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5th International Conference on Acute Myeloid Leukemia "Molecular and Translational": Advances in Biology and Treatment

5th International Conference on Acute Myeloid Leukemia "Molecular and Translational": Advances in Biology and Treatment
October 24 - October 26, 2019 - Estoril, Portugal
Chairs : Hartmut Döhner, Bob Löwenberg, Martin Tallman


ESH 5th International Conference on
October 24-26, 2019 – Estoril, Portugal
Chairs: Bob Löwenberg, Hartmut Döhner, Martin Tallman

Programme description

The successful biannual ESH Conferences on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have established themselves as scientific and educational programs at the interphase of molecular and biologic developments and clinical translation. Novel technological, molecular and immunologic approaches are rapidly creating novel insights into the biology and therapeutic perspectives of AML. The cutting-edge program of the conference will deal with the molecular and functional features of leukemic stem cells and their interaction with the microenvironment, the role of somatic and germ-line mutations and epigenetic alterations in the biology of AML, the genomics of leukemogenesis, advances in molecular diagnostics and developmental therapeutics with a focus on molecular and immunotherapeutic targeted therapeutics. Special attention will be given to the utility and promise of novel therapeutic agents.

Learning objectives

1. Understand the pathobiology of leukemia and its development with respect to alterations in hematopoietic stem cells, their microenvironment and altered signal transduction pathways.
2. Acquire insight into the possible mechanisms of inherited and preleukemic disorders and genomic instability that predispose to leukemogenesis and predispose also to disease progression.
3. Understand the characterization of a leukemia stem cell and its relationship to disease development and phenotype.
4. Learn about the pathobiologic importance of epigenetic dysregulation in the development of acute myeloid leukemia and its clinical impact.
5. Evaluate the merits and relevance of molecular diagnostics and minimal residual disease assessment in relation to various management decisions.
6. Gain insight into novel therapeutics of acute myeloid leukemia, including knowledge about their mechanisms of action, drug resistance mechanisms, the current developmental status of various targeted drugs and novel antibody-based and cell-transfer based immunotherapeutic approaches and their promises for future clinical application.

Why the meeting will be valuable for participants?

Cell biological, genomic and epigenetic studies have revealed entirely novel insights into the biology of AML, expanded the genomic landscape in unprecedented depth and discovered functional clues of dysregulation. These insights have furnished keys to the development of novel specifically acting therapeutic drugs and provide the opportunity to develop more effective risk adjusted therapeutic approaches. The emphasis of the Conference is on informal interaction among the participants and it intends to enable ample discussion. Scientific presentations by international leaders will provide the current status and a perspective of the exciting developments in the field. In separate sessions results from both basic and clinical research will be explored.

This meeting will be of interest to:

  • Ph-students, post docs, junior and senior biologists and practicing clinicians (MD, PhD, MD-PhD), hematologists and oncologists in training
  • Residents and biologists still in-training



Abstract submission



 Please register before submitting an abstract.


– Your abstract has to be structured (eg Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions).
– Maximum number of words: 400.
– You abstract will be submitted to peer review.





Accommodation at special conference rates is available nearby the Estoril Congress Center, where the conference will take place.


For group bookings contact the local ESH Conference Secretariat:
ESH Local Conference Secretariat
c/o Forum d’Ideias
Rua da Juventude Azeitonense, Lote 137B
2925-588 V.N. Azeitão / Portugal
Tel: +351 21 218 93 93
Fax: +351 21 218 93 92


Estoril Congress Center
Av. Amaral,
2765-192 Estoril, Portugal

Corporate partners




The registration fee for this conference is:
– Regular registration fee: 600€
– Registration fee for resident in-training: 300€ (support document required)

This fee includes :

Your place in the Conference Room,
Conference Materials,
Luncheons, Refreshments throughout the conference.

Your seat in the conference will be definitively reserved upon receipt of your fee.

Type of payment :


A) By Cheque :
ESH, Centre Hayem, Hôpital Saint Louis
1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux
75475 Paris Cedex 10


B) By Bank transfer :
Bank address: BNPParibas, 156 avenue Parmentier, 75010 Paris, France
Bank code: 30004. 
Agency code: 01730.
Account number: 00010099772. 
Control key: 92.
IBAN: FR 76 3000 4017 3000 0100 9977 292


C) By Credit card : VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX

Cancellation policy of registration fee :
In case of cancellation, up until two months prior to the beginning of the meeting, the registration fee will be reimbursed in full (less bank charges). If the cancellation is notified between 60 to 15 days prior to the beginning of the meeting, 50% of the registration fee will be reimbursed (less bank charges). Cancellations notified 15 days before the meeting will not be reimbursed.


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