There is now a web page for the Cancer Biology Directors meeting in Asilomar: www.goodsamaritaninstitute.org (Good Samaritan Institute is the nonprofit organization of our webmaster and asynchronous communication guru, Doug Liles. I just bookmark this site and call it "Cancer Biology Directors")
You will find the agenda, lists of attendees, notes from the previous meeting, etc. on the site for your easy reference.
In addition, we have polls for information (Forum Boards) on there- WE WOULD LIKE YOUR PARTICIPATION!
One is to select a name for this group. We only got a few responses last time we did this, so are reviving it.
The second one is in preparation for the discussion on the Cancer Biology Core Curriculum. We have listed the topics mentioned in last year's session, and would like you to weigh in on how important each of these topics are, and if there are any additional topics that need to be added. This will jump-start out discussion in Asilomar and give us a head start on preparing a whitepaper on this topic.
The third Forum Board is one the students participated in to help pick topics for their discussion for this meeting. You are welcome to take a look at it, but it has already served its purpose for this year at least.
This is what you do:
If you haven't already registered for this site (a few students have), go to "First Time Log In" and follow the instructions (you may want to print them out or open a new window since you will be leaving this page to register). You can go directly to the Forums from here.
If you want to return later to do the Forums, just click on the Forum you want to participate in, and log in in the upper right hand corner.
The “Vote for Group Name” Forum is a straight forward vote for your favorite.
For the “Comment and Prioritize Core Curriculum Topics” Forum, click on each thread, and then rate it using the "rate thread" button to the right. Feel free to add comments by hitting "post reply" and filling in the message box. Add a new item by clicking on "new thread". Use the "next thread" link on that page, or the “back” button on your browser, to go on to the next one.
5 stars = MUST be included in a core curriculum
4 stars = Should be included in a core curriculum
3 stars = Would be really nice to include in the core curriculum
2 stars = Optional
1 star = not worth including in my opinion
Thanks for your participation, and looking forward to seeing everyone at Asilomar!
Lynn M. Matrisian, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Ingram Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research
Department of Cancer Biology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Read more: Cancer Biology Training Consortium