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New Perspectives in Clinical Trials INFO
Prof. Stefano Bonassi, Ph.D., ERT    
     

 

 

INVITED LECTURE online – INVITATION!
We would like to invite you to the online lecture which will take place on 15 June 2022 - Stefano Bonassi - New Perspectives in Clinical Trials.
For more information see section INVITED LECTURES.

 

 

Hillar cholangiocarcinoma: pathogenesis, preoperative planing and surgical management

Konstantinos Bramis MD, PhD, MSc., 2nd Department of Surgery, Aretaieion Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
 
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Date: CANCELLED

Epidemiology:
Johns Hopkins group classification:

Rare tumors with decreasing incidence in the USA, according to SEER data.

Pathogenesis:
Most cases are sporadic but there are specific risk factors such as primary sclerosing cholangitis, biliary tree cystic disease and hepaticolithiasis.

Preoperative planning:
Preoperative planning includes the patient`s performance status assessment, staging of the disease as well as assessment of the liver function and functional liver remnant (FLR). Drainage of the biliary tree if necessary, imaging to rule out metastatic disease, and classification of the tumor are necessary steps preoperatively. Imaging includes noninvasive diagnostic CT and MRI/MRCP. Invasive tests like ERCP and PTC maybe also of great importance in setting the diagnosis through FNA biopsies.

Surgical management:
Resection of the involved intra- and extrahepatic bile ducts, as well as the ipsilateral liver, is the standard of care for suitable patients with R0 surgical margins. At the time of operative exploration, 20 - 50% of patients are found to be unresectable.
Median survival and 5-year survival among patients with a negative margin (R0) resection range from 27 months to 58 months and from 27% to 45%.
An alternative way to manage surgically these patients, in selected cases is liver transplantation with good outcomes.

 

 

REGISTRATION for VISION comet assay training event in Norway is OPEN!
For more information on the training and how to apply see section - TRAININGS & LECTURES.

 

 

IMPORTANT – Registration for online courses – NEW DATES!
New dates for online courses have been published. The registration is open. See section TRAININGS & LECTURES.

 

 

IJMS SPECIAL ISSUE - Genetic and Epigenetic Regulations of Tumor Progression and Metastasis - EXTENDED TILL 31 March 2022!

 

More information - https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/Tumor_Genetics

 

 

ENETS conferences in 2022: register now, submit your abstract, and apply for a travel grant!
Don’t miss out on any of the three ENETS events in 2022! Register by 6 January 2022 and benefit from the best fee for our hybrid events. On-site tickets are limited, so book yours now!

The 12th Annual ENETS Postgraduate Course is a virtual event and will take place on 19 February 2022. View the preliminary programme (https://enetsconference.org/postgraduate-course.html).

The 1st World NET Forum - A Forum on Basic and Translational Science in Neuroendocrine Neoplasms is a hybrid event and will take place on 8 – 9 March 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. View the preliminary programme (https://enetsconference.org/world-net-forum.html).

The 19th Annual ENETS Conference is a hybrid event and will take place on 10 – 11 March 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. View the preliminary programme (https://enetsconference.org/main-conference.html). More information you can find here

 

 

YOUNG ONCOLOGIST AWARD 2022 – submission of abstracts till 28 February 2022!
7th Young Oncologist Award will take place online on March 7 - 8, 2022. The contest will be held in three categories: 1. Undergraduate students, 2. Ph.D. Students and 3. Post-docs up to 35 years (including). The abstracts should be submitted until 28 February 2022. More information and registration - https://www.nvr.sk/akcie/2022-young-oncologist-award/

 

 

NEW CALL for project proposals on nanomaterials under EC programme HORIZON EUROPE!
A new call for research projects on nanomaterials will be opened on 23 November 2021 - HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-35. More information - https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/home

 

 

Objective: Personalised Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer INFO
Núria Malats, MD, MPH, PhD.    
     

 

 

INVITED LECTURE online – INVITATION!
We would like to invite you to the online lecture which will take place on 16 December 2021 - Núria Malats - Objective: Personalised Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer.
For more information see section INVITED LECTURES.

