Conference Chairs 2024

Marco Rasponi

Conference Chair

Paola Occhetta

Conference Chair

Topics

The EUROoCS2024 Conference is a scientific meeting fostering worldwide delegates active in the field of organs-on-chip and microphysiological systems. EUROoCS2024 will showcase the latest scientific advancements in the field and favour discussions on technological, industrial and regulatory challenges/opportunities. Topics such as (multi)-organ and disease models, organoids-on-chip, PK/PD modelling, technology platforms, read-out assays, standardization and qualification and toxicity among others, will be addressed.

Format

  • Two and a half days meeting, including a member’s meeting
  • Keynotes lectures
  • 4 Parallel scientific sessions
  • Interactive Poster sessions
  • Round tables and thematic sessions
  • Opportunity for guided tours to cutting-edge micro and nanofabrication facilities: link to polifab
  • Exhibition area
  • Award ceremony
  • Plenty of opportunities for networking, interactions and exchange

Abstract submission (closed)

Abstract submission is closed!

 

-12 February 2024 15 January 2024: Deadline for abstract submission
-25 March 2024 11 March 2024: Notice to authors

 

Key facts:

-All abstracts must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.
-Please note that all accepted abstracts will be made freely available for all conference participants so do not include any confidential material.
-Submitted abstracts will be selected either for an oral presentation or for the interactive poster session.
-Only one abstract is allowed for each presenting author.
-All presenters must be registered for the conference, if accepted.
-Please use the available template (containing detailed instructions).
-Please find the topics for abstract submission here.

 

For questions contact the organizers at annualmeeting@euroocs.eu

Annual Meeting 2024 Program

The Scientific Program Committee has developed an exciting program for the EUROoCS 2024 Conference, more details will be disclosed soon.

Click here for the preliminary program.

Keynotes

Confirmed keynote speakers (for short biography click image):

Kimberly Homan, PhD

Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, USA

Dan Huh, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Sonja Beken, PhD

Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP), Bruxelles, Belgium

Ivan Martin, PhD

University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland

Liesbet Geris, PhD

University of Liège and KU Leuven, Belgium

Yaakov Nahmias, PhD

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel

National Organ-on-Chip initiatives

Call for presentation of national Organ-on-Chip initiatives, consortia or networks in special session at EUROoCS2024

 

During the annual EUROoCS2024 meeting in Milan, Italy, from 3-5 July 2024, there will be the possibility to present nation-wide Organ-on-Chip initiatives and networks.

If you are the initiator of a national Organ-on-Chip initiative or the contact person of a national Organ-on-Chip consortium or network, that either has already been established or is still under construction, and you want to pitch the level of progress, please apply by sending a one-minute video where you (alone or with your team) present the initiative to annualmeeting@euroocs.eu, mentioning ‘Nation-wide OoC initiatives’.

Deadline March 1st 2024.

Submitted videos will be selected for either an oral presentation or for the interactive poster corner of national Organ-on-Chip initiatives.

EUROoCS Academy

EUROoCS is organizing the second EUROoCS Academy on July 3rd 2024 as part of the EUROoCS annual meeting 2024 in Milan.

The EUROoCS Academy is a collection of lectures on various disciplines of Microphysiological Systems and Organ-on-Chips. We aim to educate on basics and advanced knowledge targeting representatives from academia and industry. The Academy is scheduled before the official opening of the EUROoCS2024 conference.

More information on the EUROoCS academy can be found here.

Registration

Registration now open!
Special reduced fees are available to members of EUROoCS. To register for the discounted membership rate, you must first log in as a member. No EUROoCS member yet? Please first register as a new member and benefit from discount for the EUROoCS2024 meeting. Take into account that the membership approval process can take up to 3 weeks.

