Throughout five days, oncologists and specialists who are related with the field of cancer attended 176 sessions in which 850 projects, which could very well change the clinical practices of this infirmity, were presented. 265 hours of lectures and conferences in the widest program to date offered by the Society. Moreover, more than 400 journalists from around the world were registered. More BIG figures? 2292 exhibitors; 1,429 posters presented, 1,551 abstract accepted, 460 invited speakers
Technology was not absent, with 8,256 different users simultaneously connected to the congress´ WIFI, totalling 11,289 unique devices. A 600 MB dedicated bandwidth was used and seven VLAN´s were installed.
And since wellness is one of today´s key trends, 8000kg of apples were distributed during the congress!
Why the success? Three explanations according to ESMO´s Alessia Mora: "the constant quality increase of the science and education; the worldwide press coverage with more than 8´000 newsclips; the beautiful hosting city, Madrid.