Welcome

It is our great pleasure to announce to you the EMCCC 2016! 

The European Multidisciplinary Colorectal Cancer Congress (EMCCC) is the European conference that truly provides a platform for in-depth multidisciplinary interaction among the various research areas involved. The Dutch Colorectal Cancer Group (DCCG) has taken the initiative for the EMCCC since 2001. The conference in 2016 builds upon seven previous successful multidisciplinary conferences on colorectal cancer which were held in the Netherlands, Germany and France. The EMCCC offers an intimate scientific/educational environment for 700 participants.

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of malignancies and much progress has been made in recent years in understanding the biology and treatment of this disease. These developments encompass almost the full research area including genetics, biology, pathology/prognostic markers, surgery, screening, systemic treatment, radiotherapy, and imaging. This implies that both pre-clinical and clinical research is becoming much more multidisciplinary oriented.

The conference will have separate workshops on surgery, medical oncology, radiotherapy, pathology, imaging, gastroenterology, and genetics, but all other sessions are plenary in order to have optimal interaction between all disciplines. The format of the conference consists of workshops, keynote lecture, controversy sessions, satellite symposia, and oral and poster presentations on prevention and screening, diagnosis and follow-up, translational research, multidisciplinary management, genetics, evaluation of treatment, and updates on randomized CRC trials.

The meeting will be hosted in the RAI, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.   

We are looking forward meeting you all in December 2016 in Amsterdam!