Registration - XII. UCCH Research Retreat 2020

If you wish to register for the UCCH Research Retreat 2020, please read the following information first and then proceed further down on this webpage to fill in the online registration form. Thank you!

Date and time

Friday, August 28, 2020 (9:30 a.m.) to Saturday, August 29 (approx. 3:00 p.m.)


Tagungshotel Jesteburg
Itzenbütteler Str. 35
21266 Jesteburg


Registration: Friday, July 17, 2020

Abstract submission: Friday, July 17, 2020

Submission of presentation (after admission to attend): Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Important information

Eligibility to attend:

All senior and junior researchers from UCCH/UKE who are involved in cancer-relevant research are welcome to attend the UCCH Research Retreat.

Cost of attendance:

For all admitted researchers the UCCH covers all costs for accommodation, meals and bus transfer by a chartered bus from UKE to Jesteburg and return.

Important for bus users:

If you wish to the take the chartered bus, please register for this service very soon, as we can only provide seats for max. 50 passengers. Please also note to be on time on the day of departure. We meet at 7:45 a.m. at UKE Hauptzufahrt, Martinistr. 52. Departure is at 8:00 a.m.! For the return trip to UKE departure time is currently anticipated at around 3:00 p.m.

Commitment upon registration:

By registering for the Retreat you commit yourself to attend the event as a whole. Registration for parts of the event is not possible and taking part in only certain days or sessions is not accepted.

Fee for no-shows:

Please note that the UCCH has to charge a 60 Euro personal contribution (Selbstbeteiligung) in case of non-usage of the hotel room that we will bindingly book for you after your registration for the event and our confirmation of your attendance unless we receive your written cancellation (by e-mail) 2 weeks prior to the event at the latest.

When do I get definitive notice about whether I can attend?

As the total number of participants is limited, we cannot guarantee that all researchers who register will definitively be admitted to attend. You will receive definitive notice via e-mail by July 31, 2020 at the latest.

Do I have to give a talk or present a poster?

Attendees are encouraged to present their research project in an oral presentation or in a poster session, but there is no obligation. If you wish to give a talk or present a poster, please submit your abstract as described below. The decision whether your project will be presented in a regular session or in a poster session will be made by the UCCH Core Team.

For parents:

If you are interested in childcare (children from 1 to 10 years) for the second day of the Retreat (Saturday, August 29) please contact Dr. Natascha Kömm under until July 17, 2020 at the latest. The UCCH offers to organize childcare in the Kinder-Campus of the University of Hamburg from 9:00 to 16:00 for this day and would cover all costs (except meals which have to be provided by the parents).

Submission of abstract and presentation / poster preparation


  • Length: max. 1 DIN A 4 page
  • Format: please use the Word template provided below (see Downloads)
  • Language: preferentially English
  • Deadline for submission: July 17, 2020
  • How to submit: please e-mail your abstract to

Oral presentation

  • Length: 8 minutes for talk plus 5 minutes for discussion
  • Format: please use the PowerPoint template provided below (see Downloads)
  • Language: preferentially English
  • Deadline for submission: August 25, 2020
  • How to submit: please e-mail your presentation to

Poster presentation

  • No special requirements concerning the poster layout
  • Size: maximum width 110 cm, maximum length 140 cm
  • Language: preferentially English
  • Please note that the UCCH does not cover the poster printing costs
  • How to submit: please bring the poster with you to the event

Program highlights

Hubertus Wald Junior Investigator Award for Oncology Research

Presentations from all junior researchers will be evaluated by the Retreat audience and a committee of experts to nominate the most outstanding projects presented and to select the 2020 recipients of the Hubertus Wald Junior Investigator Award for Oncology Research and the UCCH Poster Award.

UCCH Research Fellowship

Junior physician researchers who aim to pursue an experimental research project in the lab full time for one year may apply for the UCCH Research Fellowship. The applicants present their project proposals in a special session together with project reports from the previous UCCH fellows.

Further information on the call for applications for the UCCH Research Fellowship is available here:

UCCH Research Fellowships 2021



Online registration form

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