E-ISSN 2537-0596 | ISSN 2537-0588
 
May 08, 2019

Annual International Conference of the Egyptian Association for Cancer Research (EACR): Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery

May 08, 2019

 

The Egyptian Association for Cancer Research (EACR) successfully organized its annual international conference under the title of : Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery (ACDD-2019) which was held from 21-22 April , 2019 at Tanta University convention Center, Tanta University, Tanta City, Egypt. The conference was under the patronage of Tanta University. Prof. Mohamed L. Salem, the President of EACR was the chairman of the conference. EACR is an NGO society that was declared by the Ministry of Social Solidarity No. 1938 on 19/11/2014. EACR aims to assist researchers interested in the field of cancer research by holding workshops, seminars and conferences. In addition to educating the society about the importance of scientific research in the field of cancer research, EACR is also keen to outreach the scientific community with periodicals and news in the on cancer research including a peer-reviewed scientific journal for the publication of cutting-edge research. ACDD-2019 was an excellent opportunity to gather the national and international researchers interested in drug discovery and development  at all age and experience levels to share their creative ideas with the main goal to come up with the most effective translational anti-cancer agents. This will help to establish a national data base for anti-cancer drug discovery and development, including researchers, centers, laboratories, agents and ideas. The conference included 3 main sessions on day 1 and 8 sessions on day 2. The sessions on day 1 included 13 keynote speakers covering different subjects in anti-cancer drug discovery and development including approached based on nanoparticles, gene therapy, immunotherapy and natural and synthetic compounds. The sessions in day 2 focused mainly on 5 topics including: 1) the roles of center of excellence of scientific research in drug discovery, 2) parasite and marine compounds and cancer, 3) natural and synthetic anti-cancer drugs, 4) molecular oncology and cancer stem cells, 5) cancer immunology and immunotherapy. Around 600 participants attended the conference including undergraduate, postgraduate students as well as faculty members from different colleges, universities and research centers in Egypt.  Accepted papers by ACDD-2019 will be published in the J Cancer and Biomedical Research: E-ISSN 2537-0596 | ISSN 2537-0588 (http://www.jcbreg.com/) issued by EACR. All abstracts will be published in a special issue of the journal JCBR. As the first annual conference of EACR, ACDD-2019 is considered as an excellent start up meeting to build on success for future events.


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