GENERAL INFORMATION


Selection of Participants. The Program Committee will review and accept applications from clinical fellows and junior faculty as described below. The Committee will base its decisions in large part on the quality of the proposed protocol and on the letters submitted by the applicant and the Sponsor (Program Supervisor or Department Head). These documents will be scrutinized both for the information they supply about the candidate and the assurances they provide about the participation of the candidate and his or her Sponsor in the long-term evaluation of the workshop. Applicants will be notified of their status in mid May 2000.

Fellows. The Committee will award scholarships to 75 applicants who are clinical fellows in any oncology subspecialty. The Committee will seek a group of trainees who have made outstanding progress in their medical training, who have displayed an interest and competence in clinical cancer research, and who come from a diverse group of training institutions and personal backgrounds. Applications from female and minority scientists are strongly encouraged.

The 75 participants selected from this group will not be required to pay any registration fee for the Workshop. They will also receive complimentary airline tickets, hotel accommodations in Vail for the nights of July 29 through August 3, inclusive, and complimentary meals throughout the Workshop with the exception of dinner on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Participants receiving scholarships will be required to share sleeping rooms with other awardees. An activity fee of $75 will be imposed on all participants to offset the costs of social events and a group photo.

Junior Faculty. The Committee will also admit to the course 25 young clinical scientists who have already embarked on academic careers; who hold an appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, Instructor, or Lecturer; and who completed their fellowships after April 30, 1995. These scientists will not be required to pay a registration fee for the Workshop, although they will be required to pay a $75 activity fee. Junior faculty will also receive complimentary meals throughout the Workshop (with the exception of dinner on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) and a stipend of $600 to support their travel and housing costs.

Workshop Materials. All faculty members will contribute material to the Workshop Syllabus to be distributed to all participants of the Workshop. For every lecture and small group discussion session, the Syllabus will contain the instructional objectives of the presentation, an outline of the topics to be covered, and a research bibliography of relevant articles and texts.

Workshop Site. Workshop sessions will take place at the Vail Cascade Hotel & Club, Vail, Colorado. While Vail is particularly famous for its outstanding winter skiing, a full complement of summer recreational activities including hiking, golfing, fishing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, and swimming are available a short distance from the Hotel. In addition, workshop participants will be able to use the well-equipped Cascade Athletic Club, which offers a variety of spa and recreation facilities including indoor/outdoor tennis, racquetball, squash, basketball, aerobics, nautilus equipment, steam rooms, whirlpools, and more.

Arrangements will be made for complimentary shuttle bus transport for Workshop participants between the Denver International Airport and the Vail Cascade Hotel on Saturday afternoon, July 29, and again on Friday morning, August 4. Those admitted to the workshop will receive the schedule of these special buses, which are the only buses on which complimentary transportation will be provided.

Workshop Housing. All applicants accepted to the Workshop must reside at the Vail Cascade Hotel & Club for the duration of the Workshop and participate in all group meals. Fellows will receive the following complimentary accommodations at the hotel: a hotel room to be shared with one other Workshop participant for the nights of Saturday, July 29, through Thursday, August 3, inclusive. Fellows requesting other accommodations at the Vail Cascade Hotel will be reimbursed only for the amount that AACR and ASCO would have been charged for the complimentary accommodations offered as part of the package (approximately $105 per day).

The following accommodations are available to junior faculty:

Standard Rooms    $210 Deluxe Rooms    $238 One-Bedroom Suites    $346

All of the above prices, per room per night, are based on single or double occupancy and include local and state taxes and a Resort fee. Junior Faculty will have the option of sharing hotel rooms with other participants.


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