ERN GENTURIS conference Feb 2022

ERN GENTURIS 5-year anniversary conference
February 10-11th 2022
Online

Conference_logo.pngOn February 10th and 11th of 2022, ERN GENTURIS, the European Reference Network on Genetic Tumour Risk Syndromes, celebrated its 5-year anniversary with a free online conference.

The conference featured updates on the ERN GENTURIS tumour predisposition syndromes, reports on special ERN GENTURIS projects and patient perspectives. It also included a half-day introductory educational session specially aimed at general practitioners.

The Programme for the conference is available here!



Videos of most of the conference presentations can be viewed here:

Thursday 10 February 2022

08:45 - 12:00 CET: Educational session

Chair: Hildegunn Høberg Vetti

Time

Speaker

Title

08:45 - 09:00 Nicoline Hoogerbrugge What is ERN GENTURIS?
09:00 - 09:30 Maurizio Genuardi General introduction: when to suspect hereditary cancer and why is that important?
09:30 - 10:00 Svetlana Bajalica Lagercrantz Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
10:15 - 10:45 Elke Holinski-Feder Hereditary colorectal cancer and polyposis
10:45 - 11:15 Rolf Sijmons Syndromic and rare genetic tumour risk disorders
11:15 - 12:00 All speakers Questions and answers

14:00 - 15:30 CET: Scientific session 1

Chair: Judith Balmaña

Time

Speaker

Title

14:00 - 14:05 Rolf Sijmons Introduction to the 2022 celebration conference of 5 year ERN GENTURIS
14:05 - 14:20 Nicoline Hoogerbrugge ERN GENTURIS. Goals and 5-year retrospective
14:20 - 14:35 Tamara Hussong-Milagre Genetic tumour risk syndromes in Europe: patient perspective
14:35 - 14:50 Mateja Krajc Organizing hereditary cancer healthcare in a small country
14:50 - 15:05 Martin Dorazil ERNs from a European Commission perspective
15:05 - 15:30 All speakers Questions and answers

16:00 - 17:30 CET: Scientific session 2

Chair: Svetlana Bajalica Lagercrantz

Time

Speaker

Title

16:00 - 16:15 Chrystelle Colas Breast cancer predisposing genes: BRCA1/2 and beyond
16:15 - 16:30 Hans Petter Eikesdal Therapeutic implications of germline genetic variants 'in the real world'*
16:30 - 16:45 Janet Vos High prevalance of genetic tumour risk syndromes in general population**
16:45 - 17:00 Eamonn Maher Challenges in rare syndromes with variable expressivity: example of hereditary paraganglioma***
17:00 - 17:30 All speakers Questions and answers

*This presentation has been edited to remove unpublished data

**This presentation contained unpublished data and will be made available after publication of the data in a scientific journal.

***During this presentation, the speaker had audio and connection issues, which have been edited out

Friday 11 February 2022

09:00 - 10:30 CET: Scientific session 3

Chair: Kathleen Claes

Time

Speaker

Title

09:00 - 09:15 Marjolijn Ligtenberg Universal MSI testing: identification of Lynch syndrome and therapeutic opportunities
09:15 - 09:30 Stefan Aretz Searching new genes for CRC and polyposis in
SOLVE-RD: an ERN GENTURIS project
*
09:30 - 09:45 Carla Oliveira The CDH1 and other familial gastric cancer genotype-phenotypeassociations: an ERN GENTURIS project
09:45 - 10:00 Linda Hendricks Cancer risk in PHTS: an ERN GENTURIS project**
10:00 - 10:30 All speakers Questions and answers

*This presentation has been edited to remove unpublished data

**This presentation contained unpublished data and will be made available after publication of the data in a scientific journal.

11:00 - 13:30 CET: Scientific session 4

Chair: Maurizio Genuardi

Time

Speaker

Title

11:00 - 11:15 Gareth Evans Neurofibromatosis: changes to diagnostic criteria
11:15 - 11:30 Claas Röhl Neurofibromatosis: patient's perspectives
11:30 - 11:45 Evelin Schröck Searching for new genes for phaeochromocytomas: an ERN GENTURIS project*
11:45 - 12:00 Matt Bolz-Johnson How to develop ERN guidelines? The ERN GENTURIS experience
12:00 - 12:30 All speakers Questions and answers
12:45 - 13:15 Stéphanie Baert-DesurmontGaëlle BougeardEdwige Kasper Thierry Frébourg memorial lecture - 'A life dedicated to Li-Fraumeni syndrome'
13:15 - 13:30 Nicoline Hoogerbrugge GENTURIS: the next 5 years

*This presentation has been edited to remove unpublished data

We would like to thank all of the speakers, session chairs and the audience for making the GENTURIS 5-year anniversary a great success!

With kind regards,

the organising committee

Rolf Sijmons, Gareth Evans, Hildegunn Høberg, Judith Balmaña