Annual Retreat

The Starr Cancer Consortium Retreat is a venue for presentation and discussion of SCC-funded projects.  The next Retreat will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on April 30th - May 1st, 2018.  

Each SCC funded project's PI and Co-PI(s) are required to attend the annual Starr Cancer Consortium Retreat.  All other attendees are by invitation only.

Attendance is by invitation only.


Registration is required for all attendees and must be completed by March 27, 2018.

To register click here.


The SCC will provide housing for Retreat attendees for one night only (check in Monday, April 30th; check out Tuesday, May 1st).  Attendees should indicate on the registration form if they require overnight housing.  The program runs late the first day. Participants not local to Cold Spring Harbor are strongly recommended to register for housing.  (Please note, attendees from CSHL will not be provided with overnight housing.)

Meeting Overview

Retreat Program

Monday, April 30

9:00- 11:00 am

Attendee Arrival

11:00 - 11:10 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:10 am - 12:30 pm

Plenary Session

12:30 - 2:00 pm


2:00 - 5:30 pm

Plenary and Poster Sessions

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception and Banquet Dinner

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Plenary Session

Tuesday, May 1

8:30 - 11:55 am

Plenary and Poster Sessions

11:55 am 

Closing Remarks

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Attendee Departure



Information on travel options to CSHL are available here.

Retreat attendees should make their own travel arrangements.

Attendees traveling from New York City should take the Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station to Syosset Station.  A shuttle service to and from Syosset Station and CSHL will be provided. 

The SCC will reimburse economy airfare, train fare, and/or ground transportation travel costs for out of town attendees. 

Note: Available parking is limited at CSHL.

Shuttle Schedule (Monday, April 30, 2018)

Shuttles will run on the below schedule from Syosset train station (north side of station): 

Depart Syosset Station  Arrive CSHL
 8:52am  9:02am
 9:03am  9:13am
 9:27am  9:37am
 9:47am  9:57am
 10:17am  10:27am
 10:37am  10:47am
 11:37am  11:47am

Travel Reimbursement 

In order to obtain reimbursement for your travel expenses you must submit the following: 

Retreat Reimbursement Form
W-9 Form 
Original Receipts

Mail forms and receipts to:

Starr Cancer Consortium 
1275 York Avenue, Box #485
New York, NY 10065


Presentation Instructions

Ninth and Tenth Grant Competition projects are required to give a platform presentation.

Eleventh Grant Competition projects are required to give a poster.

All attendees are encouraged to present posters of their SCC-funded work.

Platform Presentation Instructions

Poster Presentation Instructions

Abstract submission deadline (to March 29, 2018



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