5th EORTC Quality of Life conference2018-09-27T10:46:49+00:00


It is our pleasure to invite you to the 5th EORTC Quality of Life and Cancer Clinical Trial Conference in 2019.  This event will give participants the opportunity to learn about the latest topics in quality of life (QOL) and patient reported outcome research.  The two-day meeting aims to bring together over 30 of the world’s most influential QOL and clinical trial designers.  There will be presentations on current state-of –the-art methods for trial design and measurement in international cancer clinical trials, addressing a variety of topics from designing robust measures, to understanding their clinical meaning; discussions on new emerging international tools, which have the potential to become important symptom outcome measures and the rapidly growing field of electronic patient assessments.

This event is meant to stimulate progress and ensure greater patient involvement in cancer clinical trials, hence, patients and patient advocates will be speaking and providing their unique vision on QOL.   All academic attendees will be able to participate for free, and a number travel grants are also available (see website for details as from April 2018).  Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors, including the EORTC Quality of Life Group, for supporting this meeting.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you to our meeting and participating in an engaging exchange of ideas.

For your information, you can find the previous conference’s presentations here.

Chair & Co-chair



Online registration opens on 3 December 2018 and closes on 29 April 2019*

* 10.00 AM Central European Time (CET)
Registration will open in


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We welcome your support for this event which will give participants the opportunity to learn about the latest topics in Quality of Life and patient reported outcome research.

For more information, contact events@eortc.org.


We wish to thank the following partners for their valuable assistance and support to EORTC research activities.


Media Partners

European Journal of Cancer

Travel Awards

Applications are now open

Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis by the Travel Awards Committee and the co-chairs of the conference. Spaces are limited so please apply for the travel awards as soon as possible. Decisions will be made on an on-going basis, but no later than end of January 2019.

If your attendance depends on a travel award, please apply first and await confirmation of your award before registering for the conference.


Type of travel awards:

  • Travel awards for participants from EU (under 35 or students) – Eligible applications must hold their primary residence in the EU
  • Travel awards for participants from eligible emerging and developing countries (under 35 or students) – Eligible applications must hold their primary residence in one of the eligible emerging and developing countries (see the eligible country here)
  • Travel awards for participants outside EU (under 35 or students) – Eligible applicants must hold their primary residence in a country outside EU and not in an emerging/developing country
  • Travel awards for active Quality of Life Group (QLG) members (priority will be given to young investigators)
  • Travel awards for patients or group representatives


Crowne Plaza Le Palace

3 Rue Gineste,

Brussels 1200, Belgium

Hotel Accommodation

Hotel bookings are not managed by EORTC

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for this event at the Crowne Plaza, Brussels (venue).
The deadline for hotel reservations is 4 March 2019.
Accommodation requests received after 12 November will be processed on a space-available basis and may be subject to higher rates.
Please contact the hotel for any further information and/or confirmation.
The booking form and contact information will be available soon.