MRS 19th Biennial Congress

Buenos Aires, Argentina

13th-16th November 2022

MRS 19th Biennial Congress

Buenos Aires, Argentina

13th-16th November 2022

MRS 19th Biennial Congress

Buenos Aires, Argentina

13th-16th November 2022

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We’re looking forward to seeing you in Buenos Aires…

The MRS Board is happy to announce that the 19th Biennial Congress of the Metastasis Research Society will take place in person in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 13th – 16th November 2022

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Location:
Alvear Icon Hotel, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Registration

Registration is open here
See rates below

Abstract submission has now closed

Travel bursaries

The organising committe is working hard to secure additional funding to provide travel bursaries for early career researchers whose abstract is selected for presentation at the meeting. Updated information will be provided by Oct 1st

International Delegates

International Delegates Early bird registration Until September 1st 2022 From September 2nd to October 14th 2022 From October 15th
MRS Advocate Members and Sponsor Delegates $495 (USD) $495 (USD $495 (USD)
MRS Associate Members & Trainees $595 (USD) $695 (USD) $745 (USD)
MRS Full Members $895 (USD) $995 (USD) $1,045 (USD)
Non-members – Senior Scientist / Clinicians $995 (USD) $1,095 (USD) $1,145 (USD)
Non-member – Patients / Postdocs / Residents / Students $795 (USD) $895 (USD) $945 (USD)
Industry / Corporate $1,250 (USD) $1,350 (USD) $1,400 (USD)


Local rates – only available for local (Latin American) delegates

Local Delegates (Latin America)
Early bird registration Until September 1st 2022 From September 2nd to October 14th 2022 From October 15th
MRS Advocate Members $50 (USD) $50 (USD $50 (USD)
MRS Associate Members & Trainees* $70 (USD) $70 (USD) $70 (USD)
MRS Full Members* $300 (USD) $300 (USD) $300 (USD)
Non-members – Senior Scientist / Clinicians $400 (USD) $400 (USD) $400 (USD)
Non-member – Patients / Postdocs / Residents / Students $120 (USD) $120 (USD) $120 (USD)
Industry / Corporate $1,250 (USD) $1,350 (USD) $1,400 (USD)

* a limited number of financially aided first come first serve registrations will be considered for local attendees. Please contact the meeting secretary Josefina Goretti for more details

Preliminary Program

The congress is scheduled to begin at 08:00 on November 13th and will finish at 15:00 on November 16th.

A copy of the program is available to download here
Please note that this is subject to change

November 13th - Morning

07:30 – 08:00 – Registration:


08:00 – 08:05 – Welcome:
Welcome and introductory remarks – Julio Aguirre-Ghiso


08:10 – 09:30 – Session 1: Genetic and non-genetic pathways to metastasis

Chairs:
Angela Nieto and Kent Hunter

Speakers:
Peter van Loo
Angela Nieto
Delphine Merino
Selected Abstract (TBC)


09:35 – 10:20 – Fidler Innovation Award Lecture

Chair:
Julio Aguirre-Ghiso

Awardee:
Johanna Joyce


10:30 – 11:00 – Meeting Group Photo & Coffee Break


11:00 – 12:30 – Session 2: Minimal residual disease and dormancy

Chairs
:
Javier Bravo Cordero and Julio Aguirre-Ghiso

Speakers:
Javier Bravo Cordero
Cyrus Ghajar
Karuna Ganesh
Selected Abstract (TBC)


12:30 – 15:00 – Lunch

November 13th - Afternoon

12:20 – 15:00 – Patient Advocacy & Clinical Trials for Metastatic Cancer

Chairs:
Conor Lynch and Alana Welm

Speakers:
TBC


15:15 – 16:45 – Session 3: Epigenetic regulation of metastasis

Chairs:
Peter Scacheri and Conor Lynch

Speakers:
Peter Scacheri
Conor Lynch
Juan M. Arriaga
Selected Abstract (TBC)


