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  Cancer Pharmacogenomics and Targeted Therapies

15-17 September 2013

Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Registration and abstract deadline: Registration has now closed.



We are pleased to announce the inaugural Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference on Cancer Pharmacogenomics and Targeted Therapies.

The development of new cancer therapies is increasingly guided by our understanding of the molecular basis of cancer. As worldwide efforts are beginning to provide a comprehensive description of the genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic changes that occur in cancer, the field of cancer pharmacogenomics will be at the forefront of a new generation of rationally designed cancer therapies incorporating molecular biomarkers. These hold the promise of improved clinical responses by enabling the stratification of patients most likely to benefit from a specific treatment.

This conference is aimed at scientists and clinician-scientists in academia or industry and will seek to address many of the key challenges in the design, development and clinical implementation of targeted cancer therapies. We encourage abstract submission from all areas relevant to the main theme of the meeting.

Scientific topics will include:
• Cancer Genomics
• Drugging the Cancer Genome
• Experimental and pre-clinical therapeutic models
• Combating drug resistance
• Molecular biomarkers in the clinic

To view a copy of the programme, please click here


Scientific organisers
Rene Bernards The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Mathew Garnett Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Ultan McDermott Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Mike Stratton Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Dave Tuveson Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Confirmed speakers
Bissan Al-Lazikani The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Alberto Bardelli Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment at Candiolo, Italy
Rene Bernards The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Lynda Chin MD Anderson Cancer Centre, USA
Johann de Bono The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
Julian Downward CRUK London Research Institute, UK
Mikala Egeblad Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Jeff Engelman Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, USA
Manel Esteller Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Spain
Keith Flaherty Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Levi Garraway Dana Faber Cancer Institute, USA
Ultan McDermott Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Stefan Pfister German Cancer Research Center
David Rees Astex Pharmaceuticals, USA
Tomi Sawyer AILERON Therapeutics, USA
David B. Solit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Mike Stratton Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Dave Tuveson Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Robert Vries Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
Lodewyk Wessels The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Paul Workman Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK


Programme:
To view a copy of the programme, please click here
The conference will open with registration from 12:30 on the 15 September 2013 with talks starting at 14:00. The conference will close at approx. 14:30 on 17 September 2013.


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Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees

Student 

No Accommodation 

£260.00 

Student 

Single Accommodation  

£416.00 

Academic 

No Accommodation 

£360.00 

Academic 

Single Accommodation 

£516.00 

Commercial  

No Accommodation  

£460.00 

Commercial  

Single Accommodation  

£616.00 


The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the 15 and 16 September 2013 only,

Once accommodation onsite at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre has reached capacity, further single rooms at Homerton College will be offered, a complimentary shuttle will be provided.
Onsite bedrooms are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

The 'no accommodation' package includes registration and meals only.

Registration and abstract deadline: Closed

Please note: To ensure that delegates from a broad selection of interests and background are represented at the conference, please provide a summary (~ 100 words) outlining why you wish to attend the meeting. We also encourage abstract submission from all areas relevent to the main theme of the meeting; please indicate whether you would like to present your work as a poster or as a short talk, if selected by the committee. When reviewing applications the committee are looking for quality of science and novel contributions from researchers and clinicians in academia and industry. A prize for best overall poster will be awarded.

Please download a copy of the application form here and upload it on the 2nd page of registration entitled ‘Abstract Submission’. Registrations will not be accepted if the application form is not received.

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Abstracts and Posters

Applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract on work they would like to present either as a poster or as a short talk, if selected by the committee. When reviewing applications the committee are looking for quality of science and novel contributions from researchers and clinicians in academia and industry. A prize for best overall poster will be awarded.

Abstract submission
The deadline for abstract submission is Closed
Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and include your abstract on the application form, which should be uploaded during registration.

Posters

Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.

A poster prize will be awarded to the top 2 posters, the authors of the posters will be asked to give a spoken presentation.
The overall top poster will receive a cerificate for a complimentary place to any WTSC conference (terms and conditions apply).

Bursaries
The bursay deadline has now closed.
A limited number of registration bursaries for PhD students and junior postdoctoral researchers (providing up to 50% off the registration fee) are available from the Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences programme. To apply, please send:
Abstract
CV
Covering letter
Letter from supervisor
to the conference organiser Jemma Beard at jemma.beard@wtgc.org
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Sponsorship


We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations:

   
     


 

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