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. A registration will be open in 2023. Please read more about the XIXth 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!

Keynote speakers include Professor William C. Hahn from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Nobel Prize winner Sir Gregory Winter from the University of Cambridge and Associate Professor Christina Curtis from Stanford University. 

More information about the programme will be published on these pages as soon as possible!

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. 


For registration to CRKI retreat at Djurönäset please follow this link.

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) by submitting an abstract before this February 21st, 2022. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SEPARATELY BY EMAIL using  abstract template below. Kindly submit your abstract by email to by February 21st 2022.

Abstract template

Djurönäset CRKI lecture
Photo: Johanna Furuhjelm

Cancellation or change of name

Cancellation of registration will be accepted until 18th April, 2022. We accept no refunds or reductions of fees for cancellations made from 18th April, 2022 nor for no-shows for any reasons.

Should you be unable to attend, you will be given the opportunity to send a colleague in your place for an administrative fee of 250 SEK.

Organizing committee

Kamila Czene

C8 Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Martin Bergö

H2 Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

Urban Lendahl

C5 Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Nick Tobin

K7 Department of Oncology-Pathology

Margareta Wilhelm

Principal researcher
C1 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology
H2 Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

Johanna Furuhjelm

Research coordinator
K7 Department of Oncology-Pathology

Dagmara Kaczynska

Research administrator
K7 Department of Oncology-Pathology