Young Investigator Satellite Meeting (YISM) Associated With the 17th Biennial Congress of the MRS

The main purpose of the Young Investigator Satellite Meeting (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.  For this reason, all are encouraged to attend the YISM, not just young investigators.


Target Audience

  • Students, medical residents, postdocs, clinicians, researchers (academic and industry), and research staff who focus on cancer metastasis
  • Patients are also welcome


Registration for the YISM

Registration for the YISM is INCLUDED with registration for the main Congress.  We ask that you RSVP for lunch during the YISM on the registration form so that organizers can plan appropriately.  

***All members of the MRS receive a discount on Congress registration. Click here to join the MRS as a member and receive exclusive benefits in return.***

Click HERE to register for the 17th Biennial Congress and Young Investigator Satellite Meeting.


MRS member, Joan Massague, mentoring early career investigators in a roundtable session of the 2016 Young Investigator Satellite Meeting


Preliminary YISM Program

(detailed program coming soon)

August 1, 2018

The full-day Young Investigator Satellite Meeting (YISM) including an animal models workshop and technical session will start at 8AM on August 1, 2018.  In addition, the YISM includes an early career keynote speaker, a special presentation on the analysis and quantification of biological images, a roundtable style “Meet the Professors” mentoring session, and 12 presentations from young investigator speakers selected from submitted abstracts.  Registration for the YISM and all August 1st events is included in Congress registration for all.  The agenda for the main Congress begins the evening of August 1, 2018 with the Keynote presentation from Dr. Isaiah J. Fidler from the University of Texas, MD Anderson Medical Center.

View the full preliminary YISM program here: PDF iconmrs_congress_yism_provisional_program.pdf


Table of Invited Speakers/Special Sessions Taking Place During the YISM

Young Investigator Satellite Meeting (YISM)  Keynote To be announced
Animal Models Workshop (presentation and panel discussion on meeting pre-clinical benchmarks in animal models for clinical trial design - metastatic breast cancer focus) Chair: Josh Newby of Theresa's Research Foundation (sponsor)
YISM Technical Session: Digital Pathology - Analysis and Quantification of Biological Images Speaker: Andries Zijlstra, Vanderbilt University, USA

For opportunities to sponsor this important congress or young investigators specifically, please visit our sponsorship site here.



The Early Career Leadership Council (ECLC) of the MRS under the guidance of ECLC Chair, Dr. Thomas Cox.  Click here for more information on the ECLC and to view all members.