Events Registration Websites

The events.cancer.gov website provides registration services for NCI-sponsored events or conferences for the NCI community. Registration services include collecting contact information from attendees via an online form. Attendee information can be downloaded and processed offline for handling logistics related to the event.

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17th Annual CCR and DCEG Staff Scientist and Staff Clinician Retreat

The National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) will hold their 17th Annual Retreat for all Staff Scientists and Staff Clinicians on April 30, 2021.

Event Date: April 30, 2021

Opportunity for Research Excellence Meeting

The DCP Organ Systems Research Groups develop, support and oversee clinical cancer prevention trials and promote participation by all populations. The trials are designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of promising new preventive agents, the utility of novel biomarkers, and the value of innovative technologies to identify premalignant lesions. The Early Phase Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Program facilitated through Consortia contracts and the grant funded Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (CP-CTNet) were created to facilitate the efficient implementation of these studies by teams of multidisciplinary investigators. The purpose of the meeting is to stimulate information sharing and collaborations between DCP staff and Consortia/CP-CTNet members including investigators, program staff and coordinators; and to develop strategies to enhance the cancer prevention intervention research program both scientifically and operationally.

Event Date: April 29, 2021

21st Annual CCR Fellows and Young Investigators Colloquium

The 2021 CCR Fellows and Young Investigators Colloquium is an annual two-day event. We are offering keynote addresses from extramural and intramural speakers along with panels and workshops to highlight the career development of CCR fellows. The Colloquium will be held on April 19th-20th, 2021 and is open to all NCI fellows and trainees. Registration is supported by the NCI's Center for Cancer Training.

Event Date: April 19, 2021

Cancer Moonshot Seminar Series

The upcoming presentations will showcase research from different Cancer Moonshot initiatives that support the 10 recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel report. They will inform the community about the progress of Cancer Moonshot-funded projects, provide outreach related to Cancer Moonshot projects, enhance discussions and collaborations related to Cancer Moonshot research, and promote the sharing of data from Cancer Moonshot initiatives.

Event Date: March 25, 2021

9th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research

The 9th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR) is a pre-conference satellite meeting alongside the Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Conference. This Symposium is convened by the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute (NCI/CGH), the NCI-Designated Cancer Centers, and partners including CUGH, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The Symposium aims to convene individuals working in global oncology in a working meeting environment to discuss trends in global cancer research and control, and to map out collaborative efforts to move the field forward.

Event Date: March 10, 2021

John Milner Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Research Practicum

The National Cancer Institute is offering a three-day, virtual educational opportunity that will provide specialized instruction in the role of diet and bioactive food components as modifiers of cancer incidence and tumor behavior. As a participant in this practicum, you will: Learn pertinent pre-clinical and clinical research related to bioactive food components, dietary patterns, and cancer prevention; Identify the impact of cutting-edge methodological approaches to nutrition research, including the microbiome, nutrigenomics, and bioenergetics; Assess the relationship of obesity, sarcopenia and physical activity on cancer risk, treatment and survivorship; and Gain knowledge of training opportunities at the National Cancer Institute. The live online three-day event will be held March 9 - 11, 2021.

Event Date: March 9, 2021

Industry Day 2021

The NCI’s Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) provides rapid response capabilities and one-of-a-kind resources for the biomedical research community including NCI, NIH, other Federal Agencies, and National Missions.

Event Date: March 2, 2021

Cancer Center Data Summit

Cancer Center Data Summit

Event Date: February 18, 2021

Oncology Models Forum Annual Meeting

The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Biology will hold the Annual Meeting of the Oncology Models Forum on March 30, March 31 and April 8, 2021. Due to COVID-19 regulations, the meeting will be held virtually via WebEx.

Event Date: February 15, 2021

NCI-DOE 2021 Collaboration Radiation Oncology Workshops

NCI-DOE 2021 Collaboration Radiation Oncology Workshops: Accelerating Precision Radiation Oncology through Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence will feature Four Interactive, Multidisciplinary Workshops and a World Café to help shape a “Blue-Sky” vision for the future of Radiation Oncology! Attend the Kickoff on Friday, January 29, 2021 - 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET to learn about the opportunity from global experts in ArtificiaI Intelligence, Computing and Radiation.

