ISCaM2017 - 4th Annual Meeting - Cancer Metabolism

Thursday, 19 October 2017 to Saturday, 21 October 2017

The 4th meeting of the International Society of Cancer Metabolism (ISCaM) will be held in Bertinoro, Italy, on 19-21 October 2017. ISCaM2017 will be focused in understanding and potentially manipulating cancer metabolism and microenvironment to enhance cancer diagnosis and monitoring or to suppress disease progression.

Rich discussions will take place after each scientific talk, where conference attendees will debate the ideas presented to foster dynamic scientific exchange. The program will provide opportunities for junior scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to present their work and exchange ideas with leaders in the field at all levels in basic, translational, and clinical research fields to brainstorm and promote collaborations.

The conference site, Bertinoro with its Italian medieval castle, will provide the perfect collegial atmosphere with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings. All attendees are expected to interact and form an ongoing "ISCaM community" of scientists that move the frontier of the field forward. 

 

Conference Chairs,

Sofia Avnet

Nicola Baldini

 

Around 50 oral communications of 15 minutes each will be given from the best abstracts submitted to the conferences on to the following themes:

· General metabolism & metabolomics

· pH dynamics and ion transporters/carriers in cancer

· Microenvironment & Stroma

· Autophagy

· Metabolic control of epigenetics

· Metabolic control of stemness & metastasis

. Targeting mitochondria in cancer

· Therapy

· Imaging

· Biomarkers

 

The remaining submitted abstracts will be revised for poster communications.

 

Conference chairs

Sofia Avnet

Nicola Baldini

 

ISCaM Board 

Pierre Sonveaux

Angelo De Milito

Paolo Porporato

Silvia Pastorekova

Angela M. Otto

Robert J. Gillies

Stine Falsig Pedersen

Claudiu Supuran

 

Scientific Board at large

Giuseppe Gasparre

Annamaria Porcelli

Monica Montopoli

Antonio Moschetta

Stephan J. Reshkin

 

Preliminary program: see attachments at the end of the page.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Early abstract submission (for Travel grant application): 20 May 2017

Abstract submission deadline: abstract submission for oral communication is now closed. However, it is still possible to submit abstract for poster communcation until places  have been filled.

Abstract evaluation results: 1 July 2017

Opening Registration: 1 July 2017

Early Registration dead-line:  20 July 2017

Late registration: 30 September 2017

 

Several Travel Grants for students (PhD student or PostDoc not more than 5 years after PhD, as proved by a certification letter signed by the tutor) will be available to fully cover the costs for registration to the meeting (including accommodation and transfer from and to Bologna). To be eligible, candidates have to be ISCaM member, and submit the abstracts before the 20th May. The winners will be announced on the 1st of July.

 

Three EACR poster awards and two ISCaM Young Investigator awards for the best oral and poster communciations will be assigned during the meeting.

 

Abstract submission: Abstract submission for oral communication is now closed. However, it is still possible to submit abstract for poster communcation until places  have been filled. To submit the abstract, download the abstract template (at the bottom of this webpage), follow the instructions, and send to iscam2017@iscams.org

Meeting venue: ISCaM2017 will be held at the University Residential Centre and Conference Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.), in the restored building complex of Bishop’s ancient fortress, the military outpost of the Rivellino, and the Ex Monastery of Corpus Domini.

Registration: For the attendance to ISCaM2017, the membership to ISCaM is mandatory and it should be already paid before the application for the meeting registration. Registrations are firm and cannot be cancelled. Applying for Membership is here.

Registration will be opened on the 1st of July.

 

Early registration (before 20th of July 2017)

Late registration (before 30th of September 2017)

Double room for Young Investigator*

345 eur

405 eur

Single room for Young Investigator*

365 eur

425 eur

Double room for Senior Investigator

365 eur

425 eur

Single room for Senior Investigator

380 eur

440 eur

without accomodation for Young Investigator*

260 eur

320 eur

without accomodation for Senior Investigator

280 eur

 340 eur

Guest (including accomodation in double room, dinners and lunches)

300 eur

 360 eur

*Undergraduate and PhD students, and postdoc of less than 5 years post PhD at the time of the meeting.

 

The registration package will include:

(a) participation to the whole scientific event

(b) meal vouchers for 2 breakfasts, 4 coffee breaks, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners where it will be possible to taste the tradition of food and wine of the Romagna region;

(c) welcome cocktail;

(d) accommodation for two nights;

(e) transfer from Bologna to Bertinoro on the 19th of October and transfer from Bertinoro to Bologna on the 21st of October;

Note: registration without accomodation includes all services upon indicated, except accomodation.

 

To register go here and click on the 'book on line' at the end of the page. ISCaM2016 will be strictly limited to 125 participants, with priority based on the date of registration.

 

Accomodation: It is included in the registration fee (two nights). Rooms are located in the Fortress where the Conference will be held, and in the neighboring Episcopal Seminary. Rooms are all equipped with bathroom, Wifi connection, telephone and TV. Lunch and breakfast will be served at cafeteria that is located at the Episcopal Seminary. The dinners will be organized at closest restaurants to the fortress where it will be possible to taste the tradition of food and wine of the Romagna region.  

Accomodation will be managed through Ce.U.B organization. Booking will be possible through the Ce.U.B web site that will be available soon. It will be possible to share the room with other attendees. If you choose a double room, please specify in the field note your roommate. A limited number of single rooms are available in the Fortress and in the Episcopal Seminary that will be book based on the first come, first served basis. Additional rooms in the closest hotels at the same rate, and at walking distance, will be then available.

How to get there: Transfer to Bertinoro (1 h and 20 min by bus) will be organized on the 19th of October from the airport and from the Rail station of Bologna. Similarly, transfer from Bertinoro to Bologna will be organized soon after lunch on the 21st of October. More details will be provided later. These transfers are included in the registration fee.

In case you want to reach Bertinoro from yourself, the conference site is situated halfway between Forlì and Cesena, 6 km away from SS9 (Via Emilia), immediately east from Forlimpopoli. Follow the instruction here (http://www.ceub.it/default.asp?id=435#.WH3qWdR6Riw).

 

Meeting venue: ISCaM2017 will be held at the University Residential Centre and Conference Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.), in the restored building complex of Bishop’s ancient fortress, the military outpost of the Rivellino, and the Ex Monastery of Corpus Domini.

Preliminary program and additional information will be posted soon.