Virtual Event, Worldwide : 25 - 26 April 2023
Welcome to EACR 'Stem Cell Biology, Cancer Plasticity and Therapeutic Potential' 2023! This page brings together all the information you’ll need while attending this EACR Virtual Conference.
We run our EACR Virtual Conferences across two Zoom formats – Webinars (for the conference talks) and Meetings (for our poster discussion sessions). As an attendee during the webinar, you won’t be able to switch on your camera and will need to have your microphone enabled to ask questions. During the Poster Discussion Sessions, you will be in control of your own camera and microphone. You will need to have both switched on to get the most out of these sessions.
Approximately 24 hours before the start of each day of the conference, you should receive an email from Zoom with your link to access the conference webinar. As this is an automated email, it might be sorted into your junk folder. If you have not received your email by the morning of the conference, then please email Christopher.Iliffe@eacr.org. This webinar link is specific to you and should not be shared with anyone else.
If you click on this link before the conference is due to start, you will see a holding screen. Once EACR has started the webinar, the system will automatically move you into the conference space. If you need to leave the conference, you can rejoin later using the same link.
There are two ways that you can ask questions to our speakers during the conference talks.
If you want to ask your question live, then please use the ‘Raise Hand’ button. This might be located at the top or bottom of your screen. The Chair will invite you to ask your question, and the EACR will enable your microphone.
If you do not want to ask your question live, then use the Q&A box. This might be found at the bottom of your screen. You will have the option to ask your question anonymously if that is your preference. The Chair will then read questions from the Q&A box on your behalf.
Tuesday 25 April, 16:15-17:15 CEST
Wednesday 26 February, 12:30-13:30 CEST
The Poster Discussion Sessions are scheduled to take place at the end of Day 1 and the beginning of Day 2 of the conference. They will each be held as a seperate Zoom meeting. You will receive the links to join these meetings in the email sent to you a week before the conference. During the Virtual Poster Discussion Sessions, each poster presenter will have their very own 'Breakout Room' where they will be displaying their poster. All attendees will have full control over their camera and microphone, be able to communicate using the chat, and navigate across the breakout rooms to view each poster and talk to the poster presenter.
When you first enter the meeting, you will go straight to the “Lobby”. EACR staff will be there throughout the session should you have any questions. Details of each of the posters on display in the session and their relevant breakout rooms will also be shown on the screen in this main area. You can also access the list of posters via our Online Abstract Book and through our ‘On the Day’ guide (you can find the lists further down this page!).
Conference participants are invited to join any of the rooms to browse the posters, discuss the work on show and make new connections. To navigate to a specific breakout room, click on the ‘Breakout Room’ button and then on the specific room you would like to join. Zoom will then move you to that breakout room. Keep in mind that each poster discussion session only lasts 1 hour, so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to browse!
If you are a Poster Presenter, you will have your own designated breakout room which corresponds to your poster number. This space is entirely yours and can be used to present your research however you think is best! We recommend sharing your poster as a PowerPoint slide or presentation.
Feedback from our previous Virtual Poster Discussion Sessions:
"The poster sessions were extremely well-organised and interactive. This type of session provides a very inspiring platform to interact with other people working in the field more openly and facilitates great scientific exchange."
"I felt fully involved in the conference most especially during the breakout session where I was able to present my work and also get to discuss it with other great minds."
"The virtual social and networking experiences provided me with valuable connections and insights that I wouldn’t have been able to gain otherwise."
Posters on display:
Poster 01 – Chiara Battistini, ‘The interaction of ovarian cancer stem cells with the tumor microenvironment revealed by a platform of patient-derived organotypic models’
Poster 02 – Mariana Bustamante Eduardo, ‘Lipid-Rich Environment Induces Epigenetic Reprogramming in Non-Transformed Breast Epithelial Cells Fostering Mammary Cell Plasticity’
Poster 03 – Ana Rita Silva, ‘Intestinal stem cell marker MEX3A acts as a PPARg direct regulator with functional impact in colorectal carcinogenesis’
Poster 04 – Ricard Bonilla, ‘Elucidating glycosylation genes responsible for stemness capacity in triple-negative breast cancer by using a novel CRISPR library’
Poster 05 – Ana Rita Carlos, ‘Impact of LAMA2-deficiency in cancer’
Poster 06 – Abigail Coetzee, ‘Identifying and manipulating molecular mechanisms controlling cancer stem cell metastatic potential in a human oral cancer model’
Poster 07 – Rasha Elmansuri, ‘Characterization of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Characteristics with Nano-Resolution Microscopy’
Poster 08 – Mónica Teotónio Fernandes, ‘CITED2 gene expression levels in normal and cancer stem cells’
Poster 09 – Fabrizio Fontana, ‘High mitochondrial mass defines a subset of cancer stem cells in melanoma’
This session will end at 17:15 CEST so please make sure you give yourself enough time to browse each of the posters on display!
Before the main programme of scientific talks on Day 2 we will hold our second 60-minute ‘Virtual Poster Discussion Session’, showcasing even more posters submitted for the conference. Please make sure you have received the link to this meeting and that you have joined the session by 12:30 CET.
Posters on display:
Poster 10 – Yussuf Hajjaj, ‘Genome-wide characterization of ZEB1-dependent transcriptional Enhancers reveals NT5E/CD73 as a potential therapeutic target in aggressive breast cancer’
Poster 11 – Ali Hammed, ‘Therapeutic management of gliosarcoma in low-incoming countries poses a big challenge’
Poster 12 – Martina Lepore Signorile, ‘Pharmacological targeting of the novel β-catenin chromatin-associated kinase p38α in colorectal cancer stem cell tumorspheres and organoid’
Poster 13 – Fabio Murianni, ‘CDH11 silencing reduces metastasis initiating cells and increases sensitivity to cisplatin in lung cancer cells’
Poster 14 – Sara Noorani, ‘Pancreatic cancer 3D cell line organoids (CLOs) maintain the phenotypic characteristics of organoids and accurately reflect the cellular architecture and heterogeneity in vivo’
Poster 15 – Diana Pádua, ‘Ciclopirox in Gastric Cancer Therapy: Promising Anticancer Efficacy Tempered by the Promotion of Cancer Stem-Like Cells Biogenesis’
Poster 16 – Manu Sundaresan, ‘PDCD10: A Driver of Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma Progression’
Poster 17 - Vasudha Tandon ‘First-in-class brain penetrant PI3K/WNT pathway inhibitor for targeting glioblastoma’
This session will end at 13:30 CEST so please make sure you give yourself enough time to browse each of the posters on display!
There will then be a 30-minute break before we move over to Zoom Webinar for our second day of scientific talks.
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