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XLD - Cancer Stem Cells: Advances in Biology and Clinical Translation (T2)

Scientific Organizers: Irene Oi Lin Ng, Xin Wei Wang and Dean G. Tang


October 13—17, 2019

Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong


Organized in collaboration with the Croucher Foundation and The University of Hong Kong


Meeting has been cancelled. Please call our office if you have questions at 970-262-1230 or 1-800-253-0685.
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Scientists, students and post-doctoral associates that reside in South East Asia
Click here for information about applying for a registration subsidy.

** Registration currently unavailable **



Discounted Abstract Deadline: July 9, 2019

*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 August 14, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: July 9, 2019

*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: July 9, 2019

*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: August 14, 2019

*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 July 9, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: August 14, 2019

*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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Keystone Symposia has received funding from the Croucher Foundation and The University of Hong Kong to subsidize a limited number of registration fees for local scientists, students and post-doctoral associates to attend and participate in this Keystone Symposia Conference.

Who can Apply: Scientists, students and post-doctoral associates that reside in South East Asia.

This award is intended to enable individuals with financial need to attend the meeting who would not otherwise be able to participate. This support is for registration fees only. The awardee must arrange for their own transportation, accommodation and food expenses.

How to Apply: Email awards@keystonesymposia.org with the following information:
Name, Occupation, Current Degree, Institute Attending or Current Employment, Area of Research or Study, and a short statement explaining why attending this meeting would benefit your research, training, or career goals.

Deadline: Midnight US Mountain Time (MST) on Thursday, August 22, 2019

We look forward to receiving your application. All applications will receive email confirmation of receipt. Awardees will be assisted in the registration process. Declined applications will receive notice in advance of the discounted registration deadline.

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, October 13 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, October 17 with a closing plenary session from 13:30 to 17:30, followed by a social hour. We recommend return travel on Friday, October 18 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

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

Hotel Jen Lobby

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14

08:00—09:00
Poster Setup

Lecture Hall LG 2
09:00—17:30
Poster Viewing

Lecture Hall LG 2
09:15—10:15
Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Irving L. Weissman, Stanford University, USA
Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells

10:15—12:45
Normal Stem Cell Biology
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Markus Grompe, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
The Role of Polyploid Hepatocytes during Liver Regeneration and Cancer

Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, China
Chemical Induction of Pluripotency

Coffee Break

Amy J. Wagers, Harvard University, USA
Muscle Stem Cells

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

12:45—13:30
Networking Lunch

Lecture Hall LG 2
13:00—15:00
Poster Session 1

Lecture Hall LG 2
15:00—15:30
Coffee Available

Lecture Hall LG 2
15:30—17:30
Stem Cell and Cancer
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Michael M. Shen, Columbia University, USA
Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Prostate Development and Cancer

Richard White, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Cell-Cell Interactions as Drivers of Metastasis: Insights from Zebrafish Models of Melanoma

Klaus H. Kaestner, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Genetic Screens for Drivers and Modifiers of Liver Cancer

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:30
On Own for Dinner


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

08:00—09:00
Poster Setup

Lecture Hall LG 2
09:00—17:30
Poster Viewing

Lecture Hall LG 2
09:00—12:30
Cancer Stem Cells - Regulation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Junfang Ji, Zhejiang University, China
miRNAs and Hepatic Cancer Stem Cells

Calvin Kuo, Stanford University, USA
Organoid Modeling of the Tumor Microenvironment

Coffee Break

Lola McAdams Reid, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Patch Grafting of Endodermal Stem/Progenitor Organoids Enable Hepatic and Pancreatic Cell Therapies

Lijian Hui, Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, China
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

12:30—13:30
Networking Lunch

Lecture Hall LG 2
13:00—15:00
Poster Session 2

Lecture Hall LG 2
15:00—15:30
Coffee Available

Lecture Hall LG 2
15:30—17:30
Cancer Stem Cell Biology
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Irene Oi Lin Ng, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Liver Cancer Stemness

Chunzhang Yang, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA
IDH1 Mutation Predisposes Distinctive Therapeutic Vulnerabilities in Glioma Stem Cells

Suling Liu, Shanghai Cancer Center, China
Regulation of Breast Cancer Stem Cells and Drug Resistance

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

18:00—18:30
Transportation to Optional Dinner

18:30—21:30
Optional Dinner Gathering at Jumbo Kingdom


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

09:00—17:30
Poster Viewing

Lecture Hall LG 2
09:00—12:30
CSC, Tumor Microenvironment and Immunity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Zena Werb, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Role of Myeloid Cells in Regulating the Metastatic Cell Niche

Wei Guo, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Tumor-Derived Exosomes in Immune Suppression

Coffee Break

Stephanie K.Y. Ma, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Non-Cellular Components of the Tumor Microenvironment in Maintenance of Liver Cancer Stemness

Carmen Chak-Lui Wong, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hypoxia, Cancer and Cancer Stemness

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

12:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Lecture Hall LG 2
12:30—16:00
On Own for Lunch

15:30—16:00
Coffee Available

Lecture Hall LG 2
16:00—18:00
Cancer Cell Heterogeneity
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Xin Wei Wang, NCI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Integrated Genomics to Uncover Clinically-Relevant Liver Cancer Drivers

Ning Zhang, Peking University, China
Single Cell Analysis on Liver Cancer

Erwei Song, Sun-Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital, China
Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Stem Cells

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

18:00—19:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Lecture Hall LG 2
18:30—20:30
Poster Session 3

Lecture Hall LG 2

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

09:00—12:30
Cancer Stem Cell – Translational Applications
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Dean G. Tang, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA
Molecular Understanding and Therapeutic Targeting of Prostate Cancer Stem Cells

Anna Dubrovska, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany
Cancer Stem Cells as Biomarkers for Radiotherapy Outcome and Targets for Combined Treatments

Coffee Break

Clemens A. Schmitt, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Senescence-Associated Stemness as a Mechanism of Treatment Failure in Cancer

Jos J. Melenhorst, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Remission and Relapse in Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Reprogrammed T-Cell Therapies

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

12:30—13:30
Networking Lunch

Lecture Hall LG 2
13:00—13:30
Coffee Available

Lecture Hall LG 2
13:30—16:00
Cancer Stem Cell - Clinical Translation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
Justin D. Lathia, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Targeting Cancer Stem Cell-Immune Cell Interactions in Glioblastoma

Wolf Ruprecht Wiedemeyer, Abbvie, USA
Characterization and Targeting of Distinct Subpopulations Driving Tumor Progression and Drug Resistance in Advanced Solid Tumors

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:00—16:15
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/13/2019

Grand Hall
17:30—18:30
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Lecture Hall LG 2

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Croucher Foundation The University of Hong Kong

We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

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