November 4 - 9, 2018
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Goals of the Workshop The goal of the Translational Cancer Research for Basic Scientists Workshop is to provide basic research scientists with a better understanding of translational research, teach them how to adapt their research for maximum clinical impact, and help them transition into a new career in translational cancer medicine. During the course of the week, attendees will gain perspective and background knowledge of the disease from translational scientists in academia and industry, clinicians, and patients, while learning about the latest methods and approaches in cutting-edge translational cancer research.
This innovative workshop addresses many aspects of translational research including:
Educational Formats The scientific program for the workshop utilizes five different educational formats to effectively deliver the principles of translational cancer research.
These five educational formats foster the indispensable face-to-face contact and interactions that are so critically important to surmounting barriers and building relationships and collaborations that will last long beyond the duration of the workshop.
Workshop Requirements and PreparationThose accepted for the workshop are expected to:
Early-career participants (predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career scientists) who are accepted to the workshop will be required to pay a
registration fee of $1250. This will cover registration, shared hotel accommodations, most meals, the costs of workshop materials and offsite clinic visits. Participants will be required to pay for their own travel to and from Boston,
Senior scientists who are accepted to the workshop will be required to pay a
registration fee of $1750 for the workshop. All senior scientists are required to pay for their own housing for the duration of the workshop and their travel to and from Boston. Senior scientists receive all workshop materials and meals offered as part of the workshop. The Committee admits a limited number of senior scientists who are beyond the postdoctoral level and are transitioning to translational research.
Workshop SiteThe majority of workshop sessions and meals will take place at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Off-site observational visits will take place at a variety of locations in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Cancer Center complex in Boston. Additionally, the city of Boston offers many educational, sight-seeing, culinary, and cultural activities within a short distance of the hotel.
All accepted participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements, including arrangements for transportation from the train, bus, or airport to the hotel.
AccommodationsAll early-career participants must reside at the workshop hotel for the duration of the workshop and participate in all group meals. They will receive the following complimentary accommodations: a hotel room to be shared with one other workshop participant for the five nights of the workshop. Early-career participants who request other accommodations (single-occupancy or a room shared with a non-attendee) at the hotel will be credited only for the amount that AACR would have been charged for the complimentary accommodations offered as part of the package.
Senior scientists are urged to reside at the workshop hotel, but are not required to do so. The workshop rate for single/double occupancy is available to all senior scientists. Senior scientists will have the option of sharing hotel rooms with other participants depending upon availability.