Basic and Translational Oncology 2017

Course date: 23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017
Location: Erasmus MC, Ae-4.06

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The postgraduate school Molecular Medicine (MolMed) has been organizing the Basic and Translational Oncology course for many years now – in narrow cooperation with the school Medical Genetic Center (MGC) and with contributions from many speakers from the LUMC. Besides that, many speakers from the NCI will participate. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of translational cancer research. 

The course is directed primarily at PhD students and postdocs in MolMed and MGC, but others (e.g., students and technicians of LUMC and Erasmus MC) are welcome too. The maximum number of participants is 40. 

The program is set up logically in 5 steps, one step a day: 

·         Pathology, diagnostics & pathways in cancer

·         Biology of the cancer cell: Genetics

·         Invasion, metastasis & inflammation

·         Tumor Immunology; Clinical practice: targeted therapies

·         Epidemiology of cancer; personalised medicine; end-of-life interventions 

Like last year, the program is enriched with journal clubs (JC’s) on Tuesday and discussion sessions with course speakers on most days. Publications to be discussed are announced 2 weeks in advance to all participants. We expect you to prepare these before the course starts. 
The amount of ECTS awarded for the entire course is 1.8.

At the start of the course, participants will receive a comprehensive reader consisting of recent papers relevant to the lectures. Give your preferred JC’s in the free text field on the web form. We’ll send you the assignments & publications.

Please register via: The course fee is €750. However, some participants are entitled to a discount; see below. Because this course is a close cooperation with the Postgraduate School MGC/LUMC, all participants from MGC can participate free like MolMed members. 

Frank van Vliet will be pleased to answer organizational questions (010-704 3518 or 06-5474 6408;

Organising committee 

Els Berns, Erasmus MC

Monique den Boer, Erasmus MC

Reno Debets, Erasmus MC

Peter Devilee, LUMC

Frank van Vliet, MolMed/Erasmus MC

Course fee

For non-commercial participants the course fee is € 750. Discounts:

·         PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €375.

·         Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed and MGC (and one participant from the group of any speaker) get a 100% discount and pay €0.

·         Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €375.

·         Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €187,50.

If these financial requirements should pose a problem, please contact Frank van Vliet, managing director of the Erasmus Postgraduate School Mol Med, at:

General information

Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School MolMed

From January 1st, 2017 the following financial rules apply, but they may differ per course still. Look at the course fee of each course to be sure which discounts are really applied:

Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week

• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%

• However, the Research Management course and the workshops Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign have to be paid from the ‘personal budget’ of employees, MolMed members and PhD students included. So they will receive an invoice from us which you have to pay and which will be reimbursed by your Department. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice

• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.

  • The course fees of research master’s studentswill be paid by their master program at rate of €100/ECTS. For not I&I master students: please inform your master program in advance whether they agree to pay.
  • Master’s students who are paying the fee from their private budget: discount of 75%. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice.
  • However, 2 courses in statistics are paid centrally by the Dept. of Research policy for all PhD students from Erasmus MC! These are R and the SPSS course. So for Erasmus MC PhD students, these courses are always free, provided you are officially registered as a PhD student.

There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.

Some courses have less course days: SPSS 3 days, Survival Analysis 2 days, Management 2 days, Presenting 1,5 days and also other may be shorter as indicated on the website.

Commercial participants, companies & sponsors are invited to inquire about commercial tuition fees and about sponsoring.

All invoices will be sent by email to the mail address that you filled in upon registration. If this address is not correct we use your Erasmus MC address.

Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions.




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