Dear colleagues and friends,

After the success of the first edition - described by several participants as “the best course ever!!” - we are delighted to invite you to the second edition of the “FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Oncometabolism: From Conceptual Knowledge to Clinical Applications”, which will be held in Luso, Portugal, on 1-6 September, 2019.

This 5-day course will cover a wide range of established and emerging topics in oncometabolism, from basic concepts, to recent breakthroughs, advanced techniques, and clinical applications. Students, postdoctoral and senior scientists will all benefit from a combination of tutorials and lectures given by top international experts in this exciting and fast growing field of research.

This second edition maintains all features that made the first edition so acclaimed, such as outstanding speakers, a generous number of meeting bursaries for abstract-submitting early-career scientists, a small size, a participant versus speaker rate of 5:1, and extensive opportunities for networking with other participants, invited speakers, and sponsors (namely during leisurely meals and the two trips included in the social programme). Importantly, the programme of this second edition provides participants with even more opportunities for presenting and discussing their own work: all poster sessions will now be preceded by flash poster presentations, given by up to 25 participants, and up to 10 other participants will be selected to give short talks. Once again, there will be Best Short Talk and Best Poster Prizes. Among other novel features are a “Speed Dating with the Experts” session, which will be an excellent opportunity to ask questions and establish new professional relationships, and the possibility to co-chair a session with an invited speaker.

The whole course (scientific programme, accommodation, and most meals) will be held at the Grande Hotel de Luso, a 4-star hotel located in the thermal town of Luso. This hotel features excellent conference facilities, and its several common rooms and outdoor spaces will provide an excellent setting for socializing and networking.

We are looking forward to personally welcoming you in Luso, to participate in this exciting course!

The members of the Advanced Lecture Course Organizing Committee



Institutional Support


  • Applications Opening
    15 Jan 2019
  • Meeting Bursaries
    Extended deadline: 27 May 2019
  • Abstracts for Short Talks (ST) & Flash Presentations (FP)
    Extended deadline: 27 May 2019
  • Notifications of Abstract Acceptance, Meeting Bursaries, ST & FP
    10 June 2019
  • Late Abstract Submission
    Late abstracts will still be considered for poster presentation, if submitted by 25 August 2019. Accepted late abstracts will appear as addendums to the book of abtracts
  • Applications Closing
    Applications will be considered until the start of the event (01 September 2019), subject to availability. The number of places available is limited to 100.

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