Responding to the exponential growth of IO, CIRSE made the prescient decision to make ECIO an annual meeting, paralleling the annual WCIO meeting in New York and the newly expanded Best of WCIO meetings worldwide in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
WCIO chairman Riccardo Lencioni and WCIO Board member Thierry de Baere co-chaired the 2013 ECIO meeting in Budapest last month. With over 900 attendees from 60 countries, this is the pre-eminent IO educational event on the European continent. You can check out the event on the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgyyFV0skLY&feature=youtu.be.
The program included State of the Art, Hands-on and How-To sessions, and interdisciplinary cancer management featuring collaborations with ILCA, ESMO, and WCIO. Multiple industry-sponsored sessions highlighted the latest technologies for image-guided cancer therapy.
The next ECIO will be in Berlin in April 2014, chaired by Thierry de Baere. Plan to join this exciting event and continue the growth of IO worldwide.