Microbiome and Cancer Symposium

Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building
Microbiome and cancer Symposium
Research at the intersection of the microbiome and cancer at the University of Minnesota
After a successful inaugural event, we are proud to bring back the Microbiome and Cancer Symposium in 2022.
The goal of this meeting is to showcase the exciting research at the intersection of the microbiome and cancer at the University of Minnesota, to highlight potential new opportunities, and spark synergies between researchers across relevant fields of expertise.
The target audience for this meeting are University of Minnesota researchers, scientists, and clinicians working in the cancer research field who are interested in adding microbiome investigation to their research portfolio and microbiome researchers interested in leveraging their skills for cancer research. Those already developing research programs combining these fields are also strongly encouraged to attend. We regret that external persons are not able to attend.

Registration Information

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Registration for the Microbiome & Cancer Symposium is free, but required.
This event is for University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students only.
Registration closes on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Call for Abstracts

University of Minnesota community is invited to submit an abstract to be considered for a poster presentation and/or a flash talk during the event. External submissions will not be considered.
Abstract submissions will open in June 2022 and close August 31, 2022. Abstract submissions are open now and will close on August 31, 2022. Notifications on selected abstracts for posters and flash talks will be made by September 9, 2022.
Abstract submissions do not have to be at the intersection of the microbiome and cancer, but can be solely focused on the microbiome or solely focused on cancer. You will be asked to describe a potential application of future work at the intersection of the microbiome and cancer.
Contact the event team with questions or comments at mccevents@umn.edu or 612-624-7552.

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8:00 AM - Check-In and Breakfast Available
9:00 AM - Welcome by Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD
9:10 AM - Keynote Presentation - Christine (Chris) Spencer, PhD, Director of Informatics at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
9:45 AM - Subree Subramanian, PhD
10:15 AM - Robin Shields-Cutler, PhD
10:45 AM - Shernan Holtan, MD
11:15 AM - Break
11:25 AM - Flash Talks
12:40 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - 2021 Seed Fund Recipients Summary featuring Lynne Bemis, PhD, Josh Fletcher, PhD, Anna Prizment, PhD and Bharat Thyagarajan, MD, PhD, MPH
2:15 PM - Discussion on Cores - Chris Staley, PhD
3:00 PM - Poster Session & Networking
Drink ticket included with your registration.
4:30 PM - Adjourn

Event Information

Location: Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building (2231 6th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455)
Parking: $6/day lots available in the Maroon Lot (2010 6th St SE) and Victory Lot (2302 6th St SE). Both lots are located across the street from CCRB, approximately a 1 - 3 minute walk.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

We rely on supporters to host this event and reduce the financial burden of attending. Supporters are invited to exhibit at the event and receive recognition before, during, and after the event. Please review the Exhibitor Prospectus here. The deadline to submit your intent to support this event is Friday, August 26, 2022. Contact the Event Manager with questions at mart2948@umn.edu.

COVID-19 Event Information

We are pleased to offer this in person event while maintaining our number one goal of keeping the University of Minnesota community safe while learning.
As with any activity, there is inherent risk and the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic have created a heightened degree of personal risk and responsibility. The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota is maintaining all legal and required measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 during this event.
We are currently monitoring local data on COVID-19 levels in order to keep our events safe and will take necessary health precautions based on these levels and guidance from the CDC, MDH, and our own public health experts. Guests will be informed of any updates to the event that may occur due to the virus.
How we are maintaining on-site safety:
  • Masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer are available at the event.
  • Check-in and food pick up areas are designed to minimize time in lines and include grab and go menus.
  • Increased cleaning is being applied in event spaces.
  • Event space ventilation is maximized according to the UMN Facilities Management COVID-19 ventilation standards.
  • Outdoor seating is available during meal times.
How attendees can maintain on-site safety:
  • At this time, masks are not required, but are strongly recommended when not actively eating or drinking.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home.
  • Get tested, vaccinated, and boosted before attending.
Please contact mccevents@umn.edu if you have additional questions.

Thanks to our supporters!

MB&C Suppoerters 2022