Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers
Hosted by the University of Florida Health Cancer Center

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 – Wednesday, July 17, 2024
1:00–5:30 p.m.                       8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Conference Overview

Participants will hear about the cutting-edge research taking place at UF and connect with scientists, physicians and students to engage in a dialogue about community health and well-being. The conference will take place at the University of Florida Cancer and Genetics Research Complex in Gainesville, Florida, and will include a social event at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center.

Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees and teachers may be eligible for continuing education credits by submitting these to their local districts.


  • Learn about exciting cancer research being conducted at the UF Health Cancer Center.
  • Gain insights into biological processes involved in cancer onset, growth, spread and recurrence.
  • Learn about new cancer treatment concepts, approaches and data analyses.
  • Interact and build relationships with other educators interested in disseminating information to raise cancer awareness.

“As a teacher going into high school, I wanted to broaden my knowledge of topics like these so that I could transfer that to students, especially if it seems like they’re having that kind of interest getting ready for college. I like the interdisciplinary approach with engineers, biologists and virologists. I know there will be a lot of applications.”

– Miguel Tirado, eighth-grade science teacher and 2023 conference attendee

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