Why to attend conferences?

Every scientist who has a wish to be a part of the highest level of research and science should share and discuss her/his results and findings in a broad scientific spectrum. The best opportunity to do that is to attend scientific conferences, which enables one to get opinions and advice and to gain knowledge that might be useful or even essential for our studies in melanoma.

Thanks to Marie Skłodowska-Curie/MELGEN funding I had this occasion to take part in the biggest conference in the world focusing on cancer – the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting 2017, gathering 20.000 participants from all over the world in Washington, USA. ACCR has been established 110 years ago and the members of it are the world cancer research leaders, hence all the given talks were on the highest level representing the most recent discoveries in many different types of cancer.

During the conference, I presented a poster disclosing and discussing my recent results with the top experts. It was very exciting to hear positive feedback about my and our research group studies, as well as to gain new ideas which I will implement in my Ph.D. project.


I think it is essential to be up to date with the latest cancer research findings in order to produce novel results that might contribute to discovering new predictive and prognostic biomarkers as well as finding new targets for drugs and more importantly to improve melanoma patients lives.

I am looking forward to the next conference GenoMel/MELGEN in May in Camogli, Italy.