Siracusa 2020

ESVONC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON COVID 19

Dear ESVONC members and registrants, 

Because of the growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions placed on our speakers and delegates, your executive committee has had little choice but to cancel ESVONC 2020 in Siracusa at the end of May. We would hope to postpone the meeting for 1 year and reconvene at the same venue in May of 2021, though this of course is not yet finalised.

For those registered for the congress, we can arrange a full refund of your registration, or you may choose to leave your registration as it is for the rearranged meeting. Please contact our conference secretariat for a refund, but please be mindful that this will be a busy time for the conference organisation team and there may be some delay in response.  

We are naturally disappointed at having to postpone the congress, but the well being of our delegates and supporters and our responsibility to the wider community is paramount and we are confident that this is the right decision. 

Take care!

Ana, Iain, Jérôme, Neil, Irina.


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First came the Greeks, then the Romans, the Moors, the Normans and Vikings (yes, really), all conquered and ruled and fought over this pivotal city at the heart of the Mediterranean. Now oncologists…and medics and surgeons, clinical pathologists and diagnostic imagers will come, not to conquer, but to discuss and debate, educate and learn…will you be among this peaceful invasion?

The ESVONC family welcomes you to 3 days of stimulating lectures, to an evening of culture with a tour of the city on land and sea…to sample fine Sicilian cuisine in the ancient Greek quarries of Latomia del Casale.

THURSDAY: Endocrine neoplasia will stimulate the medics and surgeons

FRIDAY: Rescue protocols and interventional radiology…when first line fails, something for the clin paths and radiologists

SATURDAY: Advanced imaging; Changing oncology... made for the imagers

And if you fancy something truly oncological…try WEDNESDAY’S pre-congress resident’s session on Angiogenesis and Cancer

You can find the preliminary programme on the program page of this website, details about Siracusa are available at www.secretsyracusa.it.

Come and join us in the quest for knowledge at the Teatro Comunale in Siracusa

28th to 30th May 2020 (Pre-congress on the 27th)


Ana, Iain, Jérôme, Neil & Irina (ESVONC Executive Committee)

Chiara, Vera & Antonio (local organizing team)