2008 NCI Cohort Consortium Annual Meeting Agenda

Main NCI Cohort Consortium Meeting: (1:00 - 6:00 PM, Salon C)
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 Topic
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 a.m – 1:15 p.m. SESSION I: INTRODUCTION AND WELCOMING REMARKS
Moderator: Patricia Hartge, Sc.D., Chair, NCI NCI Cohort Consortium

Welcome John E. Niederhuber, M.D.
Director
National Cancer Institute

Robert Croyle, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

Joseph Fraumeni Jr., M.D.
Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. NCI Cohort Consortium Year in Review
Patricia Hartge, Sc.D.
Deputy Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. New Consortium Membership
Nonye Harvey, M.P.H.
Coordinator, NCI Cohort Consortium
Public Health Advisor, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
1:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Update: Support for Cohort Core Functions
Daniela Seminara, Ph.D., M.P.H
Scientific Consortia Coordinator & Program Director
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

Scott Rogers, M.P.H.
Public Health Advisor, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Questions We Need to Answer Now (Appendix A)
'Direction & Strategies'
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. SESSION II: SMALL GROUP MEETINGS IN PARALLEL
Secretariat, NCI Cohort Consortium

Group T - (Glen Echo Room)
Michael Thun, M.D., M.S.
Vice President, Epidemiology and Surveillance Research
American Cancer Society

Group P - (Forest Glen Room)
Julie Palmer, Sc.D.
Professor of Epidemiology, Slone Epidemiology Center
Boston University

Group C - (Linden Oak Room)
James Cerhan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Division of Epidemiology
Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Group J - (Timberlawn Room)
Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Environmental Medicine
New York University School of Medicine

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Reports from Small Groups and Discussion
Secretariat, NCI Cohort Consortium
5:30 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. SESSION III: OPEN MICROPHONE
5:50 – 6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Deborah Winn, Ph.D.
Acting Associate Director Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute

Robert Hoover, M.D., Sc.D.
Director, Epidemiology and Biostatics Program
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

6:00 p.m. Adjourn

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Workshop: Methods in Cohort and Consortial Studies (8:00 - 12:00 PM, Salon C)
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 Topic
8:00 a.m – 9:30 a.m SESSION IV: METHODS IN MULTIPLE COHORTS

Advances and Challenges in Methods

Moderator: Julie Palmer, Sc.D.
Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University

8:00 a.m – 8:10 a.m Broadening the Scope of Cohort Studies: Collecting Environmental Samples
Dale Sandler, Ph.D.
Chief, Epidemiology Branch
Division of Intramural Research
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
8:10 a.m – 8:15 a.m Questions
8:15 a.m – 8:25 a.m Obtaining Tumor Blocks for Breast Cancer Cases
Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Department of Cancer Etiology
Division of Population Sciences
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
8:25 a.m – 8:30 a.m Questions
8:30 a.m – 8:40 a.m Using Cancer Registries to Ascertain Cancer Outcomes in Cohort Studies
Yikyung Park, Sc.D.
Staff Scientist, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

Arthur Schatzkin, Ph.D.
Chief, Nutritional and Epidemiology Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

8:40 a.m – 8:45 a.m Questions
8:45 a.m – 8:55 a.m Data Collection in an Aging Cohort
Susan Hankinson, Sc.D.
Associate Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard University
8:55 a.m – 9:00 a.m Questions
9:00 a.m – 9:30 a.m General Discussion
9:30 a.m – 9:40 a.m Break
9:40 a.m – 10:40 a.m Expanding the Ascertainment of Outcomes
Moderator: James Cerhan, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Medicare Link to IWHS
Beth Virnig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Second Cancers
Lindsay Morton, Ph.D.
Investigator, Radiation Epidemiology Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

Non-Cancer Outcomes (e.g. cognitive diseases)
Alberto Ascherio, M.D., Dr.PH
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
Department of Nutrition
Harvard School of Public Health

10:40 a.m – 10:50 a.m Break
10:50 a.m – 11:35 a.m Statistical Views of Time and Privacy
Moderator: Sholom Wacholder, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
10:50 a.m – 11:05 a.m Selection Bias in Cohort Studies: New and Old Insights
Enrique Schisterman, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Epidemiology Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
11:05 a.m – 11:20 a.m Accounting for Lead Time in Cohort Studies
Stephen Cole, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
11:20 a.m – 11:35 a.m Discussion of Schisterman and Cole Presentations
11:35 a.m – 11:50 a.m Testing for Membership of Individuals in Genome-Wide Association Scans Using Frequency Information
Kevin Jacobs
Operations and Analysis Lead, Core Genotyping Facility
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
11:50 a.m – 12:00 a.m Discussion of Jacobs Presentation
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

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NCI Cohort Consortium Ancillary Meetings
Day Time Meeting Room Project Meeting Point(s) of Contact
Nov. 4 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Linden Oak BPC3 (project members only) Dr. David Hunter
         
Nov. 5 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Glen Echo Vitamin D Pooling Project (project members only) Dr. Kathy Helzlsouer
Nov. 5 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Forest Glen BMI and All Cause Mortality Pooling Project (project members only) Dr. Michael Thun
Nov. 5 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Linden Oak NHL Working Group Dr. Paolo Boffeta
Dr. Nat Rothman
Nov. 5 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Salon C African American Breast Cancer GWAS Information Session Dr. Julie Palmer
Dr. Chris Haiman
Nov. 5 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Forest Glen Liver Cancer Working Group Dr. Katherine McGlynn
Nov. 5 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Timberlawn GI Working Group Dr. Phil Taylor
Dr. Wong-Ho Chow
Nov. 5 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Forest Glen PanScan (project members only) Dr. Patricia Hartge
         
Nov. 6 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Salon C Biobehavioral Influences on Cancer Incidence Using GWAS Information Session Dr. Paige McDonald
Dr. Steven W. Cole
Nov. 6 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Salon C Brain Cancer GWAS Working Group
Dr. Preetha Rajaraman
Dr. Roberta McKean-Cowdin
Dr. Sophia Wang
Dr. Beatrice Malmer
Nov. 6 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Salon C Male Breast Cancer Working Group Dr. Louise Brinton
Nov. 6 3:00 pm. – 4:00 p.m. Salon C Endometrial Working Group Dr. Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte
Dr. Immaculata Devivo
Dr. Xiao-ou Shu

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