Mechanisms & Models of Cancer
August 13 - 17, 2024
Abstract Deadline: June 10, 2024


Karen Cichowski, Harvard Medical School
Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Elaine Mardis, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Monte Winslow, Stanford University

You are cordially invited to participate in the fifteenth biennial meeting on Mechanisms and Models of Cancer to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The meeting will begin on Tuesday, August 13, 2024, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, August 17.

The format of the meeting will include morning and evening sessions consisting of eight or nine 15-minute talks per session, selected from the abstracts, principally on unpublished work. In addition, there will be two poster sessions. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster. 

  • Epigenetics
  • Cancer Vulnerabilities & Therapeutic Development
  • Tumor Microenvironment & Metastasis
  • Cancer Metabolism
  • Cell Signaling
  • Genomics, Heterogeneity & Cancer Evolution
  • Stem Cells, Lineage & Plasticity
  • Tumor Immunology

Keynote Speakers:
Caroline Dive, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, UK
Benjamin Neel, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Discussion Leaders:
Laura Attardi, Stanford University School of Medicine
Jing Chen,
University of Chicago
Emily Bernstein, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ann-Kathrin Eisfeld,
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sarah-Maria Fendt,
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Belgium
Jennifer Guerriero, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Diana Hargreaves, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Scott Lowe,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Martin McMahon,
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Anna Obenauf,
IMP, Austria
Martine Roussel,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Padmanee Sharma,
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Sweet-Cordero,
University of California, San Francisco
Sohail Tavazoie,
The Rockefeller University
David Tuveson,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. The status of abstracts (i.e., talk or poster) will be posted as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. Please bring this announcement to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Val  Pakaluk if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlcancer24. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

We anticipate this conference will be supported in part by funds provided by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,775 (Subject to Availability)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,665
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,515
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1,130
Student Package*: $1,410
Student No-Housing Package: $1,025
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2,270
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,625

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Room package reservations close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should first request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle-income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority-serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk

Virtual Fees:
Academic Virtual Package: $340
Grad Student Virtual Package: $210

Corporate Virtual Package: $505

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on August 8, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $440
Late Student Virtual Package: $310
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $605