The Barry & Virginia Weinman Symposium

About Weinman Symposium

The 11th Annual Weinman Symposium will take place on January 22-24, 2020.

The 11th Annual Weinman Symposium is hosted at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center’s Sullivan Conference Center. This year’s theme focuses on cancer cell metabolism, which is a study of how tumors change cell metabolism to cause the proliferation of malignant cells. Understanding the ways that various cancers change cell metabolism provides clues to how we can help prevent and cure cancer.

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.