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 - 17:10 Opening words from the chairman of FiBTRA

Session 1 - Chair: Kirsi Granberg

17:10-18:00 Keynote:Till Milde, MD, Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology, University Hospital Heidelberg
"Molecular diagnostics and clinical trials in pediatric neuro-oncology"

18:00-18:30 Invited talk: Prof. Jukka Peltola, Tampere University Hospital
"Seizures and gliomas--towards a single therapeutic approach"

18:30-19:00 Invited talk: Director of Neurocenter Finland Mikael von und zu Fraunberg
“Neurocenter Finland”

19:00 - Symposium dinner


Friday 30th November 2018

Session 2 - Chair: Matti Nykter

9:00-9:50 Keynote: Prof. Gabriele Bergers, University of Leuven, Belgium
"The microenvironment of Gliomas: Function and Target"

9:50-10:05 Short talk: Oxana Denisova, Turku Centre for Biotechnology
"Identification of kinases responsible for synthetic lethality in combination with PP2A activators in glioblastoma multiforme"

10:05-10:20 Sponsor talk:Abbvie
10:20-10:35 Sponsor talk: Immuno diagnostics
10:35-10:50 Sponsor talk: Janvier labs

10:50 - 12:10 Meet-the-expert lunch and Poster Session

Session 3 - Chair: Jukka Westermarck

12:10-13:00 Keynote: Anna Berghoff, MD, PhD, Medical University of Vienna
"Challenges in treatment of brain metastases"

13:00-13:30 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?"

13:30-13:45 Short talk: Suvi Lehtipuro, University of Tampere
": Computational characterization of suppressive immune microenvironments in glioblastoma"
13:45-14:00 Short talk: Ismaïl Hermelo, University of Tampere
"Unravelling the immune components landscape in diffuse gliomas by using immunophenotyping approach."

14.00 - 14.30 Coffee break and posters session

Session 4 - Chair: Ismaïl Hermelo

14:30-15:15 Keynote: Research director Pirjo Laakkonen, University of Helsinki
"Lysosomal membrane - achilles heel of glioma cells?"

15:15-15:30 Short talk: Jayendrakishore Tanjore Ramanathan, University of Helsinki
"'Be it Primary or Secondary brain tumors, I'll show up in the vasculature' says PSMA."
15.30-15.45 Short talk: Phuong Doan, Tampere University of Technology
"GPR17 is a novel target for personalized medicine for glioblastoma."

15:45-16:15 Invited talk: Wellness coach and cancer survivor Karita Aaltonen
"Patient story (Glioblastoma)"

16:15 - 16:30 Closing words and best poster prize


Supported by:

Doctoral Programme in Medicine and Life Sciences (UTA)



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