Diller Building Retreat 2012

Diller Building Retreat

Diller Building Off-Site Retreat, Nov 4-5th

>Full agenda is now available

Who?   All Diller building occupants are encouraged to attend.
When?      Nov 4-5th 2012, with overnight stay
Where? Chaminade Resort and Spa, Santa Cruz (1 hour from HDFCRB)

  • A forum for students, and non-clinical and clinical scientists at all post-doctoral levels to present their work in oral and poster form.
  • Most talks will be scientists at all levels (pre-doc and post-doc) selected from submitted abstracts.
  • To foster collaborations between scientists within the HDFCRB: Get to know your colleagues, learn about your microenvironment, get tips from the expert next door…


  1. Click here to register

    (space is limited on a first serve basis)
    $60 covers registration, all food and accommodation.

    Note: Fund/DPA is required for registration.
    For those who pay for their own registration, ask your department to provide a fund/dpa for registration; then reimburse your own department directly for the registration fee.
  2. Submit an Abstract for a Talk and/or Poster
    Please indicate on your registration whether or not you want to give a talk/poster. There will be Prizes for the best student talk, student poster, post-doctoral (including specialist/scientist) talk and post-doctoral (including specialist/scientist) poster. 
  3. If you will need a ride to Chaminade, please click the following survey.

Other Questions?


  • Travel to Chaminade will be arranged by car pool and/or bus transportation.
    If you will need a ride to Chaminade, please click the following survey
  • Couples paying the spouse/partner rate of $89 + tax, should also know they need to pay the additional $100 + tax for the single room upgrade.
    The spouse/partner rate of $89 + tax and the $100 + tax for the single room upgrade are payable direct to Chaminade upon check-in.
  • Conference attendees wanting to upgrade to a single room are responsible for paying the single room upgrade $100 + tax, payable direct to Chaminade upon check-in.
  • Want to come early and spend the weekend? Chaminade offers a preferred rate of $229.00+ tax per room (exclusive of food) for early arrivals/late departures associated with the meeting dates. Please arrange this directly with Chaminade, quoting “Diller Retreat” for discount.


Featuring opening and closing remarks by our own HDFCCC Director and President of AACR: Frank McCormick, Ph.D., F.R.S., D.Sc. (hon.)

Confirmed Guest Speakers:

Diller Faculty Speakers:

  >Robert Blelloch
  >Jay Debnath
  >Emmanuelle Passegue
  >Kevan Shokat

  >Allan Balmain
  >Jean Nakamura
  >Claudia Petritsch
  >Barry Taylor
  >Davide Ruggero

20 Speaker Spots for student/post-docs – selected from Abstracts

Students, Post-docs and Faculty: If you would like to join the planning for this event, including setting up the agenda, please let Rosemary Akhurst know very soon.