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RCE Patient Advocates course on the Methodology of clinical studies in rare cancers

Meeting aim: to inform and educate patient advocates about the RCE recommendations, improve awareness around related challenges, and find a fertile ground for implementation at a national level.
26 Jun 2015

University of Milan, 20 July 2015

The meeting is addressed to around 100 European Patient Advocates with a strong interest in rare cancers and acting both at a European and a Member States level. Starting from the Rare Cancers Europe consensus position paper on the methodology of clinical studies in rare cancers, the goal of this event is to inform and educate patient advocates about the Rare Cancers Europe recommendations, improve the awareness around the related challenges, and hopefully find fertile ground for implementation at a national level.

Meeting final programme


University of Milan, Palazzo Greppi, Sala Napoleonica, via S. Antonio, Milan

Registration & Travel Grants

Registration to the meeting is free of charge and we are able to offer a limited number of travel grants to support travel & accommodation costs of patient advocates interested in attending the meeting.

The grant (max 500EUR x person) will be refunded after the meeting and for legal reasons this can only be done with the original invoices/vouchers (for air e-tickets, please enclose the boarding pass receipt). The appropriate travel grant refund form will be distributed in due time. ESMO’s reimbursement comprises transportation to the meeting location and back (airfare and train fare; car = train fare if nothing else is agreed upon beforehand; taxi, and parking at airport/railway station), and hotel accommodation. Personal, travel and luggage insurance is neither reimbursed by ESMO nor ESMO’s responsibility.

Travel Grant applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Travel grants will be allocated on a geographical and patient group base, accepting no more than 2 requests per association and country. Additional requests will be kept on a waiting list and processed at a later stage, based on the amount of financial support still available.


Should you require accommodation in Milan, please find below a selection of possible hotels at a walking distance to the event venue:

We kindly requests all participants to arrange their travel and accommodation independently. Refunds will be made after the meeting and according to our travel grant policy

Useful info:

The University of Milan is located in the heart of the City, easy to reach by public transport from Milan airports and Milan central train station. The closest airport is Milan Linate (20 min via taxi, 30 min via bus and metro).

For information, registration and secretariat, please contact us.

Last update: 26 Jun 2015

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