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.
Agenda information coming spring 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. 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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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 required measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 during this event.
As of March 21, 2022, the University of Minnesota mask policy does not require masks at this event, though they are strongly recommended when not actively eating or drinking.
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 and air filtration is being applied in event spaces.
  • A separate area is available for individuals to eat away from the event dining space upon request.
If you have questions, please contact mccevents@umn.edu.