Brain Tumors
August 7 - 13, 2018
Application Deadline: April 15, 2018


Priscilla Brastianos, Massachusetts General Hospital
Mark Gilbert, National Institutes of Health
Sadhan Majumder, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

See the roll of honor - who's taken the course in the past

This one week discussion course will provide a clinical overview of brain tumors and emphasize molecular mechanisms involved in the growth and development of brain tumors with special emphasis on neural differentiation, signaling mechanisms, DNA replication, chromatin modulation, stem cells, mouse models, genomics, imaging techniques, genetically modified mouse techniques, nanotechnology, mechanism-based therapeutic strategies, and biobanks and ethical concerns. Attendees will be able to interact with senior investigators on a one-to-one basis in an informal environment. All non-faculty students will be considered for a generous stipend depending on stated need. Applications are invited from medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and clinicians and scientists.

2016 Speakers:

Robert Bachoo, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Suzanne Baker, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Melissa Bondy, Baylor College of Medicine
Cameron Brennan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
E. Antonio Chicocca, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Peter Dirks, University of Toronto
Gregory Fuller, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Frank Furnari, University of California, San Diego
Mark Gilbert, MD Anderson Cancer Center
David Gutmann, Washington University School of Medicine
Eric Holland, Fred Hutchingson Cancer Research Center
Antonio Iavarone, Columbia University Medical Center
C. David James, Northwestern University
Russ Pieper, University of California, San Francisco
David Reardon, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Karlyne Reilly, National Cancer Institute
Jeremy Rich, Cleveland Clinic
Martine Roussel, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Raymond Sawaya, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Evan Snyder, Sanford/Burnham Institute
Roel Verhaak, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert Wechsler-Reya, Sanford/Burnham Institute
William Weiss, University of California, San Francisco

The course will be held at the Laboratory’s Banbury Conference Center located on the north shore of Long Island. All participants stay within walking distance of the Center, close to tennis court, pool and private beach.

Significant and generous scholarship funds for individuals in need of financial support are available courtesy of the American Brain Tumor Association. Apply in writing for financial support when you complete your application

Cost (including board and lodging): $2,710 

No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course. Students accepted into the course should plan to arrive on the evening of August 6, and depart by lunchtime on August 13.

Before applying, ensure you have 1) Personal statement/essay; 2) Letter(s) of recommendation; 3) Curriculum vitae/resume (optional); 4) Financial aid request (optional). More details

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