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Commonwealth of Virginia Cancer Research Conference

November 19 & 20, 2021
Hilton Richmond Hotel Short Pump 


November 19 & 20, 2021
Hilton Richmond Hotel Short Pump 
12042 W Broad St. Richmond, VA 23233

“This is an excellent venue for you and your mentors to promote and foster collaboration and networking, and to develop your presentation skills." - Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., associate director of education and training at VCU Massey Cancer Center

We invite cancer research trainees, such as graduate students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows to share their latest research via oral presentations. Mentors and clinical faculty are encouraged to join to promote and foster collaboration and networking among clinicians and researchers interested in basic, translational and clinical cancer research.

In addition, we are delighted to feature Yves Pommier, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Developmental Therapeutics Branch at the National Cancer Institute, as our keynote speaker. Click here to view a preliminary event agenda.

Click here to register and submit your abstract

Click here to download the abstract submission form. You will need to submit this with your abstract. Submission deadline is September 21, 2021.

Note: You may register now and submit your abstract at later date. If you have already registered and only need to submit your abstract, click here.

While there is no registration fee for this conference, registrants are responsible for their own hotel accommodations. Please reserve your room by October 28, 2021 at 5pm to receive the booking discount.

Reserve a room

In addition to following the latest guidelines from the CDC, the State of Virginia and the City of Richmond’s health officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the conference, we will be strongly encouraging attendees to wear masks during all conferences sessions. We kindly request that if you are displaying symptoms of sickness (such as the common cold, any flu symptoms or general symptoms of illness) to please stay home. For more information please visit VCU's Responsible Together site

Questions? Contact Lisa Mallory at (804) 313-3030 or