17:00 – 20:00 – Poster Session I & Welcome Cocktails

November 14th - Morning

08:00 – 08:30 – Registration


08:30 – 10:00 – Session 4: Plasticity of metastatic cells: EMT and stem cell program

Chairs:
Edith Kordon and Barbara Fingleton

Speakers:
Edith Kordon
Sandra S. McAllister
Nami Sugiyama
Selected Abstract (TBC)


10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee Break


10:30 – 12:00 – Session 5: Cell Migration and the Extracellular Matrix in Metastasis

Chairs:
Paolo Provenzano and Alana Welm

Speakers:
Paolo Provenzano
John Condeelis (Virtual)
Thomas R. Cox
Selected Abstract (TBC)


12:00 – 13:30 – Lunch

November 14th - Afternoon

13:30 – 14:30 – Young Investigator Award Lecture

Chairs:
Erik Sahai

Awardee:
Soledad Sosa


14:30 – 16:00 – Session 6: Metabolism and metastasis: from solitary DTCs to overt lesions

Chairs:
Claire Isacke and Soledad Sosa

Speakers:
Clare Isacke
Sarah Maria Fendt (Virtual)
Swarnali Acharyya
Selected Abstract (TBC)


16:00 – 19:00 – Poster Session II & Social Hour

November 15th - Morning

08:30 – 10:00 – Session 7: The creation and exploitation of metastatic niches

Chairs:
Yibin Kang and Neta Erez

Speakers:
Yibin Kang
Neta Erez
Leonora Balaj (Virtual)
Selected Abstract (TBC)


10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee Break


10:30 – 12:00 – Session 8: Brain and Bone Metastasis

Chairs:
Manuel Valiente and Dihua Yu

Speakers:
Manuel Valiente
Xiang Zhang
Adrienne Boire
Selected Abstract (TBC)


12:00 – 14:30 – Lunch & MRS General Member Meeting

November 15th - Afternoon

14:30 – 15:30 – Paget-Ewing Award Lecture

Chairs:
Erik Sahai

Awardee:
Ashani Weeraratna


15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break


16:00 – 17:30 – Session 9: Immune regulation of metastasis

Chairs:
Gabriel Rabinovich and Erik Sahai

Speakers:
Gabriel Rabinovich
Erik Sahai
Paula Bos
Selected Abstract (TBC)


19:00 – 22:00 – MRS Congress Dinner
(open to all who registered for a ticket)
El Galpón – Gorriti 5417 Palermo, Buenos Aires
Transportation provided from & to Hotel Venue Alvear Icon

November 16th - Morning

08:15 – 10:00 – Special Session of Short talks from Selected ECR Abstracts

Chairs:
Lucia Borriello

Speakers:
TBC


10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee Break


10:30 – 11:10 – Women in Science Award Lecture

Chairs:
Barbara Fingleton

Awardee:
Ulrike Stein


11:15 – 11:55 – Young Investigator Travel Awards

Chairs:
Juan Arriaga and Nami Sugiyama

Speakers:
TBC


12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch

November 16th - Afternoon

13:00 – 14:30 – Session 10: Metastasis biology-specific clinical trials

Chairs:
Alana Welm and Thomas Cox

Speakers:
Julio Aguirre-Ghiso
Matt Spitzer
Lajos Pusztai
Selected Abstract (TBC)


14:30 – 14:45 – Closing Remarks:

by Dr. Aguirre-Ghiso & Dr. Sahai

The congress is scheduled to finish by 3pm on this day

Conference Dinner

We’re delighted to confirm that the conference dinner will be held at El Galpón, Gorriti 5417 Palermo, Buenos Aires.

Time: 19:00 – 22:00, Tuesday November 15th

Transportation will be provided from & to Hotel Venue Alvear Icon

Delegates wishing to attend will need to register for a ticket.

