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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Making it Personal: Cancer Precision Medicine

Bergamo, Italy : 5 - 7 November 2018

Scientific Programme

 

FULL PROGRAMME AND SPEAKER ABSTRACTS

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11:30

Registration

Reception area

Until 13:00

12:00

WELCOME LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

A chance to meet fellow participants and enjoy a light buffet lunch before the first session.

13:00

Conference Introduction

Oggioni Lecture Hall

Scientific Programme Committee

Session 1: DIAGNOSIS & EARLY DETECTION

Chair: Ze'ev Ronai

13:05

Opening Keynote

Andrea Califano Columbia University, USA

"Elucidating and targeting mechanisms of cancer cell state maintenance"

13:50

Itay Tirosh Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

"A unified model integrating cellular states and genetics for glioblastoma"

14:20

Maja Marklund Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

Proffered Paper 1: "Spatial Transcriptomics Analysis of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer"

14:35

Lior Nissim Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Israel

Proffered Paper 2: "Synthetic RNA-Based Immunomodulatory Gene Circuits for Cancer Immunotherapy"

14:50

Exhibitor Introductions

One representative from each exhibitor will give a 60-second introduction to their company.

14:55

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall Bar and Foyer

15:30

Ze'ev Ronai Technion Integrated Cancer Center, Israel

"From genes to microb(iota) and back"

16:00

Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou Institut Curie, France

"Fibroblast heterogeneity in immunosuppression in breast cancer"

16:30

Oded Sandler Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Proffered Paper 3: "Integrative Precision Therapy for overcoming innate drug resistance"

16:45

MEET THE EXPERT

Andrea Califano Columbia University, USA

Keynote speaker Prof. Califano will share from his personal perspective and experiences. There will be a chance to ask questions.

17:30

Poster Discussion Session 1 & Trade Exhibition

Hall Bar and Foyer

Prosecco & finger buffet. Finishes at 19:00.

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall Bar and Foyer

Coffee and tea available.

08:40

Industry Spotlight - Bio-Rad

Oggioni Lecture Hall

Marzia Del Re Pisa University Hospital

"Liquid biopsy from activating mutations to target expression: the horizon is expanding”

Session 2: IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

Chair: Itay Tirosh

09:00

Inge Marie Svane CCIT Herlev Hospital, Denmark

"Adoptive cell therapy based on TILs in the era of check point inhibitors"

09:30

Shai Shen-Or Technion, Israel

"High resolution longitudinal immune profiling reveals a clinically meaningful metric from dynamics of healthy immune-aging towards an older adult homeostasis"

10:00

Richard Crispin Institute for Cancer Research, Norway

Proffered Paper 4: "Development of small molecules for targeting the down-regulation of PDL1 in the potential immunotherapeutic treatment of leukaemia"

10:15

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall Bar and Foyer

10:45

Silvia Formenti Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

"DNA Damage Response and Immune Rejection of Cancer"

11:15

Ilaria Malanchi The Francis Crick Institute, UK

"New protagonists of the tumour microenvironment"

11:45

Industry Symposium - Fluidigm

Presentation by the Elite Sponsor

Amy Hamilton Fluidigm Corporation

"A Brief Introduction to Mass Cytometry"

Shahram Kordasti King’s College London, UK

"Bench to Bytes: Translating Big Data to the Clinic"

12:15

BUFFET LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

12:45

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

Coffee / tea will be served

Session 3: DORMANCY & TOLERANCE

Chair: Richard Marais

14:15

Alberto Bardelli Candiolo Cancer Institute, Italy

"Inactivation of DNA repair to improve immune surveillance"

14:45

Christoph Klein University of Regensburg, Germany

"The dynamics of metastatic spread"

15:15

Silvia Marsoni FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology, Italy

Proffered Paper 5: "Charting individual metastases evolution in HER2 amplified metastatic colorectal cancer patients undergoing dual EGFR/HER2 therapeutic blockade"

15:30

Marija Buljan ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Proffered Paper 6: "Identifying protein interactions relevant in cancer development"

15:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall Bar and Foyer

16:15

Maria Soengas CNIO, Spain

"MetAlert mice: a platform for whole-body imaging and pharmacological targeting of metastatic niches"

16:45

Eytan Ruppin NCI (NIH), USA

"Harnessing genetic interactions to advance whole genome precision oncology"

17:15

Panel Discussion

This session will be informal in style. We will facilitate a relaxed conversational atmosphere where participants are invited to join in with discussions led by members of the Scientific Programme Committee and invited speakers.

18:00

Optional walking tour of Bergamo

From venue to Città Alta

Get your free ticket when you register.

19:30

Optional Conference Dinner

Taverna Colleoni

Buy your ticket when you register.

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall Bar and Foyer

Coffee and tea available.

Session 4: Rational Combinations

Chair: Daniel Peeper

09:00

Jean-Christophe Marine VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Belgium

"Targeting minimal residual disease as a salvage strategy for melanoma targeted therapy"

09:30

Richard Marais CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

"Making it personal in melanoma"

10:00

Paul Workman The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK

"Targeting non-oncogene addiction with HSF1 pathway inhibitors: From phenotypic screen to chemical probe and preclinical development candidate"

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

Hall Bar and Foyer

11:00

Gabriele Picco Wellcome Sanger Institute, UK

Proffered Paper 7: "Functional linkage of gene fusions to cancer cell fitness assessed by pharmacological and CRISPR/Cas9 screening"

11:15

Daniel Peeper NKI, Netherlands

"Towards rational combinatorial cancer treatment – a functional genomics approach"

11:45

Closing Keynote

David Solit MSKCC, USA

"Defining the actionable genome"

12:30

Meeting Summary & Awards

Scientific Programme Committee

12:45

LUNCH

Hall Bar and Foyer

Trade exhibition and lunch until close of meeting at 13:30

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
03 September 2018

Abstract submission deadline:
16 September 2018

Registration deadline:
01 October 2018

Above: Venue floor plan.

Above: Oggioni Lecture Hall where sessions will take place

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