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General Information

Applications are no longer being accepted this Workshop. The application deadline was Friday, March 10. All applicants will be notified of their status by Thursday, June 1.

  • Selection of Participants
    The Workhsop faculty will review and accept applications from clinical fellows and junior faculty as described below. The faculty will base their decisions in large part on the quality of the proposed protocol and on the submissions by the applicant and the mentor(Program Supervisor or Department Head). These documents will be scrutinized both for the information they supply about the applicant and the assurances they provide about the participation of the applicant and mentor in the long-term evaluation of the Workshop.

The Workshop organizers have set a priority on increasing the participation of fellows and junior faculty investigators from racial/ethnic minority groups (as identified by the NCI) that are traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research. Individuals from these groups are strongly encouraged to submit applications. Note that selection of Workshop applicants is conducted on a competitive basis with approximately one-half of the applicants accepted each year due to limited space. Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply the following year.

Fellows
(Those who will complete their fellowships after July 29, 2017)

The Workshop faculty will select approximately 75 clinical fellows from any oncology subspecialty or radiology who have made outstanding progress in their medical training, who have displayed an interest and competence in clinical cancer research, and who come from a diverse group of training institutions and personal backgrounds.

The 75 fellows selected will be provided with complimentary hotel accommodations at the Workshop hotel for the nights of July 29 through August 3 (inclusive) and most meals throughout the Workshop. Those selected will be required to share a hotel room with another Workshop participant. Fellows selected to participate will be required to pay a $1,500 registration fee to offset some of the costs of the Workshop and will be responsible for their own air travel. The Workshop will provide transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.

Junior Faculty
(Those who have completed their fellowships between April 30, 2012 and July 29, 2017)

The Workshop faculty will also select approximately 25 junior faculty - i.e., clinical researchers in training who have already embarked on academic careers; who hold an appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Lecturer; and who completed their fellowships after April 30, 2012.

The 25 junior faculty selected will be provided with most meals throughout the Workshop. Those selected will be responsible for their own air travel and hotel accommodations at the Vail Marriott (required), but may have an opportunity to share a hotel room with another Workshop participant. Junior faculty selected to participate will be required to pay a $2,000 registration fee to offset some of the costs of the Workshop. The Workshop will provide transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.

Workshop Materials
Faculty members will contribute material to the Workshop syllabus that will be available electronically to all participants. For every lecture and small group discussion session, the syllabus will contain the instructional objectives for the presentation, an outline of the topics to be covered, and a research bibliography of relevant articles and texts.

Workshop Site
The ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop will take place at the Vail Mountain Marriott Resort in Vail, Colorado. All participants must stay at the Vail Marriott. While particularly famous for its outstanding winter skiing, Vail offers a full complement of summer recreational activities – including hiking, golfing, fishing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, and swimming – just a short distance from the hotel.

Transportation from the Airport
Arrangements will be made for shuttle bus transport (a 2-3 hour ride) for Workshop participants between the Denver International Airport and the Vail Marriott on Saturday mid-day, July 28 and again on Friday morning, August 4. All participants will receive the shuttle bus schedule, which are the only buses on which transportation will be provided.

Accommodations
All participants of the Workshop must stay at the Vail Marriott for the duration of the Workshop and participate in all group meals. Fellows will receive the following complimentary accommodations at the resort: a hotel room to be shared with one other workshop participant for the nights of Saturday, July 28, through Thursday, August 3, inclusive. Fellows requesting a room of their own (or shared with a non-attendee) at the Vail Mountain Marriott Resort will be responsible for the amount that ASCO and AACR would have been charged for the complimentary accommodations offered as part of the package (approximately $115 per night).

Junior faculty participants will be offered lodge rooms at the Vail Marriott for $230 per night. This price, per room per night, is based on single or double occupancy and includes local and state taxes. Junior faculty participants may have the option of sharing hotel rooms with other participants.

Comments from 2016 Workshop Participants:


"Thank you for allowing me to participate in the wonderful experience of this workshop, I learned so much and know this will serve me for my entire career."

"I want to sincerely thank you all for your outstanding mentorship during this Workshop.I have learned so much from you and greatly appreciate your dedication in helping me to improve my protocol/IC. This invaluable experience is something I will carry forward in my career as a clinical investigator."

"I think I speak on behalf of all of us in saying that it was so helpful to step outside our comfort zones and be challenged to discuss our projects and incorporate ideas and advice from an entirely new group of "collaborators."

"THANK YOU FOR THIS WEEK! The best learning experience of my fellowship so far."

"I am surprised by how much I was able to accomplish in such a short but focused time. Many thanks for each and every one of you for their dedication, teaching, (and) mentoring during this amazing course. I learned a lot, and I am sure that this experience will transform my career."

"This was easily one of the most valuable experiences I have had in my training. Thanks for all of your energy and enthusiasm!"

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