About echo

[Call for Abstracts – Deadline 31.03.2017]

The echo – essen conference for hematology and oncology – is a unique conference in Germany which wants to enthuse junior clinicians and junior scientists with the fields of Hematology, Oncology and Cancer Research as reflected in its motto:

inspire reseach

The echo will take place at the newly opend Teaching Unit at University Hospital Essen 05.05.-07.05.2017 and is aimed at eagerly interested undergraduates in Medicine and Life Sciences. It will equip the participants with basic clinical and scientific knowledge, present them with the opportunity to gain experience in presentation of scientific data, connect with each other, discuss topics of research and patient care in close dialogue and receive new impulses for their own work.

This combination of educational aspects and interactive dialogue provides trainees with an excellent opportunity to acquire and extend widespread competences. In doing so, the echo would like to inspire junior clinicians and scientists to pursue a career in Hematology, Oncology and Cancer Research and encourage their dedication to these fields.

About Us


Stefanie Rost
My name is Stefanie. I am a final year medical student at the Ruhr-University Bochum. For three years I have been working on my doctoral thesis at the Department of Hematology, West German Cancer Center (WTZ), University Hospital Essen.
My main interest is in Hematology, specifically in basic research. Especially fascinating to me is carcinogenesis on a molecular level. I hope that with the echo, we have created a platform which strengthens already existing and possibly awakens new enthusiasm in the participants. Hematology, Oncology and tumor biology are super exciting areas and I am glad to share this enthusiam with students from all over Europe and to be part of intensifying our education in these fields.

Benedikt Pelzer
My name is Benedikt and I am a 5th year medical student at the University of Duisburg-Essen. For nearly two years I am working in the field of Leukemic Stem Cells in the Department of Hematology. I came up with the whole echo idea to give students the opportunity to present their work and to make new contacts all through Europe. On top we implemented a few educative elements in order to mature our clinical skills and strengthen our wisdom about Hematology and Oncology.
Can’t wait to see you in Essen!

Picture: © Benedikt Pelzer & Stefanie Rost