Background and purpose
The topic of 2019’s Masterclass Nutrition and Cancer will be ‘from Bench to Bed to Behaviour.’ Together with an international panel of speakers and experts, we aim for a multidisciplinary approach ranging from biology, epidemiology to the clinic and public health. This will be the third Masterclass on Nutrition and Cancer organized by Wageningen University and VLAG Graduate School in collaboration with WCRF international and the Wereld Kanker Onderzoeksfonds. Information on the previous Masterclass can be found here: https://www.wcrf.org/int/news-events/conferences/presentations-conferences/diet-and-cancer-prevention-survival-1-3. The course format is designed to be highly interactive, with ample time for stimulating discussions, interdisciplinary interactions, and meetings alongside the scientific sessions.
The World Cancer Research Fund will offer a few scholarship positions covering the course fee (based on abstract selection). If you would like to apply, see instructions at registration
The international Masterclass is at a postgraduate level and aims at professionals from various fields (nutritionists, epidemiologists, health promotors, physicians, health policy makers, nutrition educators, biologists and food scientists) interested in the topic. The course may be of specific use for PhD students and postdocs working in this field.
• Globally connect people working on Nutrition and Cancer
• Share the latest insights on Nutrition and Cancer from biology, epidemiology to the clinic and public health
The main themes will be introduced by a selected number of invited speakers of international reputation. A significant number of slots will be available for oral presentations, oral flash presentations as well as poster presentations. The posters will be on display throughout the course and a poster session will be organized. The Scientific Committee will select oral and poster presentations based on submitted abstracts
Division of Human Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University and Research
• Ellen Kampman
• Fränzel van Duijnhoven
• Dieuwertje Kok
- Dr. Stephen Hursting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Dr. Marc Gunter, WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France
- Dr. Ulrike Peters, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA
- Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass, WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France
Date & duration & language
The Masterclass will be held from Monday Evening 4 February 2019 till Wednesday 6 February 2019, 2.5 days and will be conducted in English
The study load of this masterclass is 0.7 ECTS = 18 hours.
The study load including an abstract and poster presentation will be 1.2 ECTS = 32 hours
Paricpants are encourage to submit an abstract for a poster presentation
Deadline abstract submission: Wednesday 14 November 2018
* Abstract must be submitted as an attached file in the format below to Survey.email@example.com
* Mark in the subject of your email NC19-oral presentation or NC19-poster presentation to indicate your preferences. A committee will decide if your abstract will be allocated for an oral or poster.
* Abstracts that do not comply with the format will not be accepted
The format for the abstracts can be found in the PDF below.
Information concerning the masterclass contents can be obtained from Prof. Ellen Kampan, Ellen.firstname.lastname@example.org
For organisational matters please contact:
Mrs. Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol, email@example.com
Location & accommodation
Lectures will be given at Wageningen International Conference Center (WICC)
The town of Wageningen is 5 km from Ede-Wageningen railway station, with transport options being taxi or bus. Ede-Wageningen railway station is about one and a half hours from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. For train schedules visit: www.ns.nl.
A number of hotel rooms have been blocked at the (WICC). Accommodation costs are € 75, - (single room; bed & breakfast) per night. Participants have to book their own room by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please book your room before 20 December 2018 and mention booking code NC19
Registration & course fee
To register please complete the electronic reply form before 17 December 2018.
Applicants will be informed of acceptance of their registration at the latest on January 8th. They will receive instructions for payment and further course details.
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International Fellowships
Four fellowships from the WCRF International will be available for outstanding applicants from any country. A CV and recommendation letter from your current employer or supervisor should accompany the application explaining your suitability for the course and how you will benefit from the fellowship. Seperatly an abstract should be submitted as well.
Applicants applying for these fellowships should be aware that their application form, abstract, CV and recommendation letter will be passed on to WCRF International.
Deadline regitration for a WCFR fellowship is Wednesday 14 November 2018
Course fee includes course material (electronical), coffee/tea during breaks, lunches and one dinner but does not cover accommodation. The course fee depends on the participant's affiliation:
|WUR PhD candidates
|| € 200
|All other PhD candidates/Postdoc & staff from VLAG
|| € 425
|Postdoc/staff not affiliated with VLAG
|| € 575
|| € 1000
No charge until 17 December 2018
25% of the course fee paid or due till 4 January 2019
No refund after 4 January 2018
Substitutions for participants may be made at any time until the start of the course.