In general

TOPIM starts on Monday 26 August at around 17.30h with a welcome lecture by Douglas Hanahan and ends on Friday 30 August after lunch. All attendees are asked to stay for the entire duration of the conference. All participants are accommodated at the Certosa di Pontignano, and all meals are common meals. See below for programme details per day.

TOPIM 2024 will kick off with a welcome lecture by Douglas Hanahan, on Monday 26 August at around 17.30h. Followed by an exciting, well-balanced mix of top-notch keynote speakers, talks, and poster presentations selected from abstract submissions, group discussions, and excursions to the magic environment of Tuscany.

The final programme will be published mid of June.

Timeframe per Day

  • Breakfast: 07.00h-09.00h
  • Lunch: 13.00h
  • Dinner: 20.00h
Monday 26 August
  • + Arrival Day +
  • 17.30h – Welcome Lecture by Douglas Hanahan
  • Followed by an informal welcome reception and dinner.
Tuesday 27 August
  • 09.00h – Scientific morning session
  • 10.30h – Coffee Break
  • 13.00h – Lunch
  • 15.00h – Afternoon session
  • 18.30h – Wine tasting
  • 20.00h – Dinner
Wednesday 28 August
  • 09.00h – Scientific morning session
  • 10.30h – Coffee Break
  • 13.00h – Lunch
  • 14.00h Excursion (guided tour Siena – ticket required +25€)
  • 17.30h – Afternoon session
  • 20.00h – Dinner
Thursday 29 August
  • 09.00h – Scientific morning session
  • 10.30h – Coffee Break
  • 13.00h – Lunch
  • 15.00h – Afternoon session
  • 20.00h – Dinner
Friday 30 August
  • 09.00h – Scientific morning session
  • 10.30h – Coffee Break
  • 12.00h – Early Lunch
  • End of TOPIM and departure

Programme Elements

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Shorter talks selected from abstract submissions
  • Poster presentations selected from abstract submissions
  • Group work
  • Social/networking elements

Keynote Speakers

  • Douglas Hanahan, Lausanne
  • Hellmut Augustin, Heidelberg
  • Zaver Bhujwalla, Baltimore
  • Jan Böttcher, Munich
  • Ralph DeBerardinis, Dallas
  • Jolanda de Vries, Nijmegen
  • Raghu Kalluri, Houston
  • Bernd Pichler, Tübingen
  • Hidde Ploegh, Boston
  • Yvette van Kooyk, Amsterdam