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The 42th Congress of the ISOBM

 ONOCOLOGY IN THE BIOMARKER ERA, Biology – Diagnostics – Therapy 



Dear Colleagues,

The 42th ISOBM annual Congress will take place in Zakopane, Poland, 

October 4 - 8 , 2015.

On behalf of the ISOBM Board and the Organizing Committee of our 42h ISOBM  Congress, we are pleased to invite you to participate actively at this Congress.

We anticipate a highly successful and exciting Congress focusing on basic, translational and clinical Cancer Research. Participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their data, exchange ideas and expertise in an international framework, meet and network with colleagues from around the world and listen to lectures delivered by prominent Opinion Leaders in the Cancer field.

With your participation, contribution and activity, we hope to cover the full range of innovations in Cancer Diagnostics, BioMarkers and Cancer Therapy (new approaches as Small Molecules, Therapeutic Antibodies, Immuno-therapeutics, Large Biomolecules, etc.), to facilitate discussion and collaboration between early stage companies that are developing innovative products and technologies – all will contribute to a most successful meeting.

We will offer most interesting presentations by Invited Opinion Leaders, as well as Oral Presentations or Poster Sessions to be selected from the submitted Abstracts, Clinical Workshops and Round Tables.

The congress city, Zakopane, is located in southern Poland near the border with Slovakia. It lies in a valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubałówka Hill. It can be reached by train or bus from Krakow, which is about two and a half hours away.
Zakopane has an elevation of 800-1,000 meters above sea level. The town is centered at the junction of Krupówki and Kościuszko Streets.

The earliest documents mentioning Zakopane date to the 17th century, describing a glade called Zakopisko. In 1676 it was a village of 43 inhabitants.

Zakopane became a center for the region's mining and metallurgy industries; in the 19th century, it was the largest center for metallurgy in Galicia. It expanded during the 19th century as the climate attracted more inhabitants. By 1889 it had developed from a small village into a climatic health resort of 3,000 inhabitants. Rail service to Zakopane began October 1, 1899.
In March 1940, representatives of the Soviet NKVD and the Nazi Gestapo met for one week in Zakopane's Villa Tadeusz, to coordinate the pacification of resistance in Poland. Throughout World War II, Zakopane served as an underground staging point between Poland and Hungary.
The Zakopane Style of Architecture is an architectural mode inspired by the regional art of Poland’s highland region known as Podhale. Drawing on the motifs and traditions in the buildings of the Carpathian Mountains 

We hope that you will be able to accept our invitation and participate in what promises to be a most important and stimulating Congress,


Prof. Magdalena Chechlinska 





ISOBM 2015