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BREAST-PREDICT Symposium and Public Seminar

Date: 17-18 October 2018 (09:30 - 17:00)
Venue: UCD Conway Lecture Theatre & RCSI

The Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT is celebrating 5 years of activity this autumn. To mark the occasion,  a two-day symposium will be taking place on Wednesday 17th October and Thursday 18th October 2018 in the UCD Conway Institute Lecture Theatre, as well as an evening public lecture on Wednesday 17th October, in RCSI. 

The event is envisaged as a multidisciplinary overview of BREAST-PREDICT achievements and current advances in breast cancer research and clinical trials, with talks from national and international speakers.

Please register for free by following the links indicated below, and attend these events. 

Full Agenda here

5 Years of BREAST-PREDICT Showcase Symposium

Wednesday 17th October & Thursday 18th October 2018

9:30 - 17:00

UCD Conway Lecture Theatre

Guest speakers: Prof. Mats Lambe (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden), Prof. Pernette Verschure (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Prof. Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale (University of Oslo, Norway)

Free registration and agenda here:

Public seminar: Breast cancer - a growing global challenge?

Wednesday 17th October 2018

18:00 - 19:15 

Albert Theatre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (York Street entrance)

Free registration here:

Guest speaker is Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass, an epidemiologist with wide experience in cancer and other non-communicative diseases research. Her main interests are in etiological cancer research and ways to prevent chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, as well as in studying factors affecting cancer survival and overall mortality. Dr. Weiderpass serves as Professor of Cancer Epidemiology at University of Tromsø (Norway), Professor of Medical Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden), Head of the Research Department at Cancer Registry of Norway, and Leader of the Genetic Epidemiology group at Folkhälsan Research Center at the University of Helsinki in Finland. She also serves as Visiting Professor at Universities in China, Iran, Kuwait and Finland. During 25 years of work in science, she has been involved in more than 30 international projects. She has published extensively in recognized international medical journals, as well as co-authored several books. She has established a broad scientific network on all continents.

In May 2018, Dr. Weiderpass was elected by representatives of 26 countries as the new Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization, from 1st January 2019 onward.

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Date: 17-18 October 2018 (09:30 – 17:00)
Venue: UCD Conway Lecture Theatre & RCSI