EORTC Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Group Autumn Meeting

Brno, CZ

The EORTC Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Group Autumn meeting will be held in Brno, Czech Republic on 21-23 September 2023. It is only open to individual or site staff members of the group.

Registrations for the meeting are open and the link was sent by email. In case you are an individual or site staff member of the EORTC Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Group, and you have not received the registration link, please contact

Meeting timings are as follows:

Thursday 21 September: 15:00-18:00
Friday 22 September: 09:00-16:30, followed by a dinner
Saturday 23 September: 08:30-14:00 (EORTC meeting with the International GI Cancer Symposium )

Agenda – Thursday 21 September

15:00-15:15 Welcome and introduction
M. Moehler, E. Fontana
SESSION 1: Funding for EORTC studies
15:15-15:45 Different funding opportunities for GITCG studies
SESSION 2: Young and Early Career Investigator Programme
15:45-17:00 Short update on projects / 2024 Y/ECI awarded proposals
H. van Laarhoven
17:00-17:15 Break
SESSION 3: Secretary election
17:15-17:50 Presentation by the candidates & voting
17:50-18:00 Concluding of the first day
M. Moehler, E. Fontana

Agenda – Friday 22 September

09:00-09:10 Welcome
M. Moehler, E. Fontana
09:10-09:30 The process of study development and approval at EORTC
SESSION 5: Brainstorming on Task Force activities
09:35-10:45 Two focus groups:
A. Upper GI – Pancreatic – Individualized therapy
B. Colorectal/anal – AY
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Discussion and Conclusions of focus group
12:00-13:00 Lunch
SESSION 6: Studies
13:00-13:50 Updates
SESSION 7: Update on Task Forces activities
13:45-15:00 Individualized Therapy
Pancreatic Cancer
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-16:00 AYA
Upper GI
CRC and anal cancer
SESSION 8:  Update on collaborations with EORTC subcommittee
16:00-16:10 QoL project
16:10-16:20 ROSC
16:20-16:25 Upcoming meetings of interest
Spring Meeting 2024
16:25-16:30 Closure

Agenda – Saturday 23 September

The agenda of the open session on Saturday 23 September can be consulted here.



Thursday 21 & Friday 22 September:
Uměleckoprůmslové Muzeum (Museum of Arts and Industry)
Husova 14
662 26 Brno
Czech Republic

Saturday 23 September:
Otevřená zahrada (Open Gardens)
Brno, Czech Republic

Information on how to reach Brno can be consulted here.

Below are some tips for hotels close to the Open Gardens and the city centre:

Hotel Barceló –
Enter the code EORTC2023 for discount

Hotel International –

Hotel Avion –


With thanks to the support in kind from MMCI

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