Breath Biopsy Conference 2021 – Full programme now available

Published on: 13 Aug 2021, under Events



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The Breath Biopsy Conference 2021 (#BBCon21) highlights progress in the breath research field by bringing together researchers specializing in early detection, precision medicine, induced volatomics and beyond, to discuss the latest advances from their work. Registration is free, with this year’s event taking place online, on 12th & 13th October 2021. This is the fourth time the conference has been held and we are very pleased to welcome all speakers, sponsors and attendees to take part.




In our previous Breath Biopsy Conference blog, it was announced that this year’s event will again, be virtual. And we’re pleased to say that this means, like last year, registration is free. With over 500 attendees already registered, we are looking forward to welcoming delegates from all over the world, from those in Asia attending the morning sessions, over to those in the US able to access the afternoon sessions!

Our conference programme is now available, where you can find all the details you may need regarding the conference structure, talk titles, and further information on all speakers. If you missed last year’s conference you can still take a look through the presentations, posters and blogs.

We will be welcoming two well-regarded researchers as Keynote speakers, on the first day of the conference. Patrick Bossuyt, from the University of Amsterdam, will open the conference by presenting ‘From biomarkers to medical tests: about pitfalls and peaks’, and Sam Janes, from University College London, will speak later, on ‘Screening for lung cancer: The SUMMIT study and biomarker integration’.

BBCon21 provisional schedule

The Early Detection session will follow the opening keynote. Join this session to watch talks from Yury Kistenev, from Tomsk State University and Guido Verbeck, from University of North Texas. The second session will focus on Precision Medicine, and will feature Graham Clarke from AstraZeneca and Fereshteh Jahanbani, from Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. The first day will end with the Early Careers session, which is back by popular demand, and will be followed by Sam Janes’ keynote talk.

If you would like to be considered to present in the Early Careers session and you are within eight years of completing your PhD or equivalent, you have until 10th September 2021 to submit an abstract.

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The second day will open with a session on Sampling and Analysis, with speakers including, Orna Barash from NanoScent Labs and Ivneet Kaur Banga from the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition, we will have Morad Nakhleh, from Owlstone Medical and Jolanda Palmisani, from the University of Bari, sponsored respectively by ThermoFisher and Markes International. The afternoon session will focus on Induced Volatomics and EVOC® Probes, which is the use of administered compounds to study disease and metabolism. Speakers will include Pauline Poinot, from the University of Poitiers, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s, Melodi Anahtar, as well as Giuseppe Ferrandino, from Owlstone Medical.

To end the conference, we are returning with our Panel Discussion, which this year will address ‘Standardization in the breath research field: How as a community we could benefit from each other’s data’. In previous years this has been a popular and interesting session so make sure you join us to ask your questions and participate in discussions. In addition to this, our Poster Session is also back and is now open for applications – submit your abstracts by 10th September to showcase your research. Posters will be displayed on the Breath Biopsy Community page and attendees are encouraged to view and discuss them during the breaks. If you want to catch up on last year’s posters, you can view them here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to #BBCon21. For more information on this year’s conference, take a look at the programme, or head over to our FAQs page.


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