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NEPC 2019

ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON

TREATMENT-EMERGENT NEUROENDOCRINE PROSTATE CANCER: CLINICAL RELEVANCE AND MOLECULAR PATHOGENESIS.

 

Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes (MK7 6AA).

Date: 25/06/2019.

 

Scientific Committee: Prof. YZ Wang, University of British Columbia; Prof. Hardev Pandha, University of Surrey; Dr Francesco Crea, The Open University; Dr Rebecca Mather, The Open University. 

 

                                                     This meeting is accredited by the CPD Standards Office and is worth 5 hours CPD.

AGENDA

9:00-10:00 Registration (tea, coffee, biscuits)

Session 1 : CLINICAL ASPECTS OF TREATMENT-EMERGENT NEUROENDOCRINE PROSTATE CANCER

Session Chair: Dr Sushila Rigas, The Open University.

 

10-10.15 Welcome. 

Dr Martin Bootman, Director of Research LHCS, The Open University

 

10.15-11:00 The clinical progression of prostate cancer

Prof Hardev Pandha, Director of Surrey Cancer Centre.


11:00-11.30 Clinical characterization of treatment-emergent NEPC

Dr Francesco Crea, The Open University

 

11.30-12.30 Panel discussion: treatment-emergent NEPC: a new challenge for clinicians and researchers.

Dr Mark Eccleston, Volition; Mr Henry Andrews, Milton Keynes hospital (Urology); Prof Hardev Pandha, Surrey Cancer Centre; Dr Francesco Crea, The Open University 

 

12.30-2.00 Lunch and poster session 

 

Session 2 : MOLECULAR MECHANSISMS OF NEUROENDOCRINE TRANS-DIFFERENTIATION.

Session Chair: Dr Mario Colombo, Italian National Cancer Institute

 

2.00-2.45 The nature of neuroendocrine trans-differentiation: lessons learned from patient-derived xenografts.
Prof YZ Wang, BC Cancer Agency, Canada.

 

2.45-3.15 The long non-coding RNA landscape of neuroendocrine prostate cancer.  

Dr Rebecca Mather, The Open University.

 

3.15-3.45 The role of tumour microenvironment in neuroendocrine prostate cancer.
Dr Elena Jachetti, Italian National Cancer Institute.

 

4.00-4.30 Feedback opportunity

 

4.30-6:00

Networking(tea, coffee, biscuits)

 

EARLY REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Early registration is open. Please send an email to 

nepc2019@open.ac.uk

In the email write:

  • NAME
  • TITLE
  • AFFILIATION
  • ARE YOU A MEDICAL/PHD STUDENT?
  • DO YOU WISH TO PRESENT AN ABSTRACT (DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION WILL BE 30THOF MAY 2019).

 

  • Registration fee:  £10 (free for a limited number of Medical School students and PhD students). Registration instructions and directions will be provided via email.