Event Date: January 29, 2021

Partnering with the Public for Biomedical Research Seminar Series

The purpose of this seminar series is to raise interest and awareness among NIH staff, researchers, and the public of the broad range of citizen science and crowdsourcing approaches available to accomplish biomedical research. Seminars will highlight the variety of methods used by different organizations who have successfully partnered with various communities to advance research. We will explore different topics involving data and citizen science, and address key considerations in this field including engaging different communities, data collection, communication and dissemination, and ethics and privacy. When possible, seminars will feature a scientist-citizen scientist pair. Seminars will focus on projects, programs, and initiatives at the intersection of data science and citizen science. Seminars will occur on Tuesdays from 12pm-1pm.

Event Date: January 26, 2021

2020 QIN Annual Face-to-Face Meeting Registration

As the QIN moves towards achieving its goals of developing, optimizing and validating quantitative imaging (QI) software tools and methods for prediction and/or measurement of response to cancer therapies, the 2020 QIN annual face-to-face meeting is focused on validation of quantitative imaging software tools and methods in the clinical settings. Over a 2-day period, the annual meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the network which include, Principal Investigators and their multidisciplinary teams comprising of oncologists, clinical and basic imaging scientists, and industrial partners, to meet and discuss their research endeavors and showcase research findings through presentations, posters sessions.

Event Date: January 22, 2021

Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD)

Recent advances in cancer biology have resulted in the need for increased statistical analysis of research data. SARD is designed to provide an overview on the general principles of statistical analysis of research data. The Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) course will be held virtually by WebEx on January 13 and January 27, 2021 as well February 3 and February 10, 2021 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health.

Event Date: January 13, 2021

National Cancer Institute Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Cancer Research Symposium

This workshop will highlight the state of the science in cannabis, its chemical constituents (e.g., cannabinoids) and cancer research, including cancer epidemiology, use in cancer patients, cancer biology and prevention, pre-clinical and clinical cancer symptom and treatment side-effect management, as well as the use of cannabis and cannabinoids as cancer therapeutics. The workshop will also address current barriers to research and strategies to navigate these hurdles to ensure feasibility of rigorous studies designed to address gaps in knowledge, as well as potential opportunities in the area of cannabis cancer-related research.

Event Date: December 16, 2020

ULACNet Annual Meeting 2020

The US-Latin American-Caribbean HIV/HPV-Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (ULACNet) focuses on developing evidence to improve and optimize approaches for prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This international collaborative research network brings together institutions in the United States and counterparts in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. Funded in Fall 2019 via a U54 Partnership Centers Cooperative Agreement mechanism, ULACNet comprises of three Partnership Centers each collaboratively conducting a multidisciplinary Clinical Trials Program supported via an infrastructure of an Administrative and Coordinating Core, a Data Management and Statistical Core, and a Central Laboratory Core. ULACNet investigators collaborate with the NCI to design and conduct clinical trials on three key scientific areas, immunoprevention, screening and triage, and precancer therapeutics, together spanning the continuum of prevention intervention opportunities for HPV-related cancers among people living with HIV. The 2020 Annual Meeting will bring together investigators, clinicians, site coordinators, and program staff from partner institutions in the US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. The meeting will include scientific plenary sessions and breakout discussions on topics related to improving clinical trial implementation and accrual. There will be a closed session for the ULACNet Coordinating Committee members at the end of the meeting.

Event Date: December 11, 2020

Cell based Immunotherapies for solid tumors

While cell-based immunotherapies have had remarkable success in the treatment of hematologic malignancies, these strategies have had limited efficacy in patients with solid tumors. To better understand the challenges hindering progress in the field, NCI is holding the 2nd NCI Workshop on Cell-Based Immunotherapy for Solid Tumors to engage in an interactive dialogue with extramural researchers.

Event Date: December 10, 2020

Diversity Career Development Program (DCDP)

NCI is committed to excellence in science and to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. The DCDP seeks to empower talented intramural postdoctoral trainees, including but not limited to those from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups, to achieve their full potential at NCI.

Event Date: December 7, 2020

2020 NCI IMAT PI Meeting 21st Annual Principal Investigators Meeting for the NCI Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT)

Welcome to the 21st Annual Principal Investigators Meeting for the NCI Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) program being held Dec 2‐4, 2020. This year’s meeting is the first we’ve taken to an exclusively virtual format in response to the global pandemic that is afflicting all of us, but few more so than the cancer patients that our research efforts are dedicated to supporting. We are eagerly piloting a few new aspects to this year’s meeting and I remain hopeful that future meetings will be back in person. I also expect that we will have learned a few new tricks that we might continue to employ in the future.

