The 10th National Barrett's Symposium

Research Progress in Barrett's Oesophagus

Friday 8th April 2016 – 9:00 -16:00

The UCH Education Centre
1st Floor West
250 Euston Road
London NW1 2PG


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Provisional programme
Welcome from Professor Laurence Lovat, Professor of Gastroenterology & Biophotonics, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, UCL, and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, UCLH

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Professor Bas Weusten, University of Amsterdam.
Prof Weusten will be setting out the latest advances in Cryotherapy in Barrett's as a treatment strategy. Professor Weusten will be setting out the latest advances in Cryotherapy in Barrett’s as a treatment strategy.

Biomarker session including:
Mr Andrew Beggs, University of Birmingham. Mr Beggs will be presenting his latest research into methylation techniques and the development of novel biomarkers. Mr Biggs will be presenting his latest research into methylation techniques and the development of novel biomarkers.

Professor Wayne Phillips will speak on progress in animal models for Barrett's oesophagus and new potential therapeutic avenues targeting p53. Cancer Biology and Surgical Oncology Research Laboratory Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

In the afternoon we will have parallel sessions:

· Renowned free scientific paper and poster session selected from the submitted abstracts including generous prizes to fund conference attendance for the winning entries.

· Workshop of patients and professionals in conjunction with the British Society of Gastroenterology sister charity Core, to identify the top priorities for future research on Barrett’s related topics which matter to patients and clinicians.

AGENDA
Registration and coffee
Welcome and introduction
What is new in understanding the biology of Barrett's and oesophageal cancer?
Posters

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Cash prizes for best:-
Poster
Free Paper (oral presentation)

Abstract Submission deadline: 5pm on 27th March 2016

Please register to submit an abstract.

Sponsored by: Medtronic & SynMed

Organised and supported by: Heartburn Cancer UK Charity no: 1136413

If you experience any problems with your payment/registration, please do contact us directly so that we can ensure that payment has been made and confirm your place.

For more information please contact:
Kayleigh - Email: ugirt@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Phone: 01223 763994

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