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Satellite symposium to the CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018

Liquid Biopsy Symposium

A Satellite Symposium on Liquid Biopsy will take place 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 22nd 2018 at Solstrand Hotel, the day before and at the same place as the CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018.

drops of liquid, illustration

The Satellite Symposium is co-organized by the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO), the Bergen Health Strategic Program of Personalized Cancer Therapy (Liquid Biopsies), and Professor Klaus Pantel, University Klinik Hamburg.

Professor Klaus PantelUniversity Klinik Hamburg will be Key Speaker, with additional international speakers.  Professor Pantel is also an international affiliated investigator at CCBIO.

The Satellite Symposium will include updates on circulating tumor cells (CTCs), circulating nucleic acids and microvesicles, with emphasis on practical and clinical applications and the biology of metastasis. Prominent international experts will present latest results and outlooks.

Registration: please use this registration link. Deadline is May 7th.

Scientific program (see printable version on this link):

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:05 Welcome by Professor Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Helse Bergen/CCBIO, Bergen, Norway

13:05 – 13:45 Liquid Biopsies now and ahead. Professor Klaus Pantel, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

13:50 – 14:30 Isolation, culture and characterization CTCs. Professor Catherine Alix-Panabières, University Medical Centre of Montpellier, Montpellier, France

14:35 – 15:15 Exploring tumor heterogeneity within Circulating Tumor Cells: Dr. Costanza Paoletti, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA 

15:15 – 15:45 Break with coffee and refreshments

15:45 – 16:25 Exosomes/microvesicles: Professor Guido Jenster, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

16:30 – 17:10 Circulating nucleic acids and proteins: Professor Ulf Landegren, Uppsala University, Sweden

17:15 – 17:30 Liquid biopsies and clinical projects: Bjørnar Gilje, MD, PhD, Helse Stavanger, Norway.

17:35 – 17:50 Circulating tumor DNA as biomarker in clinical trials: Randi Hovland, PhD, University of Bergen/Helse Bergen, Norway

19:30              Dinner

Professor Klaus Pantel and other participants will continue their stay at the CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018 starting at the same place the next morning May 23rd and 24th for follow-up discussions.

Also see information on the CCBIO Annual Symposium 2018.