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

Tracking Cancer: Detection and Monitoring, from Diagnosis to Therapy

Barcelona, Spain : 4 - 6 February 2019

Networking Opportunities

At the EACR, we know that conferences are about more than just hearing the latest research. Our events are well-known for providing excellent opportunities for networking, interaction and discussion. Here are some of the features you can look forward to at Tracking Cancer 2019:

Networking Reception

Monday 4 February, 18.00-18.30

Drinks and appetizers will be served for all participants to enjoy on Monday evening. Take the opportunity to make new connections in an informal setting!

Poster Discussion Sessions

Monday 4 February, 18.30-20.00 (odd numbered posters)
Tuesday 5 February, 13.45-15.15 (even numbered posters)

There are two dedicated 90-minute Poster Discussion Sessions in the programme. At these times, the presenters for that session should stand by their posters to discuss their work with other participants and invited speakers. As well as the dedicated sessions on Monday and Tuesday, there will also be an additional poster viewing opportunity on Tuesday morning - coffee will be served from 08.30, and posters can be freely browsed.

Nature Publishing Session

Tuesday 5 February, 09.00-09.45

A panel of four experienced editors for Nature publications will give an introduction to their journal, and will then answer important questions about the world of publishing, including:

  • What hot topics does your journal want to cover?
  • What is the best way to present findings?
  • What do you like about being an editor?

Come prepared to ask your own questions, and look out for the editors through the rest of the meeting.

Panel Discussions

Monday 4 February, 17.15-18.00 - "Playing Hide and Seek with Cancer"
Tuesday 5 February, 18.00-18.45 - "Cancer's Neighbours: Bystanders, Friends & Enemies"
Wednesday 6 February, 12.15-12.45 - "Cancer: Where it Comes From and Where it Goes"

At the end of each day's science, a Panel Discussion will be held to discuss the most important themes that have arisen. The panels will be comprised of invited speakers from the day, who will have the opportunity to explore broader questions around the topic. These discussions will provide participants with a powerful insight into the future developments of the field, and are not to be missed!

Conference Dinner

Tuesday 5 February, 20.00

The Conference Dinner is an excellent opportunity for participants and speakers to get to know each other in a relaxed environment. The dinner will take place at the stylish El Principal del Eixample restaurant in the centre of Barcelona. The three course meal comes with wine and coffee included.

Tickets for the Conference Dinner can be purchased on the registration page as an optional extra for €50. Places are limited and participants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.


El Principal del Eixample
Carrer de Provença 286 - 288
08008 Barcelona

Getting to the restaurant

The quickest way to reach El Principal from CosmoCaixa is to take the L7 metro from Avinguda Tibidabo to Provença. This is a short metro journey with a walk either side, and should take no more than 25 minutes in total. Full directions can be found here on Google Maps. If you prefer to walk the whole distance, the journey is around 4km downhill and should take around 45 minutes.


"The intimate setting stimulated active discussions and promoted setting up collaborations between researchers. I would highly recommend to colleagues!"

- participant feedback from another EACR conference

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