 

 

Human Pluripotent Stem Cells training course – online – December 9, 2021!
The online course focused on derivation, differentiation and registry of human pluripotent stem cells will take place on 9 December 2021. The course is free of charge and the registration is needed. More information and registration - https://events.ibecbarcelona.eu/human-pluripotent-stem-cells-event/

 

 

RETIREMENT of prof. Alfredo CARRATO – Announcement!

The VISION consortium would like to announce the recent retirement of Dr Alfredo Carrato as head of the Medical Oncology Department of the Ramon y Cajal University Hospital. Alfredo has been at the Ramon y Cajal Hospital since 2008 and was Scientific Director of the Ramon y Cajal Health Research Institute (IRYCIS) from 2015-2019. Alfredo has more than 35 years of experience in the development of clinical trials and translational research, and is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis, treatment and research of pancreatic cancer. With over 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals and funding for over 40 research national and European projects. Alfredo will continue his role as Emeritus Professor of Oncology at Alcala University and Head of the Molecular Epidemiology and Predictive Markers in Cancer Group at IRYCIS, as he is the PI of many ongoing national and European funded projects. However, he will start to take a step back in order to enjoy his well-deserved retirement. This will be a slow and steady process, as Alfredo has and continues to be a huge part of the pancreatic cancer community and still holds several key positions in Pancreatic Cancer Europe as Chairman, the Spanish Digestive Tumor Treatment group (TTD) at The Executive Committee and the Spanish Biomedical Research in Cancer Network (CIBERONC) as Pancreatic Cancer Research Group Principal Investigator at IRYCIS. Alfredo once said that “pancreatic cancer is a hard bone to row”. In fact, the legacy that Alfredo has left for pancreatic cancer researchers worldwide is great and we must try to attain his excellence in the field and his collaborative and selfless philosophical approach to the fight against pancreatic cancer. Alfredo is a much loved and well respected member of the pancreatic cancer clinical and scientific community and we would like to wish him all the best for the future.

 

 

Travel Awards for Junior Scientists – submission of applications until 30 November 2021!
IJMS 2022 Travel Awards is now open for applications. The prize provides financial support for the winners to attend an international conference in 2022 (includes also online meetings with a registration fee) to deliver an oral and/or poster presentation. More information - https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/awards

 

 

Registration for some VISION training events is OPEN!
For more information see section TRAININGS & LECTURES.

 

 

Distance training on Oncogenomics for Health professionals – Registration EXTENDED till 7 December 2021!
Registration for online training on Oncogenomics addressed to physicians and biologists developed within the iPAAC Joint Action is extended till 7 December 2021. More information is available in the leaflet.

 

 

European Colorectal Congress 2021 (ECC) in St. Gallen on 28 November – 2 December 2021!OPEN!
The 15th European Colorectal Congress will be held in St. Gallen in Switzerland on 28 November – 2 December 2021. More information - https://www.colorectalsurgery.eu/.

 

 

IMPORTANT – Registration for online courses – NEW DATES! New dates for online courses have been published. The registration is open. See section TRAININGS & LECTURES.

 

 

ENETS-INCA NET Cancer Day Educational Webinar – 10 November 2021!
The ENETS-INCA NET Cancer Day Educational Webinar will take place on Wednesday, 10 November 2021. The  webinar addresses explicitly the patients’ view and it will be interactive with interesting examples, live polling, panel discussions, and audience participation via a Q+A tool. The webinar is free of charge and no registration is necessary. More information - https://www.enets.org/net-cancer-awareness-day.html

 

 

Genomic instability, microenvironment and telomere homeostasis in colorectal cancer INFO
Pavel Vodicka, MD, PhD.    
     

 

 

World Cancer Research Day – 22 September 2021!
This international event will count with the participation of internationally renowned experts in the field of oncology and cancer research, who will share experiences about the impact of cancer research on the survival and quality of life of cancer patients. More information - https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?e=__test_email__&u=24d85629afbea4e846b2cbcd2&id=570e92981a

 

 

INVITED LECTURE online – CHANGE OF DATE!
We would like to inform you that the online lecture - Konstantinos Bramis - Hillar cholangiocarcinoma: pathogenesis, preoperative planing and surgical management - is postponed and will take place in February 2022.
For more information see section INVITED LECTURES.

