BTEC 2012 International Conference

June 30, 2012 to July 3, 2012
Montpellier France

International Collaborative for Brain Tumor Epidemiology

Opportunities, Challenges and Future Directions


BETC 2012 Agenda

Saturday Evening, June 30, 2012

6:00-8:00 Opening Cocktail Reception, The Pullman Montpellier Antigone Hotel


Sunday, July 1, 2012

7:00-8:00 Breakfast, The Pullman Montpellier Antigone Hotel

8:00 Registration

8:15 Welcome from Conference Hosts

Session 1 Existing International Brain Tumor Consortia – how to leverage existing infrastructures for future studies

Moderator: Jill Barnholtz-Sloan

8:30-9:00 Gliogene consortium update

Melissa Bondy

9:00-9:30 Meningioma consortium update

Elizabeth Claus

9:30-10:00 Childhood brain tumors update –CEFALO and Mobi-Kids

Elisabeth Cardis and Maria Feychting

10:00-10:15 Break

Session 2 Opportunities for Further International Brain Tumor Collaborations

Luc Bauchet

10:15-10:45 Cancer Registries in the US, Europe and Asia as a resource for recruitment – how investigators can use cancer registries for identifying subjects for epidemiology studies

Dennis Deapen (in consultation with Brenda Edwards); Pamela Minicozzi

10:45-11:15 Human Subjects rules in US, Europe and Asia for biological samples and patient identifying information

Dennis Deapen; Jeanne Hélène di Donato

11:15-11:45 Grant opportunities and Consortia in US, Europe and Asia for international collaborations on brain tumors

Daniela Seminara

11:45-12:15 New Consortia: European Low Grade Glioma Network and oppportunities for other CNS tumor types

Luc Bauchet, Emmanuel Mandonnet and Hugues Duffau

12:15-1:15 Lunch

Session 3 Junior Investigator Award Speakers and Abstract Presentations

Moderators: Jill Barnholtz-Sloan and Margaret Wrensch

1:30-1:40 Anna Di Stefano: TP53 germline variant rs78378222 in glioma risk.doc

Junior Investigator Award Speaker

1:40-1:50 Darryl Nousome: A Pilot Case-Parent Triad Study to Evaluate the Genetic Determinants of Pediatric Medulloblastoma

Junior Investigator Award Speaker

1:50-2:00 Jillian Birch: Analyses of cancer incidence and causes of death in child-parent trios- clues to aetiology of childhood Central Nervous System (CNS) tumours

2:00-2:10 Paul Fisher: Hazardous Air Pollutants and Risk of Childhood Brain Tumors in California

2:10-2:20 Philip Lupo: A Novel Case-Only Analysis of Gene-Gene Interactions and Pediatric Medulloblastoma Risk

2:20-2:30 Adelheid Wohrer: Incidence of Embryonal Tumor with Abundant Neuropil and True Rosettes in children- a population-based study by the Austrian Brain Tumor Registry

2:30-2:40 Nic Savaskan: Disruption of MIF_CD74 signaling abolishes microglial paralysis in malignant gliomas

2:40-2:50 Robert Jenkins: Fine mapping of the germline 8q24 region associated with the development of oligodendroglioma

2:50-3:00 Kyle Walsh: Risk prediction modelling indicates known risk alleles explain only a small proportion of genetic liability to glioblastoma: the future is wide open

3:00-3:15 Discussion around poster sessions

Session 4 Invited Speaker and Working Group Session

3:15-4:00 Invited Speaker --- Brain Tumor Familial Syndromes, Beatrice Melin

4:00 – 4:15 Coffee break

4:15-6:15 Individual Working Groups – Glioma GWAS and Special Populations (Barnholtz-Sloan, Dubrow, Rajaraman)

7:00 Dinner at the Historic Faculty of Medicine, Montpellier School of Medicine -- The Montpellier School of Medicine was created 800 years ago. One of its hidden treasures is its incredible Anatomy Museum created right after the French Revolution in 1794. It is comprised of four different areas with teratologic deformities, a large collection of skeletons and a unique display of wax models created by Felix Fontana from Florence, Italy. This visit will be a great opportunity to travel back in time and learn more about the Art of anatomy.

Monday, July 2, 2012

8:15-9:15 Breakfast, The Pullman Montpellier Antigone Hotel

BTEC Advisory Board Meeting

9:15-9:30 Announcements

9:30-12:00 Individual Working Groups

9:30-10:30 Post-GWAS (Jenkins and II’yasova)

10:30-12:00 Childhood Brain Tumors (Scheurer)

Meningioma Risk Factors and Quality of Life (Claus)

12:00-1:15 Lunch

BTEC Business Meeting

1:15-2:15 Guest Keynote Lecture, Stephen Chanock

Session 5 Round Table Discussion

2:30- 4:30 Discussion (Moderator: Elizabeth Claus)

Reports from Working Groups

Discussion about potential new International collaborations; international data sharing policies; IRBs and Ethic Boards

(Break scheduled at 3:00)

4:30-5:30 Future Directions – building new collaborative projects in brain tumors (Moderator: Robert Jenkins)

7:00 Bus Departure from the Hotel

Dinner in La Grande Motte: Enjoy a nice relaxing evening by the Mediterranean Sea!