The Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Meeting 2019


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The Swedish Tumor Microenvironment (STorM) Program and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM)
invites you to:

 The Swedish Tumor Microenvironment Meeting 2019

Umeå Folkets Hus, Sweden – April 9 – 11

Organizing committee:

Taija Mäkinen, Uppsala University, Kristian Pietras, Lund University,
Daniel Öhlund, Umeå University, Arne Östman, Karolinska Institute 


The objectives of this meeting are to present new discoveries and advances made the field of tumor microenvironment (TME) research. The meeting will focus on the heterogeneity and the different roles of the microenvironment in cancer. Many aspects of the microenvironment will be discussed, including cancer-associated fibroblasts, the extracellular matrix, nerves, the immune compartment, and vasculature, with internationally recognized experts in their respective field invited to give plenary talks. In addition, ongoing TME research in Sweden will be presented through posters and short talks selected from submitted abstracts.


Sessions and invited speakers:

The role of cancer-associated fibroblasts in cancer

Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou, The Institut Curie, France

Louis Vermeulen, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


The microbiome and cancer therapy resistance

Leore Geller, (Ravid Straussman’s lab), Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


Nerves in cancer

Claire Magnon, Institute of cellular and Molecular Radiation Biology, France


Immune cells and cancer

Sandy McAllister, Harvard Medical School, USA

Thomas Blankenstein, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany


The tumor vasculature

Hellmut Augustin, The German Cancer Research Center


Novel methods to study the tumor microenvironment

Je H. Lee, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Representatives from SciLifeLab


Clinical aspects of the tumor mircoenvironment: Ongoing clinical trials

Elias Kouchakji, Fibrogen, USA


Who should attend the meeting?

Scientists (clinicians and basic scientists) with an interested in the tumor microenvironment. PhD-students and post-docs are especially encouraged to attend.


Language: English

Number of Participants: 200

Registration Fee: SEK 2.000

Application and abstract deadline:  March 31, 2019 – Abstract submission is closed!

Abstract: Maximum 2 500 characters.

What is included in the registration fee?

Admission to all scientific sessions

Final Program (print out)

Coffee/tea during breaks

Lunches (April 9, 10, 11)

Dinners (April 9, 10)


Hotel rooms during the meeting
Hotel rooms are pre-booked with discounted rate at:

Comfort Hotel Winn, Skolgatan 62, price 1246 SEK/night excl VAT
Booking code: GR007202

Profil Hotel Aveny, Rådhusesplanaden 14, price

1335 SEK/night, excl VAT
Booking code: 17177478.

NOTE! Hotel rooms are not included in the congress fee. The hotel rooms have to be
booked and paid by each participant


We hope that this will be an interesting and productive meeting and look forward to see you in Umeå in April 2019.




The meeting is sponsored by:

The Swedish Cancer Society

The Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education

Cancer Academy North


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