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17th St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2021

17 – 20 March 2021, Austria Center Vienna/Austria

 

The scientific chairs and the organisers invite you to the 17th St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 20 March 2021! Experts of all major cooperative groups and centres worldwide actively engaged in basic and clinical research as well as in clinical management of patients with breast cancer will present their latest data, critically reviewed by leading specialists in the field.

Registration is now open! Take advantage of the excellent early-bird rates. Further information about registration can be found here.

COVID-19 Update – how we can meet

The safety of the participants, faculty, guests and partners from the industry has top priority. Please visit this website regularly or sign-up for the newsletter at the bottom of this page to stay informed about any amendments of the conference.

As congress organiser we are taking this very seriously and are in close contact with all relevant parties to ensure that the congress can go ahead as planned and that we can meet in Vienna in March 2021.

We are aware that in light of the pandemic it is not granted that everybody will be able to travel to Vienna. Therefore, we are currently exploring options to also provide virtual access to attendees that may not be able to join in person. We will share more information about this with you very soon. We firmly plan to have another, great 17th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna and to make it accessible to everybody.

chairs

 

Meet our chairs:

Conference founder and honorary chair
Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Joerg Senn, c/o Tumor and Breast Center ZeTuP St.Gallen / Switzerland

 

Conference co-chairs
Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Gnant, Medical University of Vienna / Austria
Prof. Dr. med. Beat Thürlimann, Head of Breast Centre Kantonsspital St.Gallen / Switzerland

 

Scientific Programme-Chairpersons
Hal Burstein, Boston/Md, USA
Giuseppe Curigliano, Milano/Italy
Michael Gnant, Vienna/Austria
Meredith Regan, Boston/Md, USA
Hans-Jörg Senn, St.Gallen/Switzerland
Beat Thürlimann, St.Gallen/Switzerland
Walter Weber, Basel/Switzerland
Eric Winer, Boston/Md, USA

conference programme

Accelerating access to innovation in early breast cancer


subject to changes

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Wednesday, 17 March 2021

14.15-15.30

Opening Ceremony: Welcome, Awards and Award Lectures

Welcome on behalf of St.Gallen Oncology Conferences (SONK), and of the International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG)

Welcome on behalf of the Austrian Breast and Colon Cancer Group (ABCSG) and of the Medical University of Vienna

Introduction of the St.Gallen Breast Cancer Award

The St.Gallen Breast Cancer Award Lecture 2021

Introduction of the ESO Umberto Veronesi Memorial Award

The Umberto Veronesi Award Lecture 2021

15.30-15.45

Coffee break

15.45-17.15

Session 1: News in breast cancer care since
St.Gallen 2019: Challenges and Opportunities

Unmet challenges in systemic therapy (Harold Burstein, USA)

Breast surgery – where do we go? (Michael Gnant, Austria)

What patients want: Tradeoffs, preferences and thresholds (tbc)

Accelerating progress to innovation for patients: Trial design and risk stratification (Meredith Regan, USA)

Global challenges in breast cancer detection and Treatment (Carlos Barrios, Brazil)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

17.15-17.45

Coffee break

17.45-19.15

Session 2: Care for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Neoadjuvant and adjuvant Treatment (Nadia Harbeck, Germany)

HER2 heterogeneity (Alex Prat, Spain)

Can we prevent brain metastases? (Nancy Lin, USA)

Accelerating progress from advanced to early breast Cancer (Hope Rugo, USA)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

19.15-21.00

Welcome Apéro in the Vienna Convention Center

Platzhalter
Platzhalter

Thursday, 18 March 2021

08.30-10.00

Session 3: Care for patients with ER+ breast cancer

Adjuvant endocrine therapy  (pre- and postmenopausal) (Eric Winer, USA)

Neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (Steven Johnston, UK)

Why does endocrine therapy work and why does it stop working (Fabrice André, France)

Accelerating progress from advanced to early breast cancer (SERDS, PI3Kinhibitors, other novel agents) (tbc)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

10.00-10.30

Coffee break, Posters 1, Exhibition

10.30-12.00

Session 4: Predictive and Prognostic Biomarkers in patients with breast cancer

Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (Carsten Denkert, Germany)

