The program purposefully provides a broad survey of the cancer research and experimental modeling from systems and computational genetics, to the tumor microenvironment and tumor progression, to inflammation and immunotherapy.
In-Person Capacity: 100 | Virtual Option Available
Please contact the event organizer for more information
Aug 14 - 25
Unlike a semester-long graduate course or an academic seminar series spread across a full year or more, the Cancer Short Course delivers a large amount of cutting-edge learning material into an intensive training period. The program combines seminars from leaders in cancer genetics, cancer cell biology, emerging animal models of human cancers, cancer immunology and therapy, with workshop-based learning opportunities including computational workshops. Participants will interact directly with faculty, JAX Cancer Center scientists, patient advocates and medical oncologists to gain broad exposure and knowledge as it relates to human cancer.
The in-person course includes daily lectures and afternoon hands-on workshops. In addition there will be ample networking opportunities such as a poster session and special receptions. Although the course schedule is quite full, there is time set aside to enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park.
The virtual audience will have access to the live-stream of lectures and panel discussions and will have the ability to ask questions through a virtual Q+A function. In addition, all lectures will be recorded and posted within 72 hours of airing on a centralized Canvas course that participants will have access to for two months following the course.
The virtual audience will not have access to live or recorded versions of hands-on workshops, the poster session or special evening sessions.
Participants are responsible for arranging their lodging.
Subsidized, dormitory-style, shared lodging will be made available to approximately forty attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis at our Highseas Conference Center.
Special block rates at local hotels will also be provided.
Hancock County/Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) – 20 minutes away
Bangor International Airport (BGR) – 1hr 15 minutes away
Public transportation is not available from local airports. Please visit the Bar Harbor and Bangor airport services webpages for information on shuttles to and from Mount Desert Island. Rideshare options like Uber or Lyft are not commonly available.
Bar Harbor is approximately 5 hours by car from the greater Boston area. Rental cars are available from Hertz at either nearby airport. Additionally, there is a free Island Explorer bus system which can be used around the island and the national park.
Professor, Director, JAX Cancer Center, Edison T. Liu Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Professor of Dermatology and Pathology
Professor, Knowlton Family Chair
Professor and Chairwoman, Dept of Cell, Developmental, and Cancer Biology
Professor of Pediatrics