International Summer School: Discovery and Development of Diagnostics for the Early Detection of Cancer

Date: Monday 15th July 2019 - Thursday 18th July 2019
Venue: Robinson College, Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AN, UK.

We present the first international summer school on discovery and development of diagnostics for the early detection of cancer. The summer school is aimed at those who are developing new technologies and interventions for the early detection of cancer and those who are interested in exploring this rapidly expanding and exciting field and is open to academic, corporate and student delegates.

This ground-breaking summer school will focus on the scientific, clinical and policy challenges of developing and validating new screening technologies and interventions for the early detection of cancer. Participants will hear 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 active in the development early cancer diagnostics, including Exact Sciences and Immunovia, will present case studies on their technologies and give insight into the route to market.

Over the duration of the school, all delegates will participate in a team activity ‘Envisioning New Diagnostics’ led by the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, Arizona State University (ASU), culminating in a presentation on the final day. ASU has considerable experience in this field, already 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.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to participate in an opening debate and attend a Gala dinner with the after dinner talk to be given by Billy Boyle of Owlstone Medical Ltd.

The summer school will be held in the tranquil surroundings of Robinson College in a state-of-the-art conference facility which is just minutes’ walk from the historic city of Cambridge.

Fees
Day delegate £350 - includes lunch Mon 15th July to Thursday 18th July and dinner Mon 15th July to Weds 17th July
Overnight delegate £600 - includes full board accommodation in Robinson College Mon 15th July to Thursday 18th July

PhD Scholarships
We are very pleased to invite current PhD students to enter the competition for a scholarship for the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection International Summer School. Please click here to go to the application form.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre in subsidising this Summer School.

Partners


Overview of the 2019 Summer School:

MONDAY 15TH JULY

Session 1: Introduction to Early Detection of Cancer

Learning objectives:

  • To introduce participants to the summer school and the team exercise
  • To understand the need for early cancer detection
  • To understand some of the challenges of early detection


TUESDAY 16TH JULY

Session 2: Science and Technology of Diagnostics
Session 3: Case studies for Science/Technology of Diagnostics

Learning objectives:

  • To gain an overview of some of the current early detection technologies being developed
  • To understand some of the challenges of bringing new diagnostic tests to market
  • To gain an insight into the commercialisation process of early detection technologies


WEDNESDAY 17TH JULY

Session 4: Regulation and Evidence Review
Session 5: Clinical Trials and Implementation

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the regulatory frameworks for cancer screening technologies
  • To understand the basic principles of clinical trial design
  • To gain an insight into the evaluation and review of new tests
  • To gain an insight into cancer diagnostics in a primary care setting


THURSDAY 18TH JULY

Session 6: Panel discussion and Q&A session on societal impacts of early detection of cancer

Learning objectives:

  • To understand some of the ethical and societal implications of early detection of cancer

Full Summer School Programme and Speakers overview

The International Summer School is open to academic, corporate and student delegates.

We are very pleased to invite current PhD students to enter the competition for a scholarship for the CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Detection International Summer School. Please click here to go to the application process.