International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) Summer School: Precision Early Detection for All

9 August 2021, 4.00 PM - 12 August 2021, 7.00 PM


The third annual International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) Summer School, hosted virtually and organised by the ACED team at The University of Manchester.

In this year’s Summer School, we will delve into the topics of early detection science set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the wider health inequalities it has highlighted.

The Summer School will cover themes including:

  • The science and technology behind cancer early detection innovations and diagnostics
  • Case studies of early detection in healthcare systems
  • Health inequalities and the effects on early detection
  • The barriers in implementing precision early detection initiatives.


The ACED Virtual Summer School is open to academic, healthcare, corporate and trainee delegates. The programme will provide valuable insight into early detection science and is therefore well suited to PhD students from across the UK and US member centres.

A select number of scholarships are available for each member centre; anyone interested should contact your local ACED Programme Manager.

Following you attending the Summer School, we hope you will:

  • Understand more about how health inequalities impact early detection
  • Understand the importance of precision early detection
  • Identify how your research can help overcome health inequalities


We are developing an immersive and engaging programme that includes presentations from international speakers, panel discussions involving academics, members of the public and patient representatives, as well as networking and engagement opportunities for you to meet your peers from different centres.

The ACED Virtual Summer School Programme is now available, click here to view sessions and confirmed speakers for all four days

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Robert Bristow, The University of Manchester and ACED Manchester Co-Director
  • Professor Tim Rebbeck, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Faber Cancer Institute
  • Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Council
  • Professor David Wedge, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Shonit Punwani, University College London

Register here, tickets costs between £50-£100

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