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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: Thomas Skorski & 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 AML and CML
    Irina Sadovnik, Vienna, Austria

Coffee Break

11.00 am

Session II: LSC Resistance in Acute and Chronic Leukemias

Chairs: Dominique Bonnet & Klaus Geissler
  • 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


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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.