Genomic changes with therapy and detection of molecular recurrence (Nicholas Turner, UK)

Is lobular breast cancer different and should it be treated differently? (William Gradishar, USA)

Genomic tests for selecting therapy in adjuvant treatment of ER+ breast Cancer (tbc)

Genetic testing in patients with triple negative or hereditary breast Cancer (Judy Garber, USA)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

12.00-12.30

Special lecture I

Integrating CDK 4-6 in the treatment of patients with early breast cancer (Sibylle Loibl, Germany)

 

12.30-14.15

Lunch break, Posters 1, Exhibition

14.15-15.45

Session 5: Optimal locoregional therapy: treating the axilla in women with breast cancer

Axillary surgery in node-positive breast cancer (Walter Weber, Switzerland)

Omitting surgical staging of the Axilla (Tari King, USA)

Risk adapted regional node Irradiation (Philip Poortmans, France)

Adjuvant decision making in the era of limited nodal Information (Sharon Giordano, USA)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

15.45-16.15

Coffee break, Posters 1, Exhibition

16.15-17.45

Session 6: Local treatment of patients with breast cancer

Standards in breast conservation and oncoplastic surgery (Florian Fitzal, Austria)

Breast surgery after neoadjuvant Treatment (Jörg Heil, Germany)

Type/timing of reconstruction when post-mastectomy radiotherapy is planned (Andrea Pusic, USA)

State of the art in DCIS: who needs surgery, radiotherapy, endocrine therapy (Boon Chua, Australia)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

Platzhalter
Platzhalter

Friday, 19 March 2021

08.00-09.30

Session 7: Optimal Care for Women with Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Neoadjuvant and adjuvant Treatment (Lisa Carey, USA)

Immuno-oncology treatment in Early Stage TNBC (Sherene Loi, Australia)

Accelerating progress from advanced to early breast cancer for TNBC (Giuseppe Curigliano, Italy)

Surgery and prophylactic surgery in hereditary breast Cancer (Monica Morrow, USA)

PARP inhibitors in treatment of early stage breast Cancer (Andrew Tutt, UK)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

09.30-10.00

Coffee break, Posters 2, Exhibition

10.00-11.25

Session 8: Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors

Lifestyle and Sexual Health (Inez Vaz Luis, France)

Late toxicity of treatment (including bone health) (Bent Ejlertsen, Denmark)

Fertility preservation (Olivia Pagani, Switzerland)

Surveillance and follow-up (Ann Partridge, USA)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

11.30-12.00

Aron Goldhirsch Memorial Lecture

Evolution of adjuvant therapies across the time and the future of cooperative academic clinical research Groups (David Cameron, UK)

12.00-13.45

Lunch break, Posters 2, Exhibition

13.45-15.15

Session 9: Neoadjuvant Approach in Patients with Early Breast Cancer

Evaluation of the breast cancer patient (patient assessment, staging, planning) (Isabella Rubio, Spain)

Pathology after neoadjuvant treatment – how to assess residual disease (Giuseppe Viale, Italy)

The meaning of residual disease (Ian Krop, USA)

How to work together – the coordination of the multidisciplinary breast Team (Emiel Rutgers, The Netherlands)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

15.15-15.45

Coffee break, Posters 2, Exhibition

15.45-17.15

Session 10: Special treatment challenges in patients with early breast cancer

Management of breast cancer in elderly patients (Matti Aapro, Switzerland)

Management of breast cancer in men (Fatima Cardoso, Portugal)

Locally advanced breast Cancer (Stephan Aebi, Switzerland)

Oligometastatic disease – optimal treatment for long-term Survival (Javier Cortes, Spain)

Optimizing care in cultures with limited resources: choices and priorities (Andre Ilbawi, Switzerland)

Discussions will be held after each lecture

Platzhalter
Platzhalter

Saturday, 20 March 2021

08.30-12.30

St. Gallen International consensus session on the optimal primary treatment of women with breast cancer 2021

12.30

Farewell

registration

Ready, set, go!

