Upcoming Conferences + Community Events

Power Over Prostate Cancer: A Gathering for Black Men and the Family Members Who Love Them

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About: The goal of the gathering is to provide Black men with prostate cancer and other Black men with information on prevention of prostate cancer and new treatments. In addition, the gathering aims to provide opportunities for Black men with prostate cancer and their families to share and learn ways to cope with the impact of this disease. 

When: Feb. 11 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Register

Where: Springhill Missionary Baptist Church | 120 SE Williston Road, Gainesville, FL 32641

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UF Health Cancer Center NIH Diversity Supplements Seminar

About: The UF Health Cancer Center DEI team presents its inaugural seminar aimed at increasing awareness of the NIH Diversity Supplements. 

Desirée L. Salazar, Ph.D., DEI coordinator for extramural programs at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, presents “Tools that Enhance the Diversity of the Biomedical Workforce.”

When: Thursday, Feb. 23 | 12-1 p.m.

Where: Online via Zoom


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Gators Gymnastics Link to Pink meet


About: The Florida Gators Gymnastics squad faces Missouri during the 17th annual Link to Pink event sponsored by UF Health. The event aims to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention and treatment

When: Feb. 10 | 6:45 p.m.

Where: Exactech Arena at Stephen C. O’Connell Center

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28th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease


About: The 28th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease provides a multidisciplinary overview of the diagnosis and treatment of all stages of breast cancer. Faculty includes experts in the fields of surgical, medical and radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, surgery and patient advocacy. The target audience includes clinicians, specialists, and scientists involved in the care and treatment of patients with breast cancer, as well as research and education concerning this important disease.

When: Feb. 9-12

Where: The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida

More information: msbd.cme.ufl.edu

Contact: cme-mail@ufl.edu | 352-733-0064

53rd Annual Radiation Oncology Research Seminar

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About: The UF department of radiation oncology’s 53rd Annual Research Seminar is an important venue that allows participants to define optimal treatment approaches, produce the best plans, employ first-rate techniques, provide healing experiences for our patients, assess outcomes and develop new treatment approaches, providing invaluable information to faculty and residents from several educational institutions. as well as professionals in private practice.

The 2023 keynote speaker will be Nancy Lee, M.D., FASTRO, vice chair of the department of radiation oncology, service chief of head & neck radiation oncology, and service chief of proton therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

When: Feb. 24 | Register

Where: Best Western Gateway Grand | 4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606

More information: Conference webpage

Contact: Elizabeth Montgomery | emon0001@shands.ufl.edu

UF Cardio-Oncology Mini Symposium

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About: The goal of this symposium, titled “Emerging Topics in Cardio-Oncology,” is to bring together UF faculty, staff and students with an interest in cardio-oncology to foster a collaborative environment that will lead to new projects and grant applications.

The symposium, which includes breakfast and lunch, features three external speakers who are experts in cardio-oncology and internal UF speakers who are researching cardio-oncology. Posters will be displayed during the symposium and a poster session will be held at the end of the sessions. The symposium is presented by the UF Health Cancer Center and the UF department of pharmacotherapy & translational research and Center for Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine in the UF College of Pharmacy.

Abstract submissions are due Feb. 1

When: Wednesday, March 1 | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | Register by Feb. 15

Where: CGRC G-133

Contact: Yan Gong, Ph.D. | gong@cop.ufl.edu or Katelyn Bruno, Ph.D., FHFSA | katelyn.bruno@medicine.ufl.edu

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2023 Annual FACCA Retreat

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About: The 2023 Annual FACCA Retreat will be held March 27-28 at the InterContinental at Doral Miami. More details and an agenda will be forthcoming.

When: March 27-March 28

Where: InterContinental at Doral Miami | 2505 NW 87th Ave., Miami, FL 33172

Register and book a hotel room.

Sandy Sprint 5K Run/Walk Gainesville

About: The Sandy Sprint 5K Run/Walk Gainesville is hosted by the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation to spread the word about the foundation’s mission to educate and support women and their families and to raise funds to advance research. 

This event includes a 5k walk, survivor ceremony and more.

When: March 25 | 9:30 a.m.

Where: Prancing Horse Farm | 28515 NW 46th Ave., Newberry, FL 32669


3rd Biennial Miami Leukemia Symposium


About: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center presents its 3rd Biennial Miami Leukemia Symposium. This year’s meeting will include engaging talks from world-renowned scientists discussing the latest advances in leukemia.

Sessions will include current management, recent clinical and translational breakthroughs, and new treatment strategies in acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

When: March 31-April 2

Where: JW Marriot Miami | 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131

More information: Conference webpage

AI4Health: Improving Health through Artificial Intelligence

About: The University of Florida’s inaugural AI4Health: Improving Health through Artificial Intelligence will explore how AI-enabled discoveries will change clinical practice and improve patients’ health. The conference will focus on the latest updates, technology and research in artificial intelligence in medicine.

When: April 20-22

Where: Disney’s Yacht Club | Orlando, FL

More information: AI.cme.ufl.edu

Contact: cme-mail@ufl.edu | 352-733-0064