International School of Bioelectromagnetism “Alessandro Chiabrera”

IX Course – Possible biomedical applications of EMFs to cancer: from Biology and in silico to clinical perspectives

(Erice, March 24 – 30, 2019)

 

PROGRAM

 

March 24 – Sunday

Arrival and accommodation

March 25 – Monday

 10.00 – 10.30 – Introduction to the Course by the Directors

 PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF EMF

 10.30 – 11.30EMF spectrum and general properties– Ferdinando Bersani (Italy)

11.30 – 12.30ELF generation and dosimetry – Stefania Romeo (Italy)

12.30 – 14.30 – Lunch

14.30 – 15.30RF generation and dosimetry – Rita Massa (Italy)

15.30 – 17.00Thermal and non-thermal effects of ELF and RF – Stefania Romeo (Italy)

Coffee break – 17.00 -17.30

BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF EMF IN RELATION TO CANCER

17.30 – 18.30Introduction to biology of cancer  – Maja Cemazar (Slovenia)

Biological effects in vitro

18.30 – 19.30 – Static and ELF fields – Mats Olof Mattsson (Sweden)

 March 26 – Tuesday

Biological effects in vitro (cont.)

8.30 – 9.30 – High frequency EMF – Maria Rosaria Scarfì (Italy)

Biological effects in vivo

9.30 -10.30 – Static and ELF fields – Isabelle Lagroye (France)

Coffee break 10.30 -11.00

11.00 -12.00High frequency EMF – Isabelle Lagroye (France)

12.00 -13.00What is learnt from epidemiology- Anke Huss (the Netherlands)

Lunch 13.00 – 15.00

15.00 – 16.00Seminar: Dielectric properties of healthy and cancerous tissues – Lourdes Farrugia (Malta)

Methodological problems in Bioelectromagnetics

16.00 – 17.00 – General criteria for a good experimental practice in Bioelectromagnetics – biology– Maria Rosaria Scarfì (Italy)

Coffee break 17.00 – 17.30

17.30 – 18.30General criteria for a good experimental practice in Bioelectromagnetics –electromagnetic – Rita Massa (Italy)

March 27 – Wednesday

EMFs IN DIAGNOSIS

8.30 – 10.30 Microwave imaging and its application in cancer diagnosis – Emily Porter (Ireland)

Coffee break 10.30 -11.00

11.00 – 12.00Imaging with Terahertz and MMW – Mostafa Shalaby (Switzerland)

12.00 – 13.00 – seminar: COST Action “MyWave” Lourdes Farrugia (Malta)

Lunch 13.00 – 15.00

THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS: RESULTS AND PERSPECTIVES

Thermal effects: therapeutic perspectives

15.00 – 16.00 – Hyperthermia – Gerard van Rhoon (The Netherlands)

16.00 – 17.00 – Thermal ablationLuigi Solbiati (Italy)

17.00 – 18.30 – Coffee break and Poster section

March 28 – Thursday

THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS: RESULTS AND PERSPECTIVES (Cont.)

 Electroporation and electrochemotherapy

8.30 – 9.30 – Preclinical and clinical aspects of electrochemotherapy – Gregor Sersa (Slovenia)

9.30 – 10.30 – Immunological principles of combined treatment with electrochemotherapy –  Emanuela Signori (Italy)

Coffee break 10.30 – 11.00

11.00 – 12.00New clinical developments in electrochemotherapy – July Gehl (Denmark)

12.00 – 14.00 – Lunch

IN SILICO MODELING

Modeling and treatment planning for therapies of cancer

14.00 – 15.00Hyperthermia – Theodoros Samaras (Greece)

15.00 – 16.00Ablative techniques – Theodoros Samaras (Greece)

16.00 – 17.00 – Modelling and treatment planning for Electrochemotherapy – Bor Kos (Slovenia)

Coffee break 17.00 – 17.30

EMERGENT BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF EMFsIN RELATION TO THERAPY

17.30 – 18.30 – Low frequencies – Mats Olof Mattson (Sweden)

18.30 – 19.30 – High frequencies – Maria Rosaria Scarfì (Italy)

March 29 – Friday

 Touristic tour

March 30 – Saturday

 RECENT PERSPECTIVES OF PMF IN RELATION TO CANCER THERAPY

8.30 – 9.30 – PEMF and cancer cells: in vitro effects – Ruggero Cadossi (Italy)

9.30 – 10.30 – The long road to validate PEMF use in cancer patients – Ruggero Cadossi (Italy)

Coffee break 10.30 – 11.00

11.00 – 12.00Devices on the market: a critical overview (seminar)- Ferdinando Bersani (Italy)

Round table on Future perspectives in diagnosis and therapy

Conclusions-END (Saturday, about 13.30)

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