ISLB 2020 Annual Meeting
30 & 31 October 2020, Barcelona, Spain


Who should attend?


  • Translational/clinical researchers

  • Physicians 

  • Pathologists, Molecular Pathologists and Molecular Biologists

  • Clinical trainees, PhD and other students

  • Industry and Molecular diagnostics sector

  • Patients associations and advocacy

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17:00 -19:00 - Thursday, October 29, 2020. Pre Congress Special Workshop Fluxion Biosciences CTCs Isolation and Analysis.  Chairman: Dr Ma Jose Serrano
 (Registration required, limited slots)
07:45 - 08:30   Registration process - 1st day - Friday, October 30, 2020
08:30 - 09:00   Welcome Remarks/Opening Ceremony 
Dr Massimo Cristofanilli and Dr Christian Rolfo
Introducing ISLB, CROH the Official Journal of ISLB
09:00 - 11:00 MODULE: Session 1: CTCs clinical application: a mirage or a reality?
Chairs: Dr Maria Jose Serrano - Dr Emilio Alba
09:05   Keynote presentation
Keynote speaker: Dr. Evi Lianidou - University of Athens, Greece
Beyond Enumeration: Functional and Computational Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells 
11:30 - 13:15 MODULE: Session 2: ISLB – ISEV joint session in Extracellular Vesicles
Chairs: Dr. Simona Taberna and Dr. Bernd Giebel
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch Symposium     PREDICINE
14:00 - 16:00 MODULE: Session 3: Investigating nucleic acid detection and their significance in solid tumors: ctDNA and the new entry ctRNA
Chairs: Dr. Christian Rolfo and Dr. Luis Montuenga
14:00   Keynote presentation
Keynote speaker: Dr David Gandara - University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
The revolution of ctDNA in Cancer 
17:30 - 19:00 MODULE: Session 5: ISLB – International Liquid Biopsy Alliance (ILBA) session.  
Chair: Dr Juan José Diaz Mochon 
11:30   Keynote presentation
Keynote speaker: Dr. Raghu Kalluri - MD Anderson Cancer Center
From the bench to Regulatory Approval (IDE, 501k)
16:30 - 17:00   SYMPOSIUM - MENARINI
Dr. Nicolo Manaresi  -  Dr. Mark Connelly
17:00   Keynote presentation
Keynote speaker: Dr Joan Seoane - Vall d’Hebrón Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain
Liquid biopsy beyond ctDNA & other fluids:  Meningeal Fluid
07:45 - 08:30   Registration process - 2nd day - Saturday, October 31, 2020
08:00  Breakfast Session: ISLB meet pharma, advocacy groups and associations 
The ISLB white paper project (only by invitation)
9:00 – 10:00 Special Workshop How to create and develop a lab in Liquid Biopsy: From the Technical to the translational aspects
(Registration required, limited slots) Chairman: Dr. Umberto Malapelle
Dr. Elke Smits - Dr. Clara Mayo - Dr. Leticia De Mattos - Dr. Elisa Giovannetti - Dr Joaquín Mateo
10:00 - 11:00 MODULE: Session 6: Liquid Biopsy in practicality
Dr. García-Foncillas and Dr. Gil-Bazo
11:30 - 13:30 MODULE: Session 7: Cancer Interception, Screening and Minimal Residual Disease
Chairmans: Dr Pedro Romero & Dr Santiago Viteri
13:30   Keynote presentation
Keynote speaker: Dr. David R Gandara - University of California Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
Liquid biopsy and Immunotherapy: bTMB and beyond
14:00 - 15:00   Satellite Symposium & lunch   ARCHER - Dr. Todd Druley
15:00 - 15:30 MODULE: Session 8: Liquid Biopsy in the Molecular Tumor Board: a new tool 
Chair: Dr. Miquel Taron.   Dr. Enriqueta Felip, Dr. Clara Montagut, Dr. Ignacio Duran, Dr.  Amir Behdad
15:30 - 16:20 MODULE: Special Session - Pro and Con debate: Liquid Biopsy in agnostic tumors 
Chairs: Dr Enrique de Alava
17:30 - MODULE: Session 9  Liquid biopsy beyond ctDNA & other fluids
Chair: Dr Maria José Serrano
18:30 Adjourn and closing remarks- Announcement ISLB 2021
16:30   Keynote presentation
Keynote speaker: Dr. Matteo Allegretti, PhD. IRCSS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Italy.
Impact of liquid biopsy in advanced HER2+ breast cancer tumors: follow-up study
World Trade Center Barcelona
Moll de Barcelona s/n, East building, 1st Floor, 08039, Barcelona. Spain

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