Monday, November 13, 2017 -
Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Renaissance Arboretum Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759

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Please see below for a selection of images from our 2015 Innovations conference. Click an image below to see a larger version.


Conference registration will open in July. You can make your hotel reservations now for Nov. 13-14, 2017 at the Renaissance Arboretum Hotel in Austin by visiting the following site: https://cprit.us/2nad59x

Room rates start at $141.00 per night.


Abstracts Now Being Accepted!

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is seeking abstracts for the Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference. Abstracts will be published in the conference's program book, online at CPRIT2017.org and be presented as posters.

Please visit http://abstracts.cprit2017.org to submit your abstract today!


Abstract Deadline

Abstracts for the 2017 CPRIT Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research conference are due by August 14, 2017. No abstracts will be accepted after the advertised deadline.

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Submission Categories

Academic Research Categories

  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Clinical Research/Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology/Genetics
  • Prevention Research/Cancer Control/Survivorship
  • Tumor Biology

Product Development Research Categories

  • Detection and Diagnostics
  • Treatments and Therapeutics

Prevention Categories

  • Primary Prevention
  • Early Detection and Screening
  • Survivorship

Submission Guidelines

Abstract body is limited to 400 words; body must include an Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Images and charts to accompany abstracts will NOT be accepted.

Notification: Participants will be notified of their abstract's acceptance via e-mail. Individuals MUST prepare a poster of their work and be available during their assigned poster session.

If the abstract that you are submitting directly correlates to a CPRIT funded project, you must enter your grant ID. If you do not know your grant ID number, please contact CPRIT at abstracts@cprit.texas.gov.

Poster Sessions

All abstracts are to be presented as posters only. Individuals MUST prepare a poster of their work.

Poster presenters will be assigned to one of two poster sessions. Authors should remain available during their assigned poster session to answer questions. A schedule will be provided to assist with this process.

Posters will be displayed in landscape format on boards 84 inches wide by 42 inches tall.


Our confirmed speaker line-up to date includes:

Ross Brownson, PhD – Washington University in St. Louis
Director, Prevention Research Center, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Graham Colditz, DrPH, MD, MPH – Washington University in St. Louis
Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health
Chief of the Division of Public Health Sciences
Neiss-Gain Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
Hagop Kantarjian, MD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department Chair, Professor and Samsung Distinguished University Chair in Cancer
Medicine, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
Associate Vice President for Global Academic Programs
Douglas R. Lowy, MD – National Cancer Institute
NCI Acting Director
Chief, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology and Senior Investigator, Head, Signaling and Oncogenesis Section, NCI Center for Cancer Research
Col. George Peoples, MD
CEO of Cancer Insight, LLC
Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Professor (adjunct), Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Neil Lee Spector, MD – Duke University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sandra Coates Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Member of Duke Cancer Institute

Plenary session topics:

  • Updates from CPRIT and the National Cancer Institute
  • Precision Medicine
  • Panels on Immunotherapy, and Diet, Obesity, Lifestyle and Cancer

Breakout session topics:

  • Environmental causes of cancer
  • Implementation Science
  • The Cost of Oncology Therapeutics
  • Panels on Liquid biopsies, Childhood Cancer, and Start-up Trials and Tribulations
  • And more to come…


For registration or general conference related support, please contact us at:

Email: registration@cprit.texas.gov

For abstract submittal, topic or other related questions, please contact us at:

Email: abstracts@cprit.texas.gov

Email support requests are answered within a 48 business hour period.


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