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About the Conference


Dear ILCA members, colleagues and friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 14th Annual Conference of the International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) from 10 to 13 September 2020 in Madrid, Spain.

Our community will gather in the beautiful historic city of Madrid for four days of sharing knowledge, of scientific learning and intensive networking around the latest advances in liver cancer research, basic translational and clinical research.

ILCA continues to develop new programmes and initiatives and will again bring together the most eminent liver cancer experts from around the globe with the goal of improving prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of patients.

The programme that the Governing Board has put together will provide you with an outstanding educational experience.  We have developed a range of new session formats with exciting content to encourage knowledge sharing and networking between physicians, researchers, young investigators and partners from all over the world. This year we increase the visibility of the Young Investigator session that will run in prime time on Friday, 11th September.

We strongly encourage all, and especially young researchers and students, to be a part of the debate and contribute to the scientific programme by presenting their work. Accepted abstracts will be presented in General Sessions or as posters.  All posters will be displayed on paper and electronically as this year we will feature two poster sessions, increasing visibility and networking opportunities among participants.

We look forward to meeting you next September in Madrid and to welcoming you all personally as we work together to advance liver cancer science and care to offer true hope to patients.

Warm regards,


The ILCA Governing Board

Executive Committee

President Bruno Sangro (Spain)

Executive Secretary Augusto Villanueva (USA)

Treasurer Sandrine Faivre (France)

Past President Morris Sherman (Canada)


Joong-Won Park (Republic of Korea)

Sasan Roayaie (USA)

Laura Kulik (USA)

Jeong Min Lee (Republic of Korea)

Amit Singal (USA)

Eric Vibert (France)

Tim Meyer (UK)

Amaia Lujambio (USA)

Michiie Sakamoto (Japan)

Jean-Charles Nault (France)

R. Kate Kelley (USA)

Venue and General Information

The venue for ILCA 2020 is the Madrid Marriott Auditorium.

We always dream of discovering new special and inspiring places. Places with personality and style where the care of every single detail makes you feel at home. Spaces that allow you to discover a new dimension finding the perfect balance between business and new experiences.

Welcome to Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center. Exclusivity, style, and personality are just some of the adjectives which define one of the most special places in Europe. Technology and innovation allow you to manage your time and turn your stay into a unique and unforgettable experience.

You will find the perfect balance between business and leisure. The impressive Auditorium that has a capacity for up to 2000 people where many stories have been told. A space prepared for opportunities to connect and socialize. To learn and keep growing.

56 meeting rooms with the latest features which allow the exchange of ideas to flow in every corner of the hotel. A design created for people who love new experiences. For those who want everything here and now and for those who can understand the meaning of a special moment and how to enjoy it.

Air Travel

Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, located 5 miles (8.4 km) from the hotel, is Madrid’s main airport.

Estimated taxi fare: 30 Euros (one way)

Bus service service fee: 5 euros (one way)

Click this link to check for details on parking, amenities, flight status and terminal maps.

Getting Around

The Tourist Ticket (also known as the Tourist Travel Pass) can be used on all types of public transport in the Region of Madrid. Allowing you to take unlimited trips within your chosen timeframe, it is a practical and inexpensive way to get around Madrid.
Passes are valid for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 days and for two zones (A and T)

Click here for more information on getting around Madrid.

Insurance / Liability

ILCA is insured only to meet claims arising from incidents caused by the organisers and their equipment. ILCA cannot be held liable for any personal injuries or loss of belongings. Participants, exhibitors and visitors are strongly recommended to be properly insured against incidents they may suffer when travelling and during the conference.

Shuttle Service

ILCA will offer a quick and easy way for you to commute to and from the venue free of charge. More information coming soon…


The official language of the conference is English.

Visit Madrid

You’ll find Madrid a fascinating destination. Leisure and cultural options range from admission-free museums to exclusive VIP spots. Madrid is a carefree, unprejudiced city that all can enjoy.

For all information on Madrid, the organisers advise you to consult the webpages of esmadrid,  your official city guide to Madrid. You will easily find things to do in Madrid, days out, attractions and sightseeing, what’s on, events, theatre, tours, restaurants and helpful information

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