October 9, 2018

BREAST-PREDICT fifth birthday events

To mark five years of BREAST-PREDICT, the Irish Cancer Society’s collaborative breast cancer research centre, a number of events are taking place in October for researchers and the general public.

Public talk: 'Breast Cancer – A Growing Global Challenge?'

The Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT would like to invite patients, scientists, clinicians, patient advocates and other stakeholders to attend the public talk Breast Cancer – A Growing Global Challenge?'

Our guest speaker is Dr Elisabete Weiderpass, an epidemiologist with wide experience in cancer and other non-communicative diseases research. Her main interests are in researching the causes and origins of cancers and ways to prevent chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, as well as in studying factors affecting cancer survival and overall mortality.

With scientific leadership positions Norway, Sweden and Finland, Dr Weiderpass has been involved in more than 30 international projects over her 25-year career. She has published extensively in international medical journals, co-authored several books, and has established a broad scientific network on all continents.

In May 2018, Dr Weiderpass was elected by representatives of 26 countries as the new Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization, from 1st January 2019 onwards.

This FREE public talk takes place on Wednesday, 17 October, from 6-7:15pm (registration from 5:30pm) in the Albert Theatre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Attendance is by registration only – please register to attend here.

Showcase Symposium

Join BREAST-PREDICT for a two-day celebratory symposium to mark the centre’s fifth birthday. The event is envisaged as a multidisciplinary overview of BREAST-PREDICT achievements and current advances in breast cancer research and clinical trials, with talks from national and international speakers.

The event takes place across two days, from Wednesday 17 to Thursday 18 October, in the UCD Conway Institute.

Researchers, investigators, clinicians and everyone in the field and interested are welcome to attend upon free registration. Coffee breaks and a light lunch will be provided. Click here to register and see the two-day schedule.