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The Liposarcoma Consortium has initiated a series of informal annual workshops. The first workshop was in Oslo 2011, and subsequent workshops will be organised on a rotational basis amoing the different groups, and depending on other relevant meetings.

International Sarcoma Symposium, Oslo February 4th 2011

Venue Institute  for Cancer Research Auditorium, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Montebello, Oslo

Sponsored by the National Competence Centre for Sarcomas at the Norwegian Radium Hospital

12:00 Welcome, Ola Myklebost, Bruce Shriver
12:15 David Thomas, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne. "Modeling osteosarcoma in vivo"
12:45 Robert Maki, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York. "IGF1R blockade in cancer: did the baby go out with the bathwater?”
13:15 Jonathan Fletcher, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. "Polyclonal Resistance to Kinase Inhibition in GIST: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies"

13:45 Coffee break
14:15 Pierre Aman, Cancercentrum, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Göteborg. "Why liposarcomas are liposarcomas"
14:45 Andrew Wagner, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston. "Emerging targeted therapies for rare sarcoma subtypes"
15:15 Janet Shipley, Institute for Cancer Research, Sutton. "Clinical and biological significance of fusion gene
negative alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma"
15:45 Jordi Barretina, Broad Institute, "Functional genetics of dedifferentiated liposarcoma"
16.15 Closing remarks

This Symposium is now available on Web TV. (Sorry for sound lacking from the talks of Maki and Fletcher)

Speakers: Please see this link for a map of the nearby Radium Hospital Hotel

Followingthe open seminar, a closed workshop on liposarcomas was organised.

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