The 4th Annual Finnish Symposium on Brain Tumors
Vanajanlinna, Hämeenlinna, 29-30 November 2018


Thursday 29th November 2018

15:00 - 17:00 Registration
17:00 - 17:15 Opening words from the chairman of FiBTRA

Session 1

17:15-18:15 Keynote: Prof. Amy Heimberger, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
"Immunotherapy Strategies for CNS Tumors"
18:15-18:45 Invited talk: Prof. Jukka Peltola, Tampere University Hospital
"Seizures and gliomas--towards a single therapeutic approach"
18:45-19:15 Invited talk: Director of Neurocenter Finland Mikael von und zu Fraunberg
“Neurocenter Finland”

19:15 - Symposium dinner


Friday 30th November 2018

Session 2

9:00-9:50 Keynote: Prof. Gabriele Bergers, University of Leuven, Belgium

9:50-10:05 Sponsor talk:Abbvie
10:05-10:20 Sponsor talk: Immuno diagnostics

10:20-10:40 Short talk: TBA
10:40-11:00 Short talk: TBA

11:00 - 12:00 Meet-the-expert lunch

12:00 - 12:30 Poster session

Session 3

12:30-13:20 Keynote: Anna Berghoff, MD, PhD, Medical University of Vienna
"Challenges in treatment of brain metastases"
13:20-13:50 Invited talk: MD, neurosurgeon Pauli Helen, Chief of the Neurosurgery Unit, Tampere University Hospital
"Has neurosurgery improved the outcome of brain tumor patients during the latest 30 years?"
13:50-14:10 Short talk: TBA

14.10 - 14.45 Coffee break and posters session

Session 4

14:45-15:35 Keynote: Research director Pirjo Laakkonen, University of Helsinki
15:35-15:55 Short talk: TBA
15:55-16:25 Invited talk: Wellness coach and cancer survivor Karita Aaltonen
"Patient story (Glioblastoma)"

16:30 - 16:45 Closing words and best poster prize


Supported by:

Doctoral Programme in Medicine and Life Sciences (UTA)




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