The 10th Annual Weinman Symposium will take place on November 29th and 30th, 2018 at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center’s Sullivan Conference Center. This year’s theme focuses on cancer syndromes, which are inherited disorders in which there is a higher-than-normal risk of certain types of cancer. Hereditary cancer syndromes are caused by mutations (changes) in certain genes passed from parents to children.
Barry and Virginia Weinman created the Weinman Foundation Fund for Innovation in 2010, gifting the University of Hawaii Cancer Center with a $1.7M fund. Through this generous gift, the annual Weinman Symposium was established. The goal of the two-day conference is to bring together international experts from different fields of science and medicine, promoting collaboration and brainstorming about specific themes in cancer research. Since 2014, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) co-sponsored the annual meeting.