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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 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.

Day Two

Tuesday 10th September 2019

08.30 Registration open. Refreshments available

09.00 Session 5    Survivorship

09:00 Clinical prediction of late effects in childhood cancer – Dr Rod Skinner, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle.

09:25 Molecular survivorship: future opportunities in understanding and managing late-effects –Dr Debbie Hicks, University Research Fellow, Paediatric Brain Tumour Group, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University.

09:50 Neuropsychological Intervention Studies – Dr Sarah Verity, Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Neuro-oncology, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle.

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 Myelodysplastic syndromes-what lies beneath – Dr Anupama Rao, Consultant in Paediatric Haematology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

11.10 Detection of Cell-Free DNA – Dr Frank Bourdeaut, Cancer of the Child & Adolescent, Institute Curie, Paris.

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 – Trustee Alasdair Philips, Trustee Children with Cancer UK

12.30 Children with Cancer UK Causation Grant – 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 £1,000 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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