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European Students’ Conference 2015

26.08.2015, Berlin | “Science or Fiction? – Imagine the future of medicine” is the title of the 26th European Students’ Conference, which is supported by the Ernst Schering Foundation for the fourth time. What seemed science fiction a few years ago is now being translated into clinical routine: Together with outstanding experts in the field the ESC wants to think outside the box and investigate new perspectives in modern medicine. How can future doctors and scientists meet the promises and perils of the coming medical revolution? What is the role of young professionals in the exciting era of evolving technologies and personalized medicine? These questions will be discussed at the conference that takes place on September 23–26 at the Virchow Clinic of the Charité Berlin.

European Students Conference

More than 450 students and young scientists from over 42 countries are expected to participate in the ESC’s expert lectures by renowned scientists, in medical workshops, in a newly launched Matchmaking program and in an extensive social program. In addition, the conference offers young scientists from all biomedical disciplines an opportunity to present their research findings to an expert jury and an international audience and to publish their work as part of a competition at the conference.

Speakers will be:

Prof. Ruha Benjamin
Princeton University, Health, Wellbeing and Sociology

Prof. David Putrino
Harvard Medical School/MIT, Telemedicine

Prof. Glenn Cohen
Harvard Law School, Bioethics

Dr. Katherine Sleeman
King’s College, London, Palliative Medicine

The European Students’ Conference (ESC) was established in 1989 to facilitate and promote the scientific exchange between young scientists in Western and Eastern Europe. Held annually at the Charité for 26 years, the ESC has developed into one of the largest student-organized biomedical conferences worldwide. The 26th ESC is under the patronage of Prof. Ernst Rietschel, Chairman of the Berlin Institute of Health.

The Ernst Schering Foundation supports the conference, because it makes an important contribution to the promotion and international networking of excellent young scientists.

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