Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

  • Description
  • Agenda
  • Committee
  • Registration
  • Poster Information
  • Lodging
  • Visit S.A.
  • Exhibitors
  • Travel Awards


Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Program Chair
Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Health Disparities, UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center

Edward J. Trapido, ScD, FACE
Program Co-Chair
Associate Dean for Research, Professor and Wendell H. Gauthier Chair of Cancer Epidemiology, Louisiana State University
Deputy Director, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center

Anna M. Nápoles, MPH, PhD
Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Director, UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities

Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

Filipa C. Lynce, MD
Assistant Professor, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center,
Georgetown University Medical Center

Frank J. Penedo, PhD
Director of Cancer Survivorship and the Cancer Survivorship Institute, Northwestern University

Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico

Mariana C. Stern, PhD
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Norris Cancer Center,
University of Southern California

Martin Mendoza, PhD
Health Program Coordinator, Food & Drug Administration

Virginia Kaklamani, MD
Professor & Director of Breast Cancer Program, UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center

Ysabel Duron
Founder & CEO, Latinas Contra Cancer

Sandi Stanford
Patient Advocate, Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation

Registration Rates
Attendee registration includes admission to all lecture sessions, poster session, opening reception on February 21, breakfast and lunch on February 22, breakfast on February 23, all refreshment breaks and refreshments during poster session. All fees are listed in U.S. Dollars (USD).

Early Bird Fee
(until December 15, 2017)
Standard Fee
(after December 15, 2017)
Physicians, Healthcare Professionals, researchers, scientists
$275 $375
Students, Patient Advocates,
Community, Other
$150 $150

"If you must cancel, the registration fee will be refunded less a $50 handling charge if notice is received by January 31, 2018. Cancellations received after January 31, 2018 will not be refunded."


Continuing Medical Education
The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts certificates of attendance for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.   


Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance. Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Continuing Medical Education Office
Phone: 1(866) 601-4448 or (210)567-4491


Call for Abstracts: Please refer to the document below for submission information:

Poster Instructions
Poster Template
UT Print Service Request Form




Marriott Plaza San Antonio
555 S. Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78205

The Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference will be held at the beautiful Marriott Plaza San Antonio, located in the heart of Alamo city. Sitting on 6 acres of natural, lush Texas landscape, the hotel boasts plenty of shade from cypress and palm trees for a casual stroll. Just 2 blocks from the famous River Walk, the Marriott Plaza offers guests convenient access to the “Cradle of Texas Liberty”. La Villita Historic Art Village, Hemisfair Park and Tower of Americas are also nearby.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio for conference attendees at a special reduced rate of $124.00 single or double occupancy per night, plus tax. To receive the discounted room rate, reservations must be made by January 21, 2018. After this date, reservations will be subject to space and rate availability. NOTE: This special reduced conference rate will be available up to three days before and after our conference dates, based upon availability.

Please use the link below or contact the Reservations Department directly at 1-800-228-9290 to request accommodations. When making reservations, please be sure to mention that you are a member of the UT Health San Antonio group and that you will be attending the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference.

Reserve Your Hotel Room


Valet parking, fee: 30 USD daily
On-site parking, fee: 25 USD daily
Parking is limited and based on availability. Please see front desk before self-parking.


The Marriott Plaza San Antonio does not provide airport shuttle service. The hotel is located 9 miles South of the San Antonio International Airport (SAT).


EXPLORE San Antonio


San Antonio is a tapestry of Mexican and American history. From exciting events to restaurants and attractions, San Antonio offers a unique diversity. But the city is also known for its beauty, with excellent examples of Southwestern architecture and a plush landscape rarely seen in such an arid environment, due in part to the San Antonio River that runs through the downtown area. Whether you simply want to remember the Alamo, stroll down the famous River Walk in Downtown San Antonio or sample the Tex-Mex cuisine, you'll find this Texas vacation spot has a charm that is distinct from any other American city. To explore San Antonio's attractions, local culture, restaurants, shopping, events and more, visit