Trainee Registration

The Cancer Biology Training Consortium is pleased to offer trainee programming at this year’s Annual Retreat! Trainee-focused events and sessions include:

Trainee Social Event at Chicken N Pickle San Antonio, Friday, October 21 1pm-4pm CT
Get a head start on networking over some pickleball action or just hang out. All Trainees are invited to attend this offsite event – please plan to go straight from the airport to Chicken N Pickle (5215 UTSA Boulevard, San Antonio, Appropriate shoes for court play are required. Shuttle buses will be available for transportation between the airport, Chicken N Pickle and the Hyatt Hill Country Resort.

Poster Session Event, Saturday, October 22
In-person trainees will present their posters for Best Graduate Student and Best Postdoc Poster cash awards on Saturday afternoon. Posters will be hung on Friday evening when trainees will have the opportunity to review their peer’s posters after the keynote dinner. All attending trainees are expected to participate in this event by presenting a poster. Abstract submission begins September 26.

Speed Mentoring Event, Sunday, October 23
Here’s your chance to meet new mentors from outside your institution! In-person trainees will participate in three rounds of mentoring with pre-assigned mentors on Sunday morning. Trainees will be asked to select three mentors to meet, questions or topics they are interested in discussing, and provide their current research and career goals in advance; submission portal opens September 26. All attending trainees are expected to participate in this event.

Session Workshops on F & K Awards, Chalk Talks, and CV development, Saturday, October 22
Learn important information on the F and K award submission process. (If you have received an F or K already, we’d like your input!)
Get started on selling your science through chalks talks – find out the important details, then practice among your peers.
Learn how to tailor your CV and resume for the job you want; pre-submit your CV for review and feedback.

Plus General Sessions on Diversity, Careers, and Updates from the National Cancer Institute.

Registration Packages: We offer a discounted in-person Trainee Registration package ($700) for trainees in shared hotel guestrooms; roommates will be assigned by CABTRAC. (Private room packages are also available for $967.) These packages include conference fees, hotel guest room for two nights, five meals and all related gratuities and taxes. Packages do not include travel; ground transportation will be available for an additional fee. Local trainees may register at the Local rate ($350) which includes all of the above except hotel guest room.

Limited travel awards will be available for trainees at minority serving institutions (MSIs); contact for more information on the award process.

Virtual Access ($350) is available for trainees who are not able to attend in-person. Virtual access includes all scheduled sessions; it does not include events such as posters and mentoring.