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Cancer: Aging in the Driver’s Seat (C1)

Scientific Organizers: Sheila A. Stewart, Judith Campisi, Manuel Serrano and Eiji Hara


March 7—10, 2021

Fairmont Empress Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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** Registration opens in January 2020 **



Discounted Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is )

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is )

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 6, 2021

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, March 7 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Wednesday, March 10 with a closing plenary session and keynote address from 14:30 to 20:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Thursday, March 11 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 7

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, MARCH 8

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Aging in the Tumor Microenvironment
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Sheila A. Stewart, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Age-Related Changes in the Tumor Microenvironment Drive Tumorigenesis

Marco Demaria, European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging, Netherlands
Role of Cellular Senescence in Tumor Progression and Therapy-Induced Side Effects

Coffee Break

Ashani Weeraratna, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Age and Tumor Initiation, Understanding the Drivers

Derek A. Wainwright, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
Aging-Dependent Changes in the Brain Stroma Drive Incurable Glioblastoma

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
The Aging Immune Response, Cancer Sneaks In
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Jing-Dong Jackie Han, Peking university, China
Heterogeneity of Human Aging

Arne N. Akbar, University College London, UK
Senescent Non Lymphoid Cells Inhibit Immunity in the Skin

Andrea Ablasser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
The Role of cGAS/STING and the Immune Response in Senescence

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, MARCH 9

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Stem Cells, Reprogramming and Cancer, How Is It All Related
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Manuel Serrano, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain
Cell States that Drive Reprogramming

Amy J. Wagers, Harvard University, USA
Programming and Reprogramming Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine

Coffee Break

Anne Brunet, Stanford University, USA
Epigenetic and Metabolism Crosstalk, Implications in Aging and Cancer

Nathaniel Eames David, UNITY Biotechnology, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Inflammaging, What Does it Mean?
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Impact of Senescence on the Immune System in Wound Healing, Cancer and Immunotherapy

Ana O'Loghlen, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Exosomes and Cytokines in Senescent Cells, how do they Communicate?

Eiji Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Roles and Mechanisms of Cellular Senescence in Inflammation and Cancer

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

08:00—11:00
Paracrine Signaling in the TME
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Sandra S. McAllister, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA
Systemic Aging and Tumorigenesis

Naoko Ohtani, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
The Microbiotoa and Cancer, is Senescence Important?

Coffee Break

Meng C. Wang, Baylor College of Medicine/HHMI, USA
Microbe-Mitochondria Crosstalk in Healthy Aging

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Paracrine Signaling: What Drives Tumor Progression
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Peter Croucher, Garvan Institute, Australia
The Bone Niche and Tumor Cell Dormancy, Lessons from Multiple Myeloma

Tamara Tchkonia†, Mayo Clinic, USA
Obesity and Aging and Cancer

David J. Glass, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA
Age-Related Gene and Signaling Perturbations that Increase the Probability of Oncogenesis

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Targeting the Systemic Environment
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Autophagy, Eating your Way to Cancer

Jan M. van Deursen†, Mayo Clinic, USA
Targeting the Senescent Tumor Promoter

Peter L. J. de Keizer, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
Therapy-Induced Senescence-Risks to Cancer Progression

Pura Munoz Canoves, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Muscle Wasting in Aging

19:00—19:45
Closing Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

19:45—20:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 02/07/2021

20:00—21:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


THURSDAY, MARCH 11

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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