CDCB & OCSSB Joint Retreat

NOTE: CDCB/OCSSB pilot projects are due August 15, 2014
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CDCB and OCSSB 1st Annual Joint Retreat 

July 28-29, 2014

Skamania Lodge 

Cascade Ballrooms A & B 

1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way 

Stevenson, WA

Event registration, poster set-up and Audio/Visual set-up will start at 7:30am on Monday, July 28th. The program will commence promptly at 8:00am, so please leave yourself enough time to sign in, put your poster up and/or get some breakfast! A schedule of events is included at the back of this package.

Lodging information (check-in, sharing, etc):

Your overnight room is paid complements of the department of CDCB and OCSSB. Rooms have been pre-assigned. Upon check-in at the table outside of the Cascade Ballroom, you will be asked to fill out credit card information for incidentals. Room assignments and keys will be available at this same location after 12p and return of credit card information sheet. Check out is at 12:00p on 7/29. Please drop your key into the Quick Check-out Box in the Main Lobby.


Please print your poster to a 3x4’ size. Posters should be hung in Cascade Ballroom B at arrival Skamania, pins will be available. You are expected to be present at your poster during the one- hour poster session on day 1 of the retreat.
Researchers selected for ePoster presentations will be informed on July 21.
You may convert your poster to a dynamic ePoster using one of two mechanisms:

1) construct a short pptx presentation walking through the salient data on your poster.


2) Using Prezi (free for academics)
Please view this link for converting your pptx to a dynamic ePoster. (save as portable format) and-how-do-i-make-one
or by visiting the Prezi website

Talks should not be more than 4 minutes in length, a strict adherence to this will be made. (i.e. not more than 4-5 slides). Presentations should be uploaded to the computer during the 3p break on the first day.


Please load your talk prior to the start of your session (i.e. by 8a for session I, by 1:15 for session II, by 8a on day 2 for session III).
Talks should be no longer than 10 minutes. We recommend no more than 10 slides. A final slide titled “CDCB/OCCSB pilot project proposal” should be included as the last slide to outline an exciting collaborative proposal for consideration of the pilot funds being offered.


Skamania Lodge is about 60 minutes East of Portland. The most direct route is to take I-84 East and cross over the Bridge of the Gods at the Cascade Locks Hwy/US30/Wa Na Pa St exit. There is a toll of $1.00 to cross this bridge.
Skamania map - main route


An alternate route is to take I-84 East to I-205 North. Cross I-205 into Vancouver and head East on Highway 14.

Skamania map - alt route

For more information on the property and all of the activities offered there, please see



Monday, July 28

7:15 AM        Event Registration open in hallway outside of Cascade Ballroom A. Breakfast will be served.

8:00-8:20      Introduction: Lisa M. Coussens & Joe W. Gray

8:20-10:10    Session I: Understanding regulatory processes in normal and diseased states

10:10-10:25   BREAK

10:25-11:25   Joan Brugge, Keynote Presentation: Modeling tumorigenesis and drug responses in 3D cultures and mouse models

11:25-1:25     LUNCH (Discussion-Collaboration)

1:25-3:00       Session II: Omic considerations for the study of genetic disorders

3:00-3:20       BREAK

3:20-4:20       Session II continued.

4:20-4:50       Intel Session – Big questions for big computing 

4:50-5:25       ePoster Session, selected from abstracts, 5 minutes each

5:25-6:25       POSTER SESSION

6:30-9:00       Banquet Dinner and Mixer @ Forest Fire Pit


Tuesday, July 29


8:00-9:15       Session III: Studies of complex systems (genomics, imaging, computational biology, chemistry)

9:15-9:30       BREAK

9:30-11:00     Session III continued.

11:00-12:30     LUNCH and Departure for those not involved in OCSSB meeting or in CDCB Faculty Discussions


12:30-3:40       OCSSB EAB Meeting

3:40-4:00       BREAK

4:00-5:00       OCSSB EAB Meeting

5:00               OCSSB Departure 


12:30-3:00     CDCB Dept Discussions 

3:00               CDCB Faculty Departure



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