About the meeting
Cancer susceptibility of individuals of different sex is significantly different in many cancer types and across ethnic backgrounds. The role of hormonal and genetic differences in cancer susceptibility and response to treatment is still poorly understood. To meet this challenge, there is an urgent need to foster interdisciplinary cross-communication efforts and train the next generation of researchers in basic and translational cancer prevention.
The meeting will be an important first opportunity to meet these challenges and serve as a paradigm for similar meetings to be held in the future. It will bring together and foster communication between young researchers and world experts from various disciplines, such as epidemiology, genetics and epigenetics, cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology and clinical oncology. As an integral part of the meeting, we encourage participation from members of the private industry sector, who can provide unique insights into translational applications and possible future developments. The meeting has been organised under the aegis of the International Cancer Prevention Institute (ICPI; www.cancerprev.ch) and the CancerPrev Interdisciplinary Training Network (European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, www.cancerprev.com) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 859860.
The meeting will be entirely in a virtual format designed to make it as interactive and informative as possible. It will be held over a week, from Monday to Friday, approximately 3.5 hours per day : 16-19.30 PM Central European Time, 10-13.30 East Coast Time and 7-10.30 West Coast Time. Each day will be dedicated to a different topic and divided in two parts.
General meeting sessions
Relatively short talks by invited speakers (15 minutes) will be followed by or intermingled with pre-registered “speed-talks” ( 5 minutes) by participants, selected from submitted abstracts. All speakers are asked to present their overall research efforts, main conclusions and take-home messages rather than experimental details and last unpublished results (better suited for a conventional meeting). Because of time considerations, “speed-talks” will be preregistered and one or more will be selected for awards at the end of the meeting. For registration please go to the meeting's virtual host website.