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

Goodbye Flat Biology: In Vivo Inspired Cancer Biology and Therapy

Berlin, Germany : 9 - 12 September 2018

Scientific Programme

To download and print the programme, use the links below.

15:30

Registration

Planck Lobby

Including tea/coffee

17:00

Conference Welcome

Andrew Ewald - Conference Chair

17:15

Opening Keynote Lecture

Chair: Emmy Verschuren

Hans Clevers Hubrecht Institute, Netherlands

"Lgr5 stem cell-based organoids in human cancer research"

18:15

Icebreaker Introductions

Planck Lobby

An opportunity to make some new connections and meet those with similar research interests.

19:00

WELCOME BUFFET & TRADE EXHIBITION

Meitner Hall & Goethe Hall

Drinks & hot buffet

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Meitner Hall & Goethe Hall

Including tea/coffee

Session 1: Molecular and cellular regulaton of metastasis

Chair: Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling

09:00

Andrew Ewald Johns Hopkins, USA

"Regulation of metastasis by intercellular interactions"

09:30

Margaret Frame University of Edinburgh, UK

"Adhesion controlled cancer phenotypes"

10:00

Proffered Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

10:15

EXHIBITOR INTRODUCTIONS

Hear about the equipment and services offered by the companies in the trade exhibition.

10:25

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

Meitner Hall & Goethe Hall

10:55

Proffered Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

11:10

Matthias Lütolf EPFL, Switzerland

"Engineering multicellular self-organisation"

11:40

Poster Spotlights

Four top-scoring abstracts will be presented in short 'flash talks' of 2 minutes each.

11:50

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM - Lonza

12:20

BUFFET LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

Meitner Hall & Goethe Hall

13:00

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 1

Including tea/coffee

Session 2: The immune microenvironment and immunotherapy in cancer

Chair: Peter Friedl

14:30

Immuno Keynote Lecture

Ron Germain National Institutes of Health, USA

"Imaging immunity in many colors and dimensions: developing a detailed spatiotemporal understanding of host defense"

15:15

Bettina Weigelin RIMLS / MD Anderson, Netherlands/USA

"Intravital microscopy of cancer immunotherapy in primary tumors and bone metastasis"

15:45

Proffered Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

16:00

Reinhold Förster Institute for Immunology, Hannover, Germany

Title to be announced

16:30

Career Forum

Liebig Vault

Spaces are limited, and sign up will open after the registration deadline. The session will finish at 17:30.

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Meitner Hall & Goethe Hall

Including tea/coffee

09:00

Meet the Expert

Margaret Frame IGMM Edinburgh, UK

Prof. Frame will share from her personal perspective and experiences. There will be a chance to ask questions.

Session 3: Microenvironmental and metabolic regulation of cancer invasion

Chair: Maria Vinci

09:30

Peter Friedl Radboud UMC / MD Anderson CC, Netherlands/USA

"Plasticity of cancer cell dissemination in response to metabolic stress"

10:00

Danijela Vignjevic Institut Curie, France

"Fibroblasts role in gut homeostasis and cancer invasion"

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

11:00

Proffered Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

11:15

Proffered Paper 5

Selected from abstracts

11:30

Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling Institute of Biology Valrose, France

"ECM landscape and tumor progression"

12:00

Poster Spotlights

Four top-scoring abstracts will be presented in short 'flash talks' of 2 minutes each.

12:10

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM - Nexcelom Bioscience

Somaieh Hedayat The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

12:40

BUFFET LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

Meitner Hall & Goethe Hall

13:15

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

Including tea/coffee

Session 4: Smart microenvironments I

Chair: Emmy Verschuren

14:45

Fanny Jaulin Gustave Roussy, France

"Collective epithelial-based metastases in colorectal carcinoma patients "

15:15

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl Cornell University, USA

"Biomaterials approaches to analyze ECM dynamics in cancer"

15:45

Proffered Paper 6

Selected from abstracts

16:00

Proffered Paper 7

Selected from abstracts

16:15

Janine Erler BRIC, Denmark

"Modelling metastasis using native ECM"

16:45

Conference Debate

Speakers will present opposing sides of the argument and there will be a chance to ask questions. A vote will be taken before and after.

"Smart 3D culture will replace animal experiments"

19:30

Drinks Reception & Conference Dinner

Restaurant Harnack Haus

Ticketed optional extra.

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Meitner Hall & Goethe Hall

Including tea/coffee

Session 5: Smart microenvironments II

Chair: Andrew Ewald

09:00

Anne Rios Princess Maxima Center, Netherlands

"Investigating the cellular dynamics of organ development and cancer using 3D imaging"

09:30

Maria Vinci Bambino Gesu' Children's Hospital, Italy

"Interclonal and heterocellular interactions in paediatric High Grade Glioma"

10:00

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM - JSR Life Sciences

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

11:00

Proffered Paper 8

Selected from abstracts

11:15

Emmy Verschuren FIMM, Finland

"Histopathology-specific lung cancer phenotypes as disease vulnerabilities"

11:45

Closing Keynote

Chair: Maria Vinci

Don Ingber Wyss Institute, USA

"From Organs-on-Chips to a Human Body-on-Chips"

12:30

Summary & Awards

Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling - incoming Conference Chair

12:45

LUNCH, TRADE EXHIBITION CLOSES, DEPART

until 13:30

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
15 June 2018

Abstract submission deadline:
27 July 2018

Registration deadline:
31 July 2018

“Great speakers who were approachable, fruitful presentations, well-organised programme, plenty of opportunities to talk with people to improve my research. The surroundings were also great!”

2016 participant feedback

Above: Speed networking session at Harnack House at the last edition of the conference in November 2016. 

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