Speakers & Chairs

Keynote lectures
Dennis Lo (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Luis Diaz (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA)
Howard Cedar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


Biology and physiology of cell-free DNA

Session chair: Alain Thierry (Institut de Recherche en Cancérologie de Montpellier, France)
Ruth Shemer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Florent Mouliere (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Elmo Neuberger (Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany)
Dmitry Semenov (Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, SB RAS, Russia)


Cancer monitoring and stratification
Session chair: Maximilian Diehn (Stanford University, California, USA)
Isaac Garcia-Murillas (The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK)
Michael Speicher (Medical University of Graz, Austria)
Jeanne Tie (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia)
Davina Gale (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, UK)


New technologies for CNAPS
Session chair: David Sidransky (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA)
Michiel Pegtel (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Bernhard Zimmermann (Natera, California, USA)


Non-invasive prenatal diagnostics

Session chair: Lisa Hui (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Lyn Chitty (Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK)
Mark Pertile (Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Melbourne, Australia)
Diane van Opstal (Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Winston Koh (A*STAR, Singapore)


Emerging applications of CNAPS
Session chair: Iwijn De Vlaminck (Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA)
Stephen Quake (Stanford University, California, USA)
Klaus Pantel (UKE, Hamburg, Germany)
Tim Blauwkamp (Karius Dx, California, USA)
Ilana Fox (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


Cancer early detection
Session chair: Dennis Lo (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Isaac Kinde (Thrive Detect, USA)
Alex Aravanis (Grail, California, USA)
Liesbeth Lenaerts (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium)
Daniel De Carvalho (University of Toronto, Canada)