About ECRS

The 17th Acta Oncologica Symposium

The European Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship Symposium (ECRS) 2018 will take place in Copenhagen from September 10 – 11, 2018.

For the fifth time this Acta Oncologica Symposium will bring together clinicians, researchers and people working in health administration on all levels in our societies, whether in the local community or in government. The large number of cancer survivors is constantly changing the agenda for both cancer treatment, late effect surveillance and our ideas for interventions, which may help survivors manage everyday life.

This time, we have invited people active in different fields to cover life with late effects, intervention in both psychosocial areas and health behaviours, psychosocial aspects and our use of medical services. The 17th Acta Oncologica Symposium is a way of listening to top international scientists in our field but also an excellent opportunity for communication with colleagues. It may even be an option for reflection on the route to follow in everyday practice, no matter where in the trajectory of cancer survivorship you are setting your footprint.

ECRS 2018 offers an opportunity to gain more insight into subjects including:

  • Cancer treatment in the light of the introduction of personalized medicine
  • Use of Patient Reported Outcomes
  • How do we manage depression - one of the big three late effects
  • A discussion of how we actually measure the burden of cancer
  • Big data in relation to survivorship

You can find an overview of our keynote speakers for 2018 here: Keynote speakers.

Pre-symposium workshops

We will organize pre-symposium workshops on Sunday, September 9 aimed at training and exchanging ideas about our fields of everyday practice and research.

You can find more information here: Workshops


ECRS 2018 welcomes contributions from scientists, health professionals, students and administrators working with cancer rehabilitation and survivorship. You will be able to submit your abstract for both oral and/ or poster presentations on this website. We also welcome preliminary results from ongoing studies.

Selected abstracts will be invited to submit a scientific article for Acta Oncologica. All selected articles are to be published in a special issue of Acta Oncologica after the conference.

Abstract submission is now closed. Please contact ecrs@cancer.dk for any inquiries regarding abstract submission.

About ECRS


Due to a extraordinary level of high interest this year, seats are filling up quickly. We advise you to register as soon as possible as we have a limited number of around 270 seats.



The conference will be held at Charlottehaven close to the city center in Østerbro, Copenhagen.


NCRS 2010 and ECRS 2012, 2014 and 2016

ECRS 2018 is a continuation of NCRS 2010 and ECRS 2012, 2014 and 2016, which also took place in Copenhagen.

Read more about previous Symposia