The Conference

From Lab to Life – Childhood Cancer Research Initiatives
Symposium celebrating the 30th anniversary of the CCRI (Children´s Cancer Research Institute).

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Children´s Cancer Research Institute will celebrate its 30-year anniversary with an expert symposium on trends for the future of pediatric cancer research. This international inter-disciplinary 2-day meeting will be held on October 19/20 2018 in Vienna, preceded by and in conjunction with the annual fall meeting of the German Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH) on October 18.

The symposium will feature hot topics in cancer research with growing relevance to the field of pediatric oncology, including tumor plasticity, heterogeneity and evolution, in-silico approaches to understand tumor biology and guide therapy, innovative pediatric cancer models, novel concepts in precision medicine, the future of combination, targeted and immunotherapy, and next generation cancer diagnostics. These topics will be introduced by world leaders in the respective fields of expertise from pediatric and adult oncology and discussed in oral presentations and posters selected from submitted abstracts.

The lineup of speakers includes, among others, Scott Armstrong, Alain Bernard, Hans Clevers, James Downing, David Langenau, and Martin Nowak (to be confirmed). The meeting program will address burning questions of how to achieve the long awaited transition from understanding basic disease biology to actually benefiting pediatric cancer patients. Taking place in the 19th century ambience of the Billrothhaus in Vienna, reviewing selected highlights of CCRI research past and present, presenting the latest trends in cancer research and venturing glimpses into the future of multidisciplinary international biomedical science, this symposium is bound to inspire the next generation of pediatric cancer researchers. We would like to invite you to this exciting event and hope you´ll help us turn it not into “just another pediatric cancer meeting” but into a special and pioneering scientific encounter through your active and dynamic participation, your input, and your visions.
 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Vienna in October 2018!

Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kovar (left), CCRI

Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Holter (right), CCRI | St. Anna Children's Hospital

 

Important Dates

 

•    22.01.2018 Online registration and Abstract submission
•    17.06.2018 Abstract Deadline
•    15.07.2018 Early Registration Deadline
•    07.10.2018 Registration Deadline

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Keynote Speakers

We are happy to announce the following Keynote Speakers have confirmed their presentations at our 30 year anniversary symposium “from lab to life – childhood cancer research initiatives”

Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School,
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, USA

Hans Clevers, MD, PhD

Hubrecht Institute
Princess Maxima Center for pediatric oncology,
Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

James R. Downing, MD

President and CEO
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, USA

Alain Fischer, Prof. MD

Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades Imagine Institute,
College de France, Paris, France
 

David M. Langenau, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Martin A. Novak, PhD, Univ. Prof.
Professor of Mathematics and of Biology Dir.
Program for Evolutionary Dynamics
Harvard University
Cambr., Massachusetts, USA
Photo Credit: Sharona Jacobs

 

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Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School,
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, USA

 

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Hans Clevers, MD, PhD

Hubrecht Institute
Princess Maxima Center for pediatric oncology,
Utrecht, The Netherlands

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James R. Downing, MD

President and CEO
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, USA

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Alain Fischer, Prof., MD

Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades Imagine Institute,
College de France, Paris, France

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David M. Langenau, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
 

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Martin A. Novak, PhD, Univ. Prof.
Professor of Mathematics and of Biology Dir.
Program for Evolutionary Dynamics
Harvard University
Cambr., Massachusetts, USA
Photo Credit: Sharona Jacobs

Congress Venue

Gesellschaft der Ärzte,
Billrothhaus Wien
Frankgasse 8, A-1090 Wien

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Frankgasse 8, 1090 Vienna, Austria

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ccri2018@medacad.org