ICML-ESMO Full-immersion Course


Over the years, the educational course before ICML has become a well-recognized program for physicians and scientists with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of hematological cancers. Oncology and hematology trainees are just as welcome as more experienced physicians looking for a refresher course. Participation of pathologists, radiation oncologists, and scientists with an interest in lymphoma is also appreciated allowing for a stimulating international gathering of colleagues from all over the world.

A faculty of renowned lymphoma experts, including ICML keynote lecturers, will guide participants through the complexity of lymphoma biology and the most relevant clinical problems, offering plenary lectures, practice-oriented workshops in small groups, and dedicated time for discussion.

A particular feature of this course is the attendance cap (maximum 80) to emphasize the opportunity for a fruitful informal exchange of ideas, views, and experiences among the participants and with faculty.


Who should attend?

The target audience is post-graduate medical doctors at any stage of their clinical career, oncology/hematology trainees as well as more experienced clinicians, pathologists, and radiation oncologists with an interest in lymphoma.


Learning objectives

  • Background knowledge of biology and molecular pathology of hematological cancers
  • Practiceoriented presentation of the modern diagnostic tools
  • Essential perspective of clinical features of lymphoma entities
  • Comprehensive overview of the most relevant treatment options, covering also the “unmet needs” and the open questions.

Registration fees and rules

Updated on February 17, 2023.

Registrations are closed since we have already reached the maximum number of available slots for this course. If you wish, you can enter your registration anyway and we will contact you to confirm it in case we receive cancellations.

Attendance to the course will be by registration and will be limited to 80 participants (first come, first served basis).

In-person registration fees*

until February 28
until May 31
Physicians (MDs, PhDs, and DOs)
ESMO Members
CHF   300
CHF   225
CHF   400
CHF   300
Nurses, Residents and Fellows
ESMO Members
CHF   200
CHF   150
CHF   300
CHF   225
Industry Professionals** CHF   700 CHF   800

* Registration includes meals: lunch on Sunday and Monday, dinner with the Faculty on Sunday evening.
Registration does not include the accommodation.
** Industry professionals may attend this course for their own education. Marketing, sales and promotion of products and services is not permitted during this program.

ESMO Members are entitled to a 25% discount on 17-ICML registration fee if they attend both the course and the conference. To benefit from this reduction, an email has to be sent to course@icml.ch to obtain a coupon.

To register to the course, you need a MyICML account. If you already have one, you can just log in and select the "ICML-ESMO Course" tab under My Registrations.

For any questions regarding registrations and/or hotel accommodation, please send an email to course@icml.ch.


Discounts & Promotions

A registration discount is available for ESMO members (see table above).

Registration is complimentary for all Foundation for Institute of Oncology Research employees; however, you must complete registration through the 'Register' tab above in order to attend this course. If you are registered for this course and are unable to attend, please notify course@icml.ch.

Please note that after your payment has been processed, no further promotional discounts or adjustments will be made to your registration.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your participation in this course, you must email course@icml.ch at least seven (7) days prior to the start of the course, and your refund will be subject to a CHF 100 administrative fee. Cancellations or no-shows within seven (7) days of the course are not eligible for a refund.

You may substitute another registrant in your place at any time by contacting course@icml.ch with the appropriate information.

ICML reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event we must cancel or postpone this course, you will be notified via email from ICML (course@icml.ch). A full refund will be issued for your registration. ICML is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants, including fees incurred by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


Accreditation for CME Category 1 Credits™ is ongoing. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Scientific Committee and Speakers

Scientific Committee 

Emanuele Zucca, Bellinzona (Switzerland) - Course Director

Marco Ladetto, Alessandria (Italy)

Davide Rossi, Bellinzona (Switzerland) 

Laurie Sehn, Vancouver, BC (Canada)

ICML-ESMO Full-Immersion Course Speakers

Ranjana H. Advani, Palo Alto, CA (USA)
Bruce D. Cheson, Bethesda, MD (USA)
Kate Cwynarski, London (UK)
Andy Davies, Southampton (UK)
Laurence de Leval, Lausanne (Switzerland)
Martin Dreyling, Munich (Germany)
Bernhard Gerber, Bellinzona (Switzerland)
Steven M. Horwitz, New York, NY (USA)
Martin Hutchings, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Peter W.M. Johnson, Southampton (UK)
Ralf Küppers, Essen (Germany)
Marco Ladetto, Alessandria (Italy)
Stefano Luminari, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Urban Novak, Bern (Switzerland)
Laura Pasqualucci, New York, NY (USA)
Fedro A. Peccatori, Milan (Italy)
Davide Rossi, Bellinzona (Switzerland)
Gilles Salles, New York, NY (USA)
Laurie Sehn, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
John F. Seymour, Melbourne (Australia)
Margaret A. Shipp, Boston, MA (USA)
Anastasios Stathis, Bellinzona (Switzerland)
Thorsten Zenz, Zurich (Switzerland)
Weili Zhao, Shanghai (China)
Emanuele Zucca, Bellinzona (Switzerland)



We express our thankfulness towards our great sponsors:

Eli Lilly

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