In May 2018, Dr Ahmed Idbaih, GLIOTRAIN PI (ICM) presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 meeting that took place in Chicago, IL. Dr Idbaih presented his talk entitled "Safety and preliminary efficacy data from a phase I study of an implantable low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPU) device for disrupting the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients treated by chemotherapy for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM)".
News and Events
GLIOTRAIN was represented at the inaugural CRUK Brain Tumour Conference, which was held in London from 1–3rd May 2018.
GLIOTRAIN was represented by Dr Alice O'Farrell at The Patient Voice in Cancer Research IV event held at UCD.
On Friday 9th March Prof Annette Byrne, GLIOTRAIN Coordinator and Mr Stephen McNally, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Beaumont Hospital took part in a joint event hosted by Brain Tumour Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
GLIOTRAIN was represented by Programme Manager Dr Alice O'Farrell, PI Dr Brona Murphy and ESR Viktorija Juric at the "Research and Healthcare Responses to the Challenge of Brain Conditions in Ireland" Conference held at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland on 6th March 2018. The conference, organised jointly by the Irish Brain Council and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland, kicked off #brainawarenessweek. The event focussed on the societal challenges and funding requirements for all brain conditions in Ireland.
Prior to commencing his GLIOTRAIN PhD in August 2018, Kieron White had taken part in the RCSI StAR International Summer Internship Programme. At the end of the programme Kieron presented his work on "Nanotherapeutics for Glioblastoma", for which he won first prize.
In the summer of 2018, GLIOTRAIN ESRs started to present early results from their projects at national and international scientific meetings. Jenny Weng (left) presented her poster entitled "Investigating Vascular Niches of Glioblastoma by Spatial Transcriptomics" at The 20th International Vascular Biology Meeting 2018 (IVBM2018) which was held in Helsinki, Finland on June 3-7, 2018.
The first GLIOTRAIN training event will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin from the 23rd to the 26th April 2018. It will be the first time all ESRs will meet together. There will be an interaction day with all PIs and ESRs to familiarise the students with the programme.
Prof Gabriele Bergers will present at two upcoming international conferences: firstly at the Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Conference 2018 (in "The tumour microenvironment and the immune system" session and also at the "Brain Tumors Meeting 2018 - From Biology to Therapy" organised by the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology and Foundation of Clinical and Experimental Oncology offering a talk entitled "Glioma heterogeneity in space and time".