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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC21


03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Synopsis

We understand that registering for a conference is not essential right now and many researchers will be unable to register for a future conference of interest if their university or lab is temporarily closed. Therefore, you can simply register your interest here to be kept updated with details about this conference without committing to attending and our team will keep in touch with you regarding deadline reminders and grant opportunities. If you are looking to register to take advantage of the earlybird deadline or if you wish to submit an abstract, but you cannot pay the minimum deposit at this time, please contact us for a registration link which will allow you to register without a deposit. We hope these services are helpful during this difficult time.

The first genetically engineered mice were created more than 40 years ago. Since then, steady improvements in the field have allowed for the generation of experimentally controllable and genetically accurate models for many human cancers. Recent technological advances in genome editing are pushing this frontier and new animal models are directly impacting precision medicine approaches by enabling the functional evaluation of larger numbers of genetic and epigenetic alterations, by providing pre-clinical and co-clinical platforms to evaluate new therapies, and by allowing for the detailed study of tumor biology that cannot be approached in cell-based systems, immunocompromised animals, or patients. While animal modeling has been a staple of the cancer biology community for decades, it is only now maturing to its fullest potential.

This conference will focus on three major areas: First, it will present new approaches to generate precise and complex genetic alterations in mice and other animals to better “humanize” models and allow for in vivo studies of cancer gene function. Second, it will highlight studies to investigate fundamental mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression, including the cell of origin of tumors, their evolution, their metabolism, and their interactions with the immune system. Finally, the meeting will explore how genetically engineered animal models can help evaluate the efficacy of novel therapeutic approaches and to decipher mechanisms of therapeutic resistance.

Key Sessions

  • New technologies for cancer modelling
  • Modeling pre-cancers and tumor initiation
  • Cancer metabolism
  • Cancer/immune interactions and tumor microenvironment
  • Metastasis
  • Preclinical trials and resistance

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only €820. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 03, 04, 05 November 2021 (on a shared basis for students) and a food and beverage package for the conference period. Once registered, please contact Chloe Trundle to obtain a special registration link for your student. 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Ronald DePinho (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
TARGETING INTERACTIONS IN THE GBM TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT
Karen Vousden (Francis Crick Institute, CRUK)
METABOLIC CONTROL OF TUMOR DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESSION

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Leila Akkari (The Netherlands Cancer Institute)
EXPLOITING THE POTENTIAL OF MYELOID CELL IMMUNOMODULATION IN BRAIN AND LIVER CANCERS: MACROPHAGES AT PLAY
Mariano Barbacid (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas)
USING GEM TUMOR MODELS FOR TARGET VALIDATION
Alain Charest (BIDMC, Harvard)
Dannielle Engle (Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
ABERRANT GLYCOSYLATION PROMOTES PANCREATITIS AND PANCREATIC CANCER IN MICE
Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB - KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology)
THE ROLE OF METABOLISM IN METASTASIS FORMATION
Jos Jonkers (The Netherlands Cancer Institute)
IDENTIFICATION OF BREAST CANCER DRIVERS AND THERAPY RESISTANCE MECHANISMS IN MICE
Laurent Le Cam (Montpellier Cancer Center / INSERM)
THE P53 PATHWAY AND METABOLISM: IMPLICATIONS IN CANCER PROGRESSION 
Richard Marais (Cancer Research UK)
MODELLING UV INDUCED MELANOMA IN MICE
Martin McMahon (Huntsman Cancer Institute)
TARGETING RAF>MEK>ERK SIGNALING PLUS AUTOPHAGY FOR THE FUTURE TREATMENT OF RAS-DRIVEN CANCERS
Luis Parada (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
A QUIESCENT GLIOBLASTOMA STEM CELL
Katerina Politi (Yale School of Medicine)
LEVERAGING MOUSE MODELS TO STUDY DRUG RESISTANCE IN LUNG CANCER
Tannishtha Reya (UC, San Diego)
FROM STEM CELLS TO CANCER: TRACING DIVERGENT FATES IN ONCOGENESIS 
Mara Sherman (Oregon Health and Science University)
MECHANISMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF PANCREATIC CANCER STROMAL EVOLUTION
Rocio Sotillo (German Cancer Research Center)
UNDERSTANDING THE CELL OF ORIGIN OF LUNG ADENOCARCINOMA
Kwok-Kin Wong (NYU Langone Health)