Once again faculty and discussants from all around the world will meet in Vienna from 17 to 20 March 2021 for the next edition of the St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference. The upcoming conference will revolve around innovations in early breast cancer care and one thing is for sure: there will be plenty of compelling presentations.

Register here!

Registering early pays off, because only then you can take advantage of the excellent early-bird rates:

Early-bird fee
from 5 June 2020
Regular fee from
19 December 2020
Late fee from
1 March 2021
Regular participantEUR 800.00EUR 950.00EUR 1100.00
NursesEUR 500.00EUR 700.00EUR 1100.00
ResidentsEUR 500.00EUR 700.00EUR 1100.00

 

Register here and take advantage of the early-bird fee!

 

Please find below all important deadlines for delegates:

Friday, 5 June 2020
Opening early registration and hotel bookings

Friday, 28 August 2020
Opening poster abstract submission

Friday, 11 December 2020
Poster abstract submission deadline

Friday, 18 December 2020
Early registration deadline

Sunday, 28 February 2021
Late registration deadline

Monday, 1 March 2021
Onsite registration fee applies

 

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abstracts

 

Thank you for your interest in submitting a poster abstract for the 17th St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2021. Poster abstract submission will be possible as of

> Friday, 28 August 2020

 

Please find below all important deadlines for delegates:

Friday, 5 June 2020
Opening early registration and hotel bookings

Friday, 28 August 2020
Opening poster abstract submission

Friday, 11 December 2020
Poster abstract submission deadline

Friday, 18 December 2020
Early registration deadline

Sunday, 28 February 2021
Late registration deadline

Monday, 1 March 2021
Onsite registration fee applies

 

Sign-up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page so that you won’t miss any important deadline.

exhibition & sponsorship opportunities

 

The 17th St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2021 in Vienna offers you unique opportunities to present your company to a most interested professional audience as a “major player” in the field. There are various kinds of options for you to participate and build up and expand your network within the global oncology community, dedicated to improve the outcome of treatment in women with breast cancer.

Find all our exhibition and sponsorship opportunities here:

> industry brochure

 

quick-links

exhibition application
satellite symposia
further sponsorship opportunities
green meeting

 

exhibition application

In order to sign up for exhibition space you have to complete the online exhibition and sponsorship application form via the link below.

By completing the exhibition application form, companies agree to the Sponsorship & Exhibit – Participation Terms and Conditions. The booking is legally binding upon submission.

> online application for exhibition

 

Exhibition timeline, costs and guidelines

Early-bird fee € 530/m² until Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Regular fee € 580/m² after Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Prices are listed without VAT, taxes and applicable legal fees. Minimum of 6 sqm

The exhibitor package includes:

  • Exhibition floor space (space only – without equipment) *
  • Acknowledgment on the website, in the final programme book and other conference publications
  • Exhibitor and conference registrations

*booked floor space does NOT include partition walls, furniture, main power supply, electrical usage, stand cleaning, etc.

 

Space allocation procedure starts in summer 2020, and will be done according to the following guidelines:

  • total sponsorship contribution
  • booth size
  • payment of first deposit.

Offered by Mondial Congress & Events, for further information, please contact: 
Ellen Valckenaere (
valckenaere@mondial-congress.com)

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satellite symposia

All satellite symposia slots are sold at SG-BCC 2021 in Vienna and are held in the main auditorium. No scientific sessions will take place at the same time.

 

Wednesday 17 March 2021      08:30 – 10:00 € 80,000   -sold-

Wednesday 17 March 2021      10:30 – 12:00 € 100,000 -sold-

Wednesday 17 March 2021      12:30 – 14:00 € 100,000 -sold-

Thursday 18 March 2021          13.00 – 14.00 € 95,000  -sold-

Thursday 18 March 2021          18.00 – 19.30 € 90,000  -sold-

Friday 19 March 2021              12.30 – 13.30 € 95,000  -sold-

Friday 19 March 2021              17.30 – 19.00 € 90,000  -sold-

Prices are listed without VAT, taxes and applicable legal fees.

 

Further information can be found in the SG-BCC 2021 industry brochure on page 8 or you may contact Ellen Valckenaere (valckenaere@mondial-congress.com) from Mondial Congress & Events in case there are any questions.

