22nd Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer

Scope/Topic

Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

The Course is Full

The Jackson Laboratory presents this graduate-level genetics course for predoctoral and postdoctoral students as well as established investigators entering the field of mouse genetics. The course focuses on the mouse as an experimental tool in cancer research.
 
Workshops will include: mouse genome informatics, laboratory animal biomethods (optional), gross pathology, necropsy and tumor histo-pathology. The intensive course offers a mix of formal lectures, discussion groups, demonstrations, workshops and tutorials. The course is held in a retreat-like setting and is limited to 35 participants to ensure a supportive learning atmosphere with exceptional interaction between students and faculty.

Topics include(preliminary list):

  • Genetics of the laboratory mouse
  • Tools for genetic analysis
  • Developmental genetics and cancer
  • Genetic models in cancer research
  • Genetics of inbred mouse strains
  • Spontaneous/induced mutants
  • Lab animal husbandry
  • Genetic mapping, physical mapping
  • Candidate gene identification
  • Statistical genetics
  • Complex trait analysis
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Strategies in induced mutagenesis
  • Bio-informatics in genetics and genomics
  • Development, growth control and malignancy
  • Mouse models for cancer research

There will be a poster session at which presentations by attendees are strongly encouraged. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please prepare a one page abstract to be compiled with others in booklet form for the course. Abstracts must fit on one side of an 8 1/2 x 11" page with 1" margins. It should have a title and author line.  The attending author's name must be underlined. Abstracts of your poster presentation should be submitted in a pdf file or Word document as an E-mail attachment. Abstract submission deadline is July 15, 2013

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by CA122819-05 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Organizers

Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Neal Copeland, Ph.D., The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Nancy Jenkins, Ph.D., The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Barbara Knowles, Ph.D., A*STAR, Singapore
Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Kevin Mills, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory 

Speakers

Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

More 2013 Speakers will be listed as confirmed:

Cory Abate-Shen, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center
Mario Capecchi, Ph.D., The University of Utah
Gary Churchill, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Neal Copeland, Ph.D., The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Carlo M. Croce, M.D., The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Peggy Danneman, D.V.M, M.S., ACLAM, The Jackson Laboratory
Rosalinda Doty, D.V.M., The Jackson Laboratory
Gaddy Getz, Ph.D., Broad Institute
Samir Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Gareth Howell, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Rudolf Jaenisch, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute
Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Nancy Jenkins, Ph.D., The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Bruce Evens Johnson, M.D., Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Barbara Knowles, PH.D., IMB/A*STAR, Singapore
Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Peter Laird, Ph.D., USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Thomas Look, M.D., Harvard University
David Livingston, M.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Gigi Lozano, Ph.D., MD Anderson Cancer Center
Edison Liu, M.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Bonnie Lyons, D.V.M., The Jackson Laboratory
Tak Mak, Ph.D., The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at Princess Margaret Hospital, UHN              
Elaine Mardis, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Kevin D. Mills, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Mark Moore, Ph.D., National Institute of Health 
Steve Murray, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory              
Jeff Pollard, Ph.D.,   Albert Einstein College of Medicine                
Susan Ross, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Frederic de Sauvage, Ph.D., Genentech
Lenny Shultz, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Davor Solter, M.D., Ph.D., IMB/A*STAR, Duke-NUS, Singapore
Marge Strobel, Ph.D. The Jackson Laboratory
David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor
Inder Verma, Ph.D., M.Sc.,  Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Robert Weinberg, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute
Michael Wiles, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by CA122819-05 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Schedule

Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

View the 2013 event schedule (.pdf). Please note that the schedule is subject to change

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by CA122819-05 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Registration

Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Course is FULL at this time. 

Registration Fee: $1650.00

The registration fee includes course materials, meals and shared lodging at The Highseas Conference Center.

Placement is limited to 35, so early application is advised.  

To apply for this event, please:

Complete the online application form (opens a new page to our secured third party application site).
Applicants will be required to upload a CV or Biosketch (2 page maximum) to complete the application.
Students, post docs and medical residents are also required to submit a letter of recommendation from their supervisor or mentor.

A limited number of scholarships are available to help attendees with travel expenses.  Please indicate on your application form if you are requesting a scholarship.  Scholarship applications must include a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or mentor that indicates your financial need.  All scholarship recipients must submit an abstract and present a poster during the course. Scholarship Requests deadline is July 1, 2013


Applications by women, minorities and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Applications will be reviewed and participants accepted until the course is filled.

Upon acceptance, applicants will be contacted by the event planner with registration details.

Mouse anatomy and biology reading materials and resources are available online for advance reading.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by CA122819-04 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Hotel/Travel

Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

All students and some faculty reside together at Highseas Conference Center, a spacious mansion built in 1912, overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and adjacent to beautiful Acadia National Park. The retreat setting and dormitory style housing, consisting of shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Highseas promotes an interactive environment that sets this course apart from all others. Meals are prepared by our resident chef.  Wireless internet access and laundry facilities are available on site.

Travel

Air

Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

Car

Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.
Bar Harbor is approximately 1 hour from the Bangor Airport

Area information:

Sponsors

Aug 23, 2013 - Aug 31, 2013 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Funding for the Courses and Conferences Program is provided by:

  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • The National Cancer Institute - Grant #CA122819

    We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support:

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Event Contact: Laura Ingerson p: 207-288-6419