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

11:00 – 12:00

Opening keynote lecture

Sylvia Plevritis, Stanford, USA

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: to be confirmed

Speakers: Rene Bernards, NKI

Speakers to be confirmed

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

Speakers to be confirmed

18:00 – 19:30

Networking drinks and poster session B

19:30

Close

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

08:00 – 08:20

Arrival and refreshments 

08:20 – 08:30

Opening remarks

Joe Gray, OHSU, USA

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.

Paul Workman, The Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Speaker to be confirmed

09:30 – 10:00

Networking, exhibition and refreshment break

10:00 – 12:00

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, UK

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

Vasilis Ntziachristos, TUM Munich, Germany  

Peter van Zijl, Kennedy Krieger Institute, US 

12:00 – 13:30

Networking lunch and poster session C

13:30 – 15:30

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 to be confirmed 

15:30 – 16:00

Networking, exhibition and refreshment break 

16:00 – 18:00

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: Sylvia Plevritis, Stanford, USA

Speakers to be confirmed 

18:00 

Conference close 

19:00 – late

Conference dinner

19:00 – Pre dinner drinks

20:00 – Dinner served 

​Venue to be confirmed  

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER

09:00 – 09:20

Arrival and refreshments

09:20 – 09:30

Opening remarks 

(Recap of previous day)

09:30 – 10:30

Closing keynote lecture

Ben Simons, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, UK 

10:30 – 11:00

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 – 13:00

Treat: Novel therapeutic approaches

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

Chair and speaker: Sangeeta Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Speakers:  Paula Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Further speakers to be confirmed

13:00 – 14:30

Networking lunch and poster session D

14:30 – 15:15

Future leaders session

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

15:15 – 15:30

Light refreshment break

15:30 – 17:30

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

17:30 – 17:45

Closing remarks and poster prizes 

 

Contact us

If you are interested in sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, or have any other queries, please contact:

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