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The 24th Annual Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) Scientific Symposium

 Symposium Program

 Symposium Schedule

Keynote Lecturer Dr. Ari M. Melnick

Keynote Lecturer Dr. Ari M. Melnick

Save the Date!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Class of '62 Auditorium & Sarah Flaum Atrium

Scientists working in basic, translational and clinical cancer research will present oral presentations and a poster session.

The Underberg Lecturer: Ari M. Melnick, M.D. Gebroe Family Professor of Hematology/Oncology; Director, Sackler Center for Biomedical and Physical Sciences will present the symposium's keynote lecture at 3:00 PM. Ari M. Melnick's lecture is titled "Precision Epigenetic Therapy for B-Cell Lymphomas".

The poster presentation will be from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Flaum Atrium. All members of the University community are invited to present posters on basic or clinical cancer-related research.  “Cancer-related” may be interpreted in the broadest sense.

Poster themes for this year’s symposium are:

  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Blood Cancers/Blood/Tumor Microenvironment/Immunotherapy
  • Solid Tumor Biology and Therapy
  • Cancer Control/Epidemiology


  • Posters must be marked clearly as belonging to one of the four programmatic categories indicated on the poster registration form.
  • Poster set-up will be in the morning beginning at 8:30am in order to allow poster presenters to set up prior to the morning talks. 

Poster Prizes

Poster Prizes for $100 each will be awarded to the best poster in each of the categories.  In addition, a single grand prize will be awarded to an individual out of the group of winners. This individual will receive an additional $500 as a stipend for attending and presenting at a national/international scientific conference.

WCI Poster Registration Form for 2019


Completed poster registration forms should be sent (and can be obtained) by email to Michael Powers (  If you have any questions about submitting a poster or the symposium in general, please e-mail or call Michael at 585-273-1447.

The deadline for poster registration submission is November 4th 2019.

Participation in the entire symposium is strongly encouraged.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 14th 2019!