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24th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research

Chair's Welcome

Welcome Letter from Congress & Scientific Chair

I am very pleased to invite you to take part in the 24th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR24).  The Congress will take place on 9-12 July 2016 in Manchester, UK.    

The theme of the 24th EACR Congress is ‘From Basic Research to Precision Medicine’. Precision medicine is an emerging important concept in cancer research and treatment today, and the Congress will feature world-class speakers covering all of the most innovative current research topics.

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of researchers at all stages of their careers, and to allow participants to benefit from chances to interact, discuss and reflect on the information presented. As well as high-profile plenary sessions, the programme offers parallel symposia, allowing participants to build their own scientific programme according to their interests. It will also include workshops for early-career researchers, as well as the opportunity for participants to share their work through oral and poster presentations.

Manchester – European City of Science 2016 – offers many benefits for the EACR24 Congress: it is a modern, vibrant city with a great history of science and innovation, local culture and excellent transport links with Europe and further afield. I am also delighted that the Congress is actively supported by the British Association for Cancer Research (BACR).

You are invited to take an active part in this important conference and I hope that you will take the opportunity to benefit from the exciting scientific programme, and experience the unique atmosphere of the city of Manchester. I am confident that you will return from the Congress inspired by colleagues from around the world and that you will have made new contacts and collaborations that will support you in your own important work. 

Kind regards,

Professor Richard Marais

Congress & Scientific Chair

EACR President


Why should you attend EACR24?

The Congress will offer:

  • Innovation: Pushing the agenda to make precision medicine a reality
  • Focus: Participants can create a tailor-made programme from the 3 parallel tracks covering 18 priority areas
  • Breadth: The EACR Congress is Europe’s largest dedicated conference on basic and translational research
  • Sharing: Poster sessions and oral presentation of best abstracts to allow researchers at all levels to share their results and discoveries
  • Networking: Excellent opportunities to meet new contacts and develop new collaborations