Seed and Soil: Mechanisms of Metastasis

Berlin, Germany : 7 - 9 October 2019

Scientific Programme

Monday 7th October 2019

13:00

Registration

Tea/coffee available

14:30

Conference Welcome

Scientific Programme Committee

Session 1 - Metastasis Initiation

14:40

The EMBO Keynote Lecture

Cedric Blanpain IRIBHM, ULB, Belgium

"Defining the link between EMT transition states and metastasis"

15:25

Jonathan Sleeman University of Heidelberg, Germany

"Matrix-Assisted Autocrine Signaling"

15:55

Proffered Paper 1

Selected from abstracts

16:10

EXHIBITOR INTRODUCTIONS

60-second intro pitches by each company

16:20

COFFEE BREAK

16:50

Rosandra Kaplan NCI/NIH, USA

17:20

Christoph Klein University of Regensburg, Germany

"Mechanisms of early metastatic spread and colony formation: insights from the analysis of disseminated cancer cells"

17:50

Proffered Paper 2

Selected from abstracts

18:05

Jim Norman Beatson Institute, UK

"A role for integrin trafficking in metastatic niche priming"

18:35

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

Top abstracts presented as 3 minute flash talks

18:45

WELCOME RECEPTION

with drinks and a hot buffet dinner

19:30

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 1

Tuesday 8th October 2019

08:30

POSTER VIEWING

Tea/coffee available

08:45

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Session 2 - Metastasis Maintenance & Formation

09:00

Sarah-Maria Fendt VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium

"The role of metabolism is metastasis formation"

09:30

Eduard Batlle IRB Barcelona, Spain

"Metastasis and immune evasion in colorectal cancer"

10:00

Keynote Lecture

Caroline Dive CRUK Manchester Institute, UK

"New approaches to studying lung cancer metastasis using circulating tumour cells"

10:45

COFFEE BREAK

11:20

Proffered Paper 3

Selected from abstracts

11:35

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso Icahn School of Medicine, USA

"Dormant DCCs and adult stem cell niches: a homeostatic seed and soil partnership"

12:05

Gabriele Bergers VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Belgium

"Creating an immunostimulating tumor microenvironment: From vessel pruning to vessel tuning"

12:35

POSTER SPOTLIGHTS

Top abstracts presented as 3 minute flash talks

12:45

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

13:15

LUNCH

14:15

POSTER DISCUSSION SESSION 2

Tea/coffee available

Session 3 - Targeting Metastasis I

15:45

Andreas Trumpp DKFZ, Germany

"Liquid Biopsies and Mechanisms of Resistance"

16:15

Proffered Paper 4

Selected from abstracts

16:30

Veronique Orian-Rousseau KIT, Germany

"The impact of CD44 on the pre-metastatic niche"

17:00

CONFERENCE DEBATE

Wednesday 9th October 2019

08:30

POSTER VIEWING

Tea/coffee available

08:45

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

09:00

Meet the Expert talk

Andreas Trumpp DKFZ, Germany

Session 4 - Targeting Metastasis II

09:30

Janine Erler University of Copenhagen, Denmark

"ECM remodelling during cancer progression"

10:00

Karen Vousden The Francis Crick Institute, UK

"A role for ROS in regulating metastasis"

10:30

COFFEE BREAK

11:00

Proffered Paper 5

Selected from abstracts

11:15

Thordur Oskarsson DKFZ, Germany

"Regulation of the metastatic niche in breast cancer"

11:45

Keynote Lecture

Patricia Steeg NCI/NIH, USA

"Brain Metastasis of Breast Cancer"

12:30

CLOSING SUMMARY & EACR AWARDS CEREMONY

Scientific Programme Committee

12:40

BEUG FOUNDATION METASTASIS PRIZE

12:55

LUNCH & DEPART

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