ACED Summer School

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Discovery and development of diagnostics for the early detection of cancer

Now in its second year, the summer school event is presented by the International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection, or ACED. It’s designed for those who are developing new technologies and interventions for the early detection of cancer and those who are interested in exploring this rapidly expanding and exciting field. Registration is open to academic, corporate and trainee delegates.

This event focuses on the scientific, clinical and policy challenges of developing and validating new screening technologies and interventions for the early detection of cancer. Participants will learn from experts across multiple disciplines on the science and technology of diagnostics through to clinical trials design, evidence review, regulatory perspectives and pathway to adoption, to the societal impacts of early cancer detection. Companies will present case studies on their technologies and give insight into the bench-side to market-place pathway.

Over the duration of the school, delegates will participate in a team activity ‘Envisioning New Diagnostics’, led by the International School of Biomedical Diagnostics, Arizona State University (ASU), culminating in a presentation on the final day. ASU has considerable experience in this field, already offering a one-year, online Master of Science degree in Biomedical Diagnostics developed together with academic partner, Dublin City University (DCU), and industry partners. The degree focuses on the global business and application of diagnostics in the healthcare and research arenas today.

See the 2020 ACED Summer School brochure here.


July 14-17, 2020


The event will be held in the evergreen surroundings of Oregon Health and Science University in a state-of-the-art cancer research facility, which is just minutes’ walk from the vibrant city center of Portland, Oregon.

Knight Cancer Research Building
2720 SW Moody Ave.

Portland, OR 97201


Full agenda and speaker lineups coming soon. See the full 2019 program here.

Registration fees

The registration fee includes lunch and dinner Tuesday, July 14 through Thursday, July 16.

Deadlines By April 30, 2020 May 1-June 30, 2020
Fee $700 $1,000


Overnight accommodations can be requested at the time of registration for a nearby hotel. Single occupancy is $200 per night; double occupancy is $100 per night and requires a named roommate.


Doctoral students may compete for a scholarship for the International ACED Early Detection Summer School. Inquire with your local ACED Program Manager for application form and instructions. Scholarship applications are due by April 15, 2020.


ACED Summer School serves as an environment to access world-class scientists and professionals in this growing field of research. Come join this expanding community of thought leaders as they tackle the world's highest aim: detecting early, and eventually eliminating, cancer.  For information on potential sponsorship opportunities please e-mail Erin Watson (

See the 2020 ACED Summer School sponsorship information here.

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Registration is open

Learn about the discovery and development of diagnostics for early detection


Contact Erin Watson to learn more.