ESF Research Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Molecular Biology and Innovative Therapies in Sarcomas of Childhood and Adolescence

29 September - 4 October 2012

Polonia Castle in Pultusk, Poland

Chaired by: Professor Beat Schäfer, University Children's Hospital, CH

Co-Chaired by: Professor Ewa Koscielniak, Olgahospital, DE

Scientific organising committee: Prof. Simone Fulda, Institute for Experimental Tumour Research in Pediatrics, DE; Prof. Heinrich Kovar, Children’s Cancer Research Institute, AT


The conference will bring together biologists and clinicians to implement the interdisciplinary approach that is needed to advance research and therapy of rare childhood sarcomas. Newest results in molecular and biological research such as molecular characterization and identification of new targets for therapy, identification of novel risk factors for stratification, and new animal models will be combined with novel insights from clinical studies. This interdisciplinary approach will be used to discuss strategies on how novel agents can be incorporated into current treatment strategies directly in the course of the conference. The unique format of bringing together high-level researchers working on different sarcomas such as rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and other very rare soft tissue sarcomas should further stimulate this goal.


List of accepted posters

Conference Flyer [PDF, 495 KB]


For accepted participants and invited speakers only.

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Early Bird deadline: 4 August 2012
Registration deadline: 1 September 2012

List of accepted participants

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0€
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380€
Early Bird
Registration and payment by August 4775€
Registration and payment until September 1875€
Conference participation without accommodation595€

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

Practical Information

The conference will tak place at the Polonia Castle in Pultusk, Poland

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference are available from the Practical Information Page.

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