The premiere cancer biology training conference in the United States, the Cancer Biology Annual Retreat brought together leaders in cancer research to discuss new training concepts and trends, training program development, and the latest information on training grants and national policy on Sunday, October 25 through Tuesday, October 27 at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.
Speakers included Robert T. Abraham, PhD, Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development; Anthony J. Alberg, PhD, MPH, Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center; and Frank M. Torti, MD, MPH, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Featured Workshops included Data Landscape in the Genomic Era, exploring curricula redesign and the challenges of genomics-based cancer research; Tips from Reviewers: Reviewing T32 Grant Applications, discussing strengths and weaknesses of successful T32 applications; and Integrating Biology and Immunology of Cancer for Physicians and Scientist, encouraging development of scientist oncology leaders who have an integrated view of how the cancer biology and tumor immunology fields intersect and influence each other.
For the second year, CABTRAC offered ‘Speed Mentoring‘ between 31 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and mentors from across the country. Additionally, 20 graduate students and postdocs presented posters, with Prakash Nallathamby and Mirander Sowder winning top awards for best posters. Payal Jain, Brook Nepon-Sixt, Matthew Smith, Carlos Stahlhut, Aminah Wali and Yongliang Zhang were all selected for formal poster presentation.
CABTRAC is pleased to be able to share PowerPoint Presentations from the Retreat with our Membership. Please access the presentations under Meetings > 2015 Annual Retreat > Presentations with the password provided to attending members. Presentations will be opened to all members on November 10, 2015 and to the public on July 1, 2016.