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20 Year Jubilee of the Vienna Cancer Stem Cell Club

September 9th, 2022 – Vienna, Austria

09. September 2022
8:30 - 18:30

Palais Strudlhof

1090 Vienna


The Vienna Cancer Stem Cell Club celebrates its 20th year and invites all interested colleagues to a Jubilee Meeting and Celebration.
We have prepared a scientific agenda with national and international experts who will present the latest developments in the field of neoplastic stem cells.


Welcome Coffee and Introduction

  • 8.30 am
    Welcome Coffee
  • 9.00 am
    VCSCC: Introduction and Historical Overview
    Peter Valent, Vienna, Austria

Session I: Leukemic Stem Cells (LSC)

Chairs: Klaus Geissler & Jiri Mayer
  • 9.30 am
    Mouse Models of LSC as a Tool for Deep Testing and Validation of Molecular Targets
    Veronica Sexl, Vienna, Austria
  • 10.00 am
    LSC-Niche Cross-Talking in Leukemia
    Dominique Bonnet, London, UK
  • 10.30 am
    LSC Phenotyping in MPN and sAML
    Daniel Ivanov, Vienna, Austria

Coffee Break

11.00 am

Session II: LSC Resistance in Acute and Chronic Leukemias

Chairs: Dominique Bonnet & Veronika Sexl
  • 11.30 am
    Clinical Implications of Sub-Clonal Hierarchies and Evolution in AML and CML
    Jiri Mayer, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 12.00 pm
    The Multiple Forms of LSC Resistance in Ph+ CML
    Barbara Peter, Vienna, Austria
  • 12.30 pm
    Targeting Drug Resistance Mechanisms in Leukemia
    Tomasz Skorski, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Lunch Break

1.00 pm

Session III: Mast Cell Neoplasms

Chairs: Gregor Hoermann & Thomas Lion
  • 2.00 pm
    KIT Mutations in Mastocytosis
    Michel Arock, Paris, France
  • 2.30 pm
    Diagnostic Hematopathology in Mastocytosis
    Hans-Peter Horny, Munich, Germany
  • 3.00 pm
    Systemic Mastocytosis as a Stem Cell Neoplasm
    Peter Valent, Vienna, Austria
  • 3.30 pm
    WHO Classification of Mastocytosis
    Karl Sotlar, Salzburg, Austria

Coffee Break

4.00 pm

Session IV: Precision Medicine in Hematology

Chairs: Michel Arock & Karl Sotlar
  • 4.30 pm
    Diagnosis and Prognostication in CMML
    Klaus Geissler, Vienna, Austria
  • 5.00 pm
    Diagnostic Precision Medicine Tools in Hematology
    Gregor Hoermann, Munich, Germany
  • 5.30 pm
    Subclone-Specific Comprehensive Diagnostics in Patients with CML and Ph+ ALL
    Thomas Lion, Vienna, Austria

Summary of Meeting

6.00 pm, Peter Valent



Organization and Support

The event is organized by the Vienna Cancer Stem Cell Club, the Medical University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Hematology and Oncology.