Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Cancer Symposium 2018

Program in Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Robert B. Salter Auditorium, PGCRL

Registration is free but is required to attend the symposium.

Please register here


8:30 – 9:10      Registration and morning coffee (Second Floor Lobby)
9:15                 Opening Remarks – Dr. Michael Taylor (PGCRL Auditorium)

Session 1: Chair – Dr. Vijay Ramaswamy, Neuro-oncologist, Investigator, Brain Tumour Research Centre

9:20 – 9:50                Dr. Anindya Bagchi, PhD, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

The hidden figures behind MYC driven cancers

9:55 – 10:25              Dr. Michelle Monje-Deisseroth, MD, PhD, Stanford University
Neuronal activity drives glioma growth

10:30 – 11:00           COFFEE BREAK – Second and Third Floor Lobby

Session 2: Chair – Dr. Cynthia Guidos, Senior Scientist, Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

11:05 – 11:35           Dr. Adrienne Boire, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre
Innate immunity in CNS metastasis

11:40 – 12:10           Dr. Navdeep Chandel, PhD, Northwestern University
Mitochondria control cancer and immunity

12:15 – 13:30           LUNCH – PGCRL Gallery (All registered attendees invited)

Session 3: Chair – Dr. Xi Huang, Scientist, Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

13:30 – 14:00            Dr. Michael Clarke, MD, Stanford University
Clinical implications of cancer stem cells

14:05 – 14:35            Dr. Martine Roussel, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Paediatric medulloblastoma: Molecular mechanisms and pre-clinical trials

14:40 – 15:10           COFFEE BREAK – Second and Third Floor Lobby

Session 4: Chair – Dr. Bret Pearson, Senior Scientist, Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

15:15 – 15:45            Dr. Crystal Mackall, MD, Stanford University
CAR-T cells for paediatric cancers: Current concepts and future prospects

15:50 – 16:20            Dr. Olivier Delattre, MD, PhD, Institut Curie Centre de Recherche
Cell identity and plasticity in neuroblastoma and Ewing sarcoma

16:30                           Closing Remarks – Dr. Peter Dirks

Sponsor: Garron Family Cancer Centre

Drs. Peter Dirks, Xi Huang and Michael Taylor