The 5th Annual Finnish Symposium on Brain Tumors
Pääposti Auditorium, Helsinki, October 31 – November 1, 2019

Program draft 18.9.2019

Thursday October 31st, 2019

15:00-17:00 Registration 
17:00-17:10 Opening words from the chairman of FiBTRA

Session 1 - Chair: Kirsi Granberg, FIBTRA chair

17:10-18:00    Keynote: Kristian Pajtler, Pediatric Oncology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
"Molecular diagnostics and clinical trials in pediatric neuro-oncology" 

18:00-18:30 Invited talk:  Outi Kuittinen, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Eastern Finland
"Blood brain barrier disruption therapy in the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma- Oulu University Hospital treatment results"

18:30-18:45 Sponsor talk: Tuija Kekarainen, Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy (KCT)
“KCT: Innovative and Translational research in Gene and Cell Therapy”

19:00-22:00 Symposium dinner for all participants


Friday November 1st, 2019

Session 2 –Chair: Pirjo Laakkonen

9:00-9:50         Keynote: Giorgio Seano, Institut Curie Research Center, Orsay, France
"Targeting of vessel co-option and mechanical stress in brain tumors"

9:50-10:05      Short talk: To be selected from the Abstracts

10:05-10:20    Short talk: To be selected from the Abstracts

10:20-10:35    Short talk: To be selected from the Abstracts

10:40-12:10 Meet-the-expert lunch and Poster Session 
Participants will have the change to discuss with the Keynote and invited speakers
Poster session

Session 3 –  Chair: Seppo Ylä-Herttuala

12:10-13:00 Keynote: Harriet Wikman, University Clinic Hamburg, Germany
"The use of liquid biopsy in brain metastasis research”

13:00-13:30    Invited talk: Miikka Korja, Neurocenter, Helsinki University Hospital 
Glioblastoma in Finland: Regional differences and treatment outcome of elderly patients

13:30-13:45 Short talk: To be selected from the Abstracts

13:45-14:00 Short talk: To be selected from the Abstracts

14.00-14.30 Coffee break and poster session

Session 4 - Chair: Vadim Le Joncour

14:30-15:00 Invited speaker: Jukka Westermarck, University of Turku
Protein phosphatase 2A reactivation therapy for glioma

15:15-15:30 Short talk: To be selected from the Abstracts

15.30-15.45 Short talk: To be selected from the Abstracts

15:45-16:00 Short talk: To be selected from the Abstracts

16:00-16:15 Closing words, best talk prize and announcement of the FIBTRA meeting 2020


Supported by:

TSV – Tieteellisten seurain valtuuskunta

Doctoral Programme in Medicine and Life Sciences (TUNI)






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