On behalf of the European Society of Oncology Pharmacy (ESOP) and the Organising Committee, we warmly welcome you to the first European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy (ECOP), in the time-honoured city of Budapest, Hungary, 27—29 September 2012.
Close cooperation between oncology physicians and oncology pharmacists is essential for optimal patient care. ECOP 2012 offers a tremendous opportunity for exchange and debate between its 2,625 members, colleagues and partners worldwide.
The primary focus of this unique European Conference is to promote the highest standards of pharmaceutical care in the management and support of patients with tumours. The latest advances in research, patient management and practice are being showcased in keynote lectures, scientific symposia and poster sessions in two distinct tracks, clinical and practical.
We know that a multi-professional, multidisciplinary approach in oncology will not only ensure economic use of resources but also significantly improve patient safety. For this reason, we are delighted that Professor Martine Piccart, President of the European Society for Medical Oncology, will participate in the Opening Lecture.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Opening Event held in the exhibition area of the Conference venue on Thursday 27 September 2012 from 18:15, providing you with the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world, to network in a convivial setting and forge new links for future collaboration.
Lastly, but by no means least, our host city will match the exciting promise of the Conference itself. Speakers, participants, guests and friends should make time to discover the wonderful city that is Budapest with its wealth of historical buildings on both sides of the river Danube.
We trust that you will return from the Conference inspired by colleagues from around the world and that you will have made new friends and scientific contacts that will support you in your essential work.
We are delighted to be welcoming you to what promises to be a highly educational, collaborative and successful Conference.