IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference 2016: abstract submission open and programme available

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Organised by the Breast International Group (BIG) and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference is a multidisciplinary meeting which brings together oncology specialists working in basic, translational and clinical research in an effort to turn the latest laboratory discoveries into better treatment options. Networking, dialogue and interaction are high on the agenda of IMPAKT. The event allows you to stay up-to-date with scientific progress in breast cancer research as the therapeutic road from the laboratory to the clinic shortens.

Main themes of this edition are:

• Checkpoints, immune stimulatory molecules, combinations and other immune approaches
• Molecular characterisation of endocrine dependent tumours
• New therapeutic strategies in ER positive breast cancer
• Innovation across trial design and implementation in the real world
• Liquid biopsies
• Multi-disciplinary genomic tumour board: Applying next generation DNA sequencing to clinical care

Co-chairs 2016 are Robert Coleman (Sheffield, UK) and Philippe Bedard (Toronto, Canada).

ESMO and BIG invite you to submit your abstract for the 8th edition of IMPAKT, taking place in Brussels on 12-14 May 2016.

--> Submit your abstract here

--> Check out the IMPAKT 2016 programme to find out about the prestigious faculty participating at this meeting.

The Conference organisers are also pleased to announce a Training Course designed for early to mid-career oncologists and research scientists on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May 2016.
This special tutorial course, designed by Drs. Christine Desmedt, Fabrice André and Peter Schmid, is dedicated to young, early-career oncologists, pathologists and basic science PhD students, providing them with an understanding of key topics of translational research that are relevant to patient care in breast cancer.

--> Find out more about the IMPAKT Pre-training Course