 

 

INVITED LECTURE online – INVITATION!
We would like to invite you to the online lecture which will take place on 4 November 2021 - Pavel Vodicka - Genomic instability, microenvironment and telomere homeostasis in colorectal cancer.
For more information see section INVITED LECTURES

 

 

World Cancer Research Day – 22 September 2021!
This international event will count with the participation of internationally renowned experts in the field of oncology and cancer research, who will share experiences about the impact of cancer research on the survival and quality of life of cancer patients. More information - https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?e=__test_email__&u=24d85629afbea4e846b2cbcd2&id=570e92981a

 

 

Bariatric surgery and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease INFO  
Pantelis Antonakis, MD, PhD    

 

 

The European Pancreatic Club 53rd Annual Meeting on June 9-11, 2021!
The 53rd Annual Meeting of the European Pancreatic Club will be held on June 9-11, 2021. More information - https://epc2021.com/

 

 

INVITED LECTURE online – INVITATION!
We would like to invite you to the online lecture which will take place on 16 June 2021 - Pantelis Antonakis - Bariatric surgery and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
For more information see section INVITED LECTURES.

 

 

1. Microfluidic technologies and their applications in cell biology INFO
  Thorsten Knoll    

 

 

Online conference “Characterisation of nanomaterials towards safe and efficient nanodrugs” on June 22-23, 2021! Submission of contributions for the conference is open, with the final deadline on May 27, 2021.
Tentative program:
1 – Current techniques and recent advances in physicochemical characterization of nanodrugs (multi method approach, pros/cons for each technique, interferences)
2 - Quality control of nanopharmaceuticals and nano-drug delivery systems throughout the production
3 – Nano-bio interactions governing the efficacy of nanodrugs
4 – Techniques and methods for evaluation of drug loading and release from nanoformulations

More information - https://www.nano2clinic.eu/news;
Registration

 

 

IMPORTANT – Registration for online courses – NEW DATES!
New dates for online courses have been published. The registration is open. See section TRAININGS & LECTURES.

 

 

INVITED LECTURE online – INVITATION!
We would like to invite you to the online lecture which will take place on 27 April 2021 - Thorsten Knoll - Microfluidic technologies and their applications in cell biology.
For more information see section INVITED LECTURES.

 

 

IMPORTANT – New online course – registration OPEN!

Registration for „Comet Assay - Practical online course/video learning“ is open. See section TRAININGS & LECTURES.

 

 

IMPORTANT – New online course – registration OPEN!
Registration for „Online course on the use of the liquid biopsy in medical oncology“ is open. See section TRAININGS & LECTURES.

 

 

INVITED LECTURES

1. Future approaches of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma INFO
  Dr Alfredo Carrato    
2. Advances in familial pancreatic cancer INFO
  Dr Julie Earl    
3. Molecular and Cellular mechanisms/biomarkers in PDAC INFO
  Dr Laura Garcia Bermejo    

 

 

INVITED LECTURES online – presentations/recordings
Presentations/recordings of the lectures are available in the section INVITED LECTURES.

 

 

INVITED LECTURES online – EXCHANGE OF SPEAKERS!
There will be a change in the order of speakers on 28 October 2020 and 11 November 2020. For more information see section INVITED LECTURES.

 

 

INVITED LECTURES online – INVITATION!
We would like to invite you to the series of online invited lectures which will take place on 14 October 2020, 28 October 2020, 11 November 2020.
For more information see section INVITED LECTURES.

 

 

ETPN2020 goes fully VIRTUAL on October 14-15 / Registration & abstract submission are OPEN! ETPN2020 is the 15th annual event of the ETPN - European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine, to be held on Oct. 14-15, 2020. More information - http://www.etpn2020.eu/.

 

 

IMPORTANT!

Registration for VISION trainings is OPEN!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic situation the number of persons per training is limited to max. 5 students. For more information see section TRAININGS & LECTURES.

 

Open calls

more information available at Trainings & Lectures

Young Oncologist Workshop

  Application   Invitation
 

 

1st Partner Assembly and Steering Committee meeting

1st Partner Assembly and Steering Committee meeting, March 11, 2020, in Bratislava

 

Kick-off meeting Download