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MCCR Workshop

MCCR: A Unique Opportunity for the Next Generation of Cancer Clinical Research Experts

MCCR 2017

The 19th MCCR Workshop - 2017 ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research will take place on 17-23 June 2017 in Zeist, The Netherlands. Application submissions will open on 7th December 2016 and close on 8th February 2017.

MCCR is THE yearly appointment for junior oncologists in any clinical research specialty area who want to deepen their knowledge of clinical trial design. Previously known as "Flims", this workshop proved to be extremely successful over the past years. The presence of a strong research base is essential to the future of good quality cancer care, as clinical scientists who can set up and run high-quality clinical trials are vital to the advancement of new therapies. In an excellent environment for an educational focus, this well-recognised course trains the next generation of high-level clinical scientists who will develop new cancer therapies.

Workshop participants' core activity is to develop their initial protocol proposal into a complete protocol: in small groups, they receive an extensive feedback on their trial concepts and complete the writing of their protocol by applying the knowledge acquired during the course. The added value of MCCR is its 1-week-long "full immersion" format and its world-renowned faculty of highly experienced clinical experts in the field of oncology. During this week, they provide their advices on protocol development and career mentoring to course participants during one-to-one sessions, small group discussions, lectures and panel discussions. The workshop also gives attendees the opportunity to build professional relationships with an elite group of peers from all over the world. Please find here a full programme overview for MCCR 2017.

Access to this exclusive workshop is highly competitive, but the 80 successful applicants live a very rewarding experience which will help them in their career. "This extensive schedule and a lot of effort working in my protocol at night widened my horizons in clinical research, and were a huge stimulus to keep with my desire to work in this area” says Rafael Correa Coelho from Brazil, workshop participant in 2015. Stefan Sleijfer, one of the Workshop Directors, concludes “this is a once in a life time experience where you will learn how to perform clinical research in a unique environment with highly motivated students and top clinical researchers”. On this page, you can read more testimonials from MCCR workshop former participants with a specialisation in surgical oncology.

More information:
Key dates:
7 December 2016         Application submission opens
8 February 2017           Application submission deadline
17-23 June 2017          19th MCCR Workshop

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