The 2021 Annual Scientific Retreat for members and trainees is scheduled for July 22-23, 2021! As you may know, this is one of the few times a year our entire center is able to enjoy the company of one another and collaborate. This year's retreat will again be virtual due to university gathering restrictions and will feature an expanded agenda that mirrors our prior in-person retreats, highlighting research across each of our scientific programs.
TED-style Talk Speakers
Thursday, July 22, we will host TED talks from prominent leaders from each of our partner institutions and hear an update from Cancer Center Director Stan Gerson, MD. All are welcome to attend these talks, though registration will be required to receive virtual access.
Diana Bilimoria, PhD
KeyBank Professor and Professor and Chair, Department of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
Daniel E. Spratt, MD
Vincent K. Smith Chair in Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center (effective May 1, 2021)
Serpil Erzurum, MD
Chief Research & Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic
We are looking forward to a keynote presentation from Zihai Li, MD, PhD on Friday, July 23. Dr. Li is the founding director of the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology and the Klotz Chair in Cancer Research at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Li is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of gp96 biology with a number of contributions, such as the discovery of its ATPase activity, peptide-binding properties and client-binding domain. His current research interests focus on developing better immunotherapeutics against cancer by reprogramming the tolerogenic tumor microenvironment, including regulatory T-cells, thrombocytes and unfolded protein response.
Call for Abstracts
All students, postdocs and fellows conducting cancer research are invited to submit abstracts for two opportunities to present their research during the retreat: 1) poster presentation and 2) oral presentation. Cancer Center leadership will review abstracts based on the relationship to cancer, novelty, significance of findings and clarity.
Deadline to submit abstract: Friday, May 14, 2021
Additional details will be posted in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center weekly newsletter and distributed via email to members closer to the retreat. Questions? Please contact Mary Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.