Kind-Philipp-Foundation for
Research in Pediatric Oncology

XXXIII. Annual Meeting

June 1-4, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

After SARS-CoV2 threw a spanner in the work last year, we are looking forward to this year’s Kind-Philipp-Meeting all the more. It will take place in Wilsede, Germany, from Wednesday, June 1st until Saturday, June 4th, 2022. We look forward to seeing you all for a stimulating meeting covering all aspects of pediatric cancer and leukemia. You will find a lot of information here on our website, including the registration form and abstract guidelines.

Best regards,
Martin Stanulla, Rolf Marschalek, Jan-Henning Klusmann, Olaf Heidenreich

Presentation Award

In order to promote ambitious and motivated young scientists, we have installed the Kind-Philipp-Presentation Award. The prize was first awarded in 2016 and acknowledges the best presentation of a young scientist at the Kind-Philipp-Meeting, regarding not only the data included in their abstract, but also the future perspective of their project and their presentation skill.

Winner of the Kind-Philipp-Presentation Award 2019 was Samantha Tauchmann from the University Children’s Hospital Basel & Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel. The title of her presentation was „Inactivation of Nsd1 impairs terminal erythroid maturation and induces erythroleukemia„. Congratulations!

Also in 2022, the session chairs of the Kind-Philipp-Meeting will select a new awardee.

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Why meeting in Wilsede makes a difference

Wilsede is a very special place: scientists from all over Europe arrive in Undeloh (near Hamburg) and take horse-drawn carriages that transport them to Wilsede, passing a unique landscape (Lueneburg Heath) along the way. Wilsede itself also offers a distinctive scenery: old houses with thatched roofs, a restaurant and the spacious Wilsede barn that is the congress site. Participants can enjoy three days of cancer science surrounded by a charming atmosphere, with nice accomodation and “local cuisine”, including the famous grilled German Black Heath mutton (Heidschnucke).

For more than 30 years, in the early days of June, cancer researchers meet here to share their findings. Wilsede is an especially excellent opportunity for young researchers in the field of pediatric cancer. In a climate of trust and confidence, their latest research can be discussed with experienced colleagues. Everyone who has ever had the chance to attend one of these meetings wants to return. This is the spirit of our annual Wilsede meetings. We warmly invite you to become a part of it.

What to expect – Meeting and Keynote speakers

The Kind-Philipp-Meeting was established as a scientific and educational program at the interface of basic and clinical research in pediatric hematology and oncology. Advances in molecular techniques and immunotherapy are rapidly causing novel insights into the biology and therapeutic perspectives of pediatric cancer. Diagnoses using molecular techniques are also allowing us to distinguish distinct subgroups within cancer types and to identify patients with different disease behavior and prognosis.

The Kind-Philipp-Meeting covers all these aspects of pediatric hematology and oncology, including molecular and functional features of cancer cells, the role of somatic and germ-line mutations and epigenetic alterations in the biology and pathogenesis of cancer, advances in molecular diagnostics and novel therapeutic agents. The interactive nature of the meeting allows PhD students, postdocs and medical students from all over Europe to share their novel and unpublished biological, genomic, epigenetic or clinical data on leukemias and solid cancers.

Two keynote lectures from internationally renowned scientists will provide an overview of the status of the field and novel insights into cutting-edge technologies and cancer pathogenesis.

The Kind-Philipp-Meeting promotes informal interaction and ample discussion between young and established scientists and clinicians working in the field. The target audience will comprise of leading scientists, PhD students, medical students, basic scientists, physician-scientists, as well as clinicians with an interest in the field.

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Thomas Oellerich, Prof. Dr. med.

DKTK Professorship for Translational Proteome Research in Cancer at the University Hospital Frankfurt, Germany

Title: „Proteogenomics in leukemia: a new era“

Sam Behjati

Wellcome Sanger Institute,
Honorary Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust

Title: “Reconstructing the embryology of childhood cancer”

Organizing Team

Prof. Dr. med. M. Stanulla

Prof. Dr. med. J.-H. Klusmann

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. R. Marschalek

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. O. Heidenreich

Why we set this up

We are the organization team – passionate researchers ourselves and, most importantly, frequent visitors of Kind-Philipp-Meetings in the past. We fell in love with the location and with the spirit of leaving everyday business behind. We enjoy focusing on science without distraction, and our venue, the Emhoff, is truly a retreat. Every meeting, a keynote lecturer explains cutting edge knowledge to young scientists. The sessions are kept on a strict schedule to allow for ongoing discussions after the talks. Wilsede thus fosters scientific friendship and provides a great platform for young researchers to showcase their work.

We are indebted to a number of organizations and companies who, through their financial contributions, were and continue to be very important to this meeting. Therefore, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to these supporters whose valuable assistance enables us to continue and grow our successful meeting on childhood cancer research.

Any Questions?
Any Questions?

Preliminary Scientific Program

The scientific program will be finalized after the abstract deadline and will be available on this website in April 2022. However, the preliminary program gives you an idea about the organization and helps to plan your journey. Please note that this year we will offer bus transfer to/from Hannover AND Hamburg. Due to the high number of abstracts last year, we also introduced session with short talks on Saturday for students, who are in their early phase of their project.
Of course the 33rd GPOH Kind-Philipp-Meeting will again cover the important and novel aspects of pediatric hematology and oncology. We are also looking forward to our two keynote lectures from Thomas Oellerich and Sam Behjati. The program will also leave room for informal interaction and ample discussion between young and established scientists and clinicians working in the field.

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Registration closed!

Abstracts can be submitted until April 1, 2022.

Registration will be open until May 1, 2022.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Wilsede. The easiest way to register is through our online registration form. Please enter your personal data (mandatory) and upload your abstract (optional). After submitting your registration we will send you a confirmation email. The registration fee for this meeting is 200,- EUR and includes accomodation, meals and bus transfer. Please transfer the full amount to our bank account shortly after submitting your registration. Your registration will only be complete after the necessary payment. Thanks for your cooperation!

Registration fee:

200,- EUR

Bank Details:

Account Holder: GPOH ZDM gGmbH
IBAN: DE76 3006 0601 0046 5982 69
Bank: APO Bank
Reason for Transfer: KPM_[YOUR NAME]