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Dec 3-4 2018


Steering Group Meeting

3rd December 2018 13-18h, 4th December 2018 9-17h 2018

Barcelona, Spain

Identifying Biomarkers Through Translational Research for Prevention and Stratification of Colorectal Cancer (TRANSCOLONCAN)

MONDAY DECEMBER 3rd (Altell meeting rooms)


  • Welcome to participants - please remember to sign attendance list!
  • Adoption of agenda and approval of last meeting minutes (Brussels)
  • Update from the Action Chair. Sergi CASTELLVI-BEL


  • Presentations from executive management committees

13:30-14:00 Working group 1. Disease risk profiling applied to the optimization of current screening programs. Claire PALLES/Victor MORENO

14:00-14:30 Discussion on WG1 activities

14:30-15:00 Working group 2. Non-invasive biomarkers for early detection and disease follow-up. Veronika VYMETALKOVA

15:00-15:30 Discussion on WG2 activities

15:30 Coffee break

  • Working group scientific talks

16:00-16:45 Working group 4 scientific talk. Colorectal cancer immunity: neoantigens and beyond. Noel DE MIRANDA (Leiden University Medical Center)

  • Presentations from executive management committees (cont.)

16:45-17:00 SME committee. Fabienne HERMITTE-HalioDX

17:00-17:15 Discussion SME committee activities

  • Close up

17:15-17:30 Summary of the day by the Action Chair

20:00 Dinner at Taverna El Glop de Gràcia Restaurant

Location: Carrer de Sant Lluís, 24, 08012 Barcelona

TUESDAY DECEMBER 4th (Altell meeting rooms)


  • Presentations from executive management committees

9:00-9:30 Working group 3. Tumor profiling to identify biomarkers with prognostics and predictive value for patient stratification. Jordi CAMPS

9:30-10:00 Discussion on WG3 activities

10:00-10:15 Short-term scientific missions (STSM) committee. Clara RUIZ-PONTE

10:15-10:30 Discussion on STSM committee activities

10:30 Coffee break (including group picture)

11:00-11:30 Science communication committee. Aleksandra NIKOLIC

11:30-12:00 Discussion on science communication committee activities

  • Working group scientific talks

12:00-12:45 Working group 1 scientific talk (SKYPE). An atlas of genetic assocations in UK Biobank. Albert TENESA (University of Edinburgh)

12:45 Lunch

  • Presentations from executive management committees

13:45-14:15 Working group 4. Functional genomics and new therapies. Regine SCHNEIDER-STOCK

14:15-14:45 Discussion on WG4 activities

14:45-15:00 Training schools committee. Aleksandar DIMOVSKI

15:00-15:15 Discussion on training schools committee activities

15:15-15:30 Research funding committee. David HUGHES

15:30-15:45 Discussion on training schools committee activities

15:45 Coffee break

16:15-16:30 Meetings and workshops committee. Tom VAN WEZEL

16:30-17:00 Discussion on meetings and workshops committee activities (including next meeting in Skopje, February 2019 and others)

  • Close up

17:00-17:15 Summary of the day by the Action Chair

Group Picture

Meeting Room


COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020