University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Retreat Information

Program Information

The Annual UPCI Scientific Retreat will be held locally at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Fifth Ave. in Oakland.

Presentations will focus on the topics of “Novel Antitumor Vaccine Approaches”, “Interventions for Cancer Prevention”, and “Novel Designs and Promising Combinations”.

Douglas Lowy

The Keynote Address will be given by Douglas Lowy, MD, Acting Director of the National Cancer Institute and Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in the Center for Cancer Research. Dr. Lowy's research focuses on the basic and translational aspects of human papillomavirus infection, and cancer genes. He and John Schiller, PhD, also of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, are recipients of the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation – the nation's highest honor for technological achievement – for their work in developing a vaccine for human papilloma virus. Dr. Lowy's Keynote topic will be “HPV Vaccination: Precision Medicine in Cancer Prevention”.

All talks will be of direct interest to clinical oncologists, hematology/oncology fellows and other trainees in clinical fellowship programs, as well as basic cancer, population science, and biobehavioral researchers and trainees

Food Service

Meals include continental breakfast, and buffet lunch and dinner on Thursday, and continental breakfast and box lunch on Friday. Meals will be served in the Grand Ballroom. Breaks will be provided on all days, during which there will be beverages and light snacks available.

Directions & Parking

Registration and Abstract Submission