Brain Tumors
August 4 - 10, 2020
Application & Materials Deadline: April 1, 2020

Instructors:
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, 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.

Prior Year Speakers:
Robert Bachoo, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Melissa Bondy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Cameron Brennan, MSKCC, New York, NY
Daniel Cahill, Harvard - Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
E. Antonio Chiocca, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Peter Dirks, Hospital for Sick Children; University of Toronto, Toronto, CANADA
Gregory Fuller, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Frank Furnari, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
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
Antonio Iavarone, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
C. David James, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Anna Lasorella, Columbia University, New York, NY
Russ Pieper, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Karlyne Reilly, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Jeremy Rich, Cleveland Clinic, Shaker Heights, OH
Raymond Sawaya, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Evan Snyder, Sanford Burnham, La Jolla, CA
Roeland Verhaak , MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Robert Wechsler-Reya, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA
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): $2,850 

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 3, and depart by lunchtime on August 10.

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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