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News and Events

Latest updates: 8 December 2017.
Other recent updates or events with on-going deadline or timeless events.

This page gathers latest news and events related to the BCNet project and website.
Contact (feedback/assistance): bcnet@iarc.fr

News

Coming Events

  • ISBER 2018 Annual Meeting: 20-24 May 2018.
    Location: Dallas, Texas, USA.

    Abstract submission deadline: 13 December 2017.

  • 2018 NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention: Call for Applications

    Application deadline: 1 February 2018.

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) hosts the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention every year in Rockville, Maryland. The Curriculum provides training in cancer control, prevention, and research for domestic and international scientists and health care professionals.

    The Principles and Practice of Cancer Control Course, to be held July 9 — August 3, 2018, focuses on concepts, methods, issues, and applications related to cancer prevention and control.

    The Molecular Prevention Course, to be held August 6-10, 2018, provides a strong background in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of basic laboratory approaches applied to cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular epidemiology, chemoprevention, biomarkers, and translational research.

    A limited amount of financial support may be available for selected meritorious applications from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

    More information, including how to apply: https://www.cancer.gov

On-going Events

  • Common Minimum Technical Standards and Protocols for Biobanks Dedicated to Cancer Research.
    IARC Technical Publication No. 44.

    Available as print book as well as PDF file (freely downloadable).
    More info: click here.
  • Introduction to Biobanking online course.
    Provision: ISBER and CTRNet through partnership.

    Special access for BCNet members: see below and/or contact bcnet@iarc.fr for details.
    Pre-requisites: click to show the 2 items.
    1. You should have created a free ISBER non-member account on the ISBER website.
      If it is not the case, then you may do so by following this link: ISBER non member account creation.
    2. You should have signed in with your free ISBER account before proceeding the purchase.
    Purchase steps: click to show the 10 items.
    1. Go to the course purchase main page.
      (You may also go there from the ISBER home page by browsing the menu «Learning», «Education» then «Introduction to Biobanking Course».)
    2. Follow the link «Click here to purchase the Introduction to Biobanking Course» at the bottom of the page. (Screenshot.)
    3. Select the item «Introduction to Biobanking Course IARC BCNet Members» by clicking it once (price $0.00). (Screenshot.)
    4. Write your first and last names in the box as requested. (Screenshot.)
      Click «Add item».
    5. View the cart. (Only) One item should be reported. (Screenshot.)
      Click «Checkout».
    6. Fill in the form. Be careful to supply an active e-mail as the purchase confirmation and the access key will be delivered by e-mail. (Screenshot.)
      Click «Proceed to confirmation».
    7. Check the supplied info. (Screenshot.)
      Click «Complete order» if all is right. Otherwise go back to the previous page/step.
    8. A page should mention that an e-mail confirmation is about to be delivered. (Screenshot.)
      (Optional) You may view your invoice/receipt by clicking «View invoice/receipt» then save the page (e.g. as a PDF file, a web page, or a screenshot). (Screenshot.)
    9. Check your e-mail box: You should shortly receive the confirmation of purchase (end and success).
    10. After a checking by ISBER (1-2 business days), you should receive another e-mail with the Education Access Key. This key will allow you to start the course online.
    Feedback/assistance: bcnet@iarc.fr

Past Events

  • Two new NIH Funding Opportunities: H3Africa Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) research.

    Application Due date: 6 December 2017.

    More information about required registrations and how to apply for NIH funding: http://h3africa.org.

    Key Dates:
    • Letter of Intent Due Dates:
      • U54: October 16, 2017
      • U01: November 6, 2017
      • Please note that Letters of Intent are encouraged but not required or used in review.
    • Application Due Date: December 6, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
    • Earliest Start Date of Award: July 2018

    Additional questions:
  • Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa — B3Africa: Second In-Person Training.
    28 November-1 December 2017, IARC, Lyon, France.

    The objectives of this second B3Africa in-person training are threefold:
    • To train future users of the B3Africa platform (the eB3Kit);
    • To contribute to the eB3kit implementation as a proof of concept;
    • To stimulate the participation of researchers in the training and education system provided beyond the lifetime of this project.
    The training will target two categories of users:
    • Biobank professionals and researchers (end-users) from the B3Africa Use Case work package and BCNet members selected to present at the BCNet symposium;
    • IT professionals (in charge of eB3Kit installation/maintenance).

    More info: http://www.b3africa.org.

  • BCNet Symposium: From Biobank Infrastructure to Research.
    How BCNet member biobanks address public health concerns.

    27-28 November 2017, IARC, Lyon, France.

    The purpose of the symposium is to showcase the efforts of members in developing biobank-based collaborative research projects to address public health issues.

  • How to build a biobank — Learning by doing: 22-24 November 2017.
    Organizer and Host: Medical University of Graz, Austria.

