Annual Scientific Meeting
We would like to invite you for the 2-day Oncode Annual Scientific Meeting to be held on April 20-21 in the Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam.
The program will start on Monday April 20 at 10am and will finish on Tuesday April 21 at 18pm.
The Oncode Annual Scientific Meeting is an internal meeting and only open for Oncode and CGC researchers, please register here.
We are finalizing the programme which will be published shortly. We will also be organizing breakout sessions with the following topics:
Session 1 - Get funding: Convey your scientific vision through compelling narrative
You are an excellent scientist with brilliant ideas seeking funding. So why you? Why now? What difference are you making? How will you make it happen?
Our team of experts has extensive experience in getting projects granted. They will share the key to convincing reviewers with your scientific vision and provide you with actionable essentials of crafting a successful funding proposal. This session is for anyone in search of an impactful framework to capture the attention of your reviewers and win their support.
Session 2 - From Nature papers to patient impact
Breakthroughs in oncology are characterised not only by exceptional innovation, but also by the conscious decision-making during translation that involves a multidisciplinary expertise. Although novelty and strong scientific evidence are key for innovations to reach patients, the reformative preclinical and clinical development processes are among various actors involved.
During this breakout session, we will gather an engaging panel with scientific leaders from Investment, Pharma and Biotech to bring their perspective on the topic. In this interactive discussion, we will undertake why there are such high benchmarks for oncology, and subsequently, what are the thresholds in the process of translation. We will gain insight into the process and key indicators of true clinical impact. The inspiring experiences and cases shared by our speakers will show how value creation has served as the “golden compass” to many biomedical innovators for achieving great patient benefits and expand the scientific world for which they serve.
Session 3 - Active data management planning
A data management plan (DMP) can be compared with the checklist that airplane pilots use before, during and at the end of each flight: it makes sure that you do not forget essential steps and that you base important decisions on well-informed choices1.
Biomedical research projects are becoming more and more data-intensive, with both data volume and complexity increasing. To ensure the proper use and re-use of data produced in the lifetime of a project, and preferably beyond, a data management plan should be created before the start and updated regularly during the research project.
Creating and maintaining a DMP is becoming obligatory for research funders. This means most researchers need active data management planning in their projects, or risk not being funded. In this session experts will explore what DMPs are, why they are needed and give advice on how to quickly start data management planning for your research.
1 Based on DTL’s “Why make a DMP”
Session 4: Careers
What do I want after my PhD or postdoc? How do I discover what my dream job is and get it? What opportunities are there for me outside of science?
Whether you want to pursue an academic career or you want to move out of science, it’s helpful to get advice on what your possibilities are. During this breakout session, you will hear from people that once worked in the lab about how they developed their career and what advice they have for you.
For more information, please contact Mariëlle Harlé.
About the location
The Van Nelle Fabriek can be reached via public transportation. Bus 38 from the central station has a stop on a short walking distance. Alternatively, it is a 12-minute bike ride with an OV Bike from the Central station. Parking spots are also available.
The program will accommodate most people to be able to commute. We will not provide hotel accommodation but please find here a list of affordable hotels in Rotterdam provided by Erasmus.
Van Nelleweg 1
3044 BC Rotterdam