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This meeting occurs in 2019.
This meeting will be conducted in English.

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Cancer Metastasis: The Role of Metabolism, Immunity and the Microenvironment (M2)

Scientific Organizers: Erika L. Pearce, Sarah-Maria Fendt, Russell G. Jones and Peter F. Carmeliet


March 15—19, 2019

Firenze Fiera- Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy


Organized in collaboration with Cancer Research UK

Sponsored by Autolus Therapeutics


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*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 14, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 14, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 11, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2019 [details]

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Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-M2 "Cancer Metastasis: The Role of Metabolism, Immunity and the Microenvironment" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

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Before and On November 14, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
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After November 14, 2018 until December 11, 2018 100.00 USD*
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November 14, 2018 n/a
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Before and On January 17, 2019 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
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After January 17, 2019 1145.00 USD
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Before and On January 17, 2019 720.00 USD
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After January 17, 2019 920.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 14, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

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**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 11, 2018)

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Scholarship Deadline: November 14, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: December 11, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 14, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 17, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Meeting Summary



In disease states, immune cells must compete for available resources to control tissue homeostasis or mediate protective functions. This is particularly true in cancer, where rapidly proliferating and metabolically dysregulated tumors exert metabolic pressure on cells within the tumor microenvironment. Understanding how immune and non-immune cells respond to these conditions and restrain tumor growth and metastasis is critical for developing new cancer therapies. Often, cancer biologists and immunologists have little crossover, and this presents a significant barrier to furthering knowledge. This interdisciplinary conference will present the latest, cutting-edge research regarding novel and integrated mechanistic underpinnings that lead to cancer progression/regression and metastasis. Specifically, the symposium aims to: 1) Bring together cancer biologists and immunologists who have a common interest in how cellular metabolism influences cell function; 2) Raise awareness of the metabolic intersection between tumor biology and immunology; and 3) Encourage junior researchers to actively participate at this interface. Attendees will leave the conference with a stronger understanding of how metabolism in immune cells and non-immune cells influences cell function in metastasis and the tumor microenvironment. An ultimate goal is that researchers from cancer biology and immunology will, as a result of their interactions, forge new collaborations founded in their mutual appreciation that engagement of particular metabolic pathways shapes cell function and fate.