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MCCR Workshop

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

MCCR 2017The 20th MCCR Workshop - 2018 ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research will take place on 16-22 June 2018 in Zeist, The Netherlands. Application submissions will open on 5th December 2017 and close on 5th February 2018.

The ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research is an educational programme that introduces junior clinical oncologists in any oncology subspecialty to the principles of good clinical trial design.

Since 1999, this well-recognised and CME accredited Workshop progressed with each subsequent edition to reinforce its value.

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. "The MCCR workshop provides an invaluable and rare opportunity to receive close guidance from world-class mentors and sage, experienced statisticians - all of whom were generous with their time and experience" says Aly-Khan Lalani from USA, workshop participant from 2016. Stefan Sleijfer, one of the Workshop Directors, concludes “Having attended the workshop several times as a faulty member, I noticed that everyone experiences tis course as I did as a student in 2004. 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:
5 December 2017         Application submission opens
5 February 2018           Application submission deadline
16-22 June 2018          20th MCCR Workshop

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