Welcome to the registration page for the IMO workshop V3.0. This workshop is designed to motivate and facilitate a hands-on modeling experience focused on personalized medicine and will for the first time require the use of patient data. The workshop is comprised of both an educational event and competition. The workshop will divide into multiple teams integrating clinical, experimental and theoretical members that will integrate their energies to develop and implement a mathematical model focussed on personalizing treatment for a range of different cancers. The teams are expected to come up with a model, solve it and give a presentation all within 4.5 intense days.
Several independent judges will view the closing presentations and decide the winning team. This year we are very pleased to have the scientific and medical directors of Moffitts Personalized medicine institute as two key judges, Drs. Eduardo Sotomayor and Howard McLeaod, respectively To facilitate integration and motivate participation we are offering an Amazon gift voucher to active participants of the winning team and to the runner up team. In addition, to facilitate further development of the winning project we are offering a $50K pilot grant to the leaders of the winning team.
We are excited to announce, for the first time, that we are offering travel awards for external participation. Each award will cover flight + accommodation + per diem for up to 5 nights and allow for both national and international scientists to participate in this unique hands on educational event. If you are either a PhD student, Postdoctoral student or junioir faculty with a passion for research and a desire to better understand cancer then please apply during the registration process. Please note: the travel awards are extremely limited and will be offered on a competitive basis, application does not gaurantee participation. If you are able to cover your own expenses, please indicate this during the registration process.
The opening presentation will summarise what is expected of the teams and serve to motivate the subsequent hands on model development sessions. Participation in the workshop requires registration in order to generate the teams and give numbers for the food and beverages we are providing throughout the workshop.
TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATION WILL BE CLOSING ON FRIDAY 10/4/13. AWARD WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED ON 10/7/13
Monday, 18th November (8:30 AM) - Friday 22nd November (1:30 PM).
Opening presentation: SRB Murphey (Moffitt), 18th November.
Working group sessions: Moffitt (various rooms), 18-21st November.
Closing Presentations and Award: SRB Murphey on the 22nd November
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IMO gratefully acknowledges both the Society for Mathematical Biology and the Moffitt Physical Sciences Oncology Center for their support.
The primary goal of Integrated Mathematical Oncology Departments is the integration of theoretical and computational modeling tools into clinical and experimental cancer research to aid in both the core understanding of cancer processes and the mechanisms that drive them.
By using a range of mathematical modeling approaches targeted at specific types of cancer we will aid in the development and testing of treatment strategies. This multi-model, multi-scale approach allows for a diverse and rich interdisciplinary environment that will create many novel approaches for the treatment and understanding cancer.
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