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EACR-ESMO Joint Conference on Liquid Biopsies

Bergamo, Italy : 15 - 17 May 2019

Scientific Programme

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11:30

REGISTRATION

until 13:00

12:00

WELCOME LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

13:00

CONFERENCE WELCOME

SESSION 1: Tracking Cancer and MRD Using Liquid Biopsies

13:10

Opening Keynote

Nickolas Papadopoulos Johns Hopkins University, USA

"Non-invasive earlier detection of cancer"

13:55

Mariam Jamal-Hanjani University College London, UK

"The utility of liquid biopsies in tracking tumour evolution"

14:25

Proffered Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

14:40

EXHIBITOR INTRODUCTIONS

14:50

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

15:25

Alberto Bardelli University of Torino, Italy

"Tracking and targeting colorectal cancer evolution"

15:55

Alice Shaw Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

16:25

Proffered Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

16:40

Joan Seoane Vall D'Hebron Institute of Oncology, Spain

"Liquid biopsies from brain tumours"

17:10

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

Four top-scoring abstracts presented in 3 minute 'flash talks'

17:25

NETWORKING RECEPTION

including drinks and light food

18:00

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 1

until 19:30

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Coffee / tea available

08:40

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT - HTG Molecular Diagnostics

until 08:55

SESSION 2: Blood-based Early Detection and Screening

09:00

The EMBO Keynote Lecture

Carlos Caldas CRUK Cambridge Institute, UK

"ctDNA in the management of cancer"

09:45

Proffered Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

10:00

Alain Thierry IRCM, France

"Fragmentation: A structural circulating cell-free DNA feature to examine for improving detection and cancer screening"

10:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

11:00

Proffered Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

11:15

Keynote Lecture

Dennis Lo The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"Circulating DNA for cancer screening"

12:00

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

Four top-scoring abstracts presented in 3 minute 'flash talks'

12:15

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM - Thermo Fisher Scientific

12:45

LUNCH & TRADE EXHIBITION

13:15

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

SESSION 3: Circulating Tumour Cells

14:45

Caroline Dive CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

"Circulating Tumour cells in lung cancer - lethal subclones and therapy testing 'avatars'"

15:15

Nicola Aceto University of Basel, Switzerland

"Features and vulnerabilities of circulating tumour cell clusters"

15:45

Proffered Paper 5

Selected from abstracts

16:00

Evi Lianidou University of Athens, Greece

"Epigenetic alterations in CTCs and corresponding ctDNA"

16:30

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

17:00

Proffered Paper 6

Selected from abstracts

17:15

Klaus Pantel University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

"Circulating tumor cells: Biology and clinical Applications as liquid biopsy"

17:45

PANEL DISCUSSION

19:00

Conference Dinner

Taverna Valtellinese

Optional ticketed dinner

08:30

POSTER VIEWING & TRADE EXHIBITION

Coffee / tea available

08:40

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT - VyCAP

until 08:55

SESSION 4: Novel Cancer Biomarkers in Blood

09:00

Federica Di Nicolantonio Candiolo Cancer Institute, Italy

"Cancer epigenetic alterations in cell free DNA"

09:30

Gabriella Sozzi Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Italy

"Circulating miRNAs as biomarkers for early detection and therapeutics of lung cancer"

10:00

Proffered Paper 7

Selected from abstracts

10:15

Michael Speicher Medical University of Graz, Austria

"Epigenetic traces in plasma DNA"

10:45

COFFEE BREAK & TRADE EXHIBITION

11:15

Proffered Paper 8

Selected from abstracts

11:30

Sarah-Jane Dawson Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

"Translational and clinical applications of ctDNA in solid and haematological malignancies"

12:00

Johann de Bono The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

"Improving drug development with liquid biomarkers"

12:30

SUMMARY & AWARDS

12:45

LUNCH & DEPART

Key dates

Bursary application deadline:
01 March 2019

Abstract submission deadline:
01 March 2019

Registration deadline:
01 April 2019

Above: Venue floor plan.

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