29 June – 10 July 2020
European Scientific Institute, Archamps
France (Greater Geneva)
Precision Oncology
Accelerating Innovations in Precision Oncology
ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Precision Medicine, which is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention” has the potential to transform how we treat —or even cure— cancer by considering “individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.” But inefficiencies are slowing the advancement of this breakthrough treatment approach in health care. This school brings together leaders from the health care, scientific, technological, and business communities to speed progress in this growing area. The participants will emerge with novel research driven solutions for building productive partnerships and reducing bottlenecks in the development, approval, and clinical use of targeted therapies.

During 12 demanding days, this exciting summer course prompts participants to rethink current approaches and explore new methods and models with a focus on :
    o engaging with patients
    o accessing critical data
    o improving clinical trials
    o targeting investments
With a deeper understanding of how personalized medicine works in practice, participants will be better prepared to interact and collaborate with leading players in cancer research treatment.

The Precision Oncology Summer School is an accelerated-learning program targeting a new generation of fixers who can apply creativity and human-centered design to improve cancer outcomes, reduce inefficiencies and improve the experiences for patients.

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JOIN US TO BUILD A SMARTER AND HEALTHIER SOCIETY

This School is open to Post-docs, PhD students or MSc in medicine, life science, biotechnology, bioengineering, data sciences, business human and social sciences, with a project/idea to take precision oncology to a new level.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following qualities:
    o Capacity for Calculated Risk : Success happens when preparation meets opportunity.
    o Focus on Community : A strong track record of contributing to their community.
    o Open and Critical Thinking : Ability to combine critical thinking with an open mind.
    o Initiative with Follow-Through : Start a new venture even when the going gets tough.

At the end of the school, participants will have to learned how to:
    o IDENTIFY, DEFINE, CHARACTERIZE PROBLEMS in precision oncology
    o FOSTER A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING of patients’ needs
    o REVIEW AND EVALUATE medical innovations
    o IMPLEMENT COLLABORATION STRATEGIES with patients, providers, hospitals and clinics
    o BRING A NUANCED UNDERSTANDING TO ISSUES around healthcare transformation
    o PITCH AN INNOVATION PROJECT to seasoned investors

The Organizing Team selects the best applicants to create a cohort of innovators with the potential to join an incubator to develop their ideas !

COURSE DELIVERY & LEARNING OUTCOMES

School Coordinator : Philippe Sabatier (Université Grenoble Alpes)

An accelerated-learning programme targeting a new generation of innovators who can apply human-centered design approaches to improve cancer outcomes, reduce inefficiencies and improve individual patient experience.

Components of the program :
    o Clinical research
    o Medical physics
    o Biology, Gene expression
    o Environment public health
    o Ethics & Regulatory
    o Business and Innovation
These 12 intensive days will include lectures, team work, use case and coaching.

A preliminary version of the program will soon be available !
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APPLICATION PROCESS

The student body comprises a maximum of 30 participants from a range of backgrounds including health and life-science, physical sciences, engineering and computing, business …  
The recruitment process will be completed in two phases:

1 – Recruitment of team leaders who follow the school programme and whose projects serve as the basis for group projects in the Business development & Innovation component of the school. Candidates provide a 200-word outline of their innovative idea/project on their online application form. The best ideas are further developed during exchanges with the School Director.

DEADLINE TO APPLY : 15 MARCH 2020

2 – Recruitment of team members who follow the school programme and are attached to one of the selected innovation projects according to their profile. Candidates complete the online application but are not required to provide a personal project.

DEADLINE TO APPLY : 15 MAY 2020

The idea or project might be expressed in terms of:
o unmet societal needs in oncology
o deployment of an innovative solution, product or service in precision oncology
o added value to working solutions, products or services already available on the market

SELECTION

Pre-ranking of applicants is based on academic background in order to ensure a cross-disciplinary student body.

Final selection is based on the applicants CV, stated motivation and relevance of the proposed innovation project. Criteria will focus on the capacity for calculated risk, focus on community, open and critical thinking, initiative with follow-through.

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REGISTRATION FEES & ACCOMMODATION
Registration fee (including tuition, lunch and dinner) : 800€*
Accommodation : ESI has pre-booked studios at Residence “Capucine” (approx. 480€ for the duration of the school).

Project leaders & highly ranked self-funding Master students will be eligible for financial assistance.

* Students from Consortium Universities (UGA, UCBL, CLB, WHO IARC-CIRC) are NOT required to pay registration fee.
ECTS ACCREDITATION

The Precision Oncology programme has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the accreditation councils of partner universities.  The Université Grenoble Alpes and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 designate this educational activity for 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfert System).

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OUR PARTNERS
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