University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Retreat Information

This year's retreat will feature a Clinical Science session; two breakout sessions focusing on the topics of “Biobehavioral/Population Science” and “Imaging”; and the return of last year's popular “Hot Papers/Cool Science” session.

The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Stephen Baylin (The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center), whose research interests include cellular biology and genetics of cancer, specifically epigenetics or genetic modifications other than those in DNA that can affect cell behavior, and silencing of tumor suppressor genes and tumor progression. Additionally, Dr. Robert Gillies (Moffitt Cancer Center), who is renowned for his extensive research contributing to the advancement of the field of molecular imaging, will be the Guest Speaker for the Imaging session.

All of these topics and presenters are of importance and relevance to all who are interested in cancer – from graduate students, to senior investigators in the basic, clinical, translational and population sciences.

Food Service

Meals include breakfast, box lunch, and buffet dinner. Breaks will be provided during which there will be beverages and light snacks available. All other food/meals will be the responsibility of the attendee.

Breakfast: Campus View Club
Lunch: Food Court, Second Floor
Dinner: Arena Floor

Directions & Parking

Registration and Abstract Submission