About This Event
We hope you can join us for the upcoming Mays Cancer Center Annual Research Symposium to be held in-person on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute.
We are excited to announce the following keynote and internal speakers.
Population Science Program
Experimental Drug & Therapy
Cancer Prevention Program
Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Department of Health Disparities Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Michael Liss, M.D, Ph.D., M.A.S, F.A.C.S
Department of Urology
Tiffany Seagroves, M.B.A., Ph.D.
College of Medicine – Memphis, Department of Pathology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Josephine Taverna, M.D.
Medical Oncology Hematology
Cheng-Ming Chiang, Ph.D.
Dept of Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Reuben Harris, Ph.D.
Dept of Biochemistry and Structural Biology
There will also be a trainee poster session where undergraduate, graduate/predoctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows at UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas at San Antonio, whose mentors are cancer center members (either full or associate), will showcase their cancer research projects. Projects presented must be cancer-related. Judging will be conducted by a panel of Mays Cancer Center members during the symposium and awards presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in undergraduate, graduate/ predoctoral, clinical postdoctoral and basic science postdoctoral categories. Only students and postdoctoral fellows (both basic and clinical) are eligible for awards. Faculty are welcome to submit an abstract for presentation but will not be considered for the competition.
Registration and Call for Abstracts open on Monday, December 23, 2022, and the call for abstracts closes Monday, January 23, 2023. Poster presenters will be notified by Monday, January 23, 2023. For additional details and information on the symposium program, registration, and abstract submission for the poster session, please see below for details.
This symposium is supported by the Mays Cancer Center of UT Health San Antonio through the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA054174).
The symposium is organized by the Education Office at the Mays Cancer Center with help from Research Administration Staff.
7:45-8:15 Breakfast & Poster Setup Foyer 8:15-8:25 Welcome Patrick Sung, D. Phil. Auditorium Interim Director, Mays Cancer Center Director, GCCRI; Professor, Biochemistry & Structural Biology; Associate Dean of Research, Long School of Medicine; Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry; CPRIT Scholar of Cancer Research; Co-leader, CDP Program, Mays Cancer Center 8:25-9:10 Cancer Development and Progression (CDP) Program BRD4 in Transcription Programming and Cancer Therapy Keynote Speaker Auditorium Cheng-Ming Chiang, Ph.D. Professor Dept of Biochemistry and Pharmacology; Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center; UT Southwestern Medical Center 9:10-9:25 Q&A 9:25-9:45 Romancing the mutator – strategies to treat APOBEC-positive hypermutable tumors Reuben Harris, Ph.D. Professor & Chairman Dept of Biochemistry and Structural Biology 9:45-9:55 Q&A 9:55-10:40 Experimental and Developmental Therapeutics (EDT) Program Targeting Metastasis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Keynote Speaker Auditorium Tiffany Seagroves, M.B.A., Ph.D. Professor of Pathology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research-Core Labs; College of Medicine- Memphis, Department of Pathology; The University of Tennessee Health Science Center 10:40-10:55 Q&A 10:55-11:15 AXL-STAT3 targeting of lung tumor microenvironments Josephine Taverna, M.D. Assistant Professor Department of Medicine; Medical Oncology/Hematology 11:15-11:25 Q&A 11:25-1:30 Poster Presentation Foyer 12:30-1:30 Lunch/Poster Presentations 1:30-2:15 Population Science & Prevention (PSP) Program Healthy Living in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship: Translating what we know into what we do Keynote Speaker Auditorium Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D., M.P.H. Annie Laurie Howard Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Health Disparities Director, Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship; Department of Health Disparities Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 2:15-2:30 Q&A 2:30-2:50 Virtual Biopsy – Enhancing MRI as an Imaging biomarker to Revolutionize Prostate Cancer Diagnostics Michael Liss, M.D, Ph.D., M.A.S, F.A.C.S Associate Professor Department of Urology 2:50-3:00 Q&A 3:00-3:30 Closing Comments/Award Presentations
Date and Time
Date and Time
- Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- 7:45AM - 3:30PM
Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts
Due 1/23/23 to email@example.com
A highlight of the symposium will be a trainee competition. Undergraduate, graduate/predoctoral and postdoctoral students/fellows can showcase their cancer research projects. Only abstracts that are cancer-related will be accepted. Faculty interested in presenting their research are also invited to submit an abstract but will not be considered in the competition.
- The abstract should be no longer than one page, with one-inch margins
- Use 12-point Arial font
- The first line should indicate the presenter category: undergraduate student, graduate student, predoctoral student, clinical postdoctoral fellow, postdoctoral fellow, or faculty.
- The abstract should include a title, a list of authors, and department/division affiliation.
- The body of the abstract should include background/introduction, methods, results, and conclusion/significance/impact.
If your abstract is accepted, you will be responsible for developing a 3 X 4 ft poster using the following general rules and guidelines:
- The poster should feature the title of the project/program, the principal investigator and any other contributors
- The content of the poster should be divided into appropriate sections (i.e., background/introduction, aims, methods, data/results, conclusions, significance/impact, etc.)
- Include illustrations if possible – figures, tables, color photographs, charts
- The font used should be Arial and should be large enough to be easily read.
- All posters should note which grant(s) and core(s) supported the research
You are allowed to submit an already fabricated abstract/poster as long as its dimensions are 3X4 ft. The MCC Office of Education can print the poster if you submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, 2/3/23.
Open Registration Monday, 12/23/22
Call for abstracts. Monday, 12/23/22
Abstracts close Tuesday, 1/23/23
Abstract Notification Monday, 1/23/23
Symposium Wednesday, 2/8/23
Mays Cancer Center Annual Research Symposium
held on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 from
- 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM