Chad Pecot, MD, University of North Carolina
Geneva National Resort
1221 Geneva National Avenue, South
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Meeting #: Refer to your packet.
Hours: 8:00am – 8:00 pm EST M-F
International : 623-516-6140
Each year, 16 Forbeck Scholars are invited to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for a scientific gathering. Here, the Scholars share their research with the other Scholars and Mentors. Each Scholar will participate in four sequential retreats, with all expenses paid by WGFRF. The opportunity for Scholars to connect and form relationships with researchers from completely different areas of cancer research and to have a sort of peer review is one of the most valuable roles of the Retreat. Through the Mentors, the Retreat offers Scholars guidance on practical career issues such as writing grants and preparing successful scientific publications.
Each year, the Scholar Retreat coincides with the Foundation’s annual ‘Blue Jean Ball’ fundraiser. All Scholars attend this event, an opportunity to meet with families whose lives have been directly affected by cancer. This experience resonates particularly with scientists who unlike clinicians do not have contact with patients, by putting a human face on cancer.
|Andrew James Aguirre, MD, PhD||Dana-Farber Cancer Institute|
|Esra Akbay, PhD||UT Southwestern|
|Uri Ben-David, PhD||Broad Institute at MIT|
|Kristopher Bosse, MD||The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Donita Brady, PhD||University of Pennsylvania|
|Vivian Y. Chang, MD||University of California Los Angeles|
|W. Clay Gustafson, MD||University of California San Francisco|
|Lilian Kabeche, PhD||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Junne Kamihara, MD, PhD||Dana-Farber Cancer Institute|
|Annette Kunkele, MD||Charite - University Hospital Berlin|
|Mia Levine, PhD||University of Pennsylvania|
|Shannon Maude, MD, PhD||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|
|Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza, PhD||International Laboratory for Human Genome Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico|
|Stefano Santaguida, PhD||University of Milan|
|Jason Sheltzer, PhD||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory|
|Mara Sherman, PhD||Oregon Health & Science University|
|Stefani Spranger, PhD||Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT|
|Neil Umbreit, PhD||Dana-Farber Cancer Institute|
Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is the preferred airport as it is only 45 minutes from the meeting location.
Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 1 1/2 hours from the meeting location without traffic. The Foundation can only accommodate 1 pick up per day at O'Hare. If you absolutely must fly into O'Hare (ie: International Flights) the Foundation will have the following pick up times at O'Hare:
Any other arrival times at Chicago's O'Hare airport must be arranged and paid for by the individual. You are welcome to arrive on Wednesday.
The abstracts should be only one or two paragraphs outlining the theme of your presentation and should reflect the objective and spirit of the meeting (see above). Abstracts will be circulated about one week before the meeting. The meeting organizer will start requesting them a month before the meeting.
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