It is our pleasure to invite you to the 5th EORTC Quality of Life in Cancer Clinical Trials Conference which will be held in 2019.  This event will give participants the opportunity to learn about the latest topics in quality of life (QOL) and patient reported outcomes research.  The two-day conference aims to bring together over 30 of the world’s most influential QOL researchers.  There will be presentations on current state of the art methods for instrument development and QOL measurement in international cancer clinical trials, addressing a variety of topics from designing robust measures to understanding their clinical meaning. Discussions on new tools and emerging technologies that have the potential to change the way we measure QOL, as well as on the rapidly growing field of electronic questionnaire administration.

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.

Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors, including the EORTC Quality of Life Group, for supporting this conference.

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

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

Chair & Co-chair


European Accreditation

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The “5th EORTC Quality of Life Cancer Clinical Trials Conference”, Brussels, Belgium, 16/05/2019-17/05/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 9 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at


Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Conflicts of Interest


Online registration is closed. On-site registration opens as from 8.00 am on Thursday 16 th May 2019*

* Central European Time (CET)


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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 outcomes research.

For more information, contact


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

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Media Partners

European Journal of Cancer
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Travel Awards

Travel award applications are now closed. We are delighted by the great interest you have shown in our conference.
Awardees will be notified by the end of January 2019.


Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace

3 rue Gineste

1210 Brussels, Belgium

  • +32 02 274 58 72

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 11th April 2019.
Accommodation requests received after 11th April will be processed on a space-available basis and may be subject to higher rates.