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

Date: Tuesday, 14th July 2020 - Friday, 17th July 2020
Location: OHSU, Knight Cancer Research Building, SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Full Summer School agenda and speaker lineups coming soon here

We present the second annual International ACED summer school on discovery and development of diagnostics for the early detection of cancer. The summer school is for 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. Registration is open top academic, corporate and trainee delegates.

This ground-breaking summer school is an intensive 3 ½ day event focused 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.

Over the duration of the school, 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.

The summer school will be held in the evergreen surroundings of Oregon Health and Science University in a state-of-the-art cancer research facility, which is just minutes’ walk from the vibrant city centre of Portland, Oregon.

Summer School registration is $700 (if registered by 30 April 2020) and includes lunch and dinner Tuesday, 14th July through Thursday, 16th July. Late registration (between 1st May and 30th June 2020) is $1000.

Overnight accommodation can be requested at the time of registration for a nearby hotel. Single occupancy is $200 per night; double occupancy is $100 per night (requires a named roommate).

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University of Cambridge PhD Scholarships
University of Cambridge PhD students are invited to enter the competition for a scholarship to attend the International ACED Early Detection Summer School. Please fill out this form to apply for the Scholarship and send it to Applications will close on 15 April 2020.

Erin Watson