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VICC Annual Scientific Retreat

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center sponsors an annual scientific retreat that facilitates collaborative interactions and discussions among our diverse research community of senior investigators, junior faculty, students and trainees. 

Each year's event focuses on a scientific theme selected by our research program leaders. The retreat includes external speakers, internal investigators, a poster session with over 120 posters highlighting research initiatives, and an awards ceremony announcing our "Student of the Year" and "Postdoctoral Fellow of the Year." Each year, a cancer survivor shares their journey and how research has affected their life.

The annual event brings together a broad spectrum of faculty, staff and students from Vanderbilt, Meharry Medical College, and Tennessee State University, as well as members of the VICC patient advocacy program and representatives from our local advocacy groups and community partners (e.g., Komen Foundation, Gilda’s Club, American Cancer Society).

2023 VICC Annual Scientific Retreat

Emerging Technologies in Cancer Research
May 23rd, 2023
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Past Retreat Themes

Year Scientific Theme Highlights
2022 Advances in Lung Cancer Research

Speakers and Details

2021 Genitourinary Cancers

Speakers and Details

2020 “Impact of the Obesity Epidemic on Cancer”

Speakers and Posters

2019 Signal Transduction in Cancer Initiation, Progression and Treatment

Cancer Center’s Annual Scientific Retreat

2018 Microbiome and Cancer

VICC Scientific Retreat shines light on microbiome

2017 Cancer Epigenetics: From Mechanisms to Therapies

Top cancer researchers reveal latest findings at VICC science retreat

2016 At the Crossroads: Metabolism and Oncogenic Signaling

Students’ cancer research efforts land honors

2015 The New Age of Tumor Immunology in Precision Medicine

VICC Annual Retreat focuses on immunotherapy

2014 Predictive Oncology

Personalized care, gene testing highlighted at VICC retreat

2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers

VICC hosts cancer researchers during annual retreat


New Horizons in Lung Cancer Research


2011 Systems Biology