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About the symposium


The 12th Acta Oncologica Symposium: The European Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Symposium (ECRS) 2014 is our biannual meeting for clinicians, administrators, scientists and public health experts to exchange ideas, evidence and information within the field of cancer rehabilitation, survivorship and late effects.

Cancer survivors are now taking part in all aspects of life in our European societies both as working or as pensioners, and as parents, spouses or other relatives. Thereby, life after cancer treatment has become an emerging issue, which challenges the entire model, content and organization of treatment and follow-up. This development calls for new interventions. We need to meet and discuss how we can meet these challenges and we need to exchange our experiences across Europe.

ECRS 2014 offers an opportunity to hear and discuss about:
• Somatic and psycho-social late effects in cancer survivors
• Implementation of Patient Reported Outcomes
• Sexuality issues in the context of cancer
• Prehabilitation – an emerging concept
• Being a relative to a cancer survivor
• Childhood cancer survivorship
• Self-management in cancer survivorship
• From evidence to practice in everyday work with cancer survivors
Read more about the scientific program.

The ECRS Organizing Committee welcomes contributions from researchers, health professionals, students as well as administrators working with cancer rehabilitation and survivorship. It will be possible to submit abstracts for both oral and/or poster display. Ongoing studies with no definitive results are also welcomed.
Submit your abstract here.

Registration to the symposium is open now, register now for a reduced early bird fee here on the website.

Pre-symposium workshops
A series of pre-symposium interactive workshops will be offered on Sunday 7 September 2014 including “Prehabilitation”, “Treatment of fatigue”, “Couples with cancer”, “Writing a scientific paper” and “Sexuality issues in cancer”. The workshops will be in English and led by experts in the field.
Read more about the workshops

ECRS 2014 will be held, at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center located in central Copenhagen.

The symposium will take place September 8-9, 2014. We hope to see you by then

NCRS 2010 and ECRS 2012
ECRS 2014 builds on the success of the 8th Acta Oncologica Symposium: The Nordic Cancer Rehabilitation Symposium (NCRS) held in Copenhagen September 2010 - as a continuation of the 10th Acta Oncologica Symposium ECRS 2012.
More than 350 clinicians, researchers as well as administrators working with cancer rehabilitation in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Canada, France, Belgium, USA, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands attended the symposium in both 2010 and 2012.

Sidst ændret: 18-03-2014

ECRS 2014

ECRS 2014 is organized by Acta Oncologica
Danish Cancer Society

Find out more about Acta Oncologica and Informa Healthcare at

Acta Oncologica
Bengt Glimelius - Uppsala, Sweden

Editorial Office:
Acta Oncologica Editorial Office
Attn. Lena Andreasson-Haddad
Box 25, SE-171 11 Solna, Sweden


Secretary of the symposium
Ida Brask Andersen
Unit of Survivorship
Danish Cancer Society Research Center