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Cancer Center Scientific Retreat

Annual Scientific Retreat open to Cancer Center members and UCI students to explore emerging themes in cancer research and foster collaborations.
Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
27984 CA-189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
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The Scientific Retreat is at capacity so unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any more attendees. 

We are thrilled to invite you to our annual Cancer Center’s Scientific Retreat. The retreat is open to Cancer Center members, associate members, clinicians, DOT leaders, shared resource teams, community equity board members and community partners, MET trainees, staff, and graduate students.

The Cancer Center will be providing lodging for attendees and meals during the retreat. Getting to/from Lake Arrowhead is the responsibility of the attendee and will not be reimbursed.

Event subject to change based on institution's COVID-19 policy on in-person large gatherings. 

Please direct any questions about the Scientific Retreat to Cancer Center Administration by emailing

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022

    Time Location Details
    10:00–11:00 Pinnacle Ballroom Mentorship, Education & Training Program Advisory Panel [Closed session]
    11:00 – 12:00 Stars Room Registration
    12:00 – 1:00 Lakeside Lawn Welcome Luncheon
    1:00 – 2:00 Lakeview Terrace Keynote | Greg Wang, PhD
    2:00 – 2:15 Lakeview Terrace Question & Answer
    2:15 – 3:30 Lakeview Terrace Therapeutic Pipeline | Michael Demetriou, MD PhD; Aimee Edinger, DVM, PhD; Yong Kwon, PhD
    3:30 – 3:45 Stars Room Coffee Break
    3:45 – 4:15 Lakeview Terrace Diversity, Equity, Inclusion | Douglas Haynes, PhD
    4:15 – 5:15 Lakeview Terrace State of the Cancer Center & Strategic Plans | Richard Van Etten, MD PhD
    5:15 – 6:00 Lakeview Terrace Updates on New Technologies | Suzanne Sandmeyer, PhD; Gultekin Gulsen, PhD; Philip Felgner, MD
    6:00 – 9:30 Meadow Bay & Orchard Bay Dinner & Poster Reception
  • Friday, September 9, 2022

    Time Location Details
    All Day Stars Room Registration & Guest Assistance
    8:00 - 9:00 Lakeside Lawn Breakfast
    9:00 - 9:30 Lakeview Terrace Cancer Metabolism I Selma Masri, PhD
    9:30 - 10:10 Lakeview Terrace Anti-Cancer Challenge Pilot Program Updates I Chris Halbrook, PhD; Angela Fleischman, MD, PhD
    10:10 - 10:30 Lakeview Terrace Precision Oncology & UC Consortium Update I Warren Chow, MD
    10:30 - 11:15 Meadow Bay Concurrent Breakout Discussions: Cancer Survivorship I Moderator: Joel Milam, PhD
    10:30 - 11:15 Acorn Concurrent Breakout Discussions: Solutions to Hurdles Along the Therapeutic Pipeline I Moderator: Anand Ganesan, MD, PhD
    11:15- 12:00 Spruce Concurrent Breakout Discussions: New Initiatives in Imaging I Moderator: Tom Milner, PhD
    11:15- 12:00 Pinecone Concurrent Breakout Discussions: New Initiatives in Cancer Metabolism I Moderator: Mei Kong, PhD
    12:00 - 1:00 Orchard Bay Lunch
    1:00 - 1:40 Lakeview Terrace Cancer Research Education & Training I Edward Nelson, MD; Shawn Griffin, PharmD; Ahmed Mohyeldin, MD, PhD
    1:40 - 2:20 Lakeview Terrace Community Outreach & Engagement I Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH; Nick Pannunzio, PhD
    2:20 - 2:30 Stars Room Coffee Break
    2:30 - 3:00 Lakeview Terrace Cancer Control I Wendy Cozen, DO, MPH; Sunmin Lee, ScD, MPH
    3:00 - 3:30 Lakeview Terrace Biotechnology, Imaging & Drug Development I Brian Paegel, PhD; Greg Weiss, PhD
    3:30 - 4:00 Lakeview Terrace Systems, Pathways & Targets I Devon Lawson, PhD; John Lowengrub, PhD
    4:00 - 4:15 Lakeview Terrace Closing Remarks
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Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa 27984 CA-189
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Parking is available at the hotel and is covered by the Cancer Center.