Preliminary Program (Note! Changes are highly likely!)

Brain Tumor Microenvironment and Novel Drug Therapies to Treat Brain Tumors

Day 131st of August, 2023
16-18Welcome by the organizers
Session A: Brain Tumor Microenvironment and Networks
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Karin Forsberg Nilsson, Uppsala University: Using Evolutionary Constraint to Define Novel Candidate Genes in Brain Tumors
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Varun Venkataramani, University Clinic Heidelberg: The Cancer Neuroscience of Multicellular Brain Tumor Networks
Speaker selected from the abstracts: TBA
18-20Symposium Dinner
Day 21st of September, 2023
8.30-10.15Session B: Brain Tumor Research in Kuopio in a Spotlight
Invited Speaker: Prof. Petro Julkunen, UEF/Kuopio Univeristy Hospital: Clinical application and future prospects of neuronavigated transcranial magnetic stimulation with brain tumors
Invited Speaker: Dr. Minna Niittykoski, UEF: Pursuing of glioma model and platform for therapeutical and biomarker studies
Short Break
10.15-11.30Session C: Novel Therapies to Treat Brain Tumors
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Maria G. Castro, University of Michigan: Epigenetic Remodeling within Glioma Cells Impacts Myelopoiesis and the Response to Immunotherapies: Clinical Implications
Speaker selected from the abstracts: TBA
11.30-12.30Lunch with Meet the Experts
Poster session & Exhibition
12.30-14Session D: Targeted Drug Delivery and Novel Diagnostic Approaches
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tambet Teesalu, University of Tartu (30 min): Systemic precision targeting of brain tumors with homing peptides
Invited Speaker: Dr. Filip Ekholm, University of Helsinki (30 min): Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) in the treatment of brain tumors
14-14.45Coffee Break with posters presentations & exhibitions
14.45-15.45Invited Speaker: Dr. Joonas Haapasalo, Tampere University Hospital: Intraoperative Brain Tumor Identification with Differential Mobility Spectrometry (eNose)
Closing up the meeting and awarding the posters