Bergamo, Italy : 12 - 14 February 2020
At the EACR, we know that conferences are about more than just hearing the latest research. Our events are well-known for providing excellent opportunities for networking, interaction and discussion. Here are some of the features you can look forward to at A Matter of Life or Death: Mechanisms, Models and Therapeutic Opportunities.
Wednesday 12 February, 17:30-18:00
A complimentary buffet dinner will be served for all participants and exhibitors to enjoy on Wednesday evening. Why not take the opportunity to make new connections in an informal setting! The trade exhibition will be open during this time, and Poster Discussion Session 1 will follow at 18:00.
Wednesday 12 February, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 13 February, 13:00-14:30
There are two dedicated 90-minute Poster Discussion Sessions in the programme. At these times, the presenters for that session should stand by their posters to discuss their work with other participants and invited speakers. As well as the dedicated sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, there will also be additional poster viewing opportunities each morning - coffee will be available from 08.30, and posters can be freely browsed
Thursday 13 February, 17:30-18:30
“Novel frontiers in regulated cell death and senescence: what is the desirable type of cell inactivation in cancer therapy?”
This session will provide an opportunity to discuss the role of regulated cell death and senescence elicited in response to various conventional or targeted therapeutic approaches, including but not limited to, immunogenic cell death and ferroptosis inducers, on inflammatory and immune responses. Chaired by Patrizia Agostinis, the panel of invited speakers will address which type of cancer cell death has the potential to increase the immunogenicity of cancer cells and overcome resistance mechanisms, what are potential adverse effects of therapy-induced cell death and senescence, and finally how this knowledge can be used to improve current and design novel therapeutic concepts.
This will be a forum for open discussion led by panel members Peter de Keizer, Silvia Formenti, Dagmar Kulms and Brent Stockwell. Participants are invited to ask their questions and contribute to the conversation.
Friday 14 February, 09:00-09:45
An interactive session with a focus on women in science where our speakers Silvia Formenti and Verena Jendrossek will share from their personal and professional perspectives on the path to scientific leadership. This session will take place in the lecture theatre, and will be a forum for open discussion where participants are encouraged to ask their questions.
Thursday 13 February, 19:00
The Conference Dinner will take place on the final night of the meeting at the atmospheric Ristorante Taverna Valtellinese, a short walk from the conference venue. It will be an excellent opportunity for participants and speakers to get to know each other in a relaxed and informal environment. A four course meal will be served, with wine (or alternative) and coffee included in the ticket price.
Tickets for the conference dinner are not included in the registration fee and can be purchased on the registration page as an optional extra for €50.
Via G. Tiraboschi 57
Directions from the conference venue
It takes less than 10 minutes to walk from the conference venue to the dinner venue. Head north-west on Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, turn left onto Largo Porta Nuova which becomes Via G. Tiraboschi. The entrance to the Taverna is just down the side street called Passeggiata Zeduri.
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The EACR is grateful for the continued support of its Industry Partners: