EORTC Head and Neck Cancer Group Autumn Meeting

Faro, Portugal

The EORTC Head and Neck Cancer Group Autumn meeting will be held at University of Algarve in Faro, Portugal on 6-7 October 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 Head and Neck Cancer Group, and you have not received the registration link, please contact


The meeting will have combined sessions with the EORTC Endocrine Tumours Group (EnTG). There will also be parallel sessions and you are welcome to join either the EnTG or the HNCG sessions, depending on your interest. The agenda of the EnTG meeting is available here.

The detailed member-only agenda will also be available soon from the EORTC Head and Neck Cancer Group website using the link ‘Group Documents’.

Please note that the time zone for Faro (Portugal) is WEST (Western European Time) or GMT.

Friday 6 October

08:30-10:15 Investigator meeting 1420 “Best-of” trial (Closed session)
10:15-11:45 Steering committee meeting HNCG (Closed session)
11:45-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 Combined session HNCG & EnTG: Update on trials in development
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Joint session HNCG & EnTG : Future perspectives of HNCG & EnTG programme

(ITOG and EORTC collaboration: advantages and challenges – Gregory Randolph)

14:30-15:30 Parallel sessions HNCG & EnTG
Results of the discussion with Companies/ Development proposals and discussion
Inequities in thyroid cancer care in Europe – Tiago Nunes da Silva
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:15 Combined session HNCG & EnTG:
Ct-DNA in interventional HN cancer trials: Are we ready?
17:15-18:00 New proposals – 1st session
19:30 Dinner at Tertúlia Algarvia


 Saturday 7 October

08:30-09:10 Keynote lecture: Innovative Trials
09:10-09:25 Recruiting trials
09:25-10:15 Trial results
10:15-10:30 New proposals – 2nd session
10:30-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Presentations by Young Investigators
12:15-12:45 Trials starting soon
12:45-13:00 Closure


University of Algarve
Campus da Penha, Auditório 1.5 & Auditório 1.4
Edifício 9 – Complexo Pedagógico
8005-139 Faro, Portugal

You can find a campus map here.

For directions between Hotel 3HB and the University / dinner venue, please click here.


Hotel Faro
PROMOCODE:  EORTC2023 (15% discount)
Booking through hotel’s website for rates “Best Available Rate – Breakfast”
Promo code available until 5 September, for stays between 5-8 October.

EVA Senses Hotel
PROMOCODE: EORTC2023 (10% discount)
Bookings should be made by email:
To have access to the agreed discounts, guests must mention on the email the agreed promocode.
Promocode will be available for bookings made until the 29.09.2023.

3HB Faro Hotel
PROMOCODE: EORTC HNCG 2023 (10% discount)
Bookings should be made by email:
Reservations must be requested by email with booking code.


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