Apply for the July NCI-DOE Collaboration 2020 Ideas Lab by April 30

On July 6–10, 2020, the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) will host the NCI–U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collaboration 2020 Ideas Lab: Toward Building a Cancer Patient “Digital Twin.” In this intensive five day program, participants will form new teams and collaborations and receive guidance from mentors to develop innovative research projects centered on "creating digital twin technology." Projects will focus on a digital twin component that, within the next 2-3 years, will advance the development of a model of an individual cancer patient. These projects should lead to disease and intervention-specific models and simulations, using mathematical, active learning, and ensemble model approaches.

To participate, apply online by 5:00 p.m. ET, on Thursday, April 30. For more general information, visit the event site.

Since 2016, NCI and the DOE have been collaborating in the Joint Design of Advanced Computing Solutions for Cancer (JDACS4C) program to simultaneously accelerate advances in predictive oncology and computing. A multidisciplinary community arose from that collaboration and produced a report of the first meeting in March 2019. Participants identified aspirational cancer challenges that require shared efforts across cancer research, artificial intelligence, and advanced computing technologies.

NOTE: The Ideas Lab is intended as an in-person meeting. The ECICC understands that during this unprecedented time, you may be anxious about committing to an event that requires traveling. As such, the ECICC is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and is prepared to host the Ideas Lab as a virtual meeting if the need arises. Please apply if you can attend the entire meeting and indicate if you can only attend as a virtual participant. The ECICC will make a final decision on the format of the meeting (in-person or virtual) by June 1.

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