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Translational Cancer Research for Basic Scientists Workshop

An innovative workshop for basic scientists pursuing training in order to transition into translational cancer research

October 6-11, 2024
Le Meridien Boston Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Application DeadlineThursday, May 2, 2024, 1:00 p.m. ET

Course Directors

Ryan B. Corcoran, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
George D. Demetri, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Elaine R. Mardis, The Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Join us for an intensive week-long introduction to translational cancer research, tailored for basic scientists who are predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, early-career scientists, and senior scientists transitioning to translational research. The Translational Cancer Research for Basic Scientists Workshop equips participants with crucial skills to align their research with clinical applications and embark on careers in translational cancer medicine. 

Throughout the week, attendees will immerse themselves in the latest methodologies and approaches of cutting-edge translational cancer research, led by prominent scientists from academia, government, and industry. This dynamic workshop covers various aspects of translational research, including interdisciplinary collaboration, effective engagement with industry partners, understanding the clinical environment and its unique requirements, and navigating regulatory and compliance challenges in translational science. 

Moreover, this program emphasizes the importance of grasping the perspectives of both patients and clinicians, enabling basic scientists to contextualize their research inquiries within a broader framework. 

We are thrilled to offer this exceptional educational opportunity once again, aimed at fostering the professional growth of early-career investigators in the field of translational cancer research. 

Comments from previous attendees:
  • My experience at the workshop will definitely inform the projects I’m putting together now, as well as my long-term career goals. 
  • It is the single most influential workshop/conference I have attended. 
  • This has been such an inspirational, informative, and novel experience. I am so grateful for this opportunity to meet the best of the scientists in the field, network with the faculty, and talk to them on a one-on-one basis. It is unimaginable to get this experience in a week. It has helped me to build my network with faculty and my peers and this is going to help me collaborate with them in the future to continue doing excellent translational research.  
  • This workshop has definitely altered my thoughts on basic cancer research from doing science to understand biological systems, to doing science with a purpose to understand relevant biological systems. 
  • I was blown away by the passion, innovation, and diversity of both the teachers and the participants, and it reaffirmed my desire to succeed in this field. It was both realistic but hopeful in every aspect and made all of us look at cancer biology from at least five new perspectives. I feel I have taken an important step to establish myself as a scientist, and build the connections and ideas to effectively contribute to the field. 
  • This is perhaps the most educational and useful workshop I’ve been to. 
  • Keep this workshop going for future researchers. 

For questions about the application process, contact Lyngine Calizo, PhD, Associate Director, Scientific Programs, via email [email protected].