Brain Tumour Conference: Programme

CRUK Brain Tumour Conference

Brain Tumour Conference 2018

Tuesday 1 May 2018

09.00

Registration

Tea and coffee

11.00

Welcome

David Scott, Director of Discovery Research and Research Communications, Cancer Research UK
​Richard Gilbertson, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

11.30

Opening keynote lecture
Luis F Parada

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

12.30

Networking lunch / Poster session 1 / Exhibition viewing

13.40 

Session one: 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

15.45

Networking break / Exhibition viewing

16.15

Session two: The role of neurodevelopmental pathways

Chair: Olivier Ayrault, Institut Curie

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

Panel discussion

18.05

Break

18.20

Cancer Research UK funding announcement

18.40

Networking drinks / Poster session 2 / Exhibition viewing

19.30

Close

Wednesday 2 May 2018

08.00

Delegate arrival 

Tea and coffee

08.30

Session three: The tumour microenvironment and the immune system

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

Speakers:
Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Gabrielle Bergers, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology

Panel discussion

10.20

Networking break / Exhibition viewing

10.50

Session four: Tumour evolution and heterogeneity

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

Speakers:
David Jones, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
Peter Dirks, Hospital for Sick Children

Panel discussion

12.40

Networking lunch/ Poster session 3/ Exhibition viewing

14.00

Keynote lecture

David Louis, Massachusetts General Hospital

15.00

Session 5: The future of molecular pathology

Chair: Richard Gilbertson, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

Mark Gilbert, National Cancer Institute
Michael Taylor, Hospital for Sick Children

Panel discussion

16.00

Networking break / Exhibition viewing

16.30

Session 6: Future Leaders

Chair: Darren Hargrace, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

Short talks:
Diana Carvalho
Jamie Dean
Deanna Patmore

Lightning talks:
Mathew Clark
Kirsty Ferguson
Clemency Jolly

17.35

Stand Up to Cancer funding Announcement

18.00

Networking drinks / Poster session 4 / Exhibition viewing

19.00

Conference dinner

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

Thursday 3 May 2018

08.00

Delegate arrival

Tea and coffee

08.30

Session seven: The biology of the blood brain barrier

Chair and speaker: Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

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

Panel discussion

10.20

Networking break / Exhibition viewing

10.35

Session eight: Developing new preclinical models

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 / Exhibition viewing
Funding workshop (seminar room 1,2 and 3)

14.00

Session nine: Clinical trials

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

Speakers:
Pratiti Bandopadhayay, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Amar Gajjar, St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Kevin Brindle, CRUK Cambridge Institute

Panel discussion

15.30

Poster prizes and closing remarks

David Scott, Director of Discovery Research and Research Communications, Cancer Research UK 
Richard Gilbertson, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre

16.15

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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