UPMC Hillman Cancer Center 2020 Annual Scientific Retreat

*Important COVID-19 information regarding this event: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have taken steps to protect the health of faculty, staff, students and community. Please note that this event may need to be offered virtually – in addition to or instead of – an in-person event.  All registrants will be notified of any changes to the event. 


Dear UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Members:

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 32nd Annual UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Scientific Retreat and Satellite Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18, 2020. This year’s event is scheduled to be held at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Fifth Avenue in Oakland*.

The 2020 Satellite Conference will focus on “Data Science” and will kick off the events for the first half of Wednesday. The 2020 Retreat will then begin afterward on Wednesday afternoon and will cover the topics of “Planned Translational SPORE Projects,” “Modulating the DNA Damage Response in Cancer and Beyond,” concluding on Friday with “Immmuno – Metabolism.” 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.

We very much look forward to your participation in this wonderful opportunity for all members of the Institute to learn about and contribute to our scientific environment. We especially encourage you to invite your students and fellows, as our trainees are so vital to our future. All information and forms regarding the retreat can be found on this web site. For questions, please contact Lisa George, Retreat Coordinator, at georgel@upmc.edu.

Bob and Lin

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Lin Zhang, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Retreat Chair