Milan, Italy

On behalf of the Scientific Advisory Group, it is our honour and pleasure to invite you to ESTRO 38, the annual congress of ESTRO that will take place 26-30 April 2019 in Milan, Italy. 
ESTRO 38 will offer to us all, as professionals of oncology, the chance to share knowledge, practice and advances in the field, within the ever warm and dynamic environment of the ESTRO meetings. 
‘Targeting optimal care, together’ will be the theme of ESTRO 38 and through these few, however impactful words, the Scientific and organising committees would like to put a spotlight on the multiprofessional and multidisciplinary aspect of our specialty. The theme also represents our strength: we are all working towards a common goal for improved patient outcomes, and this will be expressed throughout the scientific programme.

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Scientific programme committee

  • Chair of the congress: U.Ricardi (IT) 

  • Chair of the scientific programme committee: U. Ricardi (IT)

Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) chairs:

  • U. Ricardi (IT), Chair of the interdisciplinary track 

  • B. Pieters (NL), Chair, SAG Brachytherapy 

  • M. Vooijs (NL), Chair, SAG Radiobiology 

  • C. Clark (UK), Chair, SAG Radiation Physics 

  • C. Rödel (DE), Chair, SAG Clinical Radiotherapy 

  • B. Bak (PL), Chair, SAG Radiation Therapy 

  • M.-I. Bittner (UK), Chair, Young track 

  • C. Chargari (FR), Chair, Young track 

  • Members: M. Baumann (DE), R. Coppes (NL), S. Faithfull (UK), C. Kirisits (AT), M. Krause (DE), Y. Lievens (BE), M. Mast (NL), G. Meijer (NL), L. Muren (DK), J. Overgaard (DK), K. Røe Redalen (NO), B. Slotman (NL), M. Spalek (PL), D. Zips (DE)

Read the full list of SPC members 

Conference secretariat

ESTRO Office 
Rue Martin V, 40 
1200 Brussels 

General queries: contact us 

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General information

Accreditation, currency, insurance, language, social activities, super run, networking evening

Super Run

Register and join our Super Run: Radiotherapy is a team effort – Become part of the Super Run Team !

Innovative elements

Don't forget ESTRO's innovative spaces: Check out The Stage where the congress will introduce a new type of meeting room set-up. There, industry pitches and Meet & Greets will take place.

Also, take a look at The Circle and The Lounge to relax, chat with participants and discover what the Society can offer you.

On your free time, spin The Wheel and set free your imagination.

Finally, pass by The Selfie Corner during your coffee and/or lunch breaks, take a selfie, get the chance to win a free registration at ESTRO 39 in Vienna. On 2 May, we will announce the most liked picture as winner on ESTRO social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn). 

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27 April | 18:30 hrs | Poster Area 

Assemblies and Meet and Greet

Radiobiology Meet and Greet 
27 April | 12:00-13:00 hrs | The Stage

GEC-ESTRO Assembly 
27 April | 13.30-14.30 hrs | Room Brown 2 

Women in medical physics Meet and Greet 
28 April | 8:00-9:00 hrs | The Stage

RTT Alliance Meet & Greet 
28 April | 10:30-11:30 hrs | The Stage

RTT Meet and Greet 
29 April | 12:00-13:00 hrs | The Stage

Physics Assembly 
29 April | 13:30-14:30 hrs | Room Brown 1

ESTRO General Assembly 
29 April | 18.40-19.40 hrs | Room Brown 2


Here an overview of the awards happening onsite

After dinner event

Monday 29 April 2019 at 21.30 | Alcatraz  
All participants are welcome to this after dinner, which will take place in the venue 'Alcatraz' in Milan.

Where: Via Valtellina 25,  20159 Milano

Time : 21.30  - 00:30

22.00 – 22.15  Super Run Awards Ceremony

Special guest: SetteSotto -  7S8 - Cover Band  (22h15-23h30) 

Dress code: Casual

Entrancevoucher attached to the ESTRO badge or badge itself

Note: Lounge space available 

How to get there:

Underground : M3 ( yellow line) metro stop Maciacchini

Tram n.3/4 Farini Stelvio

Bus n.90/91/92/70 Farini Stelvio 


MiCo  Viale

Ludovico Scarampo,

Milan, Italy Fieramilanocity

Main entrance: GATE 5

Metro stop Portello

For information on how to reach us click here  






Please click HERE to book online. 

Group reservations for 5 rooms or more will be handled by separate contracts and regulations. 
In order to submit an enquiry for a group booking, please contact MiCo dmc by e-mail providing the number of rooms needed, hotel category and preferred location if possible. Please note that telephone reservations will not be accepted.

A number of hotel rooms at preferential rates in different price categories has been reserved in Milan and surrounding areas for ESTRO 38.

Due to limited room availability in Milan, it is advised that you make your reservation as early as possible in order to have the best choice of available hotels.


Since September 2012, Milan City Council has introduced a city tax for tourists staying overnight in Milan. Tourists will have to pay the levy in addition to the hotel bill as follows:

  • Euro 5,00 per person per night for guests staying at 4 and 5-star hotels

  • Euro 4,00 per person per night for guests staying at 3-star hotels

Exhibition and sponsorship

An industrial exhibition featuring equipment and pharmaceutical companies as well as medical publishers will be held in the Industrial exhibition area.

The exhibition will be open on Friday 26 April 2019 with the Networking evening. The exhibition will remain open from Friday 26 April to Monday 29 April 2019. Entrance is free for all registered participants.

Rules and regulations and exhibitors manual

By participating to the congress, all exhibitors declare that they have read and accepted the ESTRO Rules and Regulations and have acknowledged the content of the Exhibitors' manual.

Rules and regulations

Contact person:

Hande Yilmaz  
Exhibition Administrator  

The Super Run has now become a not-to-be-missed event at the ESTRO annual meetings.

Find all information here!

Follow the steps below to make your participation a success!

  1. Convince your bosses that #ESTRO38 is the place to learn... and to be. Just show them the ESTRO 37 post congress report and statistics, they will be convinced!

  2. Register here! Don't forget that 2019 members get a discounted fee and that if you register before 16 January you are entitled to the early fee.

  3. Book your travel and accommodation .
    With more than 6,000 participants joining the ESTRO congresses, hotels around the venue get filled up quickly.

  4.  Check out our regularly updated searchable scientific programme 

  5. Keep some free time for the social activities, such as the networking evening on Friday or the after-dinner event on Monday. 

  6. Download the app and make your own programme (available a few weeks before the congress)

  7. Register for the 5Km Super Run, and don't miss the opportunity to mingle with colleagues while sweating it out 

  8. Follow us as of now on social media with the hashtag #ESTRO38 so that you stay tuned on the latest updates and on site, flood us with sessions comments and pictures!

  9. Last but not least, enjoy #ESTRO38, enjoy Milan. We count on you to learn and have fun!

WE HAVE A GAME DEDICATED A 100% TO #1 TIMERS! Join in and you may win a free registration to ESTRO 39!

Tips and tricks

  • Wear confortable shoes, your feet will thank you!

  • Bring an external battery for your phone, and avoid the stress of the 5% left (or to fight for the available plugs). 

  • Keep an open mind, as your planned schedule will change depening on new opportunities. 

  • Go speak with fellow participants, as so many professionals at the same place is an unique occasion to network. 

  • For free coffee, go and visit the exhibition ;-) 

  • Come talk to the ESTRO staff, at the first-timer desk, or just wandering around, we may even have a surprise for you... 

Check out the new format! Book your networking space today 

During ESTRO 38, all delegates will be invited to the Communities Pavilion located in the MiCo, Hall 3.

Designed to foster exchanges about science, projects, collaborations, and why not, job opportunities, the Communities Pavilion provides a networking forum for the wide range of stakeholders in radiation oncology.

Launched in 2017, the Communities Pavilion welcomes institutions, national societies as well as patient associations.

The ESTRO Communities Pavilion is open and free access to all  ESTRO 38 participants. 

The following organisations may participate as exhibitors:

  •         All institutes

  •         National societies

  •         International RT societies

  •         Patients associations

  •         Other oncology associations

Opening hours:

The ESTRO Communities Pavilion located in the exhibition area, can be accessed from Friday 26 April at 19:00. It will remain open from Saturday 27 April to Monday 29 April 09.30-17.00 hrs.


Communities Pavilion_General information

Communities Pavilion_Space rental form 

The ESTRO 38 welcomes the interest of the press in cancer issues and is happy to provide assistance to journalists attending the congress or using the congress website as a resource in their coverage of cancer issues.

For any questions, please contact Emma Mason and Kerry Noble, ESTRO media consultants.

ESTRO 38 News Media and Public Relations Policy

Published ESTRO 38 Press Releases:

Dr Gerd Fastner - Early, hormone-driven breast cancer is less likely to recur if treated with radiotherapy: results from ten years of follow up

Dr Hannah Tharmalingam - Single dose of targeted radiotherapy is safe and effective for prostate cancer

Dr Marco Trovo - Radiotherapy doubles survival for patients with mesothelioma

Dr Mario Levis & Prof Umberto Ricardi - Radiotherapy after chemotherapy may improve survival for patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma

Ms Laura Toussaint - Memory and thinking could be better protected in children with brain tumours if they are treated with proton therapy

Dr Chris Talbot - Researchers identify ways to predict and avoid radiotherapy side effects: results from REQUITE study

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