June 8th - 10th, 2020
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) 8560 Progress Drive Frederick, MD 21701
ATRF building at night

Welcome to the Third RAS Initiative Symposium, 2020.

This three-day international symposium is the third RAS community-wide meeting sponsored by the NCI RAS Initiative. The overarching goal of the NCI RAS Initiative is to mobilize the cancer research community to develop ways to understand and target cancers driven by mutant RAS in an open model of collaboration among government, academic, and industry researchers. The Symposium will feature invited presentations, short presentations from selected abstracts, and poster presentations.

Topical sessions will include:

RAS Biology
RAF Structure
RAS in Membranes
RAS Synthetic Lethalities
Drug Development


Registration Deadlines

Abstract SubmissionFebruary 14, 2020

Participant RegistrationApril 16, 2020

Meal Selection/PaymentApril 16, 2020

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Registration is free but seating is limited. Please be sure to register early!

Meals: June 8th & 9th optional lunch for purchase. June 10th optional brunch for purchase. Meals will be catered to the ATRF. Per government regulations, each participant must purchase their own meals ($15 each lunch and Wednesday's brunch). The only lunch alternative is a small "grab and go" facility with a very limited number of items.

Seats at the Networking Dinner are sold out! Thank-you, everyone, for your interest!

The networking dinner will be held in the evening on June 8th. Transportation from the ATRF to the venue with return trips to conference hotels will be provided for all non-local participants. This will be an excellent opportunity to foster collaborations, mingle with the speakers and get to know other conference attendees.

Please email Patti Martinez to inform us of any food allergies and vegetarian or vegan preferences.

Meals will need to be purchased during registration using our payment link.