Barcelona, Spain

ICHNO 2024

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 9th International Congress on Innovative Approaches in Head and Neck Oncology, ICHNO 2024: Promoting scientific excellence and multidisciplinary care, taking place in Barcelona, Spain 21-23 March 2024.

The congress is jointly organised by the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), the European Head and Neck Society (EHNS) and the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and will bring together multi-disciplinary researchers focussed on the latest research, developments and innovations in head and neck oncology, both in the clinic and laboratory. The congress will be of interest to scientists and clinical researchers, including radiation and medical oncologists, transoral surgeons, radiologists, dieticians, speech and language therapists.

This biennial congress promises to provide an important platform for the dissemination of the latest, cutting-edge science and innovation in the field of head and neck oncology. The programme includes invited lectures by global research leaders, presentations on the latest breaking research findings from randomised trials and other studies, and symposia offering insights and updates on the latest advances in head and neck cancer research and care. Time will be allocated for discussion, entertaining debate, and interaction between presenters and participants, and the multidisciplinary sessions will enable interaction and collaboration between the different disciplines involved in head and neck oncology.

We hope to see you all in Barcelona for this unmissable and unforgettable congress!

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Mererid Evans              Wojciech Golusinski          Sjoukje Oosting

ESTRO                              EHNS                                       ESMO

Chairpersons of the 9th ICHNO congress


Scientific Committee    

Mererid Evans (UK), Wojciech  Golusinski (PL), Sjoukje Oosting (NL). Chris Nutting (UK), Brigette Ma (HK), C. René Leemans (NL), Pierre Saintigny (FR), Kate Hutcheson (US)

Advisory Committee for Radiation Oncology

Chris Nutting (UK), Pierre Blanchard (FR), Sinead  Brennan (IE), Cai Grau (DK), Vincent Gregoire (FR), Hans Langendijk (NL), Sandra Nuyts (BE), David Thompson (UK), Silke Tribius (UK), Daniel Zips (DE)                     

Advisory Committee for Medical Oncology                          

Brigette Ma (HK), Keam  Bhumsuk (KR), Irene Brana (ES), Christophe Le Tourneau (FR), Lisa Licitra  (IT), Jean-Pascal Machiels (BE), Robert Metcalf (UK),  Amanda Psyrri (GR), Anna Spreafico (CN), Petr Szturz (CH)

Advisory Committee for Surgery               

C. René Leemans (NL), , Andreas  Dietz (DE), Sefik Hosal (TR), Antti Mäkitie (FI), Sylvain Morinière (FR), Vin Paleri  (UK), Sandra Schmitz (BE), Christian Simon (CH), Giovanni Succo (IT)

Advisory Committee for Head and Neck Cancer Related Sciences                                

Pierre Saintigny (FR), Jean-Emmanuel Bibault (FR), Shree Bhide (UK), Ruud Brakenhoff (NL), Daniela Costea (NO), Moshe Elkabetz (IS), J. Silvio Gutkind (US), Senada Koljenovic (BE), Roberto Maroldi (IT), Michal Masternak (US/PL), Ingeborg Tinhofer-Keilholz (DE), Rieneke van de Ven (NL)

Advisory Committee for Outcomes Research and Survivorship                     

Kate Hutcheson  (US), Margot Baudelet (BE), Paolo Bossi (IT), Emma Hall (UK), Joanne Patterson (UK), Susanne Singer (DE), Irma Verdonck (NL), Stephen Lai (US)

Abstract submission deadline: 11 October 2023

Early registration deadline: 13 December 2023

Late registration deadline: 21 February 2024

ICHNO Registration is not yet opened

ESTRO members 2024 can benefit from a substantially reduced registration fee. To benefit from this member rate, please visit the membership page to become a member or renew your 2024 membership BEFORE proceeding with your order and discover the other membership advantages.

*ESTRO Members with specialty RTT may register at the In-training fee.

*To register as a student, you should be an ESTRO member and send a copy of your valid student card to before completing the registration. Institute letters are not accepted.

** Participants from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies as listed by the World Bank listing. You can check the list in here.

Insurance and Cancellation

The organiser does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies.

You may cancel your registration and get a full refund of the registration fee minus handling charges of 15%. This option is available until 1 month before the congress. Any cancellation request received within 1 month before the date of the congress will not be eligible for a refund. Please send an email with your request to

Abstract submission for ICHNO 2024 is now open.

The deadline for submission is 11 October 2023, 23:59 CET.

The peer-review and selection process take place in November. Selection results will be communicated in
December 2023.

For any inquieries, please contact


Palau Congressos

Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004, Barcelona

How to get there - Guest Events (

An exhibition featuring equipment and medical publishers will be held in the Exhibition area. The exhibition will open on Thursday morning and will remain open from Thursday to Saturday. Entrance is free for all registered participants. Companies and publishers who would like to participate in the exhibition may obtain more detailed information from the ESTRO Office.

Please find here :

Booking Forms:


If you have any questions about the exhibition & sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Hande Van Gestel