About the conference

The San Antonio Pediatric Cancer Symposium, hosted by the Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute - UT Health San Antonio and in conjunction with the will bring together some of the most respected childhood cancer researchers from academia and industry; to discuss how advances in basic and translational sciences are impacting tomorrow's therapies and diagnoses.

More info (including sessions, speakers, and registration) coming soon!

Event schedule

Sun, 2/19

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Symposium Welcome Reception

Symposium Reception

Tues, 2/21

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

 

 

 


8:30a-9:30a

John MarisKeynote speaker

John M. Maris, MD
CHOP
Presentation: Recent advances in the immunotherapeutic targeting of childhood cancer oncoproteins

 

 

 

 


9:30a-10:00a

Coffee/Tea Break

Coffee

 

 

 

 


10:00a-11:30a

Session 5: Big Data/Omics

Jinghui Zhang, PhDJinghui Zhang, PhD
St. Jude
Presentation Title: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Resnick 200x300Adam Resnick, PhD
CHOP
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yang Xie, PhDYang Xie, PhD
UT Southwestern
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 


11:30am - 12noon

Short talks (2) selected from submitted abstracts


12noon - 1pm

Lunch

Salad

 

 

 

 


1:00pm - 2:30pm

Session 6: Epigenetics/Transcriptional Dysregulation

Trevor Bivona 200x300Trevor Bivona, MD, PhD
UCSF
Presentation Title: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Speaker 2
XYZ
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

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XYZ

 

 

 


2:30pm - 3:00pm

Coffee/Tea break

Coffee

 

 

 


3:00pm -4:30pm

Session 7: Disparities

Amelie RamirezAmelie G. Ramirez, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
UT Health San Antonio
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Lupo 200x300Phil Lupo, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Presentation: Ethnic disparities in acute lymphoblastic leukemia susceptibility and outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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XYZ University

Presentation: TBD

 

 


4:30pm - 5:30pm

Poster Session, Odd #s


5:30pm - 6:30pm

Poster Session, Even #s


6:30pm - 7:30pm

SAPCS Banquet


Wed, 2/22

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

 

 


8:30am-10:00am

Session 8: Transcription Factors, Structure to Function in Pediatric Cancer

Martin Eilers, PhD 200x300Martin Eilers, PhD
Univ of Wurzburg
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcel Kool 200x300Marcel Kool, PhD
Children’s Brain Tumor Network (Germany)
Presentation: Single cell analyses of embryonal brain tumors provide new insights in cellular hierarchies, drug targets and the tumor micro-environment

 

 

 

 

 

Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Ph.D 200x300Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Ph.D
Kyushu University
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 


10:00am-10:30am

Coffee Break

Coffee

 

 

 

 


10:30am-12:00pm

Session 9: Advocacy in Childhood Cancer/Survivorship

Danielle-Leach-MPADanielle Leach
National Brain Tumor Foundation
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

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XYZ
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

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XYZ
Presentation: TBD

 

 


12:00noon-12:30pm

Poster Awards


12:30pm

Final words

SAPCS concluded

Mon, 2/20

7:30am - 8:30am

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 


 

8:30am - 9:00 am

Welcome: Speaker TBA

9:00 am - 10:30am

Session 1: Targeted Therapy

Angelina Vaseva 200x300Angelina Vaseva, PhD
UT Health San Antonio
Presentation: Targeting RAS in pediatric cancers- are we there yet?”

 

 

 

 

 

Will Parsons 200x300D.Will Parsons, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

Arvin Dar 200x300Arvin Dar, PhD
Mount Sinai
Presentation Title: “Short-circuiting cancer pathways with chemical switches and molecular glues.”

 

 

 

 

 


10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee/Tea Break

Coffee

 

 

 


11:00am - 12:30pm

Session 2: Clinical Trials

Richard Gorlick 200x300Richard Gorlick, MD
MD Anderson
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda Weigel, PhD 200x300Brenda Weigel, PhD
Univ of Minnesota
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Bender Julia Glade Bender, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 


12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch
Salad

 

 

 

 


1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session 3: Current Advances in Pediatric Solid Tumors Therapy

Paol Sorenson 200x300Dr. Poul Sorensen, MD, PhD
Univ of British Columbia
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

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XYZ
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

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XYZ
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 


3:00pm -3:30pm

Coffee/Tea Break
Coffee

 

 

 

 


3:30pm - 5:00pm

Session 4: Challenges in Immunology & Immunotherapy

Yael Mosse 200x300Yael P. Mosse, PhD
CHOP
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female Photo Coming SoonJulie Bailis, PhD
Executive Director, Oncology Research
Amgen, Inc.

 

 

 

 

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Speaker 3
XYZ
Presentation: TBD

 

 

 


5:00pm -6:00pm

Poster Previews &
Poster Blast (1min “elevator speech” of each poster)

 


6:00pm -6:30pm

Wine & Cheese Mixer
Wine & Cheese