ESMO Advanced Course on Biomarkers for Precision Medicine

Zurich, Switzerland - 28 Nov - 29 Nov 2019

Learning objectives

  • An increasing number of therapeutics that require biomarkers testing are available for clinical use or are in advanced phase of clinical development
  • Different technologies can be used for biomarker testing depending on the nature of the biomarker and the availability of biological samples
  • The increasing use of large panels for comprehensive genomic profiling raises issues on data interpretation that require a multidisciplinary approach
  • Monitoring the molecular evolution of the disease might allow the identification of resistance mechanisms and the development of more effective therapeutic strategies
  • The identification of germline variants requires the activation of genetic counselling programs for patients and their families

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How to apply

Application is via online form. During the application process you will be required to upload the following:

  • Your CV including a list of your publications

Application deadline

Applications for the course are now closed

Who can apply?

While this course is primarily aimed at oncologists resident in Europe, application is open to all ESMO members.

To apply, ESMO membership is mandatory. If you are not an ESMO member, or need to renew your membership, please visit the  ESMO membership pages.

What's included?

Successful applicants will benefit from complimentary course registration and accommodation.

Travel Grant

In addition to the course registration and the hotel accommodation, a travel grant of maximum 600 euros is offered to selected applicants as a contribution versus their travel costs. The reimbursement will be processed after the course against original invoices/vouchers. Please be aware that visa costs are NOT covered by the travel grant and are the participant's responsibility.

Accreditation

The programme of this event has been accredited with 9 ESMO-MORA category 1 points. Recertification is necessary for medical oncologists to remain professionally certified by ESMO. Recertification guarantees that a certified medical oncologist has continued to update her/his knowledge and continues to possess the necessary skills and standards for the practice of medical oncology. For further details, please refer to  ESMO-MORA Recertification Process & Requirements.

Co-Chairs

  • Fabrice André, France
  • Nicola Normanno, Italy

Venue and accommodation

Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Airport
Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8
8152,  Glattbrugg
Switzerland