UPMC Hillman Cancer Center 2021 Annual Scientific Retreat


Dear UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Members:

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 33rd Annual UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Scientific Retreat on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

We very much look forward to your participation in this wonderful opportunity for all members of Hillman Cancer Center 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. For questions, please contact Serena Holliday (hollidaysm3@upmc.edu) or Stacy Fitzsimmons (fitzsimmonss3@upmc.edu), Retreat Coordinators.

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

Retreat Planning Committee

Registration form

Abstract Submission Form

The retreat begins at 7:00 AM with check-in and continental breakfast and ends at 8:00 PM after a reception with beer and wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Retreat Speakers

Ronald B. Herberman, MD Lectureship:

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society

Maryann Donovan, PhD, MPH Lectureship:

Lola Fashoyin-Aje, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, Division of Oncology 3, Gastrointestinal, Cutaneous, Sarcoma
Associate Director, Science and Policy to Address Health Disparities
Oncology Center of Excellence, Food and Drug Administration

Special Guest Lecture

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and
John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

State of the Center

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

Important Dates

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Abstract Deadlines:

Abstracts for those interested in giving 10-minute talk:
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
(Speakers to be notified by Tuesday, September 14, 2021)

All other abstracts:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021