The « Tumour Targeting, Imaging, Radiotherapies” network of the Cancéropôle Grand-Ouest is pleased to announce its seventeenth international workshop which will take place from the 9th to 12th of October 2024 in Erquy, West of France.

The workshop is dedicated to young researchers (PhD students and post-docs) even so experienced researchers are invited to participate.

The 17th international workshop edition will confront the points of view and issues of various research fields such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Medicine, Computer science, involved in the development of molecular and external beam radiotherapies in Oncology.

The 2024 topic will focus on therapeutic applications using lutetium-177, demonstrating the evolution of nuclear medicine, an initially diagnostic discipline that is now opening up to the prospect of therapeutic applications. Aspects of production, radiochemistry, dosimetry and imaging, such as pre-therapeutic SPECT imaging protocols, through to clinical trials will be discussed in the case of lutetium-177, but also for a and b emitters as alternatives. The workshop will also address the role of nanovectors for imaging and internal & external radiotherapies. Finally, the latest advances in tumor and microenvironment targeting will be highlighted.

Invited speakers in 2024:

  • Richard P Baum, Professor, President of the International Centers for Precision Oncology (ICPO) Academy, Curanosticum, Center for Advanced Radiomolecular Precision Oncology, University of Frankfurt-Main, Wiesbaden-Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Cristina Mueller, Professor, Research Group Leader at the Center for Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (CRS), Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Paul Scherrer Institut, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Massimo Alfano, Group Leader Extracellular Microenvironment Unit, Urological Research Institute, DiBit2, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy.
  • Emmanuelle Liaudet Coopman, Researcher, Head of the team “Breast cancer, Microenvironment & Immunotargeting”, IRCM, Institut de Recherche en Cancérologie de Montpellier & CRLC Val d’Aurelle-Paul Lamarque, Montpellier, France.
  • Miloslav Polasek, Researcher, Head of the Coordination Chemistry Research Group, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Anne-Laure Bulin, Researcher, group “Cancer Targets and Experimental Therapeutics”, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Grenoble, France.
  • Lefteris Livieratos, Clinical Scientist in Nuclear Medicine, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom.

The workshop will be built around lectures from the invited expert speakers and thematic sessions with selected oral presentations from young researchers providing valuable opportunities for discussion on innovative issues and highlighting integration among several disciplines.

This workshop aims at sharing scientific results and at facilitating exchanges between experienced and young researchers in the fast-growing field of imaging and radiotherapies.
In order to stimulate intense discussions between young and senior scientists, total attendance is limited to a maximum of 65 participants.

Awards:
30 travel grant awards are available for the young selected researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral scientists). Each award consists of free registration to the workshop, accommodation and contribution to travel expenses (up to 250€). The grants will be only available for PhD students / post-docs with accepted abstracts for oral presentations.

Abstract submission:
Young researchers are asked to submit an abstract presenting their current research projects and results for one of the five scientific topics listed above. A template is available on the website at http://www.cgo-workshop-vecto.fr/
Please, submit your abstract before May 27th, 2024.

Registration:
Deadline for registration is June 27th, 2024.
PhD students / post-docs selected for oral presentation: Free
Academical attendees: 500 €. Industrial attendees: 650 €
Registration includes: Full accommodation and meals from October 9th dinner until October 12th lunch.
Due to the limited number of attendees, an early registration is strongly advised.

Location:
This event will take place in the “Domaine de Roz Armor” in Erquy, in Côtes d’Armor, located 1.5 hours from Rennes, in West of France.

For more information please visit:
http://www.cgo-workshop-vecto.fr/