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 mark your intent in participating in the YISM on the registration form so that organizers can plan appropriately.  Registration is not yet open, but will be on December 1, 2017 here.  

***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.***

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 Young Investigator Satellite Meeting (YISM) 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 roundtable "Meet the Professors" mentoring session, and an advocacy panel discussion.  All congress participants are invited and encouraged to attend the YISM, not just young investigators.  The YISM provides a unique opportunity for developing investigators to get valuable feedback on their work from more senior investigators.

The main congress will begin in the evening of August 1st with opening remarks and a keynote leture.

Table of Invited Speakers for the YISM

Young Investigator Satellite Meeting (YISM)  Keynote To be announced
YISM Career Development Seminar To be announced
YISM Technical Session: Digital Pathology - Analysis and Quantification of Biological Images 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.