Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to attend the 27th Annual Meeting of ESHO, to be held in Aarhus, Denmark, May 26-28, 2011. Following on from the publication of several randomized phase III clinical trials there is a resurgence in the potential of hyperthermia as an effective cancer therapy and it is now time to establish it as the 4th option. Your participation at this meeting is essential to achieve this goal.

The scientific program of ESHO 2011 will cover the major clinical, physical, and biological developments within hyperthermia. These will be presented in the form of keynote lectures, symposia, workshops and as poster presentations.

The venue of the meeting will be the Helnan Marselis Hotel, situated in the southern part of Aarhus overlooking the Danish coastline, and located on the edge of the beautiful Marselisborg forest close to the Royal family’s summer palace. This is an entirely self-contained hotel with excellent rooms at reasonable prices, full lecture facilities, and adequate space for exhibitors and posters. The hotel is only 3 km from the centre of Aarhus. Aarhus itself is the second largest city in Denmark with about 300,000 inhabitants. Historically it is one of the oldest towns of Northern Europe and offers great opportunities for tourists and professional visitors.

Aarhus also has a long association with hyperthermia. Pre-clinical studies were initiated at Aarhus University Hospital back in the 1970s and since then the research and clinical groups at this hospital have made significant biological and clinical contributions to the field. Aarhus was also the site of the 4th International Congress for Hyperthermic Oncology, back in 1984, so it is now time to return to the place that is often referred to as the “smallest city in the world”.

I look forward to seeing you in Aarhus in May, 2011, for what I’m sure will be a wonderful meeting.

Michael R. Horsman
President of the ESHO 2011 Annual Meeting