Target Audience

  • Basic scientists studying all aspects of cancer biology
  • Scientists and clinicians performing translational work, especially those using mouse models for preclinical studies
  • Investigators from the biotech and pharma industries who are interested in state-of-the-art animal modeling approaches

Educational Need

Cancer genome sequencing provides an unprecedented view of recurrent alterations in human cancers and the development of highly effective targeted therapies and immune-modulatory therapies constitutes major victories. Nevertheless, the function of genes identified from genomic studies is often poorly characterized, leaving no means of therapeutic intervention. Moreover, cancers that are initially sensitive to therapy inevitably become resistant, often through mechanisms that are not well understood. Mouse models represent an experimental system to study cancer gene function and to evaluate the efficacy and resistance mechanisms associated with specific therapies. In the past few years, other animal models have also been instrumental in studying mechanisms of tumorigenesis. This conference will provide a forum for discussion on the past, present, and future of animal models for cancer, in particular the role that these models will play in the era of precision medicine.

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC21


03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Ronald DePinho

Professor and Past President, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Invited Speakers

Mariano Barbacid

AXA-CNIO Professor of Molecular Oncology, CNIO (Spanish National Cancer Research Center)

Jos Jonkers

Division Head, Netherlands Cancer Institute

Leila Akkari

Assistant Professor, Netherlands Cancer Institute

Katerina Politi

Associate Professor, Yale University

Al Charest

Associate Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Dannielle Engle

Assistant Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Mara Sherman

Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

Kwok Kin Wong

Professor, NYU Langone Health Perlmutter Cancer Center

Tannishtha Reya

Professor, UC San Diego

Richard Marais

Director, CUK MI

Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC21


03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:00 with opening comments on 03rd November 2021. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 06th November 2021.


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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC21


03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1649 €1749 €632 €426 €168 €41
Industry €1649 €1749 €632 €426 €168 €41
Student €1435 €1485 €632 €426 €168 €41

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration 
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (03, 04, 05 November 2021) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with a selection of soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room 

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (03, 04, 05 November 2021) on a shared basis with a conference participant  
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks beer and wine
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Private outdoor Gala Dinner, with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Notes: 
- Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference
- Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (03, 04, 05 November 2021) on a shared basis with parents 
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Buffet lunch in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Buffet dinner in the Manjapão restaurant with soft drinks
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room
- A cot (0-3 years old) or roll out bed (4-17 years old)

Important Notes: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-3 years stay free of charge and children aged 4-11 years will be charged a rate of €151.00, inclusive of the above package. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children. Please kindly ensure your child / children are supervised at all times during conference and related events. Childcare services are available at the hotel, please contact Chloe Trundle for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

- 1 night’s accommodation for 1 person
- Buffet breakfast in the Manjapão restaurant
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room

Important Note: Accompanying child extra night fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years on a shared basis with parents. Children aged 0-11 years stay free of charge, inclusive of the above package, on a shared basis with parents. If your child is aged 0-11 years, please contact us so we can adjust the invoices relating to your child/children.

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

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03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC21


03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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LinkedIn forum

The Animal Models of Cancer Network LinkedIn group is an excellent platform to connect with fellow attendees and likeminded researchers prior to the conference. The group is open to all and is intended as a networking forum for past, present and future participants of Fusion Conferences as well as those interested in the related topics. To join, please follow the link below.

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC21


03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Venue

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa

Venue Rating
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Address
R. do Campo (Campo Real ) 2565-770 Portugal
Nearest Airport
Lisbon Portela Airport

Located in Torres Vedras, just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, Dolce CampoReal Lisboa offers unique tranquillity, as a result of its idyllic environment. The hotel offers stunning views over the golf course, vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

The hotel has three restaurants to provide a variety of gastronomic choices, and two bars including one beside the outdoor pool.