    Interactive 3-day-course, mixing presentations and discussion session.
    Official course announcement: click to open / download (PDF, 1 page, 149 kB)
    Deadline: 29 September 2017.
  • Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa — B3Africa: showcase at AORTIC 2017 Conference, 7-10 November 2017.
    Venue: Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.

    B3Africa web site: http://www.b3africa.org
    B3Africa Twitter: #B3Africa
    AORTIC Conference web site: http://aorticconference.org/
    AORTIC Conference Twitter: #AORTIC2017 @AORTIC_AFRICA
  • Global Biobank Week 2017: 13-15 September 2017.
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden.
    Official website: http://globalbiobankweek.org/
    Meeting programme: http://globalbiobankweek.org/meeting-programme/
    Follow on Twitter: #GBWstockholm
    Early bird registration deadline: extended to 30 July 2017.
  • BCNet Pathology Training and Open Forum: 22-24 May 2017.
    Host: Children's Cancer Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
    The training will be for pathologists/histotechnicians in BCNet member institutions who already have pathology capacity.
    Programme: click to open / download (PDF, 4 pages, 197 kB)
    Contact: bcnet@iarc.fr
  • Upcoming H3Africa Funding Opportunities: July-November 2016.
    NIH has recently released seven (7) Notices of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcements for the second stage of H3Africa. For each of the seven (7) upcoming funding opportunities, the following dates are estimated for the announcement, the receipt of applications, the issuance of awards, and the start of grants.
    • Estimated Publication Date of Announcements: July 2016
    • First Estimated Application Due Date: November 2016
    • Earliest Estimated Award Date: July 1, 2017
    • Earliest Estimated Start Date: July 1, 2017
    More information about required registrations and how to apply for NIH funding can be found here: http://h3africa.org/links/funding/26-current-funding-opportunities/275-nih-fundingkw-guidance-2
    Details and links to the Notices: click to show the 7 items.
    1. NOT-RM-16-014 Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) Research Program (U01).
    2. NOT-RM-16-015 Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues (ELSI) Collaborative Centers (U54).
    3. NOT-RM-16-016 Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Research Grants (U01).
    4. NOT-RM-16-017 Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Collaborative Centers (U54).
    5. NOT-RM-16-018 Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Administrative Coordinating Center (U24).
    6. NOT-RM-16-019 Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Informatics Network (U24).
    7. NOT-RM-16-020 Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Global Health Bioinformatics Research Training Program (U2R).
    For any additional questions, please see the H3Africa website (www.h3africa.org) or reach out to the contact listed in each Notice under the heading ‘Inquiries’. General inquiries about H3Africa can be sent to Jennifer Troyer (troyerj@mail.nih.gov).
  • How to Build a Biobank — Learning by Doing: 2nd course for 23-25 November 2016.
    Location: Medical University of Graz, Austria.
    Organizer: Biobank Graz, http://www.medunigraz.at/biobank
  • BBMRI-ERIC e-Newsflash no 25: 25 August 2016.
    Official link: http://eepurl.com/ccJXWL
  • Essentials of Quality Management in Laboratories & College of American Pathologists Implementation Workshop: 07-11 May 2016.
    Location: Land Mark Hotel, Amman, Jordan.
    Organizer: King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC).
    Flyer: view/download (PDF, 1 page).
  • 3rd Advances in Critical Care Conference & 1st Trans Middle East Conference: 23-24 April 2016.
    Location: King Hussein Cancer Center.
    Organizer: King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), the Saudi Critical Care Society, the Middle East Critical Care Assembly, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, under the Patronage of HRH Princess Ghida Talal.
    Program: view/download (PDF, 2 pages).
    Details: follow this link.
  • BCNet web meeting on catalogue: 8 February 2016.
    Topic: starting pilot stage with BCNet members.
    Details on the overall project: follow this link.
  • Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa — B3Africa: 1st meeting at Cape Town, South Africa, August 2015.
    Video report: click to view on line (YouTube channel).
    Look further: go to the website.
  • IARC "50 FOR 50": empowering future cancer research leaders.
    More information: follow this link.
    Deadline: 11 January 2016.
  • BCNet Training extranet: SharePoint community platform.
    → Update of 25/09/2017: Hosting site under maintenance.
    Feedback/assistance: bcnet@iarc.fr
  • BCNet General Assembly: 5 November 2015, IARC, Lyon, France.
    Agenda: click to view/download (PDF, 1 page, 47 kB).
    Group photo: original size (3.6 MB) | lighter size (274 kB).
  • BCNet Training session: 3-5 November 2015, IARC, Lyon, France.
    Agenda: click to view/download (PDF, 2 pages, 57 kB).
    Group photo: original size (3.9 MB) | lighter size (300 kB).
  • BCNet Training posters on ELSI, QA and IT.
    → Update of 16/11/2017: Hosting site under maintenance.
    Feedback/assistance: bcnet@iarc.fr