EUROoCS members (reduced fees):
-Seniors: €450 (+ €50 late registration after 1 May 2024)- Register here
-Students (incl. PhD): €280 (+ €50 late registration after 1 May 2024)- Register here

Regular:
-Seniors: €550 (+ €50 late registration after 1 May 2024) – Register here
-Students (incl. PhD): €330 (+ €50 late registration after 1 May 2024) – Register here

Availability for the social event dinner is based on a first-come, first-served policy, owing to the restricted space at the venue.

Note: Please note that registration to the conference is personal and binding. Registrations are neither refundable nor transferable to another colleague, for non-attendance or any other reason.

Click here to view and download the GDPR document.

For any questions you might have, our FAQ page offers a wealth of information and answers to common inquiries.

Deadlines

12 February 2024 – Deadline Abstract Submission

25 March 2024 – Notice to authors

1 May 2024 – Deadline Early Bird Registration

Awards

EUROoCS2024 travel grants for young researchers

The European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS) offers travel grants (€ 500,-) to highly motivated master students, PhD students or postdocs worldwide, to attend the EUROoCS2024 conference in Milan (Italy) from 3-5 July this year.

 

Eligibility criteria:

1. Member of EUROoCS, fee paid for 2024
2. Master student, PhD student or postdoc (PhD degree after July 1st 2021, no permanent position at a university or company)
3. (Co)-author of submitted abstract for EUROoCS2024 and willing and able to present the results at the conference

 

Selection criteria:
1. Quality: Scientific excellence and relevance of the research
2. Age: priority to young researchers
3. Country: preference will be given to researchers working at institutions in low-middle income countries as defined by the World Bank.

 

Application:
Applicants should send the following documents to annualmeeting@euroocs.eu mentioning ‘EUROoCS2024 travel grant’ as subject:
– A letter of confirmation from the supervisor (for master and PhD students) or head of the research group (for postdocs) regarding the status of the applicant
– CV (max 1 A4)
– Motivation statement (max 250 words)
– Abstract ID

 

Open: February 13th 2024
Deadline: March 12th 2024

 

The applicants will be informed about the award of the grant by 2 April 2024.
Once registered for the EUROoCS2024 conference, the awardee will receive the travel grant.

Sponsors

For EUROoCS2024, four sponsor packages are available: platinum, gold, silver and bronze. More information about the sponsor packages can be found here.

 

In addition to these sponsor packages an à la carte sponsor package is available for EUROoCS2024. More information can be found here.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact the organizers for further information via annualmeeting@euroocs.eu

GOLD: EVENT SPONSORS gold-sponsor
Other Sponsors other-sponsor

Venue

Milano welcomes you

Lombardy is the richest region in Italy with a GDP per capita about 32% higher than the national average and 27% of the EU’s. Lombardy is also home to leading scientific centers in areas such as genomics, biomedicine, digital therapies and healthcare management (e.g. oncology, cardiovascular diseases and rehabilitation therapies). Lombardy’s population exceeds 10 million inhabitants.

With a population of about 1.3 million people, Milano is the capital of Lombardy, in the middle of the Po Valley, not far from the Alps and from the Italian largest lakes (Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda). Milano is considered the Italian economic and financial center, as the most important industrial and financial businesses of the Country are settled here, along with the headquarters of the Stock Exchange. Milano also represents the Italian capital of fashion and design (hosting “Milan Fashion Week” and the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”), is an internationally recognized cultural hub (with “Teatro alla Scala” considered the international “temple” of Opera music).

The Milano Metropolitan Region is home to over 250 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies (58% of Lombardy Life Sciences companies). Lombardy is home to around 30% of Italy’s total. Life Sciences trade bodies and regulators, including the European Food Safety Authority (Parma) and EU Joint Research Center (Ispra), are based nearby Milano.

The venue: Politecnico di Milano

EUROoCS2024 will be hosted in the original historical Leonardo Campus of Politecnico di Milano, in the splendid City of Milano.