Event Date: December 2, 2020

2020 NCI Cohort Consortium Virtual Annual Meeting

The 2020 Annual meeting of the NCI Cohort Consortium will be held virtually on November 16-17, 2020. The meeting is sponsored by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program) and the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), with a goal to bring together consortium researchers to discuss emerging science, scientific progress of consortium projects and working groups, gaps and opportunities for collaboration across studies, and discuss ideas for new scientific projects in the consortium.

Event Date: November 16, 2020

Sallie Rosen Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women Scientists in Cancer Research

The Sallie Rosen Kaplan (SRK) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women Scientists in Cancer Research was established in 2000 through the estate of Sallie Rosen Kaplan.

Event Date: November 14, 2020

2020 NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Annual Principal Investigator's Meeting

The 2020 NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Annual Principal Investigator Meeting will be held virtually on November 5-6, 2020. The meeting will gather the Alliance investigators, collaborators, and trainees to present their recent research results as well as to discuss emerging opportunities in cancer nanotechnology. This year the scientific sessions will include: Cancer Nano-vaccines and Immunotherapy; Nanotechnology and Tumor Microenvironment; Nanotechnology and COVID-19; and Quick-fire talk sessions for updates from the past members of the Alliance. There is no cost to attend the meeting, but registration is required to gain access to the virtual meeting site.

Event Date: November 5, 2020

Patient Derived Model of Cancer (PDMC) Consortium Annual Meeting

The meeting is designed for investigators to share results from their PDMC awards and to encourage collaboration in patient-derived models for cancer biology. The meeting will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Peter Sorger, MIT, oral presentations from CSBC investigators, and a poster sessions to highlight the work of PDMC trainees.

Event Date: November 4, 2020

2020 COVID-19 Research Workshop

Last year brought unprecedented changes to the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this challenge, the scientific community has mobilized on many fronts with advances in vaccines, diagnostics, treatments, pathology, immunology, virology, structural biology, cell biology, and many other areas. To help facilitate interactions and highlight work from NIH/FDA investigators, the NIH COVID-19 scientific interest group is hosting a virtual workshop for NIH/FDA staff on Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We look forward to your active participation to make this workshop a success during this challenging time.

Event Date: October 29, 2020

Trans NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management

On behalf of the Center for Global Health and the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCCAM) of the National Cancer Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NCI-NIH), we welcome to the Trans-NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspective on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management. The main aims of the conference are: to 1) discuss the integration of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) with conventional cancer prevention and treatment approaches in global health, thus forming new approaches to integrative oncology, and 2) discuss approaches for strengthening Integrative Oncology research in low-and-middle-income-countries (LMICs).

Event Date: October 28, 2020

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understand Cancer Treatment Resistance Symposium Series

The NCI Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) Network and Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC) are organizing a virtual, multi-date symposium titled "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understand Cancer Treatment Resistance". The purpose of the series is to highlight research focused on understanding the mechanisms of cancer therapy resistance and sensitivity using systems-level approaches.

Event Date: October 27, 2020

Age-Dependent Changes in Cancer Biology

The purpose of this conference is to increase awareness of the impact of aging, in cancer risk, with special considerations of cancer in the elderly. The invited experts will discuss the overlap and divergent paths of cancer and aging biology, provide input regarding existing gaps in knowledge, and facilitate the prioritization of the scientific areas for further research efforts.

Event Date: October 26, 2020

2020 Cancer Diagnostic Devices (CD2) Innovation Workshop

The Cancer Diagnostic Devices (CD2) Interagency Task Force is a collaborative effort among NCI, FDA, HRSA, and CMS on cancer diagnostic devices for near-patient use was recently established in Fall 2019. The goal of the inaugural workshop is to drive innovation by generating new ideas and approaches in cancer screening, surveillance, and early detection for near patient use to address critical, unmet needs in geographically isolated, medically underserved, and otherwise vulnerable communities. The workshop will address facilitators, barriers, and new opportunities for diagnostics design, development, and implementation in early cancer detection and screening.

