Masonic Cancer Center

A comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute

Education and Training Opportunities

Masonic Cancer Center Seminars and Program Meetings
Upcoming Conferences and Special Lectures

April 17, 2015: The 53rd Annual J.S. and H.R Blumenthal Memorial Lectureship
12:00pm, Coffman Theater
Homeostasis and Inflammation
Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov, Professor, Yale School of Medicine

April 19-22, 2015: ASME 2015 4th Global Conference on Nanoengineering for Medical and Biology
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN
The NEMB 2015 technical program will be divided in six topical tracks, covering the areas ranging from therapeutics to toxicology, and also will include plenary talks from world-renowned researchers, tours of the UMN Nano Center, and tutorials.
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April 23, 2015: Inaugural Kersey Lecture
4 p.m., 1-125 Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
Precision Medicine for Cancer: Head and Neck cancer as a model system
Jennifer Grandis, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical and Translational Research, Professor of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Francisco

April 24-25, 2015: Cancer in Tanzania: Bring Technology and Care that Works
Friday: 7:45 a.m-5 p.m.; Saturday: 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Moos Health Sciences Tower, Room 2-650, 515 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis
Join us as we explore the need for cancer care in Tanzania, the challenges involved in delivering care, and the opportunities for moving forward.
The intended audience of this two-day symposium hosted by the Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania is physicians, APPs, pharmacists, radiation technical professionals, health administrators, and anyone with an interest in global health. Rooms are available at The Commons Hotel; click here or call 612-379-8888.

Registration information and symposium agenda.

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May 8, 2015: Department of Pharmaceutics Guest Seminar
3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 5-125 Moos Tower
Engineered proteins for visualizing and treating disease
Jennifer Cochran, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Hitachi America Family Scholar, Schools of Engineering and Medicine, Stanford University

June 8, 2015: Department of Radiology Grand Rounds
5 p.m., Leo Rigler Conference Room, May B-216
Images are data, not pictures: Radiomics of cancers
Robert Gillies, M.D., Moffitt Cancer Center, Vice-chair of Radiology, Director, Experimental Imaging Program

May 19, 2015: SAVE THE DATE! Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Grant Symposium
Registration will begin April.
Speakers include:
Matthew Bogyo, Professor, Stanford University
Markus Ribbe Professor, UC Irvine
William Pomerantz, Professor, University of Minnesota
Daniel Appella NIH, NIDDK, Senior Investigator
Lisa Marcaurelle H3 Biomedicine, VP, Discovery Chemistry
Naimul Karim 3M, Division Scientist, Skin & Wound Care Division

June 24, 2015: 24th Annual Mark E. Nesbit Lectureship in Pediatric Oncology
12:15 p.m., Conference Center, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Speaker: David Malkin, M.D., Senior Staff Oncologist in Hematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Director, Cancer Genetics Program, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto

Interdisciplinary Team Conferences
  • Brain Tumor Conference: Monday, 1-2 p.m., C456 Mayo
  • Breast Cancer Interdisciplinary Conference: Friday, 7 a.m., C456 Mayo
  • Head & Neck Cancer Conference: Monday, 12:30-1 p.m., Large conference room, ENT department, 8th floor PWB
  • Hematologic Malignancy Conference: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 4:15 p.m., Bell Institute of Pathology, D175 Mayo
  • Melanoma Interdisciplinary Group" 4th Tuesday, 8 a.m., C456 Mayo
  • Musculo-Skeletal Tumor Conference: Thursday, 7 a.m., Surgical-Pathology Conference Room, 4th floor Mayo
  • Surgical Oncology/GI Tumor Teaching Conference: Monday, 5-6 p.m., Rotates each week betweee 11-157 PWB and HCMC Green Building, 5th floor, room 328 (contact Tina Russell for location: 612-625-2991)
  • Thoracic Oncology Conference: Thursday, 11 a.m.-12 Noon, 114 LHI
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