2021 ACED Summer School: Taking Testing to the People - Reimagining Screening in a Post-COVID Era

Date: Monday, 9th August 2021 - Friday, 13th August 2021
Location: Manchester, UK and Virtual

The 2020 virtual Summer School, hosted by OHSU, was a great success and tribute was paid to the organisers for adapting to the changed circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic so quickly. One delegate commented: "Credit to the OHSU team for transforming the Summer School from a residential to a digital format in such a short period of time. The stimulating programme of plenary sessions, alternating with team activities maintained a vibrant pace. It was particularly enjoyable, being given the opportunity to sit down virtually with truly interdisciplinary teams to thrash out creative ideas around novel diagnostics."

Following on from this, Manchester University invite you to join them for the third annual ACED Summer School, where we will delve into the topics of early detection science in a COVID-19 impacted world pandemic. Held in Manchester between the 9th-13th August 2021, the Summer School is entitled:"Taking Testing to the People: Reimagining Screening in a Post-COVID Era”

For the first time, attendees are being offered two methods to engage with the ACED Summer School: an in-person event held on the campus of the University of Manchester and a virtual experience, both providing attendees with the same scientific programme and interactive sessions. More information on what these two ways to attend include will be available when registration opens later in 2021.*

The 2021 ACED Summer School will build upon the topics developed in the previous Summer Schools, held at the University of Cambridge in 2019 and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in 2020, and we invite anyone interested in early detection science to attend. Whether you are a PhD student, a clinician, or a senior academic, there is sure to be something new to take away from the 2021 ACED Summer School.

Additional information on the Summer School including the programme, confirmed speakers, and the interactive sessions will be provided later in 2020. Please see the video below from the Manchester team for further information on the 2021 Summer School.

* Please note, in light of the current global situation, the physical ACED Summer School offering is subject to change depending on the latest advice from government and healthcare officials as well as current travel guidance. We will communicate any updates on the plans as soon as possible. Registration is due to open in early 2021.