The Winter Retreat is held in February of each year. Of the two annual retreats, the winter one is generally regarded as being more rigidly scientific. At the Winter Retreat, you will enjoy poster sessions and short scientific talks presented by fellow students as well as a talk by an invited physician scientist. For first and second year students, this retreat is an important opportunity to meet professors with whom you might consider a rotation. This retreat is also a chance for older students to learn what fellow students are discovering in their PhD work.