EORTC-ESMO-ECCO-AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research

June 15-21, 2019
Woudschoten Hotel & Conferentiecentrum
Zeist, Netherlands

Applications are no longer being accepted for this workshop. The application deadline was Feb. 5, 2019

Workshop Codirectors
Corneel Coens, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, Brussels, Belgium (EORTC)
Emiliano Calvo, START Madrid – Centro Integral Oncológico Clara Campal, Madrid, Spain (ESMO)
Nadia Harbeck, University of Munich, Munich, Germany (ECCO)
Lee M. Ellis, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas (AACR)

The annual EORTC-ESMO-ECCO-AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop is a week-long course designed to educate and train early-career investigators in the best practices of clinical trial design and provide access to experienced clinical investigators from different institutions and countries with expertise across all areas of clinical research.

The Workshop is offered to early-career investigators in all disciplines working the field of oncology who are nearing completion of their training or have recently begun their initial faculty positions and is designed to address the needs today, while maintaining flexibility to implement changes to train early-career investigators on how to conduct effective clinical trials in the future. In addition, it enables the development of peer-to-peer and mentoring relationships to enhance future career development.

80 students are selected using a competitive application process that consists of a protocol concept, personal statement, and support from an existing mentor. Those accepted to the Workshop will have access to world-renowned faculty members who, through the course of the Workshop, will help students develop concept sheets into IRB-ready clinical trials, ready for submission at their own institutions.

Main benefits:

  • Six day scientific programme incorporates four educational formats to respond to a variety of learning needs
  • Exclusive access to and mentoring by highly experienced clinical experts in the field of oncology
  • Exceptional opportunity to meet and network with an elite group of around 80 junior clinical oncologists from all over the world
  • Outstanding educational experience in a unique setting conducive to professional relationship building, learning and development
  • Access to a variety of educational tools designed to enable participants to develop their initial protocol proposal into a complete protocol
  • Membership to a network for educational exchanges between young cancer clinicians worldwide