sarcoma experts and representatives of the healthcare industry joined the three-day meeting.

The two day SPAEN Conference (31 Jan -  2 Feb 2020) focusses on research and treatment, advocacy and capacity building. The SPAEN conferences have become a great opportunity to learn, share and grow - for patient advocates and experts. During the last years, it became clear that there is a common sense between patient advocates, sarcoma experts and the industry: By working together, research in sarcomas can be conducted more quickly and new treatments can be introduced faster. Irrespective of the their role, all stakeholders are highly committed to playing their part in “Changing the World” and doing all that they can to achieve our common belief and objective: Together We Can Make A Difference for Those Affected By Sarcomas!

Advocates: Do both - SPAEN Annual Conference and EMSO Sarcoma and GIST Symposium!

Participants of the SPAEN Conference are also welcome to attend the ESMO Sarcoma and GIST Symposium (3-5 February 2020) for free. Prior to the Sarcoma and GIST Symposium, ESMO will run a half-day Preceptorship course (February 3) which is led by an expert faculty and designed to provide young oncologists with a brief outline of both STS & GIST (ESMO Basic Sarcoma course). 


  pdf SPAEN 2020 Annual Conference Programme (665 KB)

  pdf SPAEN 2020 Annual Conference Booklet (2.21 MB)

ESMO Sarcoma and GIST Symposium Programme (link to ESMO website)

  pdf ESMO Sarcoma and GIST Symposium Programme (as pdf) (252 KB)


Registration for the SPAEN Conference 2020

pdf Registration for the ESMO Sarcoma & GIST Symposium (125 KB)

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