ISCaM 2019
6th Annual meeting

Cancer metabolic rewiring:
mapping the road to clinical translation

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to announce the “6th Annual ISCAM Meeting” to be held on 17-19 October 2019 at Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, Portugal.

Cancer metabolism has been attracting attention of researchers and clinicians during the latest years, being recognized as a promising target for cancer therapy. In addition, metabolic rewiring has been identified as a mechanism of resistance to both classical and targeted therapy. In this meeting, we have set a comprehensive program that tackles the many faces of cancer metabolism, highlighting the recent advances in the field and the road ahead for clinical translation. This meeting will address topics from cancer pH dynamics; genetic and epigenetic regulation; cancer heterogeneity; cancer progression; programed cell death; to hot topics, namely diet and microbiota; immune response; and a clinical session on metabolism as a challenging target in cancer therapy. This year, we have the honor to count with the presence of several leading experts in the field and Prof. Diane Barber (University of S. Francisco, USA) and Prof. Jacques Pouysségur (Centre Scientifique de Monaco, MC) as keynote speakers.

The meeting venue will take place at Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary complex, one of the most famous symbols of Portugal. It is composed by a neoclassical church (Sanctuary of Bom Jesus) which stands atop a lush hill from where you can watch beautiful sunsets over the city and an impressive baroque staircase (Escadório do Bom Jesus). The Sanctuary complex is legally protected as cultural heritage assets, respectively as a Property and a Monument of Public Interest. We have also set up attractive social events, including animation with traditional folk music, and a city tour to the beautiful fashionable Porto where we will have a guided tour to a wine cellar and its ancient traditions, followed by a tasting of Port wine.

We believe that this program will attract the interest of both basic and translational young and senior researchers, as well as clinicians, offering the opportunity to exchange ideas in a friendly and stimulating environment, which hopefully will promote fruitful collaborations. We expect that this meeting will map the road to clinical translation, contributing to unveil new and more effective ways to fight cancer.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in our beautiful country to an inspirational and memorable ISCaM meeting!

Your local hosts,

Fátima Baltazar and Ana Preto

University of Minho
School of Sciences
School of Medicine

Important Dates

Abstract Submission From March 1st to June 1st, 2019

Evaluations of Abstracts Will be communicated on July 1st, 2019

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Early Registration March 1st to August 31st, 2019

Late Registration From September 1st to September 30th, 2019

REGISTRATION

Chair Committee

Ana Preto
University of Minho – PT
Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Fátima Baltazar
University of Minho – PT
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute

Local Organizing Committee

Ana Preto
University of Minho – PT
Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Fátima Baltazar
University of Minho – PT
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute

Lúcio Lara Santos
Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Porto – PT

Julieta Afonso
University of Minho – PT
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute

Marta Costa
University of Minho – PT
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute

Rita Brás
University of Minho – PT
Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Sara Gomes
University of Minho – PT
Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Sara Granja
University of Minho – PT
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute

Scientific Committee

Ana Preto
University of Minho – PT
Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Fátima Baltazar
University of Minho – PT
Life and Health Sciences Research Institute

Gyorgy Szabadkai
University College London – UK
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Lucie Brisson
University of Tours – FR
Inserm Nutrition Growth and Cancer unit

Nicola Baldini
University of Bologna – IT
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Pawel Swietach
University of Oxford – UK

Pierre Sonveaux
Université Catholique de Louvain – BE
IREC Institute, Pole of Pharmacology

Silvia Pastorekova
Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava – SK
Institute of Virology

Sofia Avnet
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli – IT
Orthopaedic Pathophysiology and Regenerative Medicine Lab

Stine Pedersen
University of Copenhagen – DK
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Important Dates

Abstract Submission From March 1st to June 1st, 2019

Evaluations of Abstracts Will be communicated on July 1st, 2019

Important Dates

Early Registration March 1st to August 31st, 2019

Late Registration From September 1st to September 30th, 2019

Thank You!

Venue
Colunata de Eventos Hotéis Bom Jesus

An historical building, renovated and completely equipped for events, congresses, receptions, meetings and much more.
All those amenities make the Colunata a unique place in the Region. With a flaring sight over the city of Braga, it is located jointly to the Hotels in a private area. A charming place with amazing possibilities.

Accommodation

Hotel do Parque

History, tradition, nature and spirituality come hand-in-hand in the Hotel do Parque Bom Jesus, located in one of the most stunning sacred mountains of Europe. A recently built hotel that keeps the charm of its origins in 1870.

This hotel near the sanctuary of Bom Jesus, Braga, stands out for its artistic, religious and natural richness, as well as for its suggestive services, like sauna, Turkish bathroom, bar, free wifi, gym… The objective is to offer you health, wellness and nature.

Discover in the Hotel do Parque Bom Jesus one of the most emblematic hotels in Braga. Make an exclusive reservation at the best price guaranteed here, on the official website of Hotéis Bom Jesus.

CODE: ISCaMBomJesus

Accommodation

Hotel do Elevador

Unique and surprising places, tradition, culture and history come hand-in-hand in the Hotel do Elevador. This original and different hotel in Bom Jesus do Monte is named after the elevator moved by water near which it is located, one of the oldest and stunning elevators in the world. A nook of peace where to get lost and rest.

Of classic style, the Hotel do Elevador features 22 well-cared rooms where to enjoy comfort in one of the most attractive settings of the north of Portugal. Besides, the hotel stands out for being a gastronomic hotel in Braga, as it features one of the most emblematic restaurants in Bom Jesus, where to savour the best traditional Portuguese cuisine with panoramic views over the city of Braga.

Book a hotel in Bom Jesus with free wifi, parking, access to the wellness centre, terrace… at the best price here, on the official website of Hotéis Bom Jesus.

CODE: ISCaMBomJesus

Accommodation

Hotel do lago

Rediscovering nature, enjoying peace and beauty, relaxing and enjoying wellness is possible in the Hotel do Lago. This modern hotel in Bom Jesus do Monte offers you the best combination of rest, leisure and culture.

With all the charm of a historic accommodation of the end of the XVIIIth century, the Hotel do Lago in Bom Jesus has been completely refurbished, creating state-of-the-art resting and relaxing spaces: double and family rooms, free wifi, rooms for events, panoramic terrace with views to the Geres mountain range…

Visit one of the most exquisite destinations of the north of Portugal and enjoy a hotel near Braga to your liking. Make a reservation here, on the official website of Hotéis Bom Jesus, at the best price guaranteed.

CODE: ISCaMBomJesus

Accommodation

Hotel do Templo

With the historic charm of a hotel inaugurated in 1870, the completely refurbished Hotel do Templo is a nook of peace, relaxation and wellness for all those who want to discover the essence of Portugal and rest in an unforgettable setting.

Enjoy a hotel near the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte with complete wellness centre, indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bathroom, gym, massage area and spa. Besides, it features rooms with free wifi, satellite TV and fridge in the room. An accommodation for all those who want the maximum comfort and rest.

Discover Portugal staying in a hotel with spa near Braga. Make a reservation on the official website of Hotéis Bom Jesus at the lowest price online

CODE: ISCaMBomJesus

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Email

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