Basser Annual Scientific Symposium

The Basser Center for BRCA sponsors an annual scientific symposium, "Recent Advances in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetics," which began in 2013. The symposium features BRCA experts from around the world and covers recent advances and future directions in BRCA research and clinical management of carriers.

May 4 - 5, 2017 – 5th Annual Basser Scientific Symposium

  • The 5th Annual Basser Scientific Symposium will be held on May 4-5, 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Previous Symposium Topics and Keynotes:

May 24-25, 2016

Featured keynote speaker and Basser Global Prize winner David Livingston, MD from Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. View the 2016 Scientific Symposium Facebook album, conference agenda, and Breakthroughs & Discoveries panel.

May 11-12, 2015

Featured keynote speaker and Basser Global Prize winner Dr. Mary-Claire King from the University of Washington at Seattle. View the 2015 Scientific Symposium Facebook album, and conference agenda.

May 6-7, 2014

Featured keynote speaker and inaugural Basser Global Prize winner Professor Alan Ashworth, FRS from the Institute for Cancer Research UK. View the 2014 Scientific Symposium Facebook album, conference agenda, video recaps and conference news online.

April 16, 2013

The inaugural Basser Scientific Symposium was a single-day, regional scientific conference featuring Penn faculty and guest speakers. View the 2013 conference agenda online.