Brain Tumors
August 9 - 15, 2022
Application & Materials Deadline: April 1, 2022

Priscilla Brastianos, Massachusetts General Hospital
Frank Furnari, University of California San Diego
Mark Gilbert, National Institutes of Health
Sadhan Majumder, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster (when eligible) with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines applicable in summer 2022.


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, translation of basic science to the clinic, 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.

2022 Speakers:
Terri Armstrong, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Robert Bachoo, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Melissa Bondy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
John Boockvar, Northwell Health, NY
Cameron Brennan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Daniel Cahill, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Maria Castro, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
E. Antonio Chiocca, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Peter Dirks, Hospital for Sick Children; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Benjamin Ellingson, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Mariella Filbin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Broad Institute, Boston, MA
Candece Gladson, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
David Gutmann, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Eric Holland, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Jason Huse, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Antonio Iavarone, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Rakesh Jain, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Frederick Lang, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Anna Lasorella, Columbia University, New York, NY
Richard Lu, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Crystal Mackall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Sandro Matosevic, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Russ Pieper, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Evan Snyder, Sanford Burnham, La Jolla, CA
Roeland Verhaak , The Jackson Laboratory, Farmington, CT
William Weiss, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Patrick Wen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

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): $2,780 

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 8, and depart by lunchtime on August 15.

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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