MCW Cancer Center 2014 Scientific Retreat: Partners in Translational Cancer Research

Milwaukee, WI US
June 6, 2014

This meeting will help attendees understand how to make connections and leverage opportunities for translational and team science.  A primary function of a Cancer Center is to connect cancer-focused investigators and clinicians from departments across the institution, creating multi-disciplinary teams and opportunities for regular collaboration. Becoming an NCI-Designated Cancer Center requires an investment and focus on translational and clinical research (including personalized and targeted therapies, drug discovery, early-phase clinical trials) and team science that integrates clinical care.  

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.50 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target Audience

  • Faculty
  • Clinicians
  • Researchers
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the cancer issues and disparities that have the greatest impact on the Cancer Center catchment area, and how to partner with others to address these issues.
  2. Understand how the Cancer Center can facilitate and support translational research opportunities, teams, and projects.
  3. Understand what other cancer researchers and clinicians are doing at MCW, UWM, and other partner institutions, and how to leverage this work with my own.
  4. Understand the over-arching research themes of the MCW Cancer Center: 1)Translational and team science in signature disease areas 2) Research impacting the catchment area 3) Pediatric integration 4) Targeted drug / therapy discovery 5) Investigator Initiated Trials

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

  1. Understand how the Cancer Center or Cancer Center members can support translational science opportunities.
  2. Understand most of the over-arching themes and goals of the MCW Cancer Center.
  3. Approach other investigators and clinicians to discuss translational and team research opportunities    
Additional information


Michele Ward
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-8278
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/06/2014 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
06/06/2014 - 5:00pm CDT
American Serb Hall
5101 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53219
United States

In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Ming You, MD, PhD

Planning Committee

Douglas Stafford, PhD, MS


Susan Tsai, MD


John Raymond, Sr., MD


Ellen Velie, PhD, MPH


Bradley Taylor


Carol Williams, PhD


Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD


Michael Dwinell, PhD


Ben George, MD


John Imig, PhD


Michael Kelly, MD, PhD


Available Credit

  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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