Science is the Cure Research Symposium

Science is the Cure Research Symposium
Advances in understanding and treatments in Leukemia & Cellular Therapy
Clinical & Transnational Research

The Science is the Cure Annual Research Symposium brings together leading researchers and physicians to advance the science behind the cure from molecular discoveries to innovative treatments. Bringing innovative therapies from research to the bedside, the 2019 Science is the Cure Research Symposium focuses on clinical and translational research on advances in understanding and treatments in leukemia and cellular therapy.

The objective of the symposium is to invite 30 selected applicants to present their research at the Science is the Cure Research Symposium. Each participant will present their research and answer questions from a panel of judges. At the end of the symposium, the audience and the judges will select a winner that will be awarded a $50,000 grant to further their research.

Interested applicants should submit their application and one page abstract by May 1, 2019.Thirty presentations will be selected to present at the Science is the Cure Research Symposium.

Featured speakers will also discuss the current developments in pediatric leukemia and advances in cellular therapies.

Featured Speakers

Jeffrey E. Rubnitz, MD, PhD

Chief, Leukemia / Lymphoma Division

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Member, St. Jude Faculty,

Department of Oncology

David Shook, MD

Medical Director

Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center at AdventHealth for Children

Medical Director, Cellular Therapy Program

AdventHealth for Children

James Baumgartner, MD

Surgical Director

Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center, AdventHealth for Children

Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

AdventHealth Orlando


Symposium Details

When: July 19-21, 2019 Where: Orlando, FL

Where: Waldorf Astoria, Orlando, FL

Register for the Research Symposium


Abstract Deadline: May 1, 2019

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2019 


Selected applicants: waived 

Symposium attendees: $500


Waldorf Astoria Orlando

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln 

Orlando, FL 32801 



Day 1: Friday, July 19

    • 7:30-9am: Registration 
    • 9-12pm: Session I – Research presentations 
    • 12pm-1pm: Lunch Break 
    • 1pm-2:30pm: Speaker Panel
    • 2:30pm-3pm: Break 
    • 3pm-6pm: Session II – Research presentations

Day 2: Saturday, July 20 

    • 7:30-9am: Breakfast 
    • 9-12pm: Session III – Research presentations 
    • 12pm-1pm: Lunch Break
    • 1pm-2:30pm: Keynote Speaker 
    • 2:30pm-3pm: Break
    • 3pm-6pm: Session IV – Research presentations

Day 3: Sunday, July 21

    • 7:30-9am: Breakfast 
    • 9-12pm: Session V – Research presentations 
    • 12pm-12:30pm: Voting
    • 12:30pm: Winners announced 
    • 12:30pm: Symposium Adjourned


Hotel Information 

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821

Special Hotel Room Rate: $199 plus tax

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