Hotel Facilities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout hotel and conference areas
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • 2 Tennis courts

Location

The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is nestled between the vineyards and the extraordinary landscape of the Socorro and Archeira Mountains.

Lisbon is only a short 30-minute drive away. The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides", who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities. Lisbon in one of the world’s oldest cities, predating the likes of London, Rome and Paris by hundreds of years. Hillsides covered in tumbledown houses and a mix of baroque and neoclassical buildings, including cathedrals and palaces, make up Lisbon’s skyline. The city is a combination of old and new, with beautiful modern buildings constructed near renovated historical landmarks and ruins.

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03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Transportation

Dolce CampoReal Lisboa, Torres Vedras is approximately a 30-minute journey from Lisbon Portela Airport.

Taxis

Taxis are available outside the airport, but we would strongly recommend you pre-book your airport transfer with one of the many private transfer companies that are available. The Dolce CampoReal Lisboa is located outside of the city zone and a pre-booked transfer will be a cheaper option than a taxi taken from the airport taxi rank.

Uber also operate in and around Lisbon and there are other Portuguese taxi-hailing apps such as MyTaxi, TaxisLisboa and Coop Taxis, all offering reasonable rates.

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

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03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Local Activities

There are various on-site activities available. These include:

- Indoor and 2 outdoor swimming pools
- Fitness centre, available 24h
- Tennis courts
- Donald Steel designed Golf Course – 18 holes Par 72
- Miguel Athayde Equestrian Centre 
- Mandalay Wellness & Spa with 7 treatment rooms
- Kids Club – The hotel will provide details of daily activities for children
- Center “Clube Aventura” for outdoor activities such as Giant Balls, Aquaball, Stand Up Paddle, Archery, Slackline, Water Slide   

**Please note, there may be a charge to participate in some of the above activities.

Should you have time to venture off-site, the Oeste Region and Torres Vedras have a distinctive cultural heritage, rich history, 20 km of coastal area, and a commitment to environmental awareness, accessibility and biodiversity. Below are a few suggestions:

- Monastery of Alcobaça, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Historical route of the lines of Torres Vedras
- Day trip to Óbidos
- Royal Palace and Convent of Mafra
- Tapada Nacional de Mafra
- Mountain biking along the Santa Cruz to Torres Vedras Loop
- Birdwatching at the Tajus Estuary Nature Reserve
- Jeep tours in and around Torres Verdras

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03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Childcare

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03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Oral Presenters

We have several oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

If you are accepted for a talk, we recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference website.

Your Presentation

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to our AV technician who will be present in the conference room. We advise running through your presentation at least 30minutes prior to your session commencing to ensure your slides and any videos or animations appear as expected. We prefer our speakers to run their presentation from the master PC or Mac, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop then please notify us prior to the session. A HDMI or VGA cable is usually available on the podium.

Our AV technician will apply your microphone and provide a combined slide advancer and laser pointer.

We ask all speakers to adhere to their time slots and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters as their time decreases.

Please make sure your presentation adheres to the following guidelines.

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9)
File Type: Please save your presentation in PPT, PPTS or Keynote format.

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03 Nov 2021 - 06 Nov 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

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Posters

We have several poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and upload your abstract when prompted to do so. You will be able to monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account and you will also receive an email if you are successful or unsuccessful.

Please use the abstract template provided (see below) and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length.

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

Please bring your poster to registration and hand this to a member of the Fusion team. They will advise of your poster number and display your poster for you. 

Your poster will remain on display for the duration of the conference, allowing presenters to take advantage of the refreshment breaks and free time for valuable networking opportunities, in addition to the official poster session.

Please check the programme and note the date and time of the poster session(s). Your poster will be judged during the poster session and prizes will be awarded at the Gala Dinner.

Posters will be taken down by the Fusion team and will be ready for collection at the Fusion desk on the final day of the conference.

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