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VICC Annual Scientific Retreat

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center sponsors an annual scientific retreat that facilitates collaborative interactions and discussions among our diverse research community of senior investigators, junior faculty, students and trainees. 

Each year's event focuses on a scientific theme selected by our research program leaders. The retreat includes external speakers, internal investigators, a poster session with over 120 posters highlighting research initiatives, and an awards ceremony announcing our "Student of the Year" and "Postdoctoral Fellow of the Year." Each year, a cancer survivor shares their journey and how research has affected their life.

The annual event brings together a broad spectrum of faculty, staff and students from Vanderbilt, Meharry Medical College, and Tennessee State University, as well as members of the VICC patient advocacy program and representatives from our local advocacy groups and community partners (e.g., Komen Foundation, Gilda’s Club, American Cancer Society).

2024 VICC Annual Scientific Retreat

Hereditary Cancers
May 21, 2024
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Past Retreat Themes
YearScientific ThemeHighlights
2023Emerging Technologies in Cancer ResearchSpeakers and Details
2022Advances in Lung Cancer ResearchSpeakers and Details
2021Genitourinary CancersSpeakers and Details
2020“Impact of the Obesity Epidemic on Cancer”Speakers and Posters
2019Signal Transduction in Cancer Initiation, Progression and TreatmentCancer Center’s Annual Scientific Retreat
2018Microbiome and CancerVICC Scientific Retreat shines light on microbiome
2017Cancer Epigenetics: From Mechanisms to TherapiesTop cancer researchers reveal latest findings at VICC science retreat
2016At the Crossroads: Metabolism and Oncogenic SignalingStudents’ cancer research efforts land honors
2015The New Age of Tumor Immunology in Precision MedicineVICC Annual Retreat focuses on immunotherapy
2014Predictive OncologyPersonalized care, gene testing highlighted at VICC retreat
2013Gastrointestinal CancersVICC hosts cancer researchers during annual retreat
2012New Horizons in Lung Cancer Research 
2011Systems Biology