Very successful Young Cancer Researcher Network meeting in UCC

Jul 11 2018 Posted: 12:29 IST

The Young Cancer Researchers Networking (YCRN) Translational Cancer Research Conference  took place on 21-22 June 2018, University College Cork, Ireland.

Prof Mary Cahill was one of the organisers of this meeting and Dr Eva Szegezdi was an invited speaker.

The ideal was to inspire, connect  and promote the interactions of young cancer researchers with their peers and with the cancer research community.

The scientific focus of the meeting was on translational cancer research and promoting a collaborative approach between the laboratory and clinical research.

The YCRN event was aimed at postgraduate research students and provided a platform for PhD and MD/PhD students to report their scientific discoveries. Postgraduate students that presented their research at the YCRN event had the opportunity to increase their exposure and obtain feedback on their research.The meeting  also created an opportunity for Junior Cancer Researchers to identify and develop their future partnerships and to promote the advance of translational cancer research. It improved their visibility and inspired them to actively engage the public with their work.