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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

Synopsis

If you are interested in this meeting but not yet ready to register, you can sign up for updates here and our team will keep you updated regarding deadline reminders and grant opportunities relating to this meeting only. 

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

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Ron DePinho (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT CIRCUITS
Tyler Jacks (MIT)
INVESTIGATING TUMOR-IMMUNE INTERACTIONS USING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MOUSE MODELS OF CANCER
Celeste Simon (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine)
CANCER CELLS DON’T LIVE ALONE!: EXPLORING TUMOR NEIGHBORHOODS
Karen Vousden (The Francis Crick Institute)
METABOLIC CONTROL OF ROS AND CANCER PROGRESSION

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Leila Akkari (Netherlands Cancer Institute)
DISSECTING AND REWIRING MACROPHAGE HETEROGENEITY IN BRAIN TUMORS
Martin Bergö (Karolinska Institute)
REDOX CONTROL OF KRAS- AND BRAF-INDUCED TUMOR PROGRESSION
Al Charest (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Dannielle Engle (Salk Institute for Biological Sciences)
INTERCEPTION OF CA19-9 MEDIATED STROMAL REMODELING IN PANCREATIC CANCER
Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology)
METABOLIC REWIRING DRIVING METASTASIS FORMATION
Jos Jonkers (Netherlands Cancer Institute)
SOMATIC MODELING OF BREAST CANCER IN MICE AND RATS
Joe Kissil (Moffitt Cancer Center)
USE OF NON-TRADITIONAL MODELS TO UNDERSTAND CANCER RESISTANCE – THE CASE OF THE NAKED MOLE RAT
Laurent Le Cam (Montpellier Cancer Center)
Martin McMahon (Huntsman Cancer Institute)
HER/ERBB SIGNALING IS A PHARMACOLOGICALLY ACTIONABLE TARGET IN BRAF(V600E)-DRIVEN LUNG CANCER
Luis Parada (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
GLIOBLASTOMA FUNCTIONAL HIERARCHY AND TARGET DISCOVERY
Katerina Politi (Yale School of Medicine)
LEVERAGING MOUSE MODELS FOR STUDIES OF DRUG RESISTANCE IN LUNG CANCER
Tannishtha Reya (University of California, San Diego)
Mara Sherman (Oregon Health and Science University)
MECHANISMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF PANCREATIC CANCER STROMAL EVOLUTION
Rocio Sotillo (German Cancer Research Center)
EML4-ALK LUNG ADENOCARCINOMA
Alejandro Sweet-Cordero (University of California, San Francisco)
INHIBITING SIGNALING THROUGH CNTFR CAUSES TUMOR REGRESSION THROUGH BOTH CELL AUTONOMOUS AND TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT MECHANISMS IN A MOUSE MODEL OF LUNG CANCER
Andrea Ventura (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
CLOSING THE CIRCLE: FROM GENE FUSIONS TO ecDNAs
Kwok-Kin Wong (NYU Langone Health)
SQUAMOUS LUNG CANCER MODELS, TRANSCRIPTIONAL WIRING AND THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES

Student Offer

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity for students! Fully paying academics can bring a student for only €840. Unfortunately, Postdocs are not eligible. Both registration packages include; accommodation for the 18, 19, 20 July 2023 (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. 

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 #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Ronald DePinho

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Tyler Jacks

MIT

Karen Vousden

Francis Crick Institute

Celeste Simon

Perelman School of Medicine

Invited Speakers

Leila Akkari

Netherlands Cancer Institute

Martin Bergö

Karolinska Institute

Al Charest

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dannielle Engle

Salk Institute

Sarah-Maria Fendt

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology

Jos Jonkers

Netherlands Cancer Institute

Joe Kissil

Moffitt Cancer Center

Laurent Le Cam

Montpellier Cancer Center

Martin McMahon

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Luis Parada

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Katerina Politi

Yale School of Medicine

Tannishtha Reya

University of California, San Diego

Mara Sherman

Oregon Health and Science University

Rocio Sotillo

German Cancer Research Center

Alejandro Sweet-Cordero

University of California, San Francisco

Andrea Ventura

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kwok-Kin Wong

NYU Langone Health

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

Programme

Please note, the below programme is an initial draft and is subject to change. A final version of the programme will be circulated to all participants in the weeks before the conference.


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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

Prices

Early Bird Full Price Additional Adult Additional Child Extra Night Adult Extra Night Child
Academic €1623 €1718 €632 €433 €158 €41
Industry €1623 €1718 €632 €433 €158 €41
Student €1394 €1489 €632 €433 €158 €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 (18, 19, 20 July 2023) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students 
- Buffet breakfast 
- Buffet lunch with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Buffet dinner with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Gala Dinner with 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 (18, 19, 20 July 2023) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet breakfast 
- Buffet lunch with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Buffet dinner with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Gala Dinner with soft drinks, beer and wine
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference. Meals are only available during the times listed in the conference programme and accompanying guests must dine with the group.

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 (18, 19, 20 July 2023) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Buffet breakfast 
- Buffet lunch with soft drinks
- Buffet dinner with soft drinks
- Gala Dinner with soft drinks
- Complimentary WIFI in guest room
- A crib (0-3 years old) or roll out bed (4-17 years old)

Important Note: 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 €155.00, 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 may be available, please contact Chloe for further information.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

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

Important Note: Extra night child fees are applicable for children aged 12-17 years. Children aged 0-11 years stay free of charge, 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.

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

Supported By

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

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 #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

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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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

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.

*Further information regarding transportation will be made available as we get nearer to the conference dates. Please check back here later for updates!

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

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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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

Childcare

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

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.

Download Abstract Template

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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University

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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Animal Models of Cancer Conference

From Cancer Genetics to Precision Oncology #AMC23


18 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Chairs

Kevin Haigis
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Julien Sage
Stanford University