Pre-IMPAKT 2014 Training Course

Early to mid-career oncologists and research scientists: apply now to participate in the 2014 Pre-IMPAKT training course on translational research in breast cancer on Wednesday, 7 and Thursday, 8 May 2014.

The training course, designed by Christine Desmedt, Fabrice André and Peter Schmid, is particularly focused to the needs of young professionals early in their careers – providing them with an understanding of key topics in translational research that are relevant for patient care in breast cancer.

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Dates and registration:

The course will take place 7-8 May 2014. Attendance will be restricted to 100 participants selected by the IMPAKT 2014 Scientific Committee on the basis of applications submitted.

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the application form and return it to the IMPAKT Conference Secretariat. You should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Readable photocopy of either identity card or passport

Training course learning objectives:

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  1. To understand the importance of translational research and how its integration can advance solving current clinical problems for breast cancer patients
  2. To understand essential concepts in basic science relevant for breast cancer research and tools available for translational research
  3. To understand the rapidly evolved research areas on new techniques and technologies and how they provide new biological understanding of breast cancer
  4. To understand from different perspectives the concept of translations of research findings from bench to bedside

Preliminary topics:

  • Techniques and technologies
  • Basics in cancer cell biology
  • Sample collection
  • Rapidly evolving research areas
  • Statistics
  • Additional tools for translational research
  • Translation from biomarker to the clinic

CME accreditation

ESMO-MORA: The course programme has been accredited with 8 ESMO-MORA category 1 points. Recertification is necessary for medical oncologists to remain professionally certified by ESMO. It also guarantees that a certified medical oncologist has continued to update her/his knowledge and still possess the necessary skills and standards for the practice of medical oncology. See here for further details.

CME: The Pre-IMPAKT training course will be submitted for accreditation to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found online here.


The Conference webcast will include all the session of the official programme, where speaker permission is granted, and will be available here and on OncologyPro for ESMO Members.