2018 Symposium Focus

The focus of the 10th Annual Weinman Symposium is on cancer syndromes. Cancer syndromes are genetic disorders in which inherited genetic mutations in one or more genes predispose individuals to the development of cancers.

2018 Symposium Dates

November 28, 2018 (check in)


November 29, 2018


November 30, 2018


Weinman Symposium Sponsors

The Weinman Symposium is sponsored by the Barry & Virginia Weinman Foundation. Since 2014, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer ((714) 565-2917) has been a co-sponsor of the annual meeting.

IMPORTANT INFO
Registration for the 10th Annual Weinman Symposium closes on October 31, 2018.

The Barry & Virginia Weinman Symposium

10th Annual Weinman Symposium
November 29 — 30th, 2018

In 2010, Barry and Virginia Weinman created the 734-479-6487, gifting the University of Hawaii Cancer Center with a $1.7M fund. Through this generous gift, the annual Weinman Symposium was established. The goal of the two-day conference is to bring together international experts from different fields of science and medicine, promoting collaboration and brainstorming about specific themes in cancer research.


Barry and Virginia Weinman

Barry & Virginia Weinman

Barry & Virginia Weinman have made enormous philanthropic contributions to encourage innovation in medical research in Honolulu.


University of Hawai'i Cancer Center

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center

The setting of the beautiful University of Hawai'i Cancer Center provides backdrop for free exchange of ideas and information.


2018 Weinman Award Recipient

2018 Weinman Award Recipient

Webster Cavenee, Ph.D., of the University of California of San Diego, discovered the existence of tumor suppressor genes in many human cancers.

About The Symposium

About the Symposium
9th Annual Weinman Symposium dinner at Dr. Carbone’s home. From left to right: Carlo Croce, Michele Carbone, Harvey Pass, Ann Sharp, Bruce Beutler, Philip Sharp (2017 Award recipient), and Wei Jia.

Speakers will present information about the biological mechanisms of these syndromes, along with techniques for helping to improve the lives of people affected by them.

This two-day conference features experts in genetic syndromes from around the world, along with scientists and physicians at the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center.

The meetings are free and open to the public.

Dates
November 29 – 30, 2018 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

The 10th Annual Weinman Symposium is from November 29th through November 30th, 2018. Speakers from out of town are invited to arrive on November 28th to attend a speaker dinner hosted by the Weinman Symposium.
The Weinman Symposium is hosted by the University of Hawaii’s Cancer Center, at 701 Ilalo Street, in the Kaka’ako area of downtown Honolulu. The two-days of speaker events are conducted in the Sullivan Conference Center, which is located on the ground floor of the Cancer Center. The public is welcome to attend.
The overarching goal of the Weinman Symposium is to encourage excellence in science by inviting experts from around the world to share their research and ideas with scientists, professors, and physicians in Hawaii. Each year, the Weinman Symposium Selection Committee, led by Drs. Michele Carbone, Bruce Beutler, Carlo Croce and Haining Yang, determines a theme for the upcoming meeting.
This year’s focus is on cancer syndromes: what are they, what are the mechanisms associated with various syndromes, and possible therapeutic approaches.
Each year, past Weinman speakers and the Directors of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers, along with a few distinguished scientists, are asked to nominate an individual for the award. The selection committee reviews the nominations and chooses the winner. For the 10th Annual Weinman Symposium, the selection committee included Drs. Michele Carbone (Chair), Bruce Beutler, Carlo Croce, and Haining Yang.
If you are a scientist or researcher with peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals, you are invited to submit your proposal for a 20-minute lecture to Dr. Michele Carbone, Chair of the selection committee. Dr. Michele Carbone and the selection committee meets to decide upon the next year’s theme and select speakers.
The Annual Weinman Symposium is free and open to the public, and we encourage members of the community to attend. In particular, high school and college students interested in science are welcome to attend.
If you are an individual with an interest in science and medicine, we welcome your attendance as a member of the audience in the Sullivan Center at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. You can find a schedule of speakers and topics here. [link to be added later]
If you are affiliated with a public or private university, middle- or high-school on O’ahu, we encourage you to bring a group of students to the meeting. Because the Sullivan Conference Center has a limited amount of space, please send an email to (info@weinmansymposium.com) and set the Subject to "Student Group request for Weinman Symposium".
Yes, all invited speakers attend the conference and participate in question and answer sessions during the two-day conference.

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