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Childhood Cancer 2019: Exploiting genomic medicine throughout the patient journey. Newcastle University, 9th – 10th September 2019.

Day One

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 Flannagan. 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 – Professor Lou Chesler. Team Leader Paediatric Solid Tumour Biology and Therapeutics, Institute of Cancer Research, London Honorary Consultant Medical 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 Centre for Childhood Cancer Research, 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 Strathoff. Institute of Child Health London

16.10 Immunotherapy of Acute Leukaemia – Dr Sara Ghorashian. Institute of Child Health London

16.35 Tumour Senescence – Speaker TBC

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.

Day Two

Tuesday 10th September 2019

08.30 Registration open. Refreshments available

09.00 Session 5    Survivorship

09.00 Prospects for use of genomic medicine in survivorship. Dr Rod Skinner, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle

09.25 Neuropsychological interventions Studies – Dr Sarah Watts. Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Neuro-oncology Great North Children’s Hospital Newcastle

09.50 Quality of life in Brain Tumours – speaker TBC

10.15 – 10.45  Refreshments and comfort break. Poster presentations are available to view.

10.45 Session 6   Early Diagnosis, Screening and Monitoring

10.45 Myeloid Malignacy in Down Syndrome – Speaker TBC

11.10 Detection of Cell Free DNA – Speaker TBC

11.35 NGS detection of MRD in ALL – Dr John Moppett. Bristol Children’s Hospital

12.00 Session 7  Causation and Epidemiology

12.00 Highlights of Childhood Cancer 2018 – Dr Alasdair Philips. Trustee Children with Cancer UK

12.30 Children with Cancer UK Causation Grant Round – Professor Denis Henshaw. Scientific Director Children with Cancer UK

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Session 8  Low and Middle Income Countries – The Future

14.00 Developing protocols in resource challenged countries – Professor Simon Bailey. Consultant, Paediatric Neuro-Oncology, Newcastle

14.15 Lessons from the genetics of sporadic & endemic B-NHL – Dr Vikki Rand. Bloodwise Bennet Senior Fellow at Newcastle University

14.30 Session 9   Oral Presentation of Abstracts

Ten poster abstracts will be selected for “elevator style” 3 minute presentation. The best presentation will be awarded a £1000 travel bursary

15.15 – 15.45 Refreshments and Comfort Break

15.45  Session 10   Keynote Plenary Lecture

15.45 Evolution of Cancer Cytogenetics, Professor Christine Harrison

16.30 Meeting Closes

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