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  • The official language of the course is English.
  • The whole course (scientific programme, accommodation and most meals) will be held at the Grande Hotel de Luso, in Luso, Portugal. More information regarding the venue can be found here
  • The value of the standard registration fee is 550 EUR (inc. VAT) and it includes access to all course sessions, name badge, bag, book of abstracts, accommodation for five nights at double room occupancy, all meals and social programme.
  • A number of meeting bursaries for PhD students and postdoctoral scientists within five years of having completed a PhD thesis will be available. All bursaries cover the full registration fee and some contribute also towards travel costs. For application to meeting bursaries, abstract submission is mandatory.
  • All speakers have confirmed their presence and the complete programme, excluding presenters and titles of short talks and flash presentations, will shortly be available for download. Any changes to the programme will be duly advertised. All abstracts will be available closer to the meeting.
  • To foster scientific networking, the number of places available is limited to 100. A participant versus speaker rate of 5:1 and a “Speed Dating with the Experts” session will further encourage interaction between participants and invited speakers.
  • Participation is welcome from undergraduate and postgraduate students through to group leaders, from both academia and industry, and from the lab to the clinic.
  • Participants will be selected mostly on a first come, first served basis. However, geographical distribution and gender balance will also be taken into consideration.
  • Although the focus of the course is on oncometabolism, there will also be lectures on other areas of cancer research, as well as tutorials on metabolic regulation, metabolism imaging, metabolomics, fluorescence microscopy and modelling.
  • For application to the course, abstract submission is optional. However, it is highly recommended, as poster presentations foster scientific networking. Moreover, a large number of abstracts will be selected for flash presentations and short talks, and prizes will be given to the best posters and best short talks.
  • To allow young scientists from across the sciences to showcase their research, abstracts from research fields other than oncobiology and/or metabolism may be considered for poster presentation, at the discretion of the organizers. Please, note that, in these cases, participants must duly explain in their motivation letters the reasons for submitting. Note also that these abstracts will not be considered for meeting bursaries, prizes, flash presentations or short talks.

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