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ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2014

CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona # | Barcelona, SPAIN
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Title: ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2014
Specialty: , Gastroenterology
Dates: From Jun, 25, 2014 to Jun, 28, 2014
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 280 to 865 EUR
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CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona #

The CCIB - Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona came into being in 2004 with the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures. Following the Forum, management of the Convention Centre was subsequently awarded to GL events CCIB SL, a company created specifically for this purpose. The corporate form of the CCIB is therefore that of a Limited Liability Company (LLC), with the following shareholder structure: GL events: 80% Barcelona City Council: 12% Association of Barcelona Hoteliers: 8% GL events, established in Lyon in 1978, is a world leader in the events sector. In 2011, this group operated a global network of 91 event locations, employed a workforce of 3,700 and generated turnover of 783 million euros. The CCIB’s client profile is composed of three main types: Agencies specialised in staging events for other organisations Private companies which organise an event directly Associations active in specific fields of the knowledge sector. At the CCIB we are able to organise events of any type, whether local or international. Given the characteristics of the Convention Centre, however, we offer outstanding capacity for the organisation of large-scale events with a global reach. These also have a positive impact on the city of Barcelona regarding hotel occupation, catering and other services related to the event. In this regard, 83% of our turnover is generated by international events attended by visitors from all over the world. It is also noteworthy that 42% of our clients are from other countries. We would like to offer you a selection of the events organised by the CCIB since it opened for business up to 2011, as well as - with the kind permission of the respective organisers - notable events already confirmed for the future.  
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Who Should Attend:

This Congress is specifically designed for practicing clinicians, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and clinical researchers who wish to review and update their knowledge and management of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this Congress, participants should be able to:

  • Identify current controversies in the management of patients with gastric or esophageal cancers
  • Discuss contemporary treatment options for patients with gastric or esophageal cancers
  • Comment on available treatment options for rare gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine tumors
  • Recognize the epidemiology and pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Discuss management of patients with cancer of the liver
  • Understand adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment options for patients with locally advanced and metastatic cancer of the pancreas
  • Select the most appropriate detection, screening, and chemoprevention methods for colorectal cancer
  • Generalize the use of molecular markers for screening and prognosis of colorectal cancer and gastric cancer
  • Select the most appropriate adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatments for colorectal cancer patients
  • Comment on new agents in the treatment of colorectal cancer and the latest clinical trials results
  • Identify treatment strategies for rectal cancer
  • Distinguish appropriate surgical techniques for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers
Event Overview
Welcome message:

The ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2014 will be held in Barcelona, Spain in June 25-28, 2014.

The ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer is dedicated to all aspects of gastrointestinal cancers including Esophageal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer and Others.

The ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer focuses on the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer, including diagnosis, screening, the management options for common and uncommon tumors.

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The International Convention Center of Barcelona
Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) 
Rambla de Prim 1-17 
08019 Barcelona, Spain

Registration and Information Desk
Registration and all Congress activities are located at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB). 
The Registration and Information Desk will be staffed during the follow times:

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 12:00 – 19:00
Thursday, 26 June 2014 7:30 – 19:00
Friday, 27 June 2014 7:30 – 19:30
Saturday, 28 June 2014 7:30 – 16:30


*Registration times are subject to change as the agenda is finalized. Please continue to check the sight as the Congress gets closer.


Barceló Congresos is the Official Housing Agency of the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer. To book your accommodations please go to If you require assistance please contact Barceló Congresos.

Barceló Congresos
Tel: +34 937 063 578

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Rates are per room, per night, including breakfast and 10% VAT and tourist tax. A deposit equal to one night’s stay will be charged as a guarantee for your room reservation. This deposit will be deducted from the hotel final bill at check-out. No hotel reservations will be processed and confirmed without receipt of the corresponding payment.Barcelona Area

The following is a list of hotels in the area:


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This hotel is ideal for all kinds of business. Its numerous and spacious lounges are ideal locations to hold conventions and business events. It is located adjacent to the CCIB and across the street from the Diagonal Mar Shopping center.


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The Barcelona Hotel Atenea Mar stands right on the sea front. It is only five minutes from the CCIB and offers direct access to the metro and the main modes of transport around the city. This modern, functional hotel provides the perfect base for an enjoyable stay on either business trips or vacations.


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The Hotel Barcelona Princess is composed of 26 floors. This hotel is across from the CCIB, within walking distance to the beach and beside one of the biggest shopping centers in town, Diagonal Mar.


