The Barry & Virginia Weinman Symposium

About Weinman Symposium

The 15th Annual Weinman Symposium will take place on January 24-26, 2024.

The 15th Annual Weinman Symposium is hosted at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center’s Sullivan Conference Center. This year’s theme focuses on Gene Environment (GXE) interaction in Cancer, which refers both to the modification of genetic risk factors by environmental risk and protective factors and to the role of specific genetic risk factors in determining individual differences in vulnerability to environmental risk factors.

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.