Annual Retreat

The 2022 Starr Cancer Consortium Retreat will be hosted by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on May 16-17, 2022. 
The Starr Cancer Consortium Retreat is a venue for presentation and discussion of SCC-funded projects.    

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 April 6, 2022

Registration is now closed.

COVID-19: As per CSHL guidelines, all participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster (when eligible) with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines applicable in spring 2022. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


The SCC will provide housing for Retreat attendees. 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

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Monday, May 16, 2022

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                Lunch
2:00 - 5:30 pm                  Plenary and Poster Sessions
5:30 - 7:00 pm                  Wine and Cheese Reception and Banquet Dinner
7:10 - 8:30 pm                  Plenary Session

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

8:30 - 11:55 am               Plenary and Poster Sessions
11:55 am                         Closing Remarks
12:00 - 1:00 pm               Attendee Departure


Presentation Instructions

Talks will be given by current projects active for 2 years or more.

Posters will be presented by current projects active for less than 2 years.

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

Instructions for platform presentations
Instructions for poster presentations
Abstract Template

Abstract submission deadline (to - April 7, 2022


Information on travel options to CSHL:

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.

Note: Available parking is limited at CSHL.

Travel Reimbursement

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

Travel reimbursement instructions will be send to all attendees after the retreat. Reimbursement requests must be submitted by May 31, 2022.


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