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Europe’s membership association for cancer researchers

Defence is the Best Attack: Immuno-Oncology Breakthroughs

Barcelona, Spain : 11 - 13 March 2019

Scientific Programme

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12:00

Registration

Posters may be put up from 12:00

13:00

WELCOME LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

14:00

Conference welcome

Scientific Programme Committee

Session 1

14:15

Pablo Umaña Roche Innovation Center Zurich, Switzerland

"Redirecting T-cells for Cancer Immunotherapy using Next Generation Bispecific Antibodies and Fusion Proteins"

14:45

Karin de Visser NKI, Netherlands

"Dissecting cancer cell-intrinsic mechanisms dictating the immune landscape of breast cancer"

15:15

Proffered Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

15:30

Elena Garralda VHIO, Spain

"Challenges in early drug development of IO agents"

16:00

EXHIBITOR INTRODUCTIONS

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

16:10

COFFEE BREAK

Session 2

16:40

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

3 top-scoring abstracts will be presented in short 'flash talks' of 3 minutes each.

16:50

Proffered Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

17:05

Luca Gattinoni National Cancer Institute, USA

"Harnessing T memory stem cells for adoptive cell transfer therapy of cancer"

17:35

Andrea Schietinger MSKCC, USA

"Molecular mechanisms defining tumor-specific T cell dysfunction and therapeutic reprogrammability"

18:05

EMBO Keynote Lecture

Richard Flavell Yale University School of Medicine, USA

"Study of the interface between human cancers and the human immune system in novel humanized mice"

18:50

NETWORKING RECEPTION

with drinks and a hot buffet dinner

19:30

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 1

09:00

POSTER VIEWING

tea/coffee available

09:30

Exhibitor SPOTLIGHT 1 - Nexcelom Bioscience

Session 3

09:45

Alena Gros VHIO, Spain

"Harnessing the personalized antitumor T-cell response to treat cancer"

10:15

Johanna Joyce University of Lausanne, Switzerland

"Exploring and Therapeutically Exploiting the Tumour Microenvironment"

10:45

Keynote Lecture

George Coukos University of Lausanne, Switzerland

"Orchestration of antitumor immune response. Lesson for immunotherapy from the tumor microenvironment"

11:30

COFFEE BREAK

Session 4

12:05

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

3 top-scoring abstracts will be presented in short 'flash talks' of 3 minutes each.

12:15

Joan Seoane VHIO, Spain

"Embryology meets Oncology. The role of LIF in cancer"

12:45

Proffered Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

13:00

Sergio Quezada UCL Cancer Institute, UK

“T cell evolution in non-small cell lung cancer”

13:30

Industry SYMPOSIUM - Thermo Fisher Scientific

14:00

LUNCH

15:00

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

tea/coffee available

Session 5

16:30

Graham Pawelec University of Tübingen, Germany

"Immunotherapy of Cancer: Triumphs and Challenges and the Impact of Immunosenescence"

17:00

Proffered Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

17:15

Kris Thielemans VUB, Belgium

"mRNA therapeutics: ex-vivo and in-vivo modification of antigen presenting cells"

17:45

DISCUSSION FORUM

until 18:45

"How to introduce precision medicine principles to immuno-oncology"

19:30

Conference Dinner

El Principal del Eixample

Ticketed optional extra

09:00

POSTER VIEWING

tea/coffee available

09:30

Exhibitor SPOTLIGHT 2 - 10x Genomics

Session 6

09:45

Núria Lopez-Bigas ICREA & IRB Barcelona, Spain

"Biological and clinical relevance of tumor mutations"

10:15

Zlatko Trajanosky Innsbruck Medical University, Austria

"Computing and probing immunity in colorectal cancer"

10:45

Proffered Paper 5

Selected from abstracts

11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:30

Miguel Sanmamed University of Navarra, Spain

"Novel patient-derived tumor models for immunotherapy development”

12:00

Closing Keynote

Laurence Zitvogel Gustave Roussy, France

"The unsuspected role of gut microbiota in cancer therapies"

12:45

Summary & Awards

Scientific Programme Committee

13:00

LUNCH & DEPART

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
03 December 2018

Abstract submission deadline:
12 December 2018

Registration deadline:
01 February 2019

"Wonderful location, good standard of talks. Small and intimate. Good exhibits and poster sessions."

2017 participant feedback

Above: Lecture session at La Pedrera at the last edition of the conference in September 2017. 

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