Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference (DEV)










CPRIT’s Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference VI will highlight the exceptional progress across cancer research, prevention, and product development at medical and academic research centers, in communities, and at companies around Texas. The conference will feature informative sessions on CPRIT-funded initiatives on computational biology and modeling for drug discovery, the use of artificial intelligence in imaging, the expansion of drug development resources and biomanufacturing facilities in Texas, and immunology and vaccine development in cancer.

Lively CPRIT grantee networking sessions on multiple cancer prevention topics, including HPV vaccination and colorectal cancer screening, are planned.

Confirmed national speakers include Dr. Doug Lowy, Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. John Carpten, Chair of Translational Genomics at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, and Dr. Robin Vanderpool, Chief of the Health Communications and Informatics Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.

Featured Speakers


Abstract submission has closed. Accepted abstracts are now available to view online here:

Each accepted abstract will be presented as a poster during poster sessions on Monday and Tuesday with ample time for attendees to speak with presenters. 

Poster Session A: Monday, October 2, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Poster Session B: Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Poster Guidelines (PDF)


Registration Pricing

Early Bird (Through May 15, 2023)
  • $450 General
  • $300 Community Advocate
  • $200 Student
Regular (May 16-July 31, 2023)
  • $550 General
  • $350 Community Advocate
  • $250 Student
Late (August 1, 2023 through conference)
  • $650 General
  • $400 Community Advocate
  • $300 Student

Schedule at a Glance

Session Types:

Poster Session
Prevention Innovation
Keynote Address
Academic Research Innovation
Plenary Session
Product Development Research Innovation
Day 1: October 02 Day 2: October 03
07:00 AM
08:00 AM
  Welcome and Introductions
Moody Ballroom
08:15 AM
09:15 AM
09:30 AM
  Prevention: Strategies and Opportunities around Effective Communication

Floral Hall A
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
  Epigenome and Cancer: From Biology to Therapy
Moody Ballroom
11:45 AM
01:15 PM
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Liver Cancer and Hepatitis

Floral Hall A 1
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination

Floral Hall A 2
   TMCi: Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics Program

Expo Hall A 4
02:05 PM
02:15 PM
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Primary Prevention of Cancer (PPC)

Floral Hall A 2
  Immunology and Vaccine Development in Cancer

Floral Hall B
  Early Detection: Advances in Artificial Intelligence in Imaging

Expo Hall A 4
03:05 PM
03:15 PM
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Lung Cancer and Tobacco Cessation

Floral Hall A 1
  PREVENTION: Strategies and Opportunities Around Colorectal Cancer
Floral Hall A 2
  03:00 PM - 06:00 PM Computational Biology and Modeling: Drug Discovery and Development

Expo Hall A 4
04:05 PM
04:15 PM
  CPRIT Company Showcase

Floral Hall B
  Texas Cancer Plan Town Hall
Floral Hall A
06:00 PM
06:30 PM
07:00 AM
09:00 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
  PREVENTION: Cancer Prevention Innovation Strategies and Opportunities Around Patient Navigation
Floral Hall A
  Innovations in Cancer Imaging
Floral Hall B
  Innovations and Challenges in Early Detection: MCED Tests

Expo Hall A 4
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
  PREVENTION: Future for the CPRIT Cancer Prevention Program
Floral Hall A
  Product Development Research from CPRIT Peer Reviewers’ Perspective
Floral Hall B
  Cancer Survivorship: Biomarkers and Toxicity, Reducing Long Term Effects
Expo Hall A 4

Hotel and Meeting Venue

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Housed under the same roof as the conference meetings in the convention center, the Moody Gardens Hotel offers guest rooms for CPRIT Innovations VI Conference attendees at special rates.

Single Occupancy Room: $99 per night

Double Occupancy Room: $159 per night

All guests have complimentary wireless internet in the guest rooms and common areas.

To make reservations, call 409-683-1299 and request the CPRIT rate to secure the conference pricing.

In the event that the Moody Gardens Hotel is sold out, additional conference housing options will be provided.

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Conference Center
Seven Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554

Parking at the Conference

The Moody Gardens Hotel offers complimentary self-parking. In addition, there is covered self-parking for $10 per day; event valet parking for $7 per day; and overnight valet parking for $22 per night.

Airport Transportation to the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center on Galveston Island

Galveston Limousine Service provides an, airport shuttle from both Houston William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport to the hotel. Arrangements with this service can be made by:


Frequently Asked Questions


Anyone who attends a conference session or meal must be a registered attendee.

Yes. Sign in/register to the registration site. Click "Manage My Registrations" and continue to fill out the form for the first attendee and you will be prompted to add additional attendees. 

A community member who is affiliated with a local or national non-profit/community-based organization focusing on cancer.


CPRIT's W-9 can be downloaded here.

Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard)
Automated Clearing House (ACH)/E-Check
Purchase Order/Physical Check


Please make checks payable to Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and reference 2023 Conference and attendee name(s) on the memo line to ensure accurate processing.
(CPRIT Taxpayer Identification Number 26-2482534)

Purchase Orders

Purchase orders will be accepted from institutions of higher education or medical schools in Texas for conference registration(s) and can be submitted for registration payments via fax, email or US mail. To secure the early bird or regular conference registration pricing, purchase orders should be submitted in a timely manner prior to the cutoff dates for that pricing. Payment against any purchase order is due to CPRIT within 30 days of the purchase order issuance date.

CPRIT’s Mailing Address and Contact Information for Checks and Purchase Orders:

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
ATTN: Accounting/2023 Conference
PO Box 12097
Austin, Texas 78711

Fax: 512-475-2563
ATTN: Accounting/2023 Conference


You may find a PDF of Abstract Submission Information here:

YES. CPRIT funding is not a prerequisite for abstract submission.

YES. We encourage anyone who has an innovative idea regarding cancer research or prevention to submit an abstract for consideration.

Two abstracts may be submitted per CPRIT grant or individual who is not a CPRIT grant recipient.

You may find a PDF of Abstract Posters and Poster Session details here:

NO. All abstracts will be published online and be displayed as posters during one of two poster sessions at the conference.


The George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOB) are the nearest commercial airports to Galveston Island. Generally, the drive time to Galveston Island from Hobby Airport is under one hour and from Bush Intercontinental is approximately one hour and a half, but these times will vary depending on the time of day.

Galveston Limousine & Transportation Services  provides airport shuttles from both Houston airports to Galveston Island with drop off at the Moody Gardens Hotel. Other transportation options are ride sharing services, hired cars, or rental cars.

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