Research Symposium

9th Annual Charbonneau Research Symposium

The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute Annual Research Symposium  brings together trainees, staff, principle investigators and clinicians affiliated with the institute for a day of presentations and discussions around the diverse range of cancer research carried out within Charbonneau. This diversity in cancer research includes biomedical, clinical, health services, and social, cultural environmental and population health research. Each year we invite an external keynote speaker who is an internationally recognized leader in one or more of these areas to present their cutting-edge research and join in with discussions throughout the day. Additional oral presenters are chosen to introduce our newest recruited faculty members, highlight established Charbonneau investigators that have made outstanding contributions to cancer research, and give opportunities for our senior trainees to share their exciting research results.

Program Schedule

Friday, May 10, 2024 | Theatre 4

To be announced

Keynote & Talks

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eliezer Van Allen

Dr. Eliezer (Eli) Van Allen is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and an Institute Member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. As both a medical oncologist and computational biologist, he develops algorithms to dissect high-dimensional data directly from cancer patients and uses these insights to address major open questions in the field. Dr. Van Allen’s research has led to significant advances in understanding the molecular origins of cancer, using artificial intelligence to discover novel resistance mechanisms to cancer therapies, and defining how genomics can guide clinical decision-making. Through these initiatives, he created the field of clinical computational oncology to advance and enable precision cancer medicine worldwide. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Van Allen studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford University, obtained his M.D. from UCLA, and completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF before coming to Boston and completing a medical oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center program.

Dr. Eliezer Van Allen

Faculty and Trainee Speakers

To be announced

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  • 4th Annual Charbonneau Research Symposium  |  February 2, 2018  |  Download program
  • 5th Annual Charbonneau Research Symposium  |  February 11, 2019  |  Download program
  • 6th Annual Charbonneau Research Symposium  |  February 10, 2020  |  Download program
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  • 8th Annual Charbonneau Research Symposium  |  April 28, 2023  |  Download program