2nd Autumn School on Cancer Studies, 21-23 November 2016, Germany

Publish Date: Jul 22, 2016

Event Dates: from Nov 21, 2016 12:00 to Nov 23, 2016 12:00


Given the success and very positive evaluation of the 1st AEK Autumn School by participants in 2015, it is our great pleasure to announce the 2nd AEK Autumn School to be held in Berlin, 21-23 November 2016.

The AEK (Abteilung Experimentelle Krebsforschung) represents the experimental cancer research branch of the German Cancer Society. With over 900 members, AEK represents the majority of experimental cancer research scientists in Germany. Our major aims are to stimulate scientific exchange in all aspects of cancer research and to support young scientists. Since more than 30 years, the AEK’s well-known biennial International Cancer Research Congress is the central meeting for all scientists from Germany and European countries working in basic and translational cancer research.

The 2nd AEK Autumn School addresses one of the most exciting and most rapidly progressing field in current experimental and clinical cancer research, i.e.,

Prof. Dr. Rainer Engers


Disclosure of molecular mechanisms involved in the interaction of tumor cells and cells of the immune system allowed the development of new drugs with major clinical implications for patients with different solid cancers. Despite the therapeutic success of “checkpoint therapies” and other immune-based interventions, still at least half of the patients do not respond to immune therapy. In the 2nd AEK Autumn School we will address surrogate and predictive biomarkers, immune escape mechanisms as well as means to overcome these. The format with internationally and nationally renowned speakers, a deliberately limited number of only 25 participants as well as the conference venue (Harnack-Haus of the Max-Planck Society, Berlin) will allow in-depth and comprehensive discussions in an inspiring environment.

Please note that the number of participants is limitedand registration takes place on a first-come, first-served base. Moreover, all participants should present their ongoing research projects in an extended poster session and in selected cases as short presentation; selected participants will be informed in due time.

Accommodation is available at the conference venue at reasonable prices. A limited number of rooms have been reserved by the organizers and booking by participants is required by 12 October 2016.

We are grateful to the German Cancer Society (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft) and German Cancer Aid (Deutsche Krebshilfe) for their generous support, enabling us to organize this Autumn School at very reasonable registration fees and allowing us to provide travel bursaries for the three participants with the best scientific contributions.

We are delighted that the Autumn School will be held again in Berlin, the cultural scene of which is second to none.

We hope you will enjoy the 2nd AEK Autumn School's exciting scientific program in an inspiring environment. I am confident that you will return from the conference with many new insights and ideas as well as with new friends and scientific contacts enriching your further scientific work.


Registration Fees:

AEK-Member: 50,00 €
Non-member: 150,00 €

Please note your registration to the AEK Autumn School is only valid after an abstract submission. The presentation form is poster. The best abstracts will be presented as talk, too. The number of participants is limited to 25 and registration takes place on a first-come, first-served base.

You can find the online registration link by clicking "Further official information" below. 

Further Official Information

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