The Barry & Virginia Weinman Symposium

In 2010, Barry and Virginia Weinman created the Weinman Foundation Fund for Innovation, gifting the University of Hawaii Cancer Center with a $1.7M fund.  Through this generous gift, the annual Weinman Symposium was established.  The goal of the two-day conference is to bring international experts from different fields of science and medicine together to collaborate and brainstorm, about specific themes in cancer research. The setting of the beautiful University of Hawaii Cancer Center provides beautiful backdrop for the free exchange of ideas and information, with the goal of helping the scientists to establish new projects and connections.  

Every year, Drs. Carbone and Yang work together with scientific advisors to invite scientists who have been recognized for their excellence by the Nobel Prize, the National Academy of Science, and other prestigious organizations that honor the achievements of men and women creating to the advancement of the best medical technologies. Virginia and Barry Weinman give them a financial award, but more importantly, they bring the scientists to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, where they meet with local scientists, physicians, and members of the public. 

For more information about the Barry and Virginia Weinman Symposium, please visit You’ll find details on this year’s symposium, including the Weinman Award winner, the current program schedule, and a brochure.