11 a 12 Mar. 2024

Paediatric Cancer Symposium

The Paediatric Cancer Symposium will cover several aspects of paediatric cancers: from tumour initiation, progression and metastasis formation to therapy response. By bringing together experts that have greatly contributed to our understanding of this intricate topic, the symposium will provide access to the latest developments on basic and clinical research on cancers that arise at an early age.

Paediatric Cancer Symposium

The symposium will be organised as a single-track scientific meeting and count with keynote & invited speakers, talks selected from abstracts and a poster session together with other networking and social activities. It will be held on the 11th and 12th of March, 2024 at the Main Auditorium of the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. Champalimaud Foundation encompasses Champalimaud Research (CR), a major research institute that gathers international researchers in the fields of Cancer, Physiology and Neuroscience since 2017.

Led by Adriana Sánchez-Danés, this symposium represents the closing event of the ERA Chair QuantOCancer project, which will be reaching its end early next year. 
 

Call for Abstracts

Researchers and students are invited to submit their abstracts for the symposium via Google Forms here until February 23rd
The submitted abstracts will undergo scientific evaluation to ensure alignment with the symposium's theme. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for short talks, while the remaining abstracts will be invited for poster presentations. Authors will be informed of the results by February 29th.
 

Registration

Participation is free of charge. 
To attend, participants are required to sign up via eventbrite here by March 1st.
 

Invited Speakers

Ana Banito, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Frank Westermann, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
Jaume Mora, Paediatric Cancer Center Barcelona at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain
Luca Tiberi, University of Trento, Italy
Sabine Taschner-Mandl, St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute, Austria
Ruth Palmer, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Zoë Walters, University of Southampton, UK
Jorge Lima, Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Claudia Faria, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM), Portugal
João T. Barata, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM), Portugal
Rita Fior, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
António Parreira, Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

Programme

Monday 11th March

11.30 - Registration

13.30 - Opening remarks

Session 1: Neuroblastoma
Chair: Jaume Mora
14.00 - 14.45: Keynote: Frank Westermann, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
14.45 - 15.15: Ruth Palmer, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
15.15 - 15.45: Sabine Taschner-Mandl, St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute, Austria

15.45 - 16.15: Coffee break

Chair: Ruth Palmer
16.15 - 16.45: Zoë Walters, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
16.45 - 17.15: Luca Tiberi, University of Trento, Italy
17.15 - 17.30: Short Talk 1 (to be selected from abstracts)

17.30: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown Tour

18.00: Welcome reception
 

Tuesday 12th March

Session 2: Paediatric Sarcoma and Melanoma
Chair: Frank Westermann
9.00 - 9.45: Keynote: Jaume Mora, Paediatric Cancer Center Barcelona at Hospital Sant Joan de
Déu, Spain
9.45 - 10.15: Ana Banito, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany
10.15 -10.45: Adriana Sánchez-Danés, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal

10.45 - 11.15: Coffee break

Session 3: Leukemia and Medulloblastoma
Chair: Sabine Taschner-Mandl
11.15 - 11.35: António Parreira, Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Lisbon, Portugal
11.35 - 12.05: João T. Barata, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM), Portugal
12.05 - 12.35: Claudia Faria, Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM), Portugal

12.35 - 13.45: Lunch & Poster Session

Session 4: Models of Paediatric Cancer 
Chair: Joao T. Barata
13.45 - 14.15: Jorge Lima, Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
14.15 - 14.45: Rita Fior, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal
14.45 - 15.00: Short talk 2 (to be selected from abstracts)

15.00 - 15.45: Round table “Paediatric Cancer Research: Challenges & Perspectives”

15.45: Concluding remarks

16.30: Farewell coffee
 

Contact for General Enquiries

Sara Monteiro Ferreira, Champalimaud Foundation, sara.monteiroferreira@research.fchampalimaud.org
 

This symposium is supported by QuantOCancer, an European project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 810653.


 

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