BTEC 2014 Annual Conference

September 8, 2014 to September 11, 2014
Vienna Austria

Brain Tumor Epidemiology

A Hub within Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology



Monday, September 8th

6:00-8:00 pm Cocktail reception in the Shambala Bar at Le Méridien

Join us to meet fellow BTEC 2014 attendees

Tuesday, September 9th

8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome coffee – Shambala Bar

8:45 – 9:00 am Badge pick-up at the registration desk in front of the Velvet Blue 1 Room

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome Remarks

9:15 – 10:15 am EANO-BTEC joint session: Linking brain tumor epidemiology with clinical Neuro-oncology

Chair: Christine Marosi, Vienna – Austria

  • A neuroradiologist perspective: Daniel Prayer, Vienna – Austria

  • A neurosurgeon perspective: Luc Bauchet, Montpellier – France

  • < >10: 45 am – 12:15 pm Group discussion: New therapeutic avenues in Neuro-oncology - Linking brain tumor epidemiology with tissue-based research
    Chairs: Matthias Preusser, Vienna - Austria; Margret Wrensch, San Francisco - USA


    Insights from the Cancer Genome Atlas

    Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Cleveland - USA

    Molecular markers in adult brain tumors

    David Capper, Heidelberg - Germany

    Molecular markers in pediatric brain tumors

    Paul Fisher, Palo Alto - USA

    Group discussion: Towards personalized medicine of brain tumor patients

    12:15am – 1:15pm Lunch Buffet Fancy Purple Foyer and BTEC Advisory Board Meeting

    1:15 – 2:00 pm Keynote: Transition from genotypes to epigenoty­pes of brain tumors

    Marcel Kool (CCC Lecturer), Heidelberg - Germany

    Podium discussion Moderation: Paul Fisher, Palo Alto, USA

    2:00 – 5:00 pm Abstract presentations

    Chair: Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Cleveland - USA

    2:00 – 2:15 pm A statewide assessment of childhood Central Nervous System Tumors and Traffic-related Air Pollution

    Heather E Danysh, Texas - USA.

    Winner of the USA BTEC Young Investigator Award

    2:15 – 2:30 pm Descriptive Epidemiology of 13,038 newly diagnosed and histologically confirmed Meningiomas in France: 2006-2010

    Sonia Zouaoui, Montpellier – France

    Winner of the Non-US BTEC Young Investigator Award

    2:30– 2:45 pm Epidemiology of malignant pontine gliomas in the pediatric population in Canada: a study of the Canadian Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (CPBTC)

    Samina Afzal, Halifax - Canada

    2:45 – 3:00 pm Can the “Hispanic Paradox” shed light on childhood central nervous system tumor risk?

    Julia E Heck, Los Angeles - USA

    3:00– 3:15 pm History of chicken pox and shingles in glioma risk: preliminary results from the Glioma International Case-Control Study

    Michael E Scheurer, Texas - USA

    3:15– 3:30 pm Expression Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTL) and allele specific expression (ASE) study of glioma Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) Variants

    Darryl Nousome, Los Angeles – USA

    3:30 – 3:45 pm Analysis of rare germline variants in cancer genes in low and high grade glioma cases

    Kimberly J Johnson, St. Louis - USA

    3:45– 4:00 pm Coffee Break Fancy Purple Foyer

    4:00– 4:15 pm Association of rare Germline Variants of JMJD1C with Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors

    Ching C. Lau, Houston - USA

    4:15 – 4:30 pm A Novel Role for Sheltering Complex Genes in Glioma Susceptibility

    Matthew N Bainbridge, Houston - USA

    4:30 – 4:45 pm Circulating Mutant DNA to Assess GBM Tumor Dynamics

    El Mustapha Bahassi, Cincinnati - USA

    4:45 – 5:00pm Phospatidylserine is a new molecular biomarker for brain tumors

    Xiaoyang Qi, Cincinnati - USA

    5:00– 5:15 pm Genome-wide Analysis uncovers recurrent alterations in primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) that correlate with survival and yield clues to pathogenesis

    Brian Patrick O’Neill, Rochester - USA

    5:15 – 5:30 pm Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma – rare disease with unfavorable outcome, ABTR 2005-2010

    Adelheid Woehrer, Vienna - Austria

    6:30 pm Bus will leave the hotel to go to the Conference dinner at Das Schreiberhaus

    Wednesday, September10th

    8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome coffee – Fancy Purple Foyer

    8:45 – 9:00 am Badge pick-up for day registrants in front of the Velvet Blue 1 Room

    9:00 – 9:50 am Keynote: Towards a European funding perspective – EU Horizon 2020

    Martin Müller, Swisscore

    Podium discussion Moderation:
    Johannes Hainfellner, Vienna – Austria

    10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break – Fancy Purple Foyer

    10:30am – 12:15pm Linking brain tumor epidemiology with cancer registration

    Chair: Carol Kruchko, Chicago - USA

    Biomarker translation into routine diagnostic use

    Johannes A Hainfellner, Vienna - Austria

    Towards the next brain tumor classification

    Johan M. Kros, Rotterdam – The Netherlands

    The IARC perspective

    Hiroko Ohgaki, Lyon - France

    Group discussion

    Carol Kruchko, Chicago - USA

    12:15– 1.15 pm Lunch – Fancy Purple Foyer

    BTEC Business Meeting please see agenda page 25

    1:15 – 4:00 pm Working Group meetings in two sessions –

    2 Working Groups per session for 1.5 hours each

    4.00 – 4.30 pm Coffee Break – Fancy Purple Foyer

    4.30– 5:15 pm Working Group reports