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Welcome to the European Association for Cancer Research
Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Making it Personal: Cancer Precision Medicine

Bergamo, Italy : 5 - 7 November 2018

Scientific Programme

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11:30

Registration

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

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

Proffered Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

14:35

Exhibitor Introductions

14:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

15:15

Ze'ev Ronai Technion Integrated Cancer Center, Israel

"From genes to microb(iota) and back"

15:45

Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou Institut Curie, France

"Fibroblast heterogeneity in immunosuppression in breast cancer"

16:15

Proffered Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

16:30

Proffered Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

16:45

Eytan Ruppin University of Maryland, USA

"Harnessing genetic interactions to advance whole genome precision oncology"

17:15

Poster Discussion Session 1

Prosecco & finger buffet

09:00

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.

Session 2: IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

Chair: Johanna Joyce

09:30

Inge Marie Svane CCIT Herlev Hospital, Denmark

"TIL based adoptive cell therapy in the era of checkpoint inhibitors"

10:00

Shai Shen-Or Technion, Israel

"Cellular variability in the immune system. Where are we going and and how did we get here?"

10:30

Proffered Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

10:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

11:15

Proffered Paper 5

Selected from abstracts

11:30

Silvia Formenti Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

"DNA Damage Response and Immune Rejection of Cancer"

12:00

Johanna Joyce University of Lausanne, Switzerland

"Exploring and therapeutically exploiting the tumour microenvironment"

12:30

Industry Symposium - Fluidigm

Presentation by the Elite Sponsor

Shahram Kordasti King’s College London, UK

“Bench to Bytes: Translating Big Data to the Clinic”

13:00

BUFFET LUNCH & TRADE

Session 3: DORMANCY & TOLERANCE

Chair: Richard Marais

14:00

Christoph Klein University of Regensburg, Germany

"The dynamics of metastatic spread"

14:30

Maria Soengas CNIO, Spain

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

15:00

Proffered Paper 6

Selected from abstracts

15:15

Alberto Bardelli Candiolo Cancer Institute, Italy

"Inactivation of DNA repair to improve immune surveillance"

15:45

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

Coffee / tea will be served

17:15

Informal Group 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 old town

Get your free ticket when you register.

19:30

Optional Conference Dinner

Taverna Colleoni

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Session 4: Rational Combinations

Chair: Daniel Peeper

09:00

Jean-Christophe Marine VIB 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

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE

11:00

Proffered Paper 7

Selected from abstracts

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

12:45

LUNCH

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

"Programme was incredibly interesting and relevant. Well organised and sessions well-paced. As a junior researcher it was very interesting to be able to speak to and hear senior researchers on both their research but also how they got there."

- participant feedback from the last edition

 

Above: the lecture theatre where sessions will take place

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