Event Date: October 8, 2020

Staff Scientists and Staff Clinicians Enrichment Program

SCEP is to support NCI Staff Scientists and Staff Clinicians in developing skills to help them grow in their current professions as they prepare for transitioning to other areas and they continue to support NCI's mission.

Event Date: October 1, 2020

Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Think Tank

Early-onset (EO) CRC is defined as colon and rectal cancers diagnosed in persons less than 50 years of age. Younger patients are often diagnosed at a later stage of the disease, when it is more challenging to treat.

Event Date: September 24, 2020

2020 CPTAC Virtual Scientific Symposium

The National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research (OCCPR) and Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) are pleased to announce the 2020 CPTAC Virtual Scientific Symposium. Join us on September 22, 2020 to learn about the most current advances in the field of cancer proteogenomics and cancer research by our CPTAC investigators.

Event Date: September 22, 2020

SSSC Professional Development Day

The CCR/NCI Professional Development Committee of the CCR Staff Scientist Staff Clinician Organization conducts an annual one-day meeting addressing the professional development for the Staff Scientist and Staff Clinician community. This year for the first time we will be having a Joint meeting with SS/SC from NIDDK. This should add an exciting dimension to the meeting. Welcome NIDDK SS/SC!

Event Date: September 18, 2020

The 12th Annual NCI DCEG Fellows' Training Symposium Roundtable Session

The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) will hold the 12th Fellow’s Training Symposium Roundtable Session on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. In follow-up to this year’s symposium, “Mine the Gap: Research in Underrepresented Populations” DCEG will be hosting a Roundtable Session for division fellows. This Roundtable Session will provide fellows with the opportunity to explore various career options while providing a platform to network with those experienced in the field. Attendees will participate in 3 different roundtables, each lasting 25 minutes; when registering you will have the option to rank your top 5 preferences from the following options: The Stadtman Process, Intramural NIH Staff Scientist, Life as an NIH PI, Extramural PI, Academia, Careers Abroad, Policy, Industry, Developing Strong Collaborations, and FDA.

Event Date: September 15, 2020

Annual Community Emergency Preparedness Fair

Welcome to the first virtual Annual Community Emergency Preparedness Fair! Check out our virtual ‘rooms’ under the Agenda tab, along with our speakers and events. The Scouting and Exploration Corner has tons of fun games and resources for kids of all ages from K – 12th grade! It also has information for scouts on earning some cool patches. Adults should check out the Resources and Links tab for resources and information on preparedness, certification and career opportunities as well as lots more.

Event Date: September 11, 2020

2020 Immunology Interest Group Training Workshop

The IIG Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the 2020 Immunology Interest Group Training Workshop will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th, 2020.

Event Date: September 10, 2020

Translational Research in Clinical Oncology (TRACO)

TRACO is designed to provide an overview of general principles of cancer biology and treatment, epidemiology, genomics, precision medicine, mechanisms of resistance, use of preclinical models, and identification of novel molecular targets. Participants will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn new information, glimpse into future developments of translational research in clinical oncology and meet leaders in cancer research. The participation of NIH Postdoctoral and Clinical Fellows is encouraged.

Event Date: September 2, 2020

Translational Advances in Cancer Prevention Agent Development

The main goals of this meeting are to: 1) Foster the exchange of ideas and potentially new collaborative interactions among leading cancer prevention researchers from basic and clinical research, 2) Highlight new and emerging trends in immunoprevention and chemoprevention as well as new information from clinical trials, and 3) Highlight the significant resources available from the NCI to promote prevention agent development and rapid translation to clinical trials and to engage cancer researchers with novel prevention concepts.

Event Date: August 27, 2020

2020 CCR Fellows and Young Investigators Symposium

The 2020 CCR Fellows and Young Investigators Symposium is a one-day special event to take the place of the 20th Annual CCR-FYI Colloquium. The Symposium will be held on August 12, 2020 and is open to all NCI fellows and trainees.

Event Date: August 12, 2020

F99/K00:NCI Predoc to Postdoc Transition Award Informational Webinar

Join us for an informational webinar for applicants, their mentors and administrators! When: August 11, 2020; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET and August 18, 2020; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Event Date: August 11, 2020

Cancer Grand Challenges Partnership Launch Event

The National Cancer Institute and Cancer Research UK, the two largest funders of cancer research, will officially launch the partnership of Cancer Grand Challenges.

