Research Conferences and Events

Every year the Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) organizes and hosts research conferences and other events in order to foster an environment of scientific inquiry, exchange of ideas, and collaboration among SCC members and other investigators. These events include:

Annual and Ongoing

Annual Cancer Research Symposium
Since 2011, the SCC has hosted an Annual Cancer Research Symposium to provide an interactive forum for cancer center members, other interested researchers, and students to share their research. The Symposium is organized into tracks for Basic / Translation, Clinical, and Behavioral / Population Sciences and features thematically focused oral presentations and panel discussions. More than 80 poster slots are reserved for graduate and postdoctoral students, and prizes are awarded annually to the top posters in the basic, clinical, behavioral and population sciences. The Symposium now hosts more than 250 participants annually.

International Ovarian Cancer Consortium Conference
The International Ovarian Cancer Consortium was organized by SCC member Dr. Danny Dhanasekaran, in collaboration with intra and extramural colleagues, as an international forum of experts who can contribute to the state-of-the-science in ovarian cancer and tumor microenvironment research. This group of national and international experts now meets annually at the SCC to present research and exchange ideas. 
2019 Conference Agenda

END2CANCER: Emerging Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Applications for Cancer
The goal of the END2CANCER conference is to bridge laboratory research conducted in the areas of nanotechnology and drug delivery to clinical applications for the detection, diagnosis, imaging and treatment of cancer. The conference features keynote, plenary and invited lectures by eminent scientists who discuss new and emerging concepts, technologies, and challenges in translating nanomedicine from bench to bedside. The inaugural conference was held December of 2017 and was organized by Dr. Rajagopal Ramesh, Co-Leader of the SCC’s Cancer Biology Program. 

Highlighted Past Conferences and Events

Precision Medicine and Cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Meeting
November 10, 2016

In 2016, the SCC hosted a national meeting, “Precision Medicine and Cancer in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities,” for NCI cancer center investigators and tribal community partners engaged in American Indian cancer research. Planned in collaboration with the NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and the Office of the NCI Director, the goal of this meeting was to begin a dialogue to address cultural and ethical concerns and develop opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native participation in emerging Precision Medicine initiatives.