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5th St.Gallen International Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference
Focus on Oligometastatic Disease, Under the auspices of EORTC

Welcome to the website of the 5th St.Gallen International Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference 2020


Thank you for your interest in the 5th St.Gallen International Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference, which will take place in St.Gallen, Switzerland, from 19 to 21 March 2020.

» Please find the programme here.

» Register for the conference here.


General coordination and information

St.Gallen Oncology Conferences (SONK)
c/o Tumor and Breast Center ZeTuP
Rorschacherstr. 150, CH-9006 St.Gallen/Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)71 243 00 32, Fax +41 (0)71 245 68 05

Meet our chairs

Scientific Programme

Conference Chairs: Florian Otto (Switzerland), Manfred Lutz (Germany)

Scientific Committee Chairs
Florian Otto (Switzerland)
Manfred Lutz (Germany)
Gunnar Folprecht (Germany)
Theo Ruers (The Netherlands)
John Zalcberg (Australia)

Scientific programme of the 5th St.Gallen International Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference 2020


Download the GICC2020 programme here: GICC2020 Programme

 (subject to changes)


Thank you for your interest! Please register

» online


registration fees

Regular Participants Students/Residents
Until 15 December 2019 CHF 675.- CHF 375.-
16 December 2019 – 1 February 2020 CHF 975.- CHF 675.-
From 2 February 2020 and onsite CHF 1075.- CHF 975.-

(CHF=Swiss Francs)


registration fee includes:

» Admission to the poster exhibition
» Admission to the scientific sessions
» Admission to the commercial exhibition
» Final programme and abstract book
» Certificate of attendance
» Delegate’s badge
» Coffee breaks (all days)
» Lunch on Friday


cancellation and modifciation conditions

Cancellation and modification conditions: All cancellations must be sent to St. Gallen Oncology Conferences in writing (fax, letter or e-mail). For cancellations received before 31 January 2020, an administrative fee of CHF 50.00 will be charged. As of 1 February 2020, no refund will be credited.


Olma Messen is situated in the city of St.Gallen, the historic, cultural and educational center of Eastern Switzerland. St.Gallen is easily accessible:

by plane

Zurich International Airport is connected with direct intercity trains to and from St.Gallen every 30 min. (one hour train-ride, for detailed time tables please visit www.sbb.ch.

Please note that further airports nearby are situated in Stuttgart and Munich.


by car

Swiss federal highway system (Autobahn A1) 1 hour from/to Zurich (Airport)-area; 2 hours from/to Basel, Bern and Lucerne. For conference site take highway exit «St.Gallen-Kreuzbleiche». Follow the signs for „Olma Messen“. Ca. 5 minutes by car after leaving the motorway.
Car parking: Olma Messen has got car parking facilities (Sonnenstrasse 39), which can be used by the conference participants. The parking area is directly below the congress center.
Tickets for the parking can be obtained at the St.Gallen Oncology Conferences desk (CHF 12.00/day)


by train

St.Gallens‘ mainstation is well connected: Intercity trains from/to Zurich main station are available every 30 min (65 min. train-ride via Zurich Airport); eurocity trains every 2 hours from/to Munich/Germany (3 hour train-ride) and connections serving Stuttgart-St.Gallen every 2 hours with a 3,5 hour train ride. For detailed train schedules please visit www.sbb.ch. This website of the Swiss Federal Railway provides also information re international connections.
The conference venue is situated about 1300m from the main station. Buses are leaving every 8 minutes to Olma Messen. The ride takes 7-8 minutes. Taxis are always waiting in front of the station (taxi ride of five minutes or 15 min. walk).


by bus

You reach the OLMA Messen by bus with bus line no. 3, 4, 6 and 200 from St. Gallen main station. The timetable to/from „St. Gallen, OLMA Messen“ can be found here: www.sbb.ch.


There are several hotels in all categories in St.Gallen for participants of the GICC 2020. Please visit the website of St.Gallen Bodensee Tourism for availabilities.

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For group reservations, please contact Mrs. Anja Sachse, phone +41 (0)71 227 37 16,
email Anja.Sachse@st.gallen-bodensee.ch.

abstract submission

You are invited to submit an abstract relevant to the main theme of the 5th International Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference: Focus on Oligometastatic Disease.

» Please submit your abstract here

Critical dates
» Abstract submission deadline : Sunday, 15 December 2019
» Presenter notification: early Janunary 2020
» Presenter registration deadline : Wednesday, 15 January 2020

» Please submit your abstract here

Accepted abstracts are supposed to be shown at the conference as a poster.

Please find below some useful information for a successful abstract submission and publication:

Format, content and structure
» Titles should be short (max. 30 words) and indicative of the content of the abstract.
» Capital letters should only be used for words usually capitalized (e.g. CRC).
» A maximum of 2300 characters incl. title and spaces is possible.
» Abstracts should be structured in aims, methods, results and conclusions of the study, with emphasis on results.
» Abstracts must be carefully checked for errors and misspellings before submission.
» Every submitted abstract has to name a presenting author who agrees to be the contact person re this abstract and who is actually presenting the poster of the abstract on-site (see obligations for abstract authors / submitters below).

Abstracts which do not fulfil the submission criterias will be rejected.

Obligations for abstract authors / submitters
» The abstract has to be presented at the conference venue as a poster.
» The presenting author of the abstract has to be registered until 15 January 2020 (notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent early January 2020). If the presenting author has not been registered until 15 January 2020, the abstract will be withdrawn and accordingly the abstract will not be published.
» The copyright of the abstract is released with the submission to St. Gallen Oncology Conferences. The authors allow the publication of the abstract in the chosen scientific journal of Elsevier, as well as online on the St. Gallen Oncology Conferences website.

» Please submit your abstract here

We are very much looking forward to your abstract for the GICC 2020!

contact address

St.Gallen Oncology Conferences (SONK)
c/o Tumor- and Breast Center ZeTuP
Rorschacherstr. 150, 9006 St.Gallen, Switzerland
phone +41 (1)71 243 00 32


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