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Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium

September 25, 2019, 2019

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The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is proud to present the 2nd biennial Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium (NGCS) to be held on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 from 8:30am to 6:00pm at Orin Smith Auditorium at the University of Washington, South Lake Union Campus in Seattle, Washington. NGCS is designed to facilitate communication and foster collaboration between scientists in the Pacific Northwest working on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of gynecological cancers.

Abstracts may be submitted on basic science, preclinical, clinical and public health projects on gynecological research, including the following research areas: animal models, biomarkers, cancer stem cells, cell biology, chemoresistance, clinical research, DNA repair & response, early detection, epigenetics, etiology/pathophysiology, genetics, genomics, immunology, molecular mechanisms, novel therapies, prevention, proteomics/metabolomics, survivorship, tumor microenvironment, and other topics relevant to gynecological cancer research.


Keynote Address

Ronny Drapkin, MD/PhD
Franklin Payne Associate Professor of Pathology in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Title TBA




Abstract Submission

Researchers (faculty, postdocs/fellows, staff scientists, graduate students, etc) based in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia are invited to submit abstracts on original work for consideration for oral or poster presentation. Work must pertain to gynecological cancer-related research areas listed above. Abstract length should not exceed 3000 characters including spaces. The Abstract submission deadline is 11:59pm on July 15, 2019.



Free Registration

The symposium is open to all. The FREE registration is required to partake in catered lunch and reception.




NGCS will be held in the Orin Smith Auditorium located in the Administrative Building (see map) at the University of Washington, South Lake Union at 850 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109.




Parking is available at UW SLU garages. The entrances to both garages is on Republican St. Hourly and daily rates are offered (payment by Visa/MasterCard only). For UW employees, parking in the SLU garages is free if you have a UW parking pass. Garage parking is free to all after 3:30pm. The garage elevator will take you directly to the reception desk (opens onto the lobby)

NOTE: You will need to have your ticket validated at the reception desk in order to leave the garage (the arm at the exit will not raise without it).



Kiran Dhillon, PhD at [email protected]


September 25, 2019
8:00 am - 7:00 pm


Orin Smith Auditorium
850 Republican St
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer