Monday, October 17

3pm – 7pm

 Registration check-in table open

5pm – 7pm

Trainee Networking event

Tuesday, October 18

7:30am – 5:30pm

Registration check-in table open

8:30am – 8:40am

Day 1, Opening remarks – Shelley Barton

8:40am – 9am

Keynote: Title TBA – John Carpten
* 10 minutes for Q&A

9am – 11:30am

Session 1: From models to mechanisms to humans
Topic chairs: Simon Leedham & Victor Velculescu
Speakers: Jos Jonkers, TBA
* 20 minute session break from 10:05am-10:25am

11:30am – 11:35am

Lightning talk 1 – speaker TBA

11:35am – 11:45am

Lightning talk 2 – speaker TBA

11:45am – 12:45pm


12:45pm – 1:25pm

Panel: How should we evaluate Multi Cancer Early Detection Tests?
Moderator: Michelle Le Beau
* 25 minutes for Q&A

1:25pm – 3:45pm

Session 2: Emerging technologies for early detection
Topic chairs: Rob West & TBA
Speakers: Molly Stevens, TBA
* 20 minute session break from 2:20pm-2:40pm

3:45pm – 3:50pm

Lightning talk 3 – speaker TBA

3:50pm – 3:55pm

Lightning talk 4 – speaker TBA

3:55pm – 4:30pm

Great Debate 1: There’s no such thing as over-diagnosis – we should find every lesion and dealing with them appropriately is only a matter of advancing biological insight and monitoring/treatment options.
Speakers: Nora Pashayan & TBA

4:30pm – 6pm

Networking and Poster Reception

Wednesday, October 19

7:30am – 4:30pm

Registration check-in table open

9am – 9:05am

Day 2, Opening remarks – Tanya Stoyanova

9:05am – 10:05am

Keynote Panel, Title TBA
Speakers: Karen Knudsen, Phil Castle, Catherine Elliott
* 25 minutes for Q&A

10:05am – 12:20pm

Session 3: Microbiological risk factors for early detection
Topic chairs: Wendy Garrett & Xin Lu
Speakers: TBA
* 20 minute session break from 11am-11:20am

12:20pm – 12:25pm

Lightning talk 5 – speaker TBA

12:25pm – 12:30pm

Lightning talk 6 – speaker TBA

12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 2:10pm

Panel: What can we learn from trials that return unexpected results on mortality benefit from early detection biomarkers/tests?
Moderator: Peter Johnson
* 25 minutes for Q&A

2:10pm – 2:45pm

Great Debate 2: Single cancer screening is obsolete – pan-cancer tests are the only way forward for population-level cancer screening.
Speakers: Bob Steele & TBA

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Networking and Poster Reception

4:15pm – 4:30pm


4:30pm – 5pm

Shuttles to The Redd

5pm – 5:20pm

Don Listwin Award Presentation at The Redd

5:20pm – 7pm

Conference Dinner at The Redd


Shuttles back to The Nines

Thursday, October 20

7:30am – 12pm

Registration check-in table open

9am – 9:05am

Day 3, Opening remarks – George Hanna

9:05am – 9:10am

Lightning talk 7 – speaker TBA

9:10am – 9:15am

Lightning talk 8 – speaker TBA

9:15am – 11:20am

Session 4: What is needed for an early detection/diagnostic test to reach clinical practice?
Topic chairs: Tom Beer & Rebecca Fitzgerald
Speakers: Hormuzd Katki, Larry Kessler, Chris Peters, TBA
* 20 minute session break from 10:05am-10:25am

11:20am – 11:30am

Conference closing remarks – George Hanna