About the symposium

The 12th Acta Oncologica Symposium:

The European Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Symposium (ECRS) 2014 is our biennial 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.

Early bird registration

Remember to register early for a discounted register fee (DKK 2500 / € 335).

Online registration

The scientific program 2014

The scientific program combines interactive workshops, plenary sessions with keynote speakers, oral abstract presentations and posters addressing a variety of disciplines within cancer rehabilitation and survivorship.

Scientific program

ECRS 2014 - Important dates

Pre-symposium workshops
7 September 2014

8- 9 September 2014

opened April 2014

Abstract submission
closes 1 May 2014

will close 30 August 2014