The XXth Cancer Research KI Retreat

The XXth Cancer Research KI retreat takes place September 25-26, 2023 at Djurönäset in the Stockholm archipelago, gathering Cancer Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital for an annual joint scientific meeting. Registration is now open, please read more about the XXth edition below.

Djurönäset view
Photo: Johanna Furuhjelm


The retreat is open for all KI students, post-docs and supervisors with an interest in cancer research and in the Cancer Research KI program, its current and future activities.

The program will include invited international keynote lectures and presentations of exciting re­search projects in cancer biology, clinical cancer research, cancer care research and cancer epidemiology. Many short talks are selected from abstracts - be sure to submit yours on time! The popular and lively poster session will also be back!

The latest program can be found below: 

Program Djurönäset


The Registration for the event is full!

If you want to be placed on the reserve list please email

A registration fee of 800 SEK (excl. VAT) will be charged to cover part of costs for housing (students have to share room) and meals, also including bus transport from the Stockholm Cityterminal to Djurönäset and back. The remaining costs are sub-sidized by the PhD-program FoTO and Cancer Research KI.


Djurönäset CRKI poster session
Photo: Johanna Furuhjelm

Abstract submission

Everyone is encouraged to present a poster or to apply for a slot for a short talk (10 minutes). You can find the instructions for abstract submission here, please send the abstract to

The deadline for abstract submission is 31st of May 2023.

Poster size

The poster boards provided by the hotel are 72 cm x 180 cm. However, A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm) size portrait orientation poster are accepted. 


Djurönäset CRKI lecture
Photo: Johanna Furuhjelm

Cancellation or change of name

Cancellation of Registration

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent to the conference secretariat on the following email:

Cancellation of registration will be accepted until 17 August, 2023, up to which date the total amount will be refunded except 250 SEK for the handling fee. We regret that no refunds or reductions of fees will be accepted for cancellations made after 17 August, 2023, nor for no-shows for any reasons.

Change of Name

Should you be unable to attend, you will be given the opportunity to send a colleague in your place please contact the conference secretariat as soon as possible.

Conference secretariat e-mail:

Organizing committee

Johanna Ungerstedt

Affiliated to research
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Matthias Löhr

Professor/senior physician
H9 Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

Margareta Wilhelm

Principal researcher
C1 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Elias Arnér

C2 Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Kamila Czene

C8 Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Johanna Furuhjelm

Project coordinator
K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Dina Dabaghie

Research administrator
K7 Department of Oncology-Pathology
Dina Dabaghie