Benzon Symposium 65 – Targeting Breast and Ovarian Cancers: From Basic Research to Novel Treatment Strategies

Copenhagen September 9-12 2019

Organizers: Claus Storgaard Sørensen, Jos Jonkers, Peter Bouwman, Andrew Tutt, Finn Cilius Nielsen and Lars Fugger

The Benzon Symposia are international conferences on front line research in medical, pharmaceutical, and related sciences funded by the Alfred Benzon Foundation.

The concept of the 65th Benzon Symposium on Targeting Breast and Ovarian Cancers: From Basic Research to Novel Treatment Strategies is to bring together the world’s leading scientists to advance translational breast and ovarian cancer (BOC) research. We aim to create an intense and interactive environment for both young and experienced scientists. The 65th Benzon Symposium will cover leading scientists in basic, pre-clinical, and clinical BOC research. The main purpose is to advance research on the identification and exploitation of novel molecular targets and concepts that ultimately will improve clinical management of breast and ovarian cancer.

The titles of the sessions are:

Genetic profiling of breast and ovarian cancers: gene signatures and pathogenic alleles
Synthetic lethal approaches for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers
Targeting Replication Stress in breast and ovarian cancers
Preclinical models for human BOC
Clinical trials in breast and ovarian cancers – the current and future landscape

Symposium No. 65 will feature state-of-the art lectures by 24 world-leading scientists and many others who have made groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of breast and ovarian cancer. The Benzon Symposium will further include posters and oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts. Attendance will be limited to 150 scientific participants totally all accommodated at the Hotel Skt. Petri (https://www.sktpetri.com/) located in the center of Copenhagen (Denmark) for the entire event.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Fergus Couch
Serena Nik-Zainal
William Foulkes
Judy Garber
Paul Pharoah
Daniel Durocher
Thomas Helleday
Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo
Maria Jasin
David Livingston
Jiri Bartek
Neil Johnson
Ronny Drapkin
Andrew Tutt
Ross Chapman
Susan Domchek
Giuseppe Curigliano
Leisha Emens
Jonathan Ledermann
Claus Storgaard Sørensen
Jos Jonkers
Lea Starita
Chris Lord
Shyam Sharan

Abstracts
In order to participate in the symposium one MUST submit an abstract before the deadline April 15th 2019 (at noon). Please prioritize early registration as registrations are on a first come, first served basis.

Submission round opens: March 1, 2019
Submission round closes: April 15th, 2019 AT NOON
Registration: (provided acceptance of abstract) beginning of June 2019
Fee: DKK 4,500 (scientific meeting, hotel accommodation Sunday-Thursday, meals, and social events)

 No discount is given to local delegates

Click here to submit an abstract through our online review system.

Mid-June the applicants will be notified whether their abstracts have been accepted for either oral or poster presentation.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen

The organizing committee

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