Events

Upcoming Events

June 17
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Special Seminar
Speaker: Amanda Lund, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Lecture Title: Lymphatic-Based Regulation of Melanoma Immunity

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West Wing Auditorium, Shadyside Hospital, Main Floor
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
Speaker: Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD
Title: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Professor, Chair of the Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, of Bioengineering, and of Clinical and Translational Science
Lecture Title: Using Biology To Define Appropriate Treatments for Back Pain: The Right Treatment for the Right Patient at the Right Time
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
June 18
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Saumyadipta Pyne, PhD
Title: Scientific Director, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL); Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Data Fusion and Modeling Complexity in Cancer

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Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
June 19
8:00 am – 9:00 am
CANCELED–Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Speaker: CANCELED: June 19 Grand Rounds
Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center 31st Annual Scientific Retreat
Speaker: Keynote Speaker: Arthur S. Levine, MD
Title: Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

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This year’s Retreat will focus on the topics of “Data Sharing and Data Analysis,” “Outreach, Screening and Catchment Area in Pennsylvania” and finally, “Cancer Immunology Intersection.” These three topics are of importance and relevance to all who are interested in cancer. We are also pleased to bring back the always-popular Lightning Round.

This year’s Ronald B. Herberman Lectureship Keynote Address will be given by Arthur S. Levine, MD, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine, who will be stepping down after two decades of distinguished leadership. As an oncologist and cancer researcher particularly focused on DNA damage and repair mechanisms during his career, and a major supporter of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Dr. Levine is a highly appropriate Keynote guest.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
June 20
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center 31st Annual Scientific Retreat

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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2019 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series
Speaker: Aviv Regev, PhD
Title: Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Chair of the Faculty and Director, Klarman Cell Observatory, Broad Institute
Lecture Title: Cell Atlases as Road Maps to Health and Disease

This seminar series is open to the public, including all interested University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University faculty, students, and staff. Arthur S. Levine, MD, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine, will introduce Young and lead the discussion following the lecture.

As a computational and systems biologist, Dr. Regev studies how gene regulation rewires when cells adapt to their environments, when they differentiate, and when species evolve. She and her lab members develop experimental and computational approaches to systematically decipher the mechanisms behind the transcriptional regulatory circuits in organisms ranging from yeast to humans. Dr. Regev investigates how these transcriptional circuits change on a variety of timescales: for example, when cells respond to changing growth conditions (within hours), when cells differentiate (within hours to days), and when species evolve (across millions of years). These studies have yielded detailed reconstructions and highlight key principles that govern the emergence of novel functions in gene regulation. Major research topics in the Regev lab include reconstructing the regulatory circuitry of mammalian cells, circuits controlling cell differentiation, the evolution of gene regulation, and understanding how specific genetic alterations in cancer-causing genes translate into the large-scale transcriptional changes that occur in tumor cells.

At Tel Aviv University, Dr. Regev studied biology, computer science, and mathematics, earning her MS in an interdisciplinary program and, later, her computational biology PhD. Dr. Regev, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, and the Overton Prize from the International Society for Computational Biology. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2019.

Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
June 21
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bridgeside Research Forum

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Trombly, PhD
Title: Gene Editing Specialist, Biocytogen Boston Corporation
Lecture Title: CRISPR /Cas9 Based Extreme Genome Editing (EGE™) and its Applications

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Cooper Conference Rooms B/C, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2019 Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy Symposium
Speaker: Hosted by Michael T. Lotze, MD, FACS
Title: Professor of Surgery, Immunology, and Bioengineering; Senior Advisor, Immune Transplant & Therapy Center, UPMC Enterprises

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Please join us for our second annual ITTC/UPMC advances in cancer immunotherapy meeting. Refreshments will be provided.

Herberman Conference Center, Room 202A, Second Floor
Cancer Pavilion, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

To register, contact Darren Gilmartin at gilmartind@upmc.edu or Kathy Griffin at griffinka@upmc.edu.

Herberman Conference Center, Room 202A, Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside Hospital
June 24
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Special Seminar
Speaker: Ravi B. Patel, MD, PhD
Title: Clinical Instructor, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin
Lecture Title: Combinatory Treatment Strategies: Investigating the Role of Radiotherapy to Augment Efficacy of Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment

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Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
Speaker: Shari Rogal, MD, MPH
Title: John J. Fung/Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Assistant Professor of Transplant Surgery and Assistant Professor of Surgery and of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Lecture Title: Using Implementation Science To Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Liver Disease
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
June 25
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Speaker: Laura Ferris, MD, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Clinical Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh; Chief of Dermatology, UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lecture Title: The Use of Gene Expression Profiling in Diagnosing Melanoma

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Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
June 26
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Speaker: Arisha Patel, MD and Richard Wu, MD, PhD
Title: Fellows, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Hospital Readmissions in High Risk Sickle Cell Disease and Understanding the Role and Function of PD-1+ Tregs in Cancer Patients

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Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
June 27
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
June 28
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bridgeside Research Forum

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503
July 1
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room
July 3
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds
Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting
Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
July 4
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower
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