ISCaM2019 - 6th Annual meeting - Braga

Thursday, 17 October 2019 to Saturday, 19 October 2019

Cancer metabolism has been attracting attention of researchers and clinicians during the latest years, being recognized as a promising target for cancer therapy. In addition, metabolic rewiring has been identified as a mechanism of resistance to both classical and targeted therapy. In this meeting, we have set a comprehensive program that tackles the many faces of cancer metabolism, highlighting the recent advances in the field and the road ahead for clinical translation. This year, we have the honor to count with the presence of several leading experts in the field and Prof. Diane Barber (University of S. Francisco, USA) and Prof. Jacques Pouysségur (Centre Scientifique de Monaco, MC) as keynote speakers.

The meeting venue will take place at Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary complex, one of the most famous symbols of Portugal. It is composed by a neoclassical church which stands atop a lush hill from where you can watch beautiful sunsets over the city and an impressive baroque staircase. We have set up attractive social events, including animation with traditional food and folk music, a city tour to the beautiful fashionable Porto, with a guided visit to a wine cellar, followed by Port wine tasting.

We believe that this program will attract the interest of both basic and translational young and senior researchers, as well as clinicians, offering the opportunity to exchange ideas in a friendly and stimulating environment. We expect that this meeting will map the road to clinical translation, contributing to unveil new and more effective ways to fight cancer.


Keynote Speakers:     Jacques Pouysségur (Centre Scientifique de Monaco, MC)

                                    Diane Barber (University of S. Francisco, USA)


Invited Speakers: Ana Gil, Christian Frezza, Christian Rolfo, Ciro Isidoro, Cristina Muñoz-Pinedo,  Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou, Fátima Martel, Giulio Superti-Furga, Jacinta Serpa, Javier A Menendez, Marja Jäättelä, Marina Kreutz, Massimiliano Mazzone, Pawel Swietach, Sarah Halford, Valerio Pazienza.


Local Organizers: Ana Preto and Fátima Baltazar


The 6th meeting of the International Society of Cancer Metabolism (ISCaM) will be held at Braga, Portugal, on 17-19 October 2019.


This 3-day event will address the following topics of high interest in cancer metabolism:

  • Cancer pH Dynamics
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Cancer Metabolism
  • Metabolism and Cancer Heterogeneity
  • Metabolism and Cancer Progression
  • Metabolism and Regulated Cell Death
  • Diet, Microbiota and Cancer Metabolism
  • Cancer Metabolism and Immune Response
  • Target Metabolism in Cancer Therapy

Special events have been designed for Young Investigators:

(undergraduate and PhD students, and postdocs of < 5 years post PhD at the time of the meeting)

  • Meet-the-experts luncheons
  • Awards for oral and poster presentations


Important dates:

  • Abstract submission opens on March 1st and closes on June 1st, 2019.
  • Evaluations of abstracts will be communicated to applicants on July 1st, 2019.
  • Early registration opens on March 1st and closes on July 31st, 2019.
  • Late Registration opens on August 1st and closes on September 30th, 2019


For abstract submission and registration, please go to

Please note that ISCaM2019 will be limited to 200 participants, with priority based on the date of registration.


For 2019 year, 5 Travel Awards of 500 euro/each will be assigned for students (PhD student or PostDoc not more than 5 years after PhD, as proved by a certification letter signed by the tutor). Do not forget to apply on the abstract submission form. For additional information visit the 'GRANT AND AWARD' page.