Young Investigator’s Forum/Social Reception

The Young Investigator’s Forum/Social Reception will be held Friday, June 29, 2018.

Time: 5:30-8:30pm

Location: Denver Hyatt Regency Hotel


  • 5:30-6:00pm Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • 6:00-7:00pm Panel Discussions
  • 7:00-7:30pm Q&A
  • 7:30-8:30pm Networking & Social Hour


The evening begins with a panel of grantors from various sized funding organizations who will discuss what how their processes work and what elements make proposals, especially for grants targeting young investigators, most successful. We will then transition to the social hour, including cocktails and food, to facilitate networking within the international pediatric neuro-oncology community. Trainees and junior faculty (i.e., instructors and assistant professors) are welcome to attend.


There is no fee to attend, but registration is required in order to ensure sufficient seating.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Panelist: TBD

ALSF’s Early Career Development Grants are in place to help attract and retain the best and brightest early career scientists in the field of pediatric oncology, as they are the future of childhood cancer research. Alex’s Lemonade believes that funding at this stage will encourage and steer promising researchers toward long-term careers in pediatric oncology investigation.

Early Career Development Grants include:

  • ‘A’ Award Grants
  • POST Program Grants
  • Young Investigator Grants

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Panelist: TBD

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation exists to change the landscape for kids with cancer.  Through their various grant types, they are working to make every stage of the research process possible, including supporting the next generation of pediatric oncologists.  

To do this, St. Baldrick’s offers 3 areas of funding support:

  • Baldrick’s Summer Fellowships
  • Baldrick’s Fellowships
  • Baldrick’s Scholar Awards

National Cancer Institute

Panelist: William Timmer, PhD

The National Cancer Institute is the United States federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. As the leader of the National Cancer Program and the largest funder of cancer research in the world, the NCI manages a broad range of research, training and information dissemination activities that reach across the entire US, covering both research efforts and the training and support of cancer researchers.

The Brain Tumour Charity

Panelist: David Jenkinson, President

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumors, funding pioneering research that will improve survival rates and reduce the harm caused by brain tumors. The Brain Tumour Charity is the largest and most experienced dedicated funder of research into brain tumors in the UK, funding research into the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.

As the largest dedicated funder of brain tumor research in the UK, the organization is committed to increasing the clinical research capacity in the brain tumor field and partners with the UK Medical Research Council to jointly fund brain tumor Clinical Research Training Fellowships.