Brain Tumour Conference: Programme

CRUK Brain Tumour Conference

Brain Tumour Conference 2018

Tuesday 1 May 2018

09.00

Registration / Workshops / Poster session

11.00

Welcome

11.30

Opening keynote lecture
Luis F Parada

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

12.30

Networking lunch

14.00 

Session one: Chasing the cellular and molecular drivers of brain tumours

Chair: Michael Taylor, Hospital for Sick Children

Speakers:
Steve Mack, Baylor College of Medicine
Roel Verhaak, The Jackson Laboratory
Jeremy Rich, University of California San Diego
Steve Pollard, University of Edinburgh 

Panel discussion

16.05

Networking break

16.35

Session two: Neurodevelopmental pathways

Chair: Olivier Ayrault, Institut Curie

Speakers:
William Weiss, University of California San Diego
Mario Suva, Harvard Cancer Center
Michelle Monje, Stanford University

Panel discussion

18.25

Networking drinks and poster session

19.00

Close

Wednesday 2 May 2018

08.15

Registration

08.30

Session three: The tumour microenvironment and the immune system

Chair and speaker: Adrienne Boire, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Speakers:
Johanna Joyce, University of Lausanne
Gabrielle Bergers, VIB

Panel discussion

10.20

Networking break

10.50

Session four: Tumour evolution and heterogeneity

Chair and speaker: Stefan Pfister, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Speakers:
Mariella Filbin, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorder Center
David Jones, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Panel discussion

12.40

Networking lunch

14.00

Session five: What is the future of molecular diagnostics for brain tumours?

Chair: Richard Gilbertson, CRUK Cambridge Institute

Panel Discussion

15.05

Networking break

15.35

Session six: Future leaders

Chair: Darren Hargrave, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and UCL

Three proffered talks
Three lightning student talks
Abstract Deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018 

16.40

Networking break

17.10

Keynote lecture

David N Louis

Massachusetts General Hospital

18.10

CRUK funding announcement

18.30

Poster session

19.30

Conference dinner

Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

Thursday 3 May 2018

08.15

Registration

08.30

Session seven: Biology of the blood brain barrier

Chair and speaker: Johanna Joyce, University of Lausanne

Speakers:
Tim Phoenix, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center
William Elmquist, University of Minnesota
Elga de Vries, VU University Medical Center

Panel discussion

10.20

Networking break

10.35

Session eight: Developing new models of brain tumours

Chair and speaker: Mark Gilbert, National Cancer Institute

Speakers:
Eric Holland, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Richard Gilbertson, CRUK Cambridge Institute
Oren Becher, Northwestern University

Panel discussion

12.35

Networking lunch

14.00

Session nine: Clinical trials

Chair: Daphne Haas-Kogan, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Speakers:
Mimi Bandopadhayay, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Harvard Medical School
Amar Gajjar, St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Kevin Brindle, CRUK Cambridge Institute

Panel discussion

15.35

Closing remarks and poster prizes

16.00

Close

Contact us

If you need more information on the event please contact us:

brainconference@cancer.org.uk

Sponsors and exhibitors

British Neuro-Oncology Society are exhibiting at the CRUK Brain Tumour Conference 2018
 
 

 

Or contact:

Lucy Stuart
Senior Research Events Manager
researchevents@cancer.org.uk
Tel +44 (0)203 469 6348

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