“Exploring Cancer-Immune Cell Interactions: Key Concepts and Methodologies”

Trieste, Italy

19 – 20 September 2024

Scientific Organisers

Federica Benvenuti (ICGEB Trieste, Italy) and Giannino Del Sal (University of Trieste, ICGEB Trieste and IFOM, Milan, Italy)

Meeting Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757333 
Fax: +39-040-226555
Email: [email protected]

The interest in tumor immunology is constantly expanding, driven by the success of  immunotherapy in the clinic. However, the complex interplay between oncogenic pathways in cancer cells and immune cell subsets with pro- and anti-tumoral properties is far from being understood and requires further investigation. This course is meant to cover the most significant open questions in the area,  including immunobiology of lymphomas, the role of immunity in cancer cell dormancy, the interaction between tumor stromal cells and immune cells and the immunogenicity of tumor neoantigens generated by genomic instability.  In parallel, experts in the latest methodology to study the immune microenvironment of tumors will present advances in genomics, flow cytometry, imaging and  analysis of tumor mechanical properties. Participants will have the opportunity to be exposed to the latest approaches and grasp conceptual and technical principles in this critical evolving field.


Molecular Biology of B cell lymphomas; Immune control of Cancer dormancy; Genomic instability and tumor neoantigens; T cells and myeloid cells in tumors, dissecting the immune compartment in tumors (transcriptional analysis, flow cytometry and spatial imaging); Mechano-immunobiology of solid tumors.


During registration, you will be asked to submit an abstract. Selected participants will have the opportunity to present their current research. Abstracts should focus on unpublished material.

Deadline for abstract submission:
19 August 2024 (midday, CEST time)


We forsee a total of 30-40 participants, including pre and post-doctoral students. Geographical and gender balance will be considered.

Registrations WILL BE CONFIRMED ONLY UPON RECEIPT OF THE REGISTRATION FEE and will be accepted until the maximum number of available places is reached, and anyhow not later than 19 August 2024.
Regular fee: Euro 150
Reduced fee*: Euro 100

Participants eligible for “Reduced fee” are Students and they must provide proof of qualifying Student status. If the reduced fee is paid, it is your responsibility to also upload in the system the mandatory Proof of qualifying student status (a document provided by your University/Affiliated Institute on headed paper, dated, and stamped or signed). Please note that you must be enrolled at the date of the event to be eligible for the reduced fee.
Be informed that if the document is missing, your payment and your participation to the course will NOT be confirmed.

Registration fee includes attendance at the meeting, e-book of abstracts coffee breaks as foreseen in the meeting programme and certificate of attendance.

Cancellations must be notified to the Organising Secretariat in writing no later than 29 August 2024 (midday Trieste time) and will be subject to a handling fee of Euro 50. After this date refunds cannot be guaranteed.

Deadline for receipt of registrations and payment:
19 August 2024 (midday, CEST time)


A limited number of grants to cover the accommodation (twin share) for the duration of the event and waive the Registration Fee will be available for students and junior scientists who are nationals of the  ICGEB Member States.

Deadline for receipt of applications:
30 May 2024 (midday, CEST time)

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