Young Investigator Satellite Meeting



In 2014, the MRS began incorporating a Young Investigator Satellite Meeting (YISM) into our Biennial International Congress. The YISM typically takes place the day before the main Congress begins.  

The main purpose of the YISM is to allow young investigators in metastasis research to gain experience presenting their research to their peers, to interact with senior scientists to further their career development, and to provide an inviting space for young investigators to challenge whatever dogma may exist in the field.  At previous congresses, we have had young investigators present findings that have impacted the direction of the field and have seen that the findings of established investigators inspire young investigators as they move forward.

At our upcoming 17th Biennial Congress (August 2-5, 2018), the associated Young Investigator Satellite Meeting will take place over a full day on August 1, 2018.  This meeting will feature 12 young investigator short talks selected from submitted abstracts, a keynote lecture, a roundtable "Meet the Professors" mentoring session, a technical skills session, and an advocacy panel discussion.  All congress participants are invited and encouraged to attend the YISM, not just young investigators.  

Target Audience

We encourage all Congress participants to attend the Satellite Meeting (students, postdocs, medical residents, and senior researchers and clinicians).  Participation in the YISM is free for those who also register for the main Biennial Congress. All young investigators who register for the YISM are invited to submit an abstract if they wish to be considered for giving an oral presentation.  


Aims of the Young Investigator Satellite Meeting (YISM)

The YISM is being organised by young investigators of the Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC).

Its aims are three-fold:

- To give young investigators the chance to present their research to their peers and senior scientists in the form of oral presentations
To provide an informal forum for mutual problem solving, discussion of ideas, and sharing of methods and techniques
To offer mentoring and education through the involvement of established senior figures in the metastasis research field
- To support career development through roundtable discussions, networking events, and special presentations on career development (for example comparing a job in industry vs academia)


The next Young Investigator Satellite Meeting is scheduled to occur on August 1, 2018 at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.  The main Biennial Congress on Metastasis will follow from August 2-5, 2018.  For more information, please contact us at