2020 ACED Summer School: Discovery and Development of Diagnostics for the Early Detection of Cancer - Virtual Conference

Date: Monday, 6th July 2020 - Thursday, 16th July 2020
Location: Virtual Conference

Full Summer School agenda and speaker lineups coming soon here

Due to travel restrictions and the unanticipated difficulties associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer School is a virtual conference, see revised registration costs below.

Now in its second year, the Early Detection Summer School is presented by the International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection, or ACED. Summer school is for anyone developing new technologies and tests for the early detection of cancer and who are interested in exploring this rapidly expanding and exciting field. Registration is open to academic, corporate and trainee delegates.

This event focuses on the scientific, clinical and policy challenges of developing and validating new screening technologies and interventions for the early detection of cancer. Participants will learn from experts across multiple disciplines on the science and technology of diagnostics through to clinical trials design, evidence review, regulatory perspectives and pathway to adoption, to the societal impacts of early cancer detection. Companies will present case studies on their technologies and give insight into the bench-side to market-place pathway.

For a truly immersive experience, delegates may choose to participate in a team activity ‘Envisioning New Diagnostics’ developed by the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, Arizona State University (ASU). This activity is a simulation to demonstrate the principles of diagnostic test development and market saturation, culminating in a competitive presentation. ASU has considerable experience in this field, offering a one-year, online Master of Science degree in Biomedical Diagnostics developed together with academic partner, Dublin City University (DCU) and industry partners. The degree focuses on the global business and application of diagnostics in the healthcare and research arenas today.

We are excited to offer virtual networking opportunities throughout the week of Summer School. Get the most out of your experience by interacting with researchers, sponsors and speakers. Choose breakout sessions, lightning talks, and mixers.


University of Cambridge PhD Scholarships

Scholarships were available for University of Cambridge PhD students to participate in the virtual International ACED Early Detection Summer School. The application deadline has now passed and therefore you can no longer apply.


Organisational Contact
Erin Watson
watsoner@ohsu.edu