AGENDA

Wednesday 20 September 2017
08.00 – 09.00 Registration (tea and coffee)
09.00 – 09.30 Welcome
09.30 – 12.30 Innovative Imaging:

Open discussion on the role of imaging in early detection, including how to distinguish the ‘tigers’ from the ‘pussycats’

(Session will have a short break between 10.40 – 11.00)

Speakers: Professors John Kurhanewicz, Jeffrey Bamber, Drs Robert Gillies and Sarah Bohndiek

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break – Networking
14.00 – 17.00 Tumour environment (intrinsic and extrinsic):

Including the immune environment and the emergence of mutational signatures

Speakers: Professors Phil Jones, Lisa Coussens, Matthew Spitzer and Jenny Ting

17.00 – 19.00 Drinks Reception at Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Thursday 21 September 2017
08.00 – 09.00 Tea and coffee
09.00 – 09.30 Welcome and recap
09.30 – 12.30 Liquid biopsies and ctDNA:

Understanding age-related somatic mutations and ctDNA detection strategies; epigenetics of ctDNA; immune cell profiling.

(Session will have a short break between 10.40 – 11.10)

Speakers: Professors Harlan Robins, Jeffrey Pollard, Inigo Martincorena and Irene Ghobrial

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 17.00 Network activities (further information to come)
18.30 – 19.30 Pre-dinner drinks
19.30 – 23.00 Gala Dinner, Kings College, Cambridge
Friday 22 September 2017
08.00 – 09.00 Tea and coffee
09.00 – 09.30 Welcome and recap
09.30 – 12.30 Technology:

Interactive panel discussion with representatives from biopsy and sequencing technology companies, presenting scientific results and sharing challenges

(Session include a short break from 10.40 – 11.10)

Speakers: Drs Jonas Korlach, Raj Krishnan, Barry Berger, Jasmine Fisher and Utkan Demirci

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 17.00 Final discussion and next steps:

Interactive panel and audience discussion, looking back over the conference as well as looking to the future and the next steps for Early Detection.

17.00 Departure