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further sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship items allow your company to present itself at the congress outside of the industrial exhibition and increase the visibility of your contribution. All information on the sponsorship items can be found in the SG-BCC 2021 industry brochure

 

Grants for the distribution of knowledge in breast cancer care

  • Webcasts of scientific sessions of the conference
  • Publication of lectures of the scientific sessions of the conference in a Supplement of the Journal THE BREAST (Elsevier)
  • Webcasting your satellite symposium
  • Unrestricted Educational Grants
  • Educational Grants for Poster Presenters from low-income countries

 Further information can be found in the SG-BCC 2021 industry brochure on page 9 or you may contact St. Gallen Oncology Conferences (info@oncoconferences.ch) in case there are any questions.

 

Enhance your corporate identity & advertising opportunities

  • Conference bags
  • Notepads and pens
  • Lanyards
  • Conference App New
  • Wifi New
  • e-poster area New
  • Water bottle for delegates New
  • Charging station
  • Sitting Cubes
  • and much more…

Detailed information can be found in the SG-BCC 2021 industry brochure on page 12-13 or you may contact Ellen Valckenaere (valckenaere@mondial-congress.com) from Mondial Congress & Events in case there are any questions.

In order to book sponsorship items please fill out the Online Exhibition and Sponsorship Application Form via the link below.

> Online application for exhibition

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green meeting

We aim to certify the 17th St.Gallen international conference as Green Meeting according to the Austrian Eco Label.
As such, we kindly ask you to consider the following points when planning your congress attendance to ensure that all guidelines are met for your exhibition booth:

  • All waste must be disposed of at the event location in accordance with the requirements of the waste management system.
  • Disposable tableware (mugs, plates, cutlery, etc.) may not be used during the event.
  • The materials brought and used to design exhibition booths (stands, roll-ups, decorations, possibly flooring, etc.) are reusable.
  • The use of coffee / tea machines with capsule systems is not permitted.
  • Give-aways that generate large amounts of waste or environmentally harmful waste, e.g. disposable beverage packaging, products with batteries or rechargeable batteries are avoided

We believe that this move to sustainability will overall benefit organisers, delegates and exhibitors and look forward to your support in the implementation.

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accommodation

A variety of hotel rooms has been blocked for participants of SG-BCC 2021 at hotels adjacent to the venue and well-connected city hotels alike. Availability, especially in on-site hotels, is limited. Make sure you secure a room as soon as possible.

The official travel and housing agent for SG-BCC 2021 is Mondial Congress & Events. During the registration process you are able to book a hotel room nearby the conference venue.

For questions and group bookings please address yourself to

Mondial Congress & Events Mondial GmbH & Co. KG
Operngasse 20b, 1040 Vienna, Austria
bcc21@mondial-congress.com
Tel.: +43 1 58804-0 Fax: +43 1 58804-185

 

accommodatin scam alert

We want to make you aware of the possibility of fraudulent websites and agencies impersonating SG-BCC 2021 and offering registration, hotel bookings and other arrangements for the upcoming conference.

In the past, companies have also been making telephone calls indicating that they are “from the congress organisers” and claiming that they have a special hotel deal or that something is wrong with your hotel booking related to the congress.

Please IGNORE these calls (and/or emails) and DO NOT PROVIDE credit card details.

We do not forward any contact details to third parties. These agencies DO NOT have access to information on hotel bookings you make with us (Mondial Congress & Events). They are accessing public congress information and searching contact details through search engines like Google.

We strongly recommend that anyone attending the conference uses only this official website for registration and accommodation requests. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

travel

 

Congress venue

Austria Center Vienna
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna, Austria

 

By plane

Vienna International Airport is connected with direct trains to and from Vienna. There are several options:

  • City Airport Train (CAT): Brings you into the city within 16 minutes, leaves the airport 6 and 36 minutes after each hour. There are certain CAT desks in the airport building, where tickets can be purchased.
  • Regular OEBB trains: The ride duration is about 30 minutes, trains are leaving from the airport every 10-20 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the vending machines directly at the stations. Schedules can be checked on www.oebb.at.
  • Busses: There are busses available from the bus terminal in front of the airport. The Vienna Airport Line ride duration is about 25 minutes to the city centre.

