Molecular Biology and Innovative Therapies in Sarcomas of Childhood and Adolescence

Venue: Polonia Castle

Location: Pultusk, Poland

Event Date/Time: Sep 29, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 04, 2012
Registration Date: Jul 16, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 08, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 08, 2012
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The conference will bring together biologists and clinicians to implement the interdisciplinary approach that is needed to advance research and therapy of rare childhood sarcomas. Newest results in molecular and biological research such as molecular characterization and identification of new targets for therapy, identification of novel risk factors for stratification, and new animal models will be combined with novel insights from clinical studies. This interdisciplinary approach will be used to discuss strategies on how novel agents can be incorporated into current treatment strategies directly in the course of the conference. The unique format of bringing together high-level researchers working on different sarcomas such as rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and other very rare soft tissue sarcomas should further stimulate this goal.

Conference format:

lectures by invited high level speakers
short talks by young & early stage researchers
poster sessions, round table and open discussion periods
forward look panel discussion about future developments

Conference programme:
29 September 2012: arrival day
30 September - 3 October: conference programme
4 October: departure after breakfast
Invited speakers and talks will include:

Julia Chisholm, Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
Olivier Delattre, Institute Curie, FR
Uta Dirksen, University Hospital Münster, DE
Simone Fulda, University of Frankfurt, DE
Heidi Hahn, Institut für Humangenetik Göttingen, DE
Lee Helman, NIH, US
Peter Houghton, Nationwide Childrens Hospital, US
Charles Keller, Oregon Health & Science University, US
Ewa Koscielniak, Olga Hospital Stuttgart, DE
Heinrich Kovar, St. Anna Childrens Hospital, AT
Stephen Lessnick, University of Utah, US
Carola Ponzetto, University of Torino, IT
Janet Shipley, Institut of Cancer Research, UK
Poul Sorensen, University of British Columbia, CA
Ivan Stamenkovich, University of Lausanne, CH
Jeffrey Toretsky, University of Georgetown, US
Timothy Triche, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, US