2021
September 20th
September 22nd
Poster Paris 1st Course on Pediatric CNS Tumors
International course

Paris 1st Course on Pediatric CNS Tumors

integrating scientific & clinical approaches

Session 1: embryonic tumors, craniopharyngioma, and germ cell tumors

REAL-TIME ONLINE COURSE (Paris Time = CEST).

Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors are the second most common cancers in children after leukemia.

CNS tumors in children, adolescents and young adults are a very heterogeneous group of rare tumors. They are classified in embryonic tumors (medulloblastomas, ATRT, other embryonic tumors), high-grade or low-grade glial tumors, ependymomas, craniopharyngiomas, intracranial malignant germ cell tumors, as well as other rarer tumor types.

Their diagnosis is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach involving highly specialized neuroimaging and neuropathology/biology.

Over the past 20 years, and more particularly over the last 5 years, the advances in high-throughput molecular biology have allowed supplementing the histological classification with a molecular classification of the tumors. Molecular alterations - sometimes extremely specific- observed in these tumors include activation of signaling pathways, gene fusions or point mutations, and constitute very robust markers reinforcing the histological analysis.

These genetic alterations are often causative of the disease. Their functional study is essential to understand the mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression, and the development of relevant animal models is fundamental for the generation of new treatments.

There are several therapeutic issues:

- Regarding survival, CNS tumors have become the leading cause of death from cancer in children and a major cause of death in adolescents and young adults

- Regarding quality of life upon survival, the risk of sequelae linked to the disease and to its related treatments is maximal due to the damage affecting the developing nervous system.

 

Registration is free but compulsory. Click here to register

 

Course in English
Registration deadline

Presentation

Objectives

The course is co-organized by the Training Unit and the SIREDO center (Care, Innovation, Research in Childhood Cancer, ADOlescent and young adults) of Institut Curie with clinicians and researchers from Institut Curie, Gustave Roussy, Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades and Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Anne. International speakers will contribute to cover an up-to-date clinical-biological overview of diagnosis and treatment.

The program is adapted to a virtual format. The course is divided into two 3-day sessions, with short talks followed by lively group discussions for each topic covered.

  • Session 1 (20-22 september 2021) will focus on embryonic tumors, craniopharyngioma, and germ cell tumors.
  • Session 2 (dates to be set) will be dedicated to gliomas, ependymomas and oncogenetics.

The course is open to all medical disciplines involving diagnosis and treatments in pediatric neuro-oncology (pathologists, biologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, pediatric oncologists / neuro-oncologists, radiotherapists, neuro-pediatricians, etc.) as well as Master 2 students, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows already working in the field or wishing to join it.

Practical Informations

Selection result
You will be informed by email
There is no registration fee for this course

Maximum Number of Participants

40 people

Number of Participants

40 participants

Selection Criteria

Selection based on CV (1 page in PDF)

Speakers

Speakers

ALAPETITE Claire - FR
AYRAULT Olivier - FR
BECCARIA Kevin - FR
BOLLE Stephanie - FR
BOURDEAUT Franck - FR
BRISSE Hervé - FR
DANGOULOFF-ROS Volodia - FR
DOZ François - FR
DUFOUR Christelle - FR
FIGARELLA-BRANGER Dominique - FR
FRAPPAZ Didier - FR
FRUHWALD Michael - DE
HUANG Annie - CA
JABADO Nada - CA
JONES David - DE
LEGER Juliane - FR
MARTINEZ-BARBERA Juan Pedro - UK
MERCHANT Thomas - UK
PFISTER Stephan - DE
POSTEL-VINAY Sophie - FR
POUPONNOT Celio - FR
PUGET Stéphanie - FR
TAYLOR Michael - CA
WILLIAMSON Daniel - UK

Scientific Committee

ALAPETITE Claire
AYRAULT Olivier
AZZI-HATEM Sandy
BECCARIA Kevin
BODDAERT Nathalie
BOLLE Stephanie
BOURDEAUT Franck
DELATTRE Olivier
DOZ François
DUFOUR Christelle
GRILL Jacques
POUPONNOT Celio
PUGET Stéphanie
VARLET Pascale

Organization

  • Care, Innovation and Research in Paediatric, Teenage and Young Adult Oncology