8th Mayo Clinic Symposium on Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Therapeutics: Role of Precision Medicine and Targeted Therapy in Clinical Practice 2018

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL US
December 7, 2018 to December 9, 2018

Course Director: Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. 
Co-Course Directors: Asher A. Chanan-Khan, M.D., M.B.B.S. and Leslie T. Cooper, M.D.

This symposium brings together basic scientists, clinical experts and industry partners in the field of tumor microenvironment, immune therapy, anti-angiogenesis and targeted therapy. Hence, this symposium will facilitate the exchange of ideas and new scientific direction involving basic biology and pathways that eventually lead to new individualize therapy for patients.  Clinician scientists will present the results of ongoing clinical trials on targeted therapy including immune therapy, anti-angiogenic therapy and others.  Novel genetic and imaging methods to assess alteration of tumor microenvironment for monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic responses in the both pre-clinical and clinical trials will be discussed.  Different clinical challenges and benefits of new therapeutic avenues including cardio-oncology will be presented. Overall, it is hoped that this symposium will assist in establishing strong collaborations among leading national, international, and Mayo Clinic experts in  the field.


Physicians and Scientists

Residents, Fellows, PAs, Nurses, Allied Health and Retirees



Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight company products and services. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this course, please contact Florida Exhibits.

Call for Abstracts - Extended Deadline November 5, 2018
Submit an abstract or work in the field of basic science, oncology or vascular specialties. Submitted abstracts may include proposed society guidelines, ongoing randomized trials, outcome studies, quality improvement, practice innovations or interesting case reports. Poster presentations will be peer-reviewed. For further information or questions, please email FLA CME Abstracts.

Target Audience

This course is designed for basic scientists, oncology specialists and vascular specialists.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Critically assess the role of tumor microenvironment and angiogenesis in different pathological situations.
  • Analyze the molecular pathways in tumor stroma formation and immune-angiogenesis crosstalk.
  • Identify the importance of tumor stroma formation in cancer progression and metastasis and based on that developing targeted therapy.
  • Evaluate precision therapy based on genetic knowledge as a potential target for future cancer therapy.
  • Application of nanomedicine for targeted drug delivery.
  • Onco-cardiology
  • Cardiovascular remodeling and role of immune cells in cardiac diseases.
  • Building a collaborative platform where basic scientists and clinicians can interface.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
12/07/2018 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
12/09/2018 - 12:10pm
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Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
United States
+1 (904) 285-7777

Rooms are reserved for attendees and their guests at the group rate starting at $139 per night plus applicable taxes. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block sells out or before the expiration date of Tuesday, November 11, 2018; whichever comes first.

To receive the discounted rate, book online or call (904) 285-7777and identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis course.

The daily resort fee ($25) provides guests with: enhanced high-speed internet access, two bottles of water in-room daily, choice of two drinks per stay: domestic beer, house wine, or a resort specialty cocktail, spa and cabana beach club fitness classes, miniture golf, private access to the Cabana Beach Club and a one year golf digest subscription. Complimentary self-parking is available for overnight guests. Rooms are limited; we encourage early booking.


Travel and lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 17.00 Attendance


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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to cme@mayo.edu. When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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