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Enjoy convenience and comfort in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter at the Hotel Catalonia Avinyó. The hotel is within walking distance of the Plaza Sant Jaume, near all the attractions of Barcelona, and with the dynamic, inspiring and attractive neighborhood of El Born, where the best bars, restaurants and shops await you.


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The hotel is situated in one of the first residential buildings built in Barcelona's Eixample district by Catalan architect Josep Cerdà. Built in 1864 in an eclectic style of classical inspiration, it has been classified as a historic monument. It is the only building that still retains the splendid paintings and ornaments of the original facade, which has been totally renovated. The hotel is furnished in a modern and elegant style. It has 124 rooms equipped with all comforts and amenities.


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In the centre of Barcelona, very close to the Plaza Catalunya and the Las Ramblas exists a splendid hotel that offers a wide range of services and amenities in a wonderful contemporary setting. This fabulously restored building dates back to the year 1899, designed by the famous architect Emilio Salas y Cortés (master of Gaudí).


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Hotel Catalonia Ramblas dates back to 1903. It is the only modernist building in the entire street. The complex is situated in the old quarter of Barcelona, close to Las Ramblas and Plaza Cataluña, in one of the city’s most renowned shopping areas. It offers a bar, a fitness room and gym, a pool area, a car park and a garden in the interior courtyard of the complex.


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The Confortel Barcelona Hotel is located within the triangle formed by the Forum, the Olympic port and the Plaza de las Glorias, right in the heart of the city’s technical innovation area and just 10 minutes away from the beach. The hotel is modern, welcoming and stylish


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This hotel opened in December 2008, and offers its guests a cosmopolitan atmosphere in a cozy and comfortable framework, with the most avant-garde technology and a high quality finishing. The hotel has 262 rooms and suites, executive floors, gymnasium with spa, open-air swimming pool on floor 17, meeting rooms, bars, cafeteria, restaurants and private garage. It is located across from the CCIB.


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Eurohotel known as Diagonal Port Barcelona is in the Poble Nou district of Barcelona, just 150 meters from the beach of Mar Bella. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel's rooms are spacious, has a contemporary design and amenities. Eurohotel Barcelona offers a breakfast buffet, a cafe and a restaurant, the Alcacena, which serves Mediterranean dishes. In addition, the Eurohotel Barcelona is just over 2 km from Ciutadella Park, 20 minute walk from the Forum and 7 minute walk from Poblenou Metro Station.


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Located in Barcelona right on the beachfront, opposite the Olympic Port in one of the leading recreational areas of Barcelona and very near the district 22nd Hotel Front Maritim Barcelona has been well-designed and its dark wood décor has a hint of the orient. The hotel has 177 rooms most of which have a great deal of natural light and all of which are quiet. If you get a room at the top of the hotel you may be lucky enough to have a sea view.


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This new construction is located by the sea and is in the new commercial area of Barcelona: Diagonal Mar. Right beside the Olympic Port, Hesperia del Mar is only 10 minutes away from the old part of the city and from the Ramblas of Barcelona. The hotel offers all the modern comforts, conveniences and facilities to make your business trip or vacation a great success.


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This 23 floor hotel is one of the newer additions to the Diagonal Mar. Located 200m from the CCIB and the beach; it features two restaurants, an open air swimming pool, a fitness centre and executive lounge which will ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.


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The two-star Hotel Husa Mesón Castilla is located in the peaceful, central part of the city 100 m from Plaza de Catalunya and Placa Universitat. There are 56 rooms, with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, heating, color TV, minibar and automatic telephone.


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This cylindrical modernist building offers breathtaking views of the sea and city. All rooms and suites are equipped with everything needed by the modern business traveler and has two restaurants which offer top Asian cuisine.


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This hotel is located in Barcelona (Sant Marti), close to the beach, and the CCIB. Also nearby are Mercat dels Encants Vells and Teatre Nacional de Catalunya. Modern art has its place in this establishment, since the hallways of each floor have been decorated with graffiti murals by nationally and internationally recognized illustrators and designers.


starstarstarstar Area 1 
This hotel has a bright and well-designed lobby area with plenty of natural light and is popular with local businessmen and increasingly with tourists looking for a quieter location within walking distance of the CCIB. Guestrooms are decorated in a contemporary style with dark wood, frosted glass and neutral tones. 

Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info

Participants interested in presenting data should submit abstracts online at by 23:59 EST on 3 March 2014. Abstracts are subject to acceptance by the Scientific Committee. Once accepted, abstracts will be published in a supplement of Annals of Oncology and scheduled for oral or poster presentation. Acceptance notifications and guidelines for poster presentation will be sent on 15 April 2014. Authors of accepted abstracts who have not registered will have until 15 May 2014 to do so at the early registration rate. After this date, abstracts without registered presenters will be disregarded and not included in the publication.

Abstracts will be accepted in the following categories, and the author should indicate it as either BASIC or CLINICAL by checking the appropriate box in the online submission system:

    • Colon Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Gastric Cancer
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Other
Abstract Guidelines
    • Follow the online instructions
    • Abstracts must be written in English
    • The submitted work must not, nor will not have been:
    • published in any journal, or on any web site before 25 June 2014, nor
    • presented at any national or international scientific conference prior to 25 June 2014
    • Accepted format: Word document format, 9 point Arial font, 500 word count limit
    • Use a concise title
    • List affiliations of author(s) as briefly as possible, with city, province and country
    • Use standard and well-accepted abbreviations
    • When using references, use standard and well-accepted formats
    • Abstract content should be single-spaced and typed in lower case
  • Abstracts shall be of original research and contain a concise statement of study aim
  • Please include and indicate in bold the following four (4) parts of your abstract: Background, Method, Results, and Conclusion(s). Conclusions must be supported by your results and summarized within your abstract at the time of submission. Results “to be completed” and/or conclusions “to be discussed” are not acceptable.
Late-Breaking Abstracts

The Congress late-breaking policy allows the submission of late-breaking abstracts that include results of phase III studies or potentially practice-changing results for which no preliminary data are available at the time of the abstract submission deadline.

An abstract template should be submitted by the regular abstract deadline (3 March). The template should include: title, author list, and a description of the study. A final abstract version must be submitted by 20 May and will be published in a supplement of the Annals of Oncology. Once the final version is available please email Â so we can provide you with late-breaking abstract submission instructions.

Developing Nations Travel Awards

A limited number of travel awards are available for investigators from developing nations. Awards are available to investigators from the countries indicated in the 2013 World Bank List of Economies as Low Income or Lower-Middle Income Economies. The complete list can be found at .  

These awards will consist of registration for the 2014 Congress and a grant in the amount of €2000 to cover airfare and hotel, given to the recipient at the Congress. Airfare can be purchased by Imedex and deducted from this amount, if needed. If you have questions about this information, please contact Imedex.

How to Apply for Developing Nations Travel Awards:
  • The candidate must submit an abstract to the ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer in the usual manner, indicating that the abstract is to be considered for the Developing Nations Award
  • The candidate must be the first author of the submitted abstract
  • The work must not have been presented or published before the date of the ESMO 16th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Abstracts must be submitted on schedule
  • Late-Breaking abstracts are not eligible for consideration for the Developing Nations Travel Grant Award
  • Candidates should submit:
    • An extended abstract
    • A Curriculum Vitae
    • A 1-3 page description of their interests and current research in gastrointestinal cancer signed and approved by their department chair

The Scientific Committee will select the award winners on the basis of the scientific content of the abstract. Winners will be notified in April 2014. The Developing Nations Travel Grant Award is non-transferable; only the first author of the selected abstracts will receive the award.

Important Abstract Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline 3 March 2014 at 23:59 EST
Abstract Notifications Mailed 15 April 2014
Abstract Presenter Registration Deadline 15 May 2014
Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline 20 May 2014
Abstracts live on the Annals of Oncology Website 4 June 2014
Poster Discussion Presentations Due 13 June 2104
Oral Presentations Due 13 June 2104
Disclosure Due From Oral Presenters 13 June 2014
Congress Dates 25-28 June 2014


Submission Instructions

Go to the abstract page at, click the “submit abstract” button, and then follow the instructions provided. For abstract questions please contact

Types of Abstract Presentations
  • Poster Presentation
    • Present poster only. All non-CRC posters present on Thursday, June 26. All CRC posters present on Friday, June 27.  Exact times will be announced later.
  • Poster Discussion
    • A speaker will discuss poster during Poster Discussion Session. The author can also present a poster.  Authors MUST send PowerPoint slides by 13 June. 
  • Oral Presentation:
    • Author is assigned a designated time to give a 12 minute presentation during main meeting (10 minute talk plus 2 minutes for questions).  Slides are due by June 13.  Authors can also present poster.
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