Welcome to the European Association for Cancer Research
Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Making it Personal: Cancer Precision Medicine

Amsterdam, Netherlands : 13 - 16 March 2017

Networking Opportunities

It is important to EACR that participants at meetings in the EACR Conference Series are able to discuss, share and create new connections and collaborations. This is a vital aspect of going to any scientific meeting, and we aim to create as many opportunities as possible to do this.

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Networking Reception

Monday 13 March 17.15 - 18.30

A hot buffet dinner will be served prior to the evening Keynote Lecture, and this will be an ideal opportunity for participants to get to know each other and enjoy the unique venue of De Rode Hoed. De Rode Hoed’s Great Hall is the largest and oldest remaining hidden church in the Netherlands.

Round Table Discussions

Wednesday 15 March 14.30-16.00 (coffee served) 

This session enables participants and speakers to converse informally in smaller groups. Participants are free to ask any questions they like and to move freely between the tables of different speakers. 

It will be followed later in the evening by the Conference Dinner, which can be purchased alongside registration as an optional extra.

Meet the Expert Session

Thursday 16 March 09.30 - 10.00 

Invited speaker Nuria Lopez-Bigas will share from her personal perspective and experience as a bioinformatician. Professor Lopez-Bigas is ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and head of the Biomedical Genomics group of the joint Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics, GRIB (IMIM-UPF) at Barcelona (Spain).

Conference Dinner

Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 19.30

The conference dinner is an excellent opportunity for participants and speakers to get to know each other in a relaxed and informal environment. The dinner will take place at the Restaurant-Cafe In de Waag.

Tickets for the conference dinner are not included in the registration fee and can be selected as an optional extra for €55.


Restaurant-Cafe In de Waag
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR  Amsterdam

To read more about the history of this unique building (in English and Dutch) click here.

Directions from the conference venue

It is about a 15 minute walk from the conference venue to the dinner venue. 


Above: Restaurant-Cafe in de Waag, the venue for the conference dinner


What do participants say?

"Incredibly easy access to high impact researchers and speakers, all in a very friendly atmosphere."

"Interactive sessions with a relatively small number of participants and ability to speak with world-class scientists in the Round Table Discussions."

Feedback from participants in the 2015 edition of the conference

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