ENBDC Workshop 2024

The ENBDC is happy to invite you to the 2024 edition of its “Methods in mammary gland biology and breast cancer workshop. The meeting will take place on from May 1st  (ECR) to May 4th 2024 in the now traditional location of Weggis, Switzerland, with the aim to gather researchers from all over the world to discuss normal mammary gland biology and breast cancer.

The 2-day workshop will consist of talks from experts in various domains and techniques pertaining to breast biology. Short talks from selected abstracts and poster sessions allow for convivial exchange. For any organizational/administrative question 0r late registration please contact: thmr.events-dbm@unibas.ch


As every year you have the option to join some of the meeting's attendees for a day of skiing at Engelberg. Please find all the details about the ENBDC ski day in this flyer.


Dates: Early Career Researcher (ECR) day -  May 1st // Workshop - May 2-4th 2024
Venue: Seminar-Hotel Rigi am See (Seestrasse 53-57, 6353 Weggis, Switzerland)

  • Single room occupancy: 625CHF
  • Double/shared room occupancy : 575CHF
  • Additional fee (125CHF) if you attend the Pre-workshop "Early Career Researcher”day on Wednesday. This day is ONLY intended for Students and Postdocs.
  • The fee includes hotel accommodation, meals and afternoon excursion (TBA).
  • The workshop starts at noon on Thursday May 2nd and finishes at noon on Saturday May 4th. The ECR Day starts at noon on Wednesday May 1st.
  • The number of participants is limited. The registration will be on a first come first served basis and effective once the payment is received. Please visit our website regularly for the program announcement.
  • Abstract submission: please bring a poster (max. A0) to present at the poster session. Two weeks prior to the meeting, abstracts will be reviewed and selected for "Short Talks”. The selected people will be informed in due time.

    During the meeting the "Best Short Talk" as well as the 3 "Best Posters” will be awarded

    Registration deadline with abstract submission is March 24, 2024.
    Registration deadline without abstract submission is April 10, 2024.

    Please register by filling the form below.

Organizing Committee and Scientific Program 2024:

  • ENBDC Chair: Silvia Fre, Institut Curie, Paris, France
  • Co-Chair: Walid Khaled, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Postdoc & PhD Chairs: Beata Kaczynska (University of Helsinki, Finland), Maria Rafaeva (Department of Biomedicine Basel, Switzerland) & Jaime Redondo (CNIO, Spain)
ENBDC 2024Announcement flyer
ENBDC 2024Preliminary program

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The DeOme Award:

The ENBDC DeOme prize is awarded yearly to the best abstract and short talk of the ENBDC meeting.

"Kenneth DeOme was a pioneer and giant in the area of mammary gland biology, especially premalignant disease. As a scientist, he was innovative and persevering. He created important methodology that is still used today for studying mammary gland development and premalignant progression. As a mentor, he was always available to his students and encouraged the pursuit of new ideas and approaches. As an international leader he led the US efforts to repair the European mammary research infrastructure following the war. This effort ultimately led to formation of the International Association for Breast Cancer Research. He was a man of integrity and compassion. We, his students, stand on his shoulders in advancing the science and lessons he taught us."

Dan Medina and Robert Cardiff


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