Event Date: August 11, 2020

The 2020 Boot Camp, “Data Science for Science Teachers,” will provide hands-on learning in using bioinformatics tools commonly used by our biomedical research community.

The National Institutes of Health’s Data Science Boot Camp is an intensive training program designed specifically for you to learn data science techniques and to facilitate integration of this highly desired, cutting-edge skill set in your students’ coursework.

Event Date: July 6, 2020

NCI-DOE Collaboration 2020 Ideas Lab: Toward Building a Cancer Patient “Digital Twin”

Since 2016, the National Cancer Institute and the US Department of Energy have been collaborating in the Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C) program to simultaneously accelerate advances in predictive oncology and computing. A multidisciplinary community arose from that collaboration and produced a report of the first meeting in March 2019. Participants identified aspirational cancer challenges that require shared efforts across cancer research, artificial intelligence, and advanced computing technologies. This Ideas Lab will focus on one of those complex challenge areas, Creating Digital Twin Technology.

Event Date: July 6, 2020

Scientific Management Training (SMT)

The intramural program of the NCI is one of the largest centers for cancer research in the world, with approximately 200 Principal Investigators and 500 Postdoctoral Fellows.  While outstanding scientific research is conducted at NCI, many of the scientists who go on to lead their own laboratories have few management skills.  The Scientific Management Training (SMT) course focuses on personnel and project management.  In the art of supervision section, it is emphasized that each personnel is unique and should be treated properly to achieve desired outcomes.  In the organization section, the development of successful teams with delegated authority is needed to complete an organizational mission.  The goal of the SMT course is to develop the skills needed to successfully lead a scientific research laboratory. The participation of NCI PIs and Fellows, who need to develop scientific management skills is encouraged.

Event Date: June 25, 2020

Statistical Tutorial (ST)

The NCI Center for Cancer Training announces the Statistical Tutorial course for NIH fellows. Recent advances in cancer biology have resulted in the need for increased statistical analysis of research data. ST course is designed as a follow up to Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) held in January 20 - 19, 2020. The tutorial will apply the general principles of statistical analysis of research data including descriptive statistics, z- and t-tests of means and mean differences, simple and multiple linear regression, ANOVA tests, and Chi-Squared distribution. The participation of NIH clinical and postdoctoral fellows who need to conduct statistical analysis of research data is encouraged. For additional course details, please visit https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/resources-trainees/courses-fellowships/statistical-tutorial

Event Date: May 19, 2020

IRINAH Annual Meeting

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) warmly invites you to attend the IRINAH Annual Meeting - Unto the 7th Generation: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health on April 16-17, 2020. The two-day meeting will be held on the NIH Main Campus in Building 45 (Natcher) in Bethesda, MD. The IRINAH network consists of NIH-funded principal investigators and their partners who work to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health-promotion and disease-prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations, with a long-term goal of reducing mortality and morbidity in NA communities.

Event Date: April 17, 2020

NCI-CONNECT (Comprehensive Oncology Network Evaluating Rare CNS Tumors) and BTTC (Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative) nter Website Name in Summary

The annual meeting for the NCI-CONNECT (Comprehensive Oncology Network Evaluating Rare CNS Tumors) and BTTC (Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative) will be held on April 6-7, 2020. The BTTC was created in 2003 as a network of medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors. NCI-CONNECT aims to advance the understanding of rare adult central nervous system (CNS) cancers by establishing and fostering patient-advocacy-provider partnerships and networks to improve approaches to care and treatment. The primary organizer of the annual meetings is NCI's Center for Cancer Research, Neuro-Oncology Branch, which serves as the lead institution and coordinating center for NCI-CONNECT.

Event Date: April 6, 2020

NCI Workshop on Functional Genomics of Therapeutic Sensitivity and Resistance

This NCI workshop will focus on approaches to catalog key pathways towards development of a functional wiring atlas of therapeutic sensitivity and resistance. Presentations will outline the current state of drug resistance in cancer and cover the application of functional genomics to probe mechanisms of resistance and identify unique ways to combine therapies. Current methods that can contribute to the resistance knowledge base, such as proteomics, epigenetics, advanced imaging, and computational biology will also be covered in short sessions. The meeting will include a handful of high-level talks, short presentations, and group breakout discussions.

Event Date: April 6, 2020