Accomodation

Below are a list of accomodation options associated with the upcoming congress. The Congress Secretariat has negotiated special rates for Congress delegates.If you would like to take advantage of these rates, please contact: info@mariagraziani.com

All hotel rates include breakfast and WIFI

Please note that the VAT TAX in Argentina corresponds to 21% – Participants paying with a credit card issued in any other country than Argentina WILL NOT be charged the VAT

Alvear Icon Hotel

(Congress Venue)
Hotel website

USD 350 + TAX per night (Deluxe Room)
USD 410 + TAX per night (Junior Suite)


Madero Hotel

(12 minutes walking from Congress Venue)
Hotel website

USD 180 + TAX per night (Superior Room)
USD 210 + TAX per night (Deluxe Room)
USD 230 + TAX per night (Corner Suite)


SLS Hotel

(13 minutes walking from Congress Venue)
Hotel website

USD 245 + TAX per night (Superior Room)
USD 325 + TAX per night (Superior Corner Room)


Unique Art Madero Hotel

(13 minutes walking from Congress Venue)
Hotel website

USD 95 + TAX per night (Standard Room)


Nh Collection Jousten Hotel

(20 minutes walking from Congress Venue)
Hotel website

USD 198 + TAX per night (Superior Room)


Nh Collection Centro Histórico Hotel

(25 minutes walking from Congress Venue)
Hotel website

USD 198 + TAX per night (Superior Room)


Nh City Hotel

(25 minutes walking from Congress Venue)
Hotel website

USD 165 + TAX per night (Standard Room)

Visiting Buenos Aires and Argentina

 

Argentina

Argentina, with almost 3.8 million square kilometers, is located in the southern hemisphere of the Americas. It borders Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile at its borders and with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The country is divided into 6 regions for tourism and politically in 24 provinces. Its population is 40 million inhabitants (Census 2010).

It is common to describe to Argentina for its striking contrasts, products of its rich and varied geography. From the Andes to the west, bordering north to south the country on the border with Chile, with its highest peak at 6,959 meters with the Aconcagua, to the Pampas plains and the Atlantic coast, passing through mountains, numerous forests, jungles, deserts and fertile valleys, biodiversity of ecosystems also facilitates. Many natural sites found in the country, have been protected as areas or reserves and national parks. Some of the major milestones of nature reach greater recognition in his capacity as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Coincident with its main feature based on diversity, Argentina has a wide climatic variety. Mild and humid in the Pampas, cold and humid plains in the western Patagonia, subtropical in Mesopotamia and warm in the Northwest. Higher elevations at all latitudes are experiencing colder conditions, with an arid climate, where the temperature range is another common feature.

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. They live there about 3 million people. Adding the population of the metropolitan area, the total population exceeds 10 million, making it one of the 10 most populated urban centers in the world.

In the nineteenth century, Buenos Aires port was the arrival point for the great migratory wave promoted by the Argentine State to populate the nation. Spanish, Italian, Syrian-Lebanese, German, Irish, Polish and Russian immigrants provided Buenos Aires with the cultural eclecticism that distinguishes it.

Throughout the twentieth century, successive immigrations, from Latin American and Eastern countries completed the picture of Buenos Aires as a cosmopolitan city where people live in different cultures and religions.

Tourist Information

Language: The official language of Argentina is Spanish.

Electrical current in Argentina is 220 volts, 50-cycle alternating current. Power outlets have 2 cylindrical holes or 2 flat holes with ground.

Time zone: corresponds to GMT-3 and currently no change in the summer months. In some provinces the schedule changes in the winter months.

Health information: Water in the city is potable. Public hospitals (which are available for tourists) have emergency service 24 hours a day for free. 107 is the emergency ambulance service (SAME) – it is free and available to call toll-free 24 hours.

Tourist Information Centers: They offer maps, guides, brochures in several languages and all necessary information to enjoy your trip.

For more information about tourism:

www.argentina.travel
turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en

 

Sponsors

The organising committee would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of this meeting: