EACR-ESOI Joint Conference
Imaging Cancer: Gaining insights from cells to organisms

June 29-30, 2021
Virtual conference



This EACR virtual event will offer proffered papers, poster spotlights, a virtual poster display and a panel discussion. We are excited to bring some of the networking and interactive elements that are a big part of EACR conferences to our online events as well as giving participants the chance to present their work.

This virtual conference is organised by the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) and the European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI).

Our ability to understand and treat cancer is critically dependent upon imaging. This meeting will bring together imaging experts in both clinical and basic research arenas to present their latest research and discuss how to integrate understanding across length scales, imaging modalities, and cancer types.

Improved clinical imaging has the power to transform the detection and biologic characterisation of early lesions and the identification of those patients with more advanced disease for tailoring and monitoring personalised therapies. Further, the development of new therapies depends on improved understanding of cancer biology; small animal imaging and imaging tumours with cellular and sub-cellular resolution can elucidate heterogeneity in cancer cell state and interactions with stromal cells, which provide new opportunities for therapeutic intervention.
Target audience

This conference is aimed at clinical and experimental cancer researchers working with, or interested in, the broad range of imaging modalities including US and photoacoustic, CT and micro CT, MRI, PET/CT and PET/MR hybrid imaging, as well as optical techniques. Data analysts dealing with imaging data science using deep learning/machine learning, are also explicitly encouraged to attend.


Topics to be covered

  • Visualizing early cancer in the tissue context
  • Revealing cancer heterogeneity across scales
  • Evaluating the extent and spread of disease
  • Predicting and monitoring response to treatment


Scientific Programme Committee

  • Erik Sahai (EACR Co-Chair), UK
  • Heinz-Peter Schlemmer (ESOI Co-Chair), Germany
  • Daniele Regge, Italy
  • Laura Mezzanotte, Netherlands


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Reduced Registration Rates – European Society of Oncologic Imaging

Reduced registration rates also apply for members of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI) at the time of registration. If you are not an ESOI member yet, click here to view membership categories and benefits, and join today.

If you are an ESOI member, please proceed with your registration by creating an EACR Meetings account first [Click “First time here?” in the box on the right of this screen].
Kindly note that the EACR will liaise with the ESOI in order to check your membership status.

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ESOI Bursaries

ESOI is pleased to award up to ten (10) bursaries to assist early-career members of the European Society of Oncologic Imaging to attend the conference and present their work as an oral or poster presentation. Each ESOI Meeting Bursary includes a free registration.

Application Deadline
May 25, 2021

• You are a current ESOI member.
• You are below the age of 40. (We may make exceptions for researchers who have had a professional break, such as illness or parental leave.)
• You attended at least 2 ESOI webinars.

How to apply
Download the Application Form.
• Attach your CV.
• Carefully read the guidelines before completing the form.
• Email completed forms and a copy of your ID to the ESOI Office.
• Successful applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Abstract submission deadline: May 11, 2021 | 23:59 CET

Abstract evaluation and presentation

Each participant can submit one abstract.
All abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Programme Committee and abstract submitters will be notified of the result by email within one month of the submission deadline.

This conference will feature a virtual poster display, 3 Poster Spotlight Presentations and 4 Proffered Papers in the main programme.

High scoring abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in the main programme:

  • Four 10-minute Proffered Papers, each followed by 10 minutes for questions
  • Three 3-minute Poster Spotlight Presentations to highlight a selection of promising posters

Abstracts must be submitted online. You can edit your abstract until the abstract submission deadline shown above. The main abstract text is limited to 300 words but this does not include the information relating to title, author and affiliation.

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