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Workshops and Meetings: 14-16 February 2017 - Warsaw, Poland

COST EMF-MED Workshops and Meetings: (14)15-16 February 2017 – Warsaw, Poland

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  • Venue:

Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (CIOP-PIB)
Czerniakowska 16, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland

  • Local Organizer: dr inż. Jolanta Karpowicz, CIOP-PIB, Poland, e-mail: jokar@ciop.pl
  • Note on reimbursements: Flat rate for accommodation expenses will be reduced from 120 € to 100 €. Flat rate for meals will be reduced from 20 € to 10 €.

Draft Agenda

General info: The event will start on 14 February 2017 with an afternoon get-together and a short late-afternoon session (topic to be decided), as a program addition for those attendees arriving in time for this session. (Just like our events in Madrid and Prague, attendance of this session on February 14th will not be eligible for reimbursement i.e. the night 13/14 February will not be reimbursable, except for the speakers involved in this session to help them arrive and prepare on time).

Grand workshop series (Madrid, Zurich, Prague) continues in Warsaw with two workshops:

  • COST EMF-MED Workshop on Non-Thermal EMF Cancer Treatment (15/02/2017)
  • COST EMF-MED Workshop on Vagus Nerve Stimulation (16/02/2017)

Joint WGM sessions (plenaries) will be held for Working Modules presentations/discussion and STSMs presentations.

15 February 2017: COST EMF-MED Workshop on Non-Thermal EMF Cancer Treatment

Submission of abstracts is now open, updated Call can be downloaded here: Call for abstracts – COST EMF-MED Warsaw – Non-thermal EMF cancer treatment ver 2

In recent years, cancer treatment using non-thermal levels of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) started progressing from anecdotal to clinical evidences. The emerging modalities are based on local or whole-body treatment with EMFs having specific characteristics. The hypotheses for the biological mechanisms of action of these modalities are in various stages of development, and for some of them the valid explanation is still to be pursued.

This workshop aims to present such modalities systematically, for the first time in the same place, discussing their state-of-the-art, scientific background, and other aspects such as dosimetry, safety and efficacy. In addition to the invited speakers, contributions are invited on all modalities of EMF cancer treatment and all EMF cancer interactions that are considered non-thermal in nature. At the end of the workshop an open-minded but critical panel discussion on biological mechanisms and scientific approach is scheduled with the help of independent experts.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Electroporation-based anticancer therapies: electrochemotherapy, electrogenetransfer and irreversible electroporation
Lluis Mir
CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Gustave Roussy, Université Paris-Saclay, France

Mechanisms and clinical results of NovoCure’s alternating electric fields cancer treatment
Yoram Palti
Novocure Inc., Israel

Treatment of cancer with amplitude-modulated EMFs
Boris Pasche
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chairman, Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University, USA; TheraBionic GmbH, Germany

16 February 2017: COST EMF-MED Workshop on Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Submission of abstracts is now open, Call can be downloaded here: Call for abstracts – COST EMF-MED Warsaw – VNS Workshop

Due to the functional organization of the vagus nerve and its projections to various body/brain regions, a number of physiological processes are affected by modulating artificially the vagus nerve. The aim of this workshop on Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is the exploration, development, optimization, and marketing of novel methods for personalized electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve in acute and chronic diseases. Resulting from a live activity of COST EMF-MED participating groups on VNS topics, this workshop aims to look into physiologic mechanisms of VNS, its therapeutic applications, animal research as a model for VNS in humans, numerical modelling as a tool for VNS optimization, as well as engineering, safety and regulatory issues of VNS. In addition to the invited speakers, contributions are welcome on all modalities of VNS in theory, human, animal, and in-silico. At the end of the workshop an open-minded but critical panel discussion on VNS is expected.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Current directions in auricular VNS
Eugenijus Kaniusas
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Innovative clinical medicine based on auricular VNS
Jozsef Constantin Széles
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Physiological dynamics of auricular VNS in animals
Fivos Panetsos
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain