Registration is now open for the 2017 McGovern Medical School Retreat, an open event sponsored by the Research Committee where faculty, graduate students, and fellows can learn more about research conducted on campus and interact with their peers.

This year’s retreat will be held 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Sarofim Research Building (1825 Pressler St, Houston, TX 77030) and will feature two breakthrough discovery symposia designed to showcase the talent and diversity of junior and senior faculty. The event also features a Graduate Student Education Committee sponsored poster competition and a Postdoctoral Fellow symposium focused on highlighting work of graduate and post-graduate trainees.

Hiromitsu Nakauchi, M.D., Ph.D., professor of genetics at Stanford University’s Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, will deliver the keynote address, “Exploiting the developmental organ niche for interspecies organogenesis.”

The Graduate Student Education Committee Poster Competition is designed for students at McGovern Medical School to receive valuable feedback on their research and see how their research compares to that of their peers in a competitive setting. The competition will be held 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct 10 and during lunch from 11:35 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. in the Willerson Discovery Hall inside the Sarofim Research Building. Awards include a first place prize of $400, a second place prizes of $300, and a third place prizes of $200.

The deadline for submission of a 250 word or less abstract is Friday, Sept. 29. For guidelines and submission information, visit the competition’s website here.

For a complete schedule of the McGovern Medical School Retreat and to register, visit the event’s website here.