From the city center the ACV can best be reached by metro. Download here the plan of the subway system (courtesy of ACV). From Vienna Main Station, take the metro line U1 towards “Leopoldau” and get off at the stop “Kaisermuehlen, VIC”

Please note that there will be no official shuttle transfer from the airport to the hotels or the venue organized by SONK.

By car

The Austria Center Vienna is easily accessible via the highway A22 (E59). The address is Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria. Please find here a map for download (courtesy of ACV) how to get to the venue by car.

Car parking: The ACV offers car parking facilities, which can be used by conference participants.

By train

Vienna is well connected by train. Please find more information regarding schedules, ticket prices and more on the website: www.oebb.at

 

About Vienna

Vienna, a city with about two million inhabitants, is situated in the very heart of Europe. Due to its unique geographic and geopolitical location, Vienna has been the setting for many international events and has become a popular conference venue. Vienna hosts one of the United Nations headquarters and is home to a number of other international organisations.

Vienna’s ever-changing history has left an indelible mark on the city, a mark also manifest in a rich cultural heritage. The city’s ultimate fascination stems from merging imperial grandeur with a cosmopolitan spirit, a combination which emerged after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Viennese writers, musicians and artists as well as scientists have all influenced many aspects of our modern world. Vienna took part in all major political developments of the 20th century. Shaped over the centuries as the capital of a huge empire, Vienna will always arouse feelings of nostalgia.

Today, Vienna offers historical palaces alongside modern shopping centres, traditional hotels, Austrian food as well as haute cuisine, typical Viennese coffee houses and luxury restaurants, outstanding opera and theatre performances, classical concerts and open-air festivals, antique shops next to elegant boutiques – all joined together in incomparable Viennese harmony.

Sights, Art & Culture, Gastronomy, Shopping

https://www.wien.info/en

Weather Conditions in Vienna

The weather in Vienna is typically continental – there are characteristic, clearly defined seasons. In March, temperatures can be expected to range around 8-12 degrees.

Electricity & Time

The main voltage in Austria is 220V.
Vienna is in the Central European Time Zone, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1hour.

Shopping

Shops are usually open from 10:00 – 19:00 from Monday to Friday and from 10:00 – 17:00 on Saturday.
On Sunday shops are usually closed, with the exception of souvenir shops. Grocery stores already open around 8:00 during weekdays.

Tipping

Service is usually included in the prices in bars and restaurants. Tips are always welcome and usually 10%.

Banks & Local Currency

Banking hours in general are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 15:00, Thursday 08:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:30. ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Maestro cards (cash cards) as well as Mastercard, AMEX, Visa and Diners are accepted.

 

the St.Gallen Consensus on the optimal Treatment of early breast cancer

 

Estimating the benefits of therapy for early-stage breast cancer: read the St.Gallen International Consensus Guidelines for the Primary therapy of early breast cancer 2019 here.

 

The BREAST Supplement manuscripts St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2019

Read the latest THE BREAST Supplement with manuscripts of the 16th St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2019 here.

 

The St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2021 in Vienna will close as usual with an update of the widely acknowledged St.Gallen Consensus on the optimal Treatment of early breast cancer. The consensus and its related scientific core issues will then be published following the conference, in summer 2021.

webcasts

 

Click on the links below to view the webcasts of the St.Gallen International Breast Cancer Conferences of the previous years:

 

 

contact

 

Scientific programme and faculty

St. Gallen Oncology Conferences (SONK)
c/o Tumor and Breast Center ZeTuP
Rorschacherstrasse 150
9006 St.Gallen / Switzerland
+41 71 243 00 32
info@oncoconferences.ch

 

Industrial exhibition, satellite symposia, registration, hotel accommodation, networking programme, abstract submission

Mondial Congress & Events
Mondial GmbH & Co. KG
Operngasse 20b, 1040 Vienna / Austria
+43 1 588 04 0
bcc21@mondial-congress.com

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