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Application and selection

The total number of course participants including speakers is limited to 130 to facilitate interactions. The target audience include postdoctoral fellows and PhD students but applications from senior scientists with experience in different areas of breast cancer research are also welcome.

Selection will be on the basis of CVs, research interests and submitted abstracts. Presentation of different topics, career stage and geographical distribution may also be taken into consideration.

How to apply

Deadline for Youth Travel Found grants application and Abstract submission is 31st January 2018:

  1. Complete a registration order through the registration/abstract submission portal on this event website. When you complete an order you will receive an 'order received e-mail' with full instructions on how to proceed with your application and a copy of the order in PDF.
  2. During this process, upload a single file (accepted formats are pdf, zip and rar) containing all supporting documents for your application:
    1. a concise CV (max 1 page)
    2. a summary of your reasons for applying to the event and your research interests (max 100 words)
    3. for postdocs and PhD students, the name and address of your lab head/supervisor
    4. for applicants for FEBS Youth Travel Fund awards, your Constituent Society membership proof, age, ID and proof of status
  3. Submit your abstract via the 'My abstract' tab in the registration/abstract portal. Abstract submission is optional but recommended for selection to the course and networking at the event, and is mandatory for application for travel grants. See the Abstract section of the website for more details.


You will be notifiied of the outcome of your application by (5th February 2018). Accepted applicants must then pay the relevant registration fee as set out in the table below, by (19th February 2018). More details on registration fee payment will be included in your outcome notification, and key points are also given in the terms and conditions.

Registration fees

Registration fees include access to the event sessions, name badge, certificate of attendance, meals and refreshment breaks and 2 nights accommodation (4-5 April) at the Danubius Hotel Flamenco (only for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and senior researchers) as set out in the registration fee table. Travel costs are not covered.

Meals/refreshments covered by the registration fees are breakfasts at the hotel, lunches and refreshements at the venue, as well as the event dinner at a restaurant to be announced.

Regular - Academic (including accomodation)320,00 €
Regular (with YTF)0,00 €
Registration only - Academic200,00 €
Registration only - Onsite400,00 €
Regular - Industry (w/o accomodation, w booth)450,00 €
Registration only - Industry (w/o booth)200,00 €
Invited speaker0,00 €
Ph.D. students registered in Neptun 0,00 €

Terms and Conditions

By registering for the event, you are entering an agreement with the Course Organizers, and you are indicating acceptance to the terms and conditions set out below.

Methods of Payment

Payments must be made by bank transfer; details will be included in your outcome notification email.

Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source. Your Name, Surname and Order ID must be indicated on the transaction receipt of the bank transfer.

Following the payment, receipt of the transaction must be sent via email to nagy.adam@ttk.mta.hu. Proof of payment must be received before the stated deadline above (19th February 2018).

A confirmation notification will be sent to you when organizers receive the fund and confirm your registration in the system. If you do not receive confirmation of your registration within 5 business days after sending your proof of payment / receipt of transaction, please contact nagy.adam@ttk.mta.hu. 

Registration cancellation & refund policy

All registration cancellation requests should be sent to nagy.adam@ttk.mta.hu in writing.

Refund of registration fees will be as follows:

100% refund before 28th of February 2018.
50% refund between 28th of February and 9th of March 2018.
No refund on cancellations past 9th of March 2018.

Travel insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before registering and booking travel for the event and before travelling to the event. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel for the Congress.

Modification and cancellation of the event

The Course Organizers reserve the right to modify the event programme.

In case of cancellation of the event, at any time, as a result of any event of 'force majeure' or for other reasons that are beyond the control of the Course Organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded. Neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, financial losses, etc. 

Disclaimer and ‘force majeure’

Neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be responsible for any bodily injury/death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event, unless such damages are a direct result of the negligent or unlawful act or omission thereof.

In any event, neither the Course Ogranizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages in the event of bodily injury/death, property damage, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of ‘force majeure’.  ‘Force majeure’ (or ‘Act of God’) reasons include but are not limited to: war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, health risks, fire and closure of airports or airspace. 

Governing law

Any legal dispute resulting from the accepted terms and conditions will be subject to the law of Hungary.


  • Registration Opening
    1 November 2017
  • Abstract submission closing
    31 January 2018
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants application closing
    26 January 2018
  • Registration closing
    31 January 2018

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