XVI Annual Symposium Focus

The XVI Symposium will focus on Gene-Environment Interaction in Cancer.  Our international slate of guest speakers and Weinman Award winners are experts in mechanisms of cancer development, the roles of environment and genetics in causing cancers, and how therapies can be targeted to improve cancer outcomes.

XVI Annual Symposium Dates

January 22, 2025 - Check in

Day 1 - Wednesday, 01/22/2025
8:00 - 1:45 pm

Day 2 - Thursday, 01/23/2025
8:00 - 1:30 pm

Day 3 - Friday, 01/24/2025
8:00 - 1:30 pm

Weinman Symposium Sponsors

The Weinman Symposium is sponsored by the Barry & Virginia Weinman Foundation. Since 2014, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has been a co-sponsor of the annual meeting.

Barry and Virginia Weinman

Barry & Virginia Weinman

Barry & Virginia Weinman have made enormous philanthropic contributions to encourage innovation in medical research in Honolulu.

Weinman Symposium Ensures Continued Partnerships

XVI Award Recipients

XVI Award Recipients

Drs. Hershko and Ciechanover are the 2025 award recipients.

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center

The setting of the beautiful University of Hawai'i Cancer Center provides backdrop for free exchange of ideas and information.

About The Symposium

About the Symposium

This conference features experts in cancer research and genetic syndromes from around the world, along with scientists and physicians at the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center.

The meetings are free and open to the public.

January 22 – 24, 2025 from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

The 16th Annual Weinman Symposium is from January 22 through January 24, 2025. Speakers from out of town are invited to arrive on January 21 to attend a speaker dinner hosted by the Weinman Symposium.
The Weinman Symposium is hosted by the University of Hawaii’s Cancer Center, at 701 Ilalo Street, in the Kaka’ako area of downtown Honolulu. The three days of speaker events are conducted in the Sullivan Conference Center, which is located on the ground floor of the Cancer Center. The public is welcome to attend.
The overarching goal of the Weinman Symposium is to encourage excellence in science by inviting experts from around the world to share their research and ideas with scientists, professors, and physicians in Hawaii. Each year, the Weinman Symposium Selection Committee, led by Drs. Michele Carbone, Bruce Beutler, Carlo Croce and Haining Yang, determines a theme for the upcoming meeting.
This year’s focus is on cancer GXE interaction in Cancer.
Each year, past Weinman speakers and the Directors of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers, along with a few distinguished scientists, are asked to nominate an individual for the award. The selection committee reviews the nominations and chooses the winner(s). For the 16th Annual Weinman Symposium, the selection committee included Drs. Michele Carbone (Chair), Bruce Beutler, Carlo Croce, and Haining Yang.
If you are a scientist or researcher with peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals, you are invited to submit your proposal for a 20-minute lecture to Dr. Michele Carbone, Chair of the selection committee. Dr. Michele Carbone and the selection committee meets to decide upon the next year’s theme and select speakers.
The Annual Weinman Symposium is free and open to the public, and we encourage members of the community to attend. In particular, high school and college students interested in science are welcome to attend.
If you are an individual with an interest in science and medicine, we welcome your attendance as a member of the audience in the Sullivan Center at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. You can find a schedule of speakers and topics here. [link to be added later]
If you are affiliated with a public or private university, middle- or high-school on O’ahu, we encourage you to bring a group of students to the meeting. Because the Sullivan Conference Center has a limited amount of space, please send an email to (info@weinmansymposium.com) and set the Subject to "Student Group request for Weinman Symposium".
Yes, all invited speakers attend the conference and participate in question and answer sessions during the two-day conference.