In recent years, research into melanocytes and melanoma has led to giant steps in treatment of melanoma patients. The goal of this course is to teach students about the basic biology of melanoma with a particular emphasis on therapeutic options. The students will learn about this rapidly advancing field, and since the students will come from both the basic and clinical sciences, they will learn from each other in order to advance melanoma diagnosis and therapy in the future.
Hosting the course in Iceland will allow us to bring together European and American students and teach them about the latest advances in the field. This three day course will be followed by a three day meeting “Melanoma: from basic science to clinical applications“ (www.melanoma2015.is) where leaders in the field will talk about their latest results. This allows us to include some of the most important players in the field as teachers in the course.
The success of the course relies on the active contribution of participants who are expected to be proactive and to participate in all of the events organized including:
i) presentation of their own scientific project with a 10 minutes oral presentation, and
ii) participation in the "career development" workshop during the last day of the course.