Politecnico di Milano is a top-ranked technical University in Europe and Worldwide (and the 1st University in Italy). In fact, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Politecnico di Milano ranks 18th worldwide in Engineering & Technology; 10th worldwide in Architecture; and 8th worldwide in Design. Founded in 1863, Politecnico is the largest school of Engineering, Architecture and Design in Italy, with 3 campuses in Milan and 5 campuses in the Lombardy region. Politecnico is organized into 12 Departments, responsible for research strategies, and 4 schools, responsible teaching activities, serving over 47.000 students. Politecnico offers all of its master programmes entirely in English and attracts an ever-increasing number of talented international students coming from over 100 countries.

Within the Leonardo Campus, we identified the “Trifoglio” building as an ideal location to host EUROoCS2024. “Trifoglio” is a 3-story building within a pedestrian area, located in the freshly renovated area of the Architectural campus designed by the internationally recognized architect Renzo Piano.

Conference venue address: Politecnico di Milano, Building 13 (Trifoglio), Via Edoardo Bonardi, 9, 20133 Milano MI

Hotel and travel information

 

Milano benefits from an ideal geographic situation. Whether you come by plane, train or car, Milano is connected to Europe and the entire World with:

 

  • 3 international airports located within 60 minutes from Milano City center with direct shuttle/train services
  • 1001 direct weekly trains and high-speed trains to and from EU capitals

 

Inaugurated in 1927 in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardo Campus progressively encompassed larger areas and shaped a new vibrant and genuine university district named “Città Studi” (City of Studies, you can find the online map here). Città Studi is easily accessible from Milano city centre and from the main train stations. Milano indeed offers a high-quality public transportation network with:

 

  • 5 underground lines and 118 related stations and 154 surface transit lines
  • 90% of the hotels being accessible by underground
  • more than 4.800 taxis operate 24/7

 

For example, From Stazione Centrale (Centrale Railway Station) or Stazione Cadorna (Cadorna Railway Station) you can take the underground (green line) to the Piola metro station and then take a few minutes’ walk to reach Politecnico di Milano – Leonardo Campus.

 

To assist you in planning your trip, we have prepared a table of hotels categorised by their respective star ratings, along with the corresponding room rates. You can access the table containing this information here. Specific instructions for the booking process are outlined in the file.

Please note that the availability of rooms is limited, so we recommend making your reservations promptly to secure your accommodations.

 

In case you encounter any difficulties during the reservation process or have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact annualmeeting@euroocs.eu for assistance.

Public transportation

 

The YesMilano City Pass is now online! A digital key designed for tourists to access Milano’s gates for three whole days. An entirely new tool to visit the city, an ideal travel companion for tourists organizing their visit to Milano – fast becoming an attractive destination for international tourism.

This is the official city pass created by the Municipality with the aim of welcoming leisure and business visitors by offering simplified access to Milano’s cultural treasuries, combined with access to Milano’s public transportation system managed by ATM – Azienda Trasporti Milanesi.

Committees

Scientific program committee

  • Marco Rasponi (co-chair, EUROoCS Board / Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Paola Occhetta (co-chair, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij (EUROoCS Board / hDMT, The Netherlands)
  • Pelin Candarlioglu (EUROoCS Industrial Advisory Board Chair / 3D and 3Rs Ltd., UK)
  • Torsten Mayr (EUROoCS Board / Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Monica Piergiovanni (Joint Research Center, Italy)
  • Anna Herland (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Javier Ramon (Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain)
  • Ben Maoz (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Alberto Rainer (Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy)

Local organizing committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paola Occhetta, Marco Rasponi, Simone Vesentini, Francesca Bragheri, Emanuela Jacchetti, Nina Bono, Alessandro Pellegata, Emanuele Mauri, Laura Brambilla, Ilaria Carrara, Claudio Somaschini, Cecilia Palma, Mattia Ballerini

Get in touch with us

If you have any questions, please contact: annualmeeting@euroocs.eu