CRUK–AACR Joint Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology 2019: Programme

CRUK-AACR Joint Conference on Physical Sciences in Oncology 2019

The conference programme will explore new ways to transform our understanding of biology and to better detect and treat cancer, enabling expert speakers to address some of the toughest challenges in cancer research from a variety of perspectives. 

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER

09:00 – 10:30

Registration, networking and poster set-up

10:30 – 11:00

Welcome from CRUK and AACR

11:00 – 12:00

Opening keynote lecture

Sylvia Plevritis, Stanford, US

12:00 – 13:30

Networking lunch, exhibition and poster session A

13:30 ​– 15:30

What are the barriers to progress in cancer?

This session will outline some of the largest barriers to cancer treatment, both scientifically and clinically, and those that are arising as new treatments evolve.

Chair and speaker: Charlie Swanton, University College London/Francis Crick Institute, UK

Speakers: Rene Bernards, NKI

Liz Jaffee, John Hopkins Medicine, US

15:30 – 16.00

Networking, exhibition and refreshment break

16:00 – 18:00

Detect: Monitoring disease state

This session will focus on new technologies to monitor all aspects of disease state, from therapy response to resistance detection in both clinical and preclinical settings.

Chair and speaker: Kevin Brindle, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK

Speakers: Peter Choyke, National Cancer Institute, US

Oliver Jonas, Harvard Medical School, US

Wolfgang Weber, TUM, Germany

18:00 – 19:30

Networking drinks and poster session B

19:30

Close

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

07:45 – 08:20

Arrival, refreshments and poster set-up

08:20 – 08:30

Opening remarks

Matt Kaiser, Head of Discovery Research, Cancer Research UK

08:30 – 09:30

Promoting multi-disciplinary collaboration across networks?

This session will focus on the challenges and approaches to building cancer-centric multidisciplinary ecosystems, both in America and the UK.

Chair: Matt Kaiser, Head of Discovery Research, Cancer Research UK

Don Ingber, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, US

Paul Workman, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

09:30 – 10:00

Networking, exhibition and refreshment break

10:00 – 12:30

Detect: Emerging technologies for cancer diagnosis

This session will focus on state-of-the-art cancer detection technology and its potential to improve clinical diagnosis.

Chair and speaker: Molly Stevens, Imperial College London, UK

Speakers: Sarah Bohndiek, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK

Jason Lewis, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US

Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technical University Munich, Germany and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany

Peter van Zijl, Kennedy Krieger Institute, US 

12:30 – 13:45

Networking lunch and poster session C

13:45 – 15:45

Understand: Cancer biophysics and clinical challenges

This session will focus on advances in biophysics and their application to the study of clinical challenges including treatment failure and metastasis.

Chair and speaker: Owen Sansom, CRUK Beatson Institute, UK

Speakers: Buzz Baum, University College London, UK

Paula Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

Simon Walker-Samuel, University College London, UK 

15:45 – 16:15

Networking, exhibition and refreshment break 

16:15 – 18:15

Understand: Cancer research in the big data era

This session will highlight how big data and artificial intelligence can accelerate cancer research.

Chair and speaker: Dana Pe'er, Sloan Kettering Institute, US 

Speakers: Bissan Al-Lazikani, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Mihaela van der Schaar, University of Cambridge, UK

18:15 

Conference close 

18:30 – 19.30 

Networking drinks and poster session D 

19:30 – late

Conference dinner

Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge  

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER

08:45 – 09:00

Arrival and refreshments

09:00 – 09:10

Opening remarks 

Kevin Brindle, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK

09:10 – 10:10

Closing keynote lecture

Chair: Kevin Brindle, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK

Ben Simons, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK 

10:10 – 10:40

Networking and refreshment break

10:40 – 12:40

Treat: Novel therapeutic approaches

This session will discuss emerging therapeutics and therapeutic technologies that can help in the fight against cancer.

Chair and speaker: Angela Koehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

Speakers: Ed Tate, Imperial College London, UK 

Terry Rabbitts, University of Oxford, UK

12:40 – 13:40

Networking lunch and poster session E

13:40 – 14:25

Future leaders session

Three proffered talks (10 mins per speaker plus 5 mins Q&A)

14:25 – 16:10

Treat: Engineered solutions to enhance therapy

This session will discuss emerging technologies (radiotherapeutic, surgical, digital) and devices that can help in the fight against cancer.

Chair and speaker: Uwe Oelfke, Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Bernd Pichler, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

Shana Kelley, University of Toronto, Canada

16:10 – 16:30

Closing remarks and poster prizes 

 

Contact us

For general queries, please contact: researchevents@cancer.org.uk