Center for Personalized Therapeutics

The Center of Personalized Therapeutics (CPT) at the University of Chicago hosts a variety of events. The upcoming and past events hosted by CPT can be found below.

Upcoming Events


September 11-12, 2023!

3rd Optimal Cancer Care Alliance Meeting
Addressing the importance of optimal dosing of anticancer agents
This will be a virtual meeting on the afternoon of September 11th and the morning of September 12th (North American Eastern time) and will include one or more invited presentations, as well as oral presentations (10 minutes) of selected submitted abstracts.

We invite abstracts relating to all aspects of dose optimization, including, but not limited to:

  • Scientific basis for and design of dose optimization studies
  • Physician attitudes about and barriers to dose optimization
  • Patient involvement in dose optimization
  • Health policy and funding
  • Regulatory issues

Abstracts should contain a maximum of 350 words and be submitted by June 30, 2023, to:

Debby Stoit

Abstracts regarding previously presented unpublished work are acceptable.


The mission of the Optimal Cancer Care Alliance (OCCA) is to ensure that each patient receives the optimal dosage of the medications needed to effectively treat their cancer.


Reduced Price (for students, trainees, patient advocates, practicing physicians, and employees of academic, nonprofit, or government institutions): $35 USD ($10 USD if from LMIC)
Complimentary Registration for invited speakers and abstract presenters.

Countdowning Optimal Cancer Care Alliance Virtual Meeting








Past Events

The First International Summit on Interventional Pharmacoeconomics

Date: June 29-July 1, 2020

The high cost of medications is a major challenge for patients and healthcare systems around the world. The emerging field of interventional pharmacoeconomics (see recent paper in JAMA Oncology) identifies opportunities for lower doses, shorter treatment durations, increased treatment intervals, and the use of alternative agents. The aim is to use pharmacological and clinical knowledge to lower costs while maintaining equivalent health outcomes. This conference will bring together leaders in this field of research from the fields of pharmacology, health policy and economics, clinical medicine, clinical trials, and health care management. 

The recording of the sessions can be found here at the ASCO Post. 

U-PGx Personalized Medicine Symposium

Date: March 30-March 31, 2022

The U-PGx Personalized Medicine Symposium was organized, as a hybrid meeting, in Leiden, the Netherlands on March 30-31st, 2022. This international event is open for clinical pharmacologists, hospital pharmacists, general pharmacists, specialists, general practitioners, medical students, laboratory technicians, regulators, healthcare insurers and others interested in pharmacogenomics.