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Precision Oncology: Translating Discovery to the Clinic

June 21-24, 2021 | 9:00AM EDT | 1:00PM UTC | 3:00PM CEST*
*Program is in development and subject to change



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Keystone Symposia welcomes the global scientific community and aims to connect researchers within and across disciplines to accelerate the advancement of biomedical and life sciences. This form may be used for scientists from low- and middle-income countries of all career stages to determine eligibility and request free access to scientific content presented during recent eSymposia events. If eligible, you will be sent an access code for the On Demand content of the eSymposia event(s) of interest.


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The discovery of genomic and epigenetic alterations in individual cancers has led to a plethora of precision medicine innovations and therapeutic successes in oncology. Accordingly, cancer treatments have migrated away from the “one size fits all” approach. However, even as precision medicine is becoming more multi-disciplinary, progress is still hindered by insufficient collaboration between basic researchers, drug development programs, and physician scientists with broad expertise across cancer biology, genomics and other relevant fields.

Therefore, this conference will bring together diverse experts from academic, pharma/biotech, medical and government sectors to discuss current challenges and future directions in precision oncology. In particular, the meeting will foster crosstalk between clinicians, cancer biologists and genomic scientists to identify and address key knowledge gaps that limit the advancement of new precision therapies. This conference program will cover topics such as novel genomic insights, therapeutically promising mechanisms and cancer drug targets, recent translational breakthroughs, and the incorporation of new diagnostic tools as companions to new precision treatments. 

The program will emphasize leading-edge advances in “reverse translation” technologies, such as liquid biopsies and single cell genomics, in addition to innovative, first-in-class approaches to novel therapeutics. Ultimately, the goal of the conference is to forge new collaborations across scientific and clinical boundaries, to advance the next generation of precision medicines against cancer.

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Pricing:

Regular Registration Rate: $275 USD
Student Registration Rate: $150 USD

Deadlines:

Abstract Submission
‣ For Short Talk Consideration: May 10, 2021
‣ For Poster Booth: June 7, 2021
ePoster / SciTalk Submission: June 10, 2021
Financial Aid Application: June 7, 2021

*Abstract submission is required in order to submit an ePoster and/or Scitalk

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine related fields, are eligible to apply for a FREE registration code.

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Call For Abstracts

Showcase your work to global audiences on the eSymposia platform!

Submit your abstract for the opportunity to be selected for a short talk presentation alongside field leaders on the meeting program! See Abstract Deadline for Short Talk Consideration

ePoster presenters will be provided with their own dedicated page on the event website to display their work in multiple formats and interact with meeting participants. ePoster features include:

  • Abstract
  • Poster PDF for download
  • SciTalk – up to 5 minute video presentation, available on-demand
  • Live chat function to answer audience questions in real-time
  • Contact information for private follow-up discussion

To submit your work for an ePoster presentation, and to be considered for short talk selection, go to the “Submit an Abstract” tab on the event homepage.



Program Details



Keynote Speaker


Charles Sawyers

Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center




Speaking at this eSymposia


Nicola Aceto

ETH Zürich, Switzerland


Valsamo Anagnostou

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA


Alberto Bardelli

University of Torino, Italy


Jaclyn A. Biegel

Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Keck School of Medicine of USC, USA


Jason S. Carroll

Cancer Research UK, University of Cambridge, UK


Lori Friedman

ORIC Pharmaceuticals, USA


Todd R. Golub

Broad Institute, USA


Priti Hegde

Foundation Medicine, USA


John V. Heymach

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA



Klaus P. Hoeflich

Blueprint Medicines, USA


Russell W. Jenkins

Massachusetts General Hospital, USA


Cigall Kadoch

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA


Patricia LoRusso

Yale School of Medicine, USA


Scott W. Lowe

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA


Elaine R. Mardis

Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA


Elli Papaemmanuil

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA


Neal Rosen

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA


Alice T. Shaw

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, USA


Gromoslaw A. Smolen

Celsius Therapeutics, USA


Naoko Takebe

NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA


Christopher Vakoc

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA


Nir Yosef

University of California, Berkeley, USA




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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Grant No. [GRANT NUMBER - UPDATE] from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.




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