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Symposia on Cancer Research 2017 Cancer Metabolism
Oct. 5-6, 2017
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert Lee Clark Clinic Building
Floor 11, R11.1400
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Conf. #: X117209
The program will be of broad interest to scientists, physician-scientists, scientists-in-training, physicians, physicians-in-training, students, nurses, and fellows interested in hearing the latest methodologies to study tumor metabolism, microenvironment, and bioenergetics, and how data emerging from this research are impacting translational research, metabolic imaging, and personalized medicine.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Committee
- Conference Agenda
- Call for Abstract Information
Keynote speakers are Naveep S. Chandel, PhD (Northwestern University) and Kevin F.Brindle, PhD (University of Cambridge).
In addition, Craig B. Thompson, MD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) will receive the Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award and Chi V. Dang, MD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) will receive the Heath Memorial Award.
There will also be a poster session for participants to represent their findings. The symposia begins Thursday morning and will end Friday afternoon.
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-1724 or email email@example.com. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
After attending the symposium, participants should be able to:
- Defining metabolic changes that occur in cancer cells and in their microenvironment, as well as mechanistic interplay between cell signaling, metabolism and bioenergentics
- Demonstration of emerging imaging technologies that allow observation of metabolic changes in vivo and translation to the clinic
- Understanding how metabolic changes can directly affect cancer oncogenesis
Metabolomic studies seek to identify the molecular and chemical footprints of cells that reflect cellular exposures and responses to changing physiological environments. Quantitative assessments of metabolic substrates and products, lipids, vitamins, and cofactors provide information about the nutritional and oxidative state of a cell. Metabolic changes are emerging as hallmarks of cancer that can be exploited as biomarkers and employed as a reporter of cancer grades and severity. The symposia will discuss molecular and cellular changes that occur in metabolism, how the microenvironment and stromal tissue can directly affect metabolism, how the metabolic environment around a lesion can directly affect treatment response, and ways metabolism can be exploited for therapy and for direct in vivo imaging in cancer systems. In addition, recent advances in understanding how metabolism can directly affect oncogenesis, such as in the context of oncometabolites and reductive carboxylation, will be discussed.
- Question and answer sessions
- Panel discussions
General Registration Information
- On-site registration opens at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The opening session will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, and the symposium will adjourn at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
- Advance registration by Sept. 22, 2017, is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- Please see the registration form for applicable fees.
- The full symposium registration fee includes the tuition, breaks, lunches and reception.
- The student registration fee includes all of the above except lunches. Students wishing to participate in the lunches must pay an additional fee of $24-$30.
Postmarked on or before Sept. 22, 2017
- Full Conference: $300
- One Day: $105
- MD Anderson Alumni: $225
- Student Registration (lunch NOT included): $100
- Lunch (optional): $24.00
- MD Anderson Faculty, Staff, Trainees (lunch NOT included): $0
- Lunch (optional): $24
Postmarked after Sept. 22, 2017
- Full Conference: $375
- One Day: $135
- MD Anderson Alumni: $280
- Student Registration (lunch NOT included): $125
- Lunch (optional): $30
- MD Anderson Faculty, Staff, Trainees (lunch NOT included): $0
- Lunch (optional): $30
Additional Registration Information
A reduced registration fee has been established for full-time students and physicians in training (interns, residents and fellows). All students claiming this reduced fee are required to submit a letter of introduction from the chairperson of their department with their registration form.
MD Anderson Alumni:
Alumni is defined as any faculty member (research or clinical) who has worked at MD Anderson and has retired or resigned, or any educational trainee who has trained at MD Anderson.
We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money Order
- Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA, and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registration)
When registering on-line a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically e-mailed to the e-mail address you listed on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within ten working days of receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Sept. 22, 2017. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, email or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
- A block of rooms has been reserved for symposia attendees at the Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main St., Houston, Texas.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested.
- The hotel phone number is 713-526-1991.
- When you make reservations be sure to mention MD Anderson’s Research Symposia to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $219 single or double occupancy.
- Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
- Reservations and deposits received after Sept. 4, 2017, will be confirmed if space is available and at current hotel published guest room rates.
Prices are subject to change and vary depending on the location of the conference.
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $40-60 to or from each airport.
- SuperShuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Hotel ZaZa for $23 one-way and $42 round-trip.
- The shuttle between William P. Hobby Airport and the Hotel ZaZa is $18 for one-way and the roundtrip cost is $32. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826.
Parking is available in Garage 10, which is located on the east side of the Clark Clinic, for $12 per day. There are EasyPay Stations on the first, second and third floors, instead of a cashier. The EasyPay Station is a self-serve payment station and will take cash or credit cards. You feed your ticket into the machine, it tells you how much you owe, you then pay that amount and the machine returns your "paid" ticket. Take the "paid" ticket to the exit gate and feed it into a machine there to raise the gate and exit the garage.
Take the crosswalk on level 3 of Garage 10 into MD Anderson. The first set of elevators on your left (next to the guard station) can be used to access floor 11. As you exit the elevator on floor 11, you will be at the back of the auditorium. Turn to your left to follow the hallway to the registration desk and the front of the auditorium.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.