About the day

Genomic Medicine Sweden is hosting a full-day symposium ”Enabling Precision Cancer Medicine in Sweden – A Collaborative Effort” on November 25 2019 at BioMedicum, Solna campus. The symposium is hosted in collaboration with Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche, and will focus on ongoing precision medicine efforts for cancer. The purpose is to highlight ongoing efforts for solid tumors and explore what the future might have in store. In addition our featured panel discussion will highlight the importance of the need for a collaborative effort between academia, healthcare and industry in order to envision and deliver precision health to healthcare on broad scale.

Monday November 25

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8:30am – 9:00am

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Coffee and Registration

 

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9:00am – 10:00am

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Welcome and Introduction Talks

  • Professor Richard Rosenquist Brandell, Director, Genomic Medicine Sweden
  • Dr. Jenni Nordborg, Director, National Coordinator, Life Sciences at the Government Offices
  • Professor Hans Hägglund, National Cancer Coordinator,The Swedish Association of Authorities and Regions (SKL)
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10:00am – 10:45am

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Keynote speaker

Dr. Ahmet Zehir, Director Clinical Bioinformatics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

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10:45am – 11:00am

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Coffee break

 

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11:00am – 12:15pm

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Short talks in Precision Cancer Medicine, Solid Tumors

  • Dr. Anders Edsjö, co-chair Genomic Medicine Sweden Solid Tumors Working Commitee
  • Dr. Peter Asplund, Study Director The MEGALiT study, Uppsala University Hospital
  • Professor Alena Skálová, Bioptická laborator and Charles University, Faculty of Medicine, Pilsen, The Czech Republic
  • Dr. Gracy Crane, Senior Prinicipal Scientist, Roche, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12:15pm – 1:15pm

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Lunch break

 

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1:15pm – 2:00pm

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Panel discussion: Enabling Precision Cancer Medicine thru Collaboration

Moderator: Dr. Frida Lundmark, Programme Director, Vinnova

Panelists:

  • Gracy Crane
  • Aurora Seminara
  • Alena Skálová
  • Ahmet Zehir
  • Peter Asplund
  • Jenni Nordborg
  • Johan Botling
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2:00pm – 2:20pm

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Precision Cancer Medicine, a Multi-Omics Approach

Päivi Östling, Associate Professor, co-Principal Investigator at Olli Kallioniemi SciLifeLab Research group KI Dept. of Oncology and Pathology

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2:20pm – 2:40pm

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Coffee break

 

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2:40pm – 3:40pm

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Parallel Sessions

A. Diagnostics of Fusion Genes, Professor Alena Skálová, and Dr. Henrik Fagman, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
B. Liquid Biopsies, Dr. Aurora Seminara, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Dr. Jonas Nilsson, Umeå University
C. Mutational Signatures, Assoc. Professor Johan Staaf, Lund University
D. Clinicogenomic Database, Dr. Gracy Crane, Roche, and Dr. Per Sikora, Gothenburg Univeristy

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3:50pm – 4:00pm

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Summary & Wrap Up

 

Organizing committee: Michael Akhras, Anders Edsjö, Richard Rosenquist Brandell, och Johan Botling