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Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology Workshop

​General Information

Selection of Participants
The application deadline is Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The Workshop Faculty will select a group of 50 total participants based on the materials submitted by the applicant and by the applicant’s sponsor (mentor, program supervisor, or department head; n/a for senior scientists). The Workshop Faculty will seek a group of participants who have made outstanding progress in their medical training, who have displayed an interest and competence in clinical or basic research, and who come from a diverse group of training institutions and personal backgrounds.

Of the 50 total accepted participants, up to five spaces will be awarded to “Senior Scientists” and the remaining 45 or more spaces will be awarded to “Trainees”, those that applied as an “oncology fellow or resident.” 

Note that selection of workshop applicants will be conducted on a competitive basis, as not all applicants can be accepted each year due to limited space. Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply the following year. Applicants will be notified of their status by June 1.

Accepted Trainees
Accepted trainees (oncology fellows/residents) will be required to pay a minimal registration fee of $750 for the workshop. This will cover their registration and complimentary shared hotel accommodations in Snowmass Village at the Viceroy Snowmass for the seven nights of the workshop (shared with additional trainee(s) in double or triple room), as well as offset the costs of social events, workshop materials, and certain group meals. Trainees will be required to pay for their own travel to and from Snowmass Village.

Accepted Senior Scientists
Accepted senior scientists will be required to pay a registration fee of $1,250 for the workshop. All senior scientists will be responsible for covering the cost of their own travel and lodging. 

All participants will receive complimentary meals offered as part of the workshop.

Computer Requirement
All participants are required to bring a laptop to the workshop. If a participant does not have access to a laptop, they may request to borrow one for the duration of the workshop for a fee.

Transportation
All participants are responsible for transportation to and from Snowmass Village, Colorado. Snowmass Village is approximately ten miles from Aspen, Colorado.  Snowmass Village can be reached by flying into the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport or the Denver International Airport.  Snowmass Village is approximately 15-20 minutes from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport; local shuttles to/from Aspen/Pitkin Airport are provided for those staying at the Viceroy Snowmass, the conference venue.  Snowmass Village is also accessible by car or shuttle from the Denver International Airport; these arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.

Workshop Materials
Participants will receive recommended reading prior to the workshop. Faculty members will provide abstracts of their talks along with suggested references. Laboratory Directors will provide a detailed syllabus of the material to be covered in their hands-on laboratory sessions. Trainees will receive access to a workshop-specific website with these course materials, recommended reading, general workshop information, reminders, and opportunities to network.