The premiere cancer biology training conference in the United States, the Cancer Biology Annual Retreat brought together leaders in cancer research to discuss training concepts and trends, training program development, and the latest information on training grants and national policy during the last weekend in October at the incredibly beautiful Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington. CABTRAC wishes to thank all the staff at Oregon Health & Science University who helped make the Annual Retreat a success!
Speakers included Joe Gray, PhD from Oregon Health & Science University’s Biomedical Engineering department, and Jonathan S. Wiest, PhD, from the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Training.
Featured Workshops included Enhancing Diversity: Developing High Impact, Low Cost Graduate and Postdoc Recruitment Strategies; and Bioinformatics Training for Cancer Biologists: The Why, The How, The When.
A popular session offered again this year was ‘Speed Mentoring‘ matching graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with mentors from institutions across the country. Forty graduate students and postdocs presented posters, with Alexandra Quackenbush and Christopher Lucchesi, PhD winning top awards for best posters. Kuang-Yui “Michael” Chen, PhD, Zuzana Tatarova, PhD, Tamara Vital and Adam Watson were all selected for formal poster presentation.