UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center 2021 Retreat
- Date: May 13, 2021 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
- Location: Virtual event (registration required, see description)
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095
We are excited to announce the rescheduling of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Inaugural Retreat, which will now take place virtually on May 13, 2021!
Registration is now open! Please visit our online registration site and register now!
About the Retreat
The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Victor E. Velculescu, Professor of Oncology, Pathology and Medicine and Co-Director of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The all-day event will bring together the broader cancer research community from across UCLA, including faculty researchers, physicians, physician-scientists, students, post-docs and allied health professionals.
This virtual retreat is an opportunity for a wide array of individuals working to accelerate discoveries that prevent and cure cancer to share progress and accomplishments, discuss challenges and future directions, learn about resources available at the Cancer Center, and develop and strengthen collaborations.
Planned activities include sessions comprised of talks on a variety of topics and an exhibitor’s room with virtual booths on UCLA cancer research-related services available to you.
How to register
Registration is required and is now open. Please visit our online registration site to reserve your spot.
We look forward to seeing you at the retreat!
Lobby & Exhibit Hall open
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Michael Teitell, MD, PhD
Kelsey Martin, MD, PhD
Development of Imatinib and Ibrutinib: Historical Perspective on Targeted Therapy and the JCCC
Owen Witte, MD
Variability in Cancer Diagnosis: Implications, Challenges, and the Promise of AI
Joann Elmore, MD, MPH
The Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology: A community based approach to whole person care
Kauser Ahmed, PhD
SPOREs: Progress and Opportunities
- UCLA SPORE in Prostate Cancer
- UCLA SPORE in Brain Cancer
Rob Reiter, MD
Linda Liau, MD, PhD, MBA
What Can The Cancer Center Do For “U”?
- JCCC Funding Mechanisms: Seed Grants and More
- JCCC Shared Resources Overview
- JCCC Activities and Support Services
- UC-Cancer Consortium
Heather Christofk, PhD
Melissa Fitzmaurice Neligan, MPH, CRA
Zoran Galic, PhD
Michael Teitell MD, PhD
Advancing Science to Address Pressing Cancer Needs in our Communities
Roshan Bastani, PhD
Beth Glenn, PhD
Alison Herrmann, PhD
Early Detection of Cancer Using Noninvasive Liquid Biopsies
Victor E. Velculescu, MD, PhD
Lunch Break and Networking
Informational Booths open for viewing in Exhibit Hall
Engineering Next‐Generational CAR‐T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy
Yvonne Chen, PhD
The Evolutionary Origins of Cancer Lethality
Paul Boutros, PhD, MBA
Development of Breast Cancer Therapies: Herceptin, palbociclib
Dennis Slamon, MD, PhD
Fighting Melanoma with the Immune System Melanoma
Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD
Entrepreneurship and the Business of Science
Arie Belldegrun, MD
Christi Shaw, MBA, CEO of Kite Pharma
Craig Gordon, MD, Partner, Capital Research Global Investors
David Chang MD, PhD, CEO of Allogene Pharma in SF
Helen Kim, MBA, SMD of Vida Ventures in SM
Michael Teitell, MD, PhD