Agenda

08:00
Registration and coffee

Venue: Sune Bergströms Aula, Eugeniavägen 3, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna


08:30
Welcome

Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, President, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Introduction

Prof. Anna Martling, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


08:40
Future rectal cancer treatment - will TME be obsolete?

Prof. Richard J Heald, Basingstoke Hospital, United Kingdom


09:00
Pathogenesis, Prevention, Prediction and Prognosis

Chairpersons: Prof. Torbjörn Holm and Prof. Per J Nilsson

  • Microbiota – the key to carcinogenesis and treatment response? Prof. Phil Quirke, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Chemoprevention – white willows and carrots? Prof. Gunnar Baatrup, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
  • Genetic markers in personalized medicine Prof. Mef Nilbert, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Cutting edge in immunotherapyfor rectal cancer Dr Myriam Chalabi, the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
  • Panel discussion

10:30
Coffee

10:50
Emerging technologies in rectal cancer treatment

Chairpersons: Prof.Torbjörn Holm and Ass. Prof. Per J Nilsson

  • Next generation robotics Prof. Amjad Parvaiz, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal and Poole, United Kingdom
  • Molecular imaging and theranostics in cancer treatment Prof. Jens Sörensen, Dept. of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Virtual surgery – must or dust? Prof. Shafi Ahmed, Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew´s Hospital Barts Health, United Kingdom
  • Pitfalls when introducing new techniques Prof. Des Winter, St Vincent´s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • Panel discussion

12:30
Liquid biopsy – the new kid on the block?

Chair: Ass. Prof. Pehr Lind

Key Note Lecture

Can circulating tumor DNA in early-stage colorectal cancer be more than a prognostic biomarker?

Prof. Peter Gibbs,Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

 


13:00
CITCCA –Circulating Tumor DNA in Colorectal Cancer New Swedish prospective RCT

Prof. Anna Martling, Karolinska Institutet


13:10
Lunch

14:00
Karolinska Institutet – a global university

Mr Mikael Odenberg, Chairman of the Karolinska Institutet Board


14:05
Early Rectal Cancer

Chair: Prof. Anna Martling

Key Note Lecture

Management of malignant rectal polyp/early rectal cancer
Dr Roel Hompes, Academic Medical Center Amsterdam


14:30
New management of Early Rectal Cancer

Chairpersons: Ass. Prof. Per J. Nilsson, Dr Inês Santiago and Dr Carlos Carvalho

  • Oncological organ preservation. Standard treatment now – or never? -will it become standard treatment? Prof. Geerard Beets, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
  • Surgical organ preservation with and without radiotherapy Prof. Yves Panis, Université Paris VII, France
  • Salvage surgeryfor local regrowths – Are we harming our patients by defferring the surgery Prof. Nuno Figueiredo, Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Lisbon Portugal
  • New techniques and technologies in radiotherapy Dr Oriol Parés, Champalimaud Clinical Centre, Lisbon Portugal
  • Panel discussion

16:15
Coffee

16:45
Life After Cure

Chair: Ass. Prof. Annika Sjövall

Key Note Lecture

Sex, drugs and rock and roll?
Dr Katrine Jøssing Emmertsen, Aarhus University, Denmark


17:15
Closing remarks

Professor Anna Martling


19:00
Banquet dinner

At the Nationalmuseum, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2