The 2020 edition of the European Cancer Summit was unique in the history of the European Cancer Organisation, as it was the first time that it had been held virtually.
However, that did not stop it being a resounding success, with an extremely high level of engagement among the more than 500 delegates from over thirty countries who attended across the two days of the Summit.
On the first day, the average amount of time delegates spent viewing sessions was a staggering 4 hours and 29 minutes. During that time, they commented on the wide-ranging topics more than 1070 times and sent 657 direct messages.
Delegates were just as engaged on the second day of the Summit, when they spent an average of 4 hours and 25 minutes watching the sessions, made 632 comments and sent 294 direct messages.
Overall, 48% of delegates posted a comment or question in the live chat function, while 35% used the site to connect with other delegates.
Perhaps unsurprisingly due to their potential to impact cancer care delivery and the lives of patients and their families, the most well-attended sessions were Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and Mission-Driven Cancer Research: All Together as One, which focused on the EU Cancer Mission. However, the rest of the sessions were not far behind, with each delegate watching an average of 4.7 sessions.