Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference

July 18-21, 2018
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

This conference — held in partnership with the Champalimaud Foundation and hosted at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, its state-of-the-art treatment and research facility in Lisbon, Portugal — will cover the latest basic and clinical research developments in ocular oncogenesis and oncology, and consider them in the context of the systemic cancer field. 

The scientific program will focus on malignant tumors of the eye, including: choroidal malignant melanoma, retinoblastoma and primary vitreoretinal lymphoma, and will cover:

  • Epidemiological studies in ocular tumors
  • Research into basic pathogenic mechanisms of oncogenesis, including genetics, cell biology and immunology
  • Development and evaluation of ocular tumor diagnostics (and classification)
  • Results of new human clinical trials for ocular tumor therapies
  • Application of advances in systemic oncogenesis and oncology to the ocular field

The conference will include podium sessions, with opening and closing keynote lectures, a tour of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, poster sessions and multiple opportunities for attendees to network. Speakers will be international experts in oncogenesis and oncology, from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown and other ophthalmic centers around the globe.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current areas of research activity in ocular oncogenesis and oncology
  • Explain how new research findings have changed the understanding of ocular tumor pathogenesis
  • Discuss the results of recent clinical research relating to ocular tumor diagnostics, treatments and outcomes

Key dates

Feb. 16, 2018   Abstract submission opens
March 23, 2018   Abstract submissions close
April 20, 2018   Abstract notifications sent