This workshop is an opportunity to exchange ideas and develop collaborations with a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinical specialists from across the globe. As in years past, this workshop will stimulate cross-disciplinary
thinking spanning a breadth of topics from developmental biology
to drug development and advances in surgical approaches.
The workshop begins on the morning of March 17th, with an informal welcome reception held on the night of the 16th and goes through Saturday, March 19th at lunchtime. See draft agenda by clicking on the agenda tab above. Your input is very important in shaping the direction of future chordoma research, so we hope you will participate for the entire meeting.
The workshop will take place at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, conveniently located one block from the the White Flint Metro Station, which is just two stops from the NIH main campus.
Registration for the workshop is $250, which includes all meals throughout the workshop.
A limited number of scholarships are available for women, under-represented minorities, students, trainees, post-docs and international participants. Contact EventManager@Chordoma.org to apply.
Abstracts and Posters
In order to facilitate the exchange of new information about chordoma, we invite you to submit one or more abstracts describing results from your recent research projects. All participants are encouraged to bring a poster and participate in the poster session. Abstracts submitted by January 31, 2011 will be considered for plenary presentations.
Additional Rewarding Opportunity
On Saturday, March 19th, please join us immediately following the conclusion of the Third ICRW for a luncheon with chordoma survivors and their families. This is an opportunity to meet individuals for whom your work means the most, and who are highly motivated to fund chordoma research.
" The quality of the scientific sessions, in particular but not limited to, the basic developmental biology and pathology talks, was superb. It's an honor to be included in the group of clinicians and scientists that comprise the Chordoma Foundations scientific component. I also enjoyed and was inspired by the sessions with the patients."
"One of the major strengths of the ICRW is the diversity of scientific expertise and clinical experience among the participants. Meeting and interacting with chordoma patients and their families at the Community Conference is particularly gratifying."