Monday 9th September 2019
08.30 Registration open. Refreshments available 09.00 Poster set-up and viewing
09.45 Welcome and Introduction – Children with Cancer UK and Conference Chair
Dr Nick Goulden, Medical Director of Children with Cancer UK Professor Steve Clifford, Professor of Molecular Paediatric Oncology; Northern Institute for Cancer Research Newcastle University
10.00 Session 1 Clinical Delivery of Genomic Medicine
10.00 Paediatric Solid Tumours – Professor Tom Jacques, UCL Institute of Child Health and Consultant in Neuropathology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children 10.25 Paediatric and TYA Sarcomas – Professor Adrienne Flanagan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Pathology UCL Cancer Institute and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital 10.50 Haematological Malignancies – Professor Anthony Moorman, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University
11.15 – 11.45 Refreshments and comfort break. Poster presentations are available to view.
11.45 INSTINCT – Professor Steve Clifford, Professor of Molecular Paediatric Oncology, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University 12.10 SM Paeds – Professor Darren Hargrave, Professor of Paediatric Neuro-oncology. ICH Development UCL GOS Institute of Child Health. 12.35 Phase I/II networks – Dr Lynley Marshall, Consultant in Paediatric & Adolescent Drug Development ICR & Royal Marsden Hospital 13.00 -14.00 Lunch
14.00 Session 2 Translating Tumour Biology into Next Generation Therapies
14.00 Brain Tumours – Professor Chris Jones, Glioma Team Lead, Institute of Cancer Research, London 14.25 Neuroblastoma – Dr Sally George, Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Cancer Research, London. Honorary Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London. 14.50 Lymphoma – Dr Simon Bomken, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre, Newcastle University.
15.15 – 15.45 Refreshments and Comfort Break. Poster presentations available to view
15.45 Session 3 Immunotherapy and the Tumour Microenvironment
15.45 Immunotherapy of Solid Tumours – Dr Karin Straathof, Institute of Child Health London 16.10 Immunotherapy of Acute Leukaemia – Dr Sara Ghorashian, Institute of Child Health London 16.35 Tumour-Promoting Effects of Stem Cell Senescent in Pituitary Tumours – Professor J. P. Martinez-Barbera, Professor of Development Biology and Cancer, UCL Institute of Child Health, London.
17.00 Session 4 Poster Session with pre-dinner reception A call for Poster Abstracts
of original research, for presentation at the meeting, focusing on the use of genomic medicine throughout the patient journey has been issued. Posters for all accepted abstracts will be displayed in this session, which will be followed by the conference dinner. 19.30 Children with Cancer UK Conference Dinner
The Conference Dinner is an integral part of this conference and is included in the price. It is at the same venue and will provide a good opportunity for networking with other researchers and clinicians.