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Montreal International Symposium on Angiogenesis and Metastasis –MISAM 2013

Primary and Metastatic Brain Cancers – Molecular Pathways and Clinical Challenges
 
The Montreal International Symposium on Angiogenesis and Metastasis, MISAM-2013, will take place in historic and beautiful Montreal on June 12-14, 2013. This bi-annual event aims to bring together scientists working in areas related to disseminated disease, angiogenesis and metastasis in order to tackle together this great challenge common to all cancers, but yet so diverse.
 
This event has been held twice previously. MISAM 2009 was devoted to metastatic breast cancer and pediatric solid tumours, while MISAM 2011 focused on colorectal cancer. In each case, over 200 scientists met, shared ideas and debated the critical issues of the day. This year (2013), the focus is on disseminated brain tumours, an area where unmet needs could not be greater.
 
A unique program will be filled with the latest advances, as well as emerging concepts and ideas in key areas of angiogenesis and metastasis research in brain cancer.  This will stimulate discussions that will continue outside of the lecture halls and extend beyond the two-day symposium.  Montreal, with its picturesque streets, world-renowned restaurants and long-standing tradition of thought, learning, science and humanism will provide the ideal surrounding for this exciting exchange of ideas.
 
You are invited to MISAM 2013 and to Montreal!
 
Scientific Committee
Chairs:
Nicole Beauchemin, Ph.D., Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill University
Janusz Rak, MD/Ph.D., Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Nada Jabado, MD/Ph.D., Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute
 
Members:
Pnina Brodt, Ph.D., McGill University Health Centre Research Institute
Josephine Nalbantoglu, Ph.D., Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Peter Siegel, Ph.D., Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill University
 
Speakers:
 
Steffen Albrecht, MD, MUHC's MontrealChildren's Hospital, McGill University
Barry Bedell, MD/PhD, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Frederic Charron, PhD, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Peter Dirks, MD/PhD,The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Charles G. Eberhart, MD/PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Paula Foster, PhD, Robarts Research Institute
Frank Furnari, PhD, UC San Diego, Moores Cancer Centre
Eric Holland, MD/PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Annie Huang, MD/PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Antonio Iavarone, MD, Columbia University Cancer Center
Nada Jabado, MD/PhD, MUHC's MontrealChildren's Hospital Research Institute, McGill University
Mark Kieran, MD/PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Thomas Kislinger, PhD, Ontario Cancer Institute, University of Toronto
Mark Lathrop, PhD, Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, McGill University
Josephine Nalbantoglu, PhD, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
James Perry, MD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
Kevin Petrecca, MD/PhD, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Stefan Pfister, MD, German Cancer Research Center,Heidelberg
Heidi Phillips, PhD, Genentech Inc
Janusz Rak, MD/PhD, MUHC's MontrealChildren's Hospital Research Institute, McGill University
David Reardon, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Sheila Singh, MD/PhD, McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, McMaster University
Patricia Steeg, PhD, National Cancer Institute, Centre for Cancer Research
Stefano Stifani, PhD, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Michael Taylor, MD/PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Manuel Valiente-Cortes, PhD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Samuel Weiss, PhD, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
Gelareh Zadeh, MD/PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
 
For further information, visit http://misam.mcgill.ca/
For registration, abstract and poster information, please contact nathalie.magnus@mail.mcgill.ca
 
Speaker

Organizer Magdalena Maslowska

When?

Wed, Jun. 12 - Fri, Jun. 14, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern

Where?

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Martin Amphitheatre
1200 Pine Ave. W.
Montreal, QC
Canada