November 2 - 3, 2021

TCF Bank Stadium, Benton County Entrance

The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota is hosting its 10th Annual Cancer Research Symposium as a special two day event November 2 - 3, 2021. This symposium is for Masonic Cancer Center faculty, staff, trainees, and students to celebrate research accomplishments and to develop new ideas and collaborations.

Registration and abstract submission opens July 2021.

November 2 is Election Day. Make a plan to cast your ballot in person or absentee! You can learn more at www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting.

Questions? Contact event organizers at mccevents@umn.edu or 612-624-7552.

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Symposium Agenda

Tuesday, November 2

8:00 AM - Check In & Breakfast

9:00 AM - Welcome Address and State of the Masonic Cancer Center

9:30 AM - Keynote Presentation by Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
Director, UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
Alfred A. de Lorimier Endowed Chair in General Surgery
Professor of Surgery and Radiology, UCSF

10:30 AM - To Be Announced

11:10 AM - Poster Session #1 and Exhibitor Booths

12:00 PM - Lunch and Faculty Flash Talk Competition

Presentations To Be Announced

1:30 PM - To Be Announced

2:10 PM - Abstract Winner Presentations

Submit your abstract by September 6!

3:00 PM - Poster Session #2 and Exhibitor Booths

3:50 PM - To Be Announced

4:30 PM - Reception and Networking Cocktail Hour

5:30 PM - Adjourn

Wednesday, November 3

8:00 AM - Check In & Breakfast

9:00 AM - Welcome Address and Presentation of Mentorship Award

9:15 AM - Keynote Presentation by Pat LaRusso, DO
Associate Director, Experimental Therapeutics
Yale Cancer Center

10:00 AM - To Be Announced

10:55 AM - Poster Session #3 and Exhibitor Booths

11:45 AM - Lunch with Speaker To Be Announced

12:45 PM - Closing Remarks

1:00 PM - Adjourn

Abstract Competition and Poster Session

Students, staff, and postdocs are encouraged to participate and submit an abstract for the poster sessions. *Note that you must be available to present your poster on the day of the event (See the agenda). Please see the schedule for poster session times. You will be asked to select top two presentation times in the submission process. Abstract submission opens July 2021. Announcements on selected abstracts will be made the first week of October.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities

The mission of the Masonic Cancer Center’s Annual Cancer Research Symposium is to engage our 500+ members including faculty, researchers, trainees, and students in celebration of research accomplishments and to create a motivational event to spur new ideas and collaborations towards developing new research.

Industry partners are crucial collaborators to scientific progress and are invited to participate as exhibitors. Your support will help us achieve our goals in building this robust event while sharing your products with attendees. Exhibitor prospectus coming soon.

Please contact Lissa Martinez Huebner, Senior Event and Project Coordinator, with any questions at mart2948@umn.edu or 612-624-7552.