2013 Cohort Consortium Annual Meeting

The annual Cohort Consortium meeting, sponsored by EGRP and the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), was held on November 18-19, 2013, at the NCI Shady Grove Campus in Rockville, Maryland. Project/Working Group meetings were also held during this time.


Main Cohort Consortium Meeting Agenda
NCI Shady Grove Campus, Room TE406

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time Event
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch
Note: All attendees are responsible for their own lunch and are encouraged to eat lunch in the conference room so the meeting can start promptly at noon.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Session I: Opening Session
Moderator: Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, M.D., M.S.
12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Department of Population Health
New York University School of Medicine
12:10 p.m.- 12:30 p.m. Diabetes and Cancer Initiative in the Cohort Consortium
Elio Riboli, M.D., HonFPH, FmedSci
Professor and Director, School of Public Health
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Cohort Infrastructure Program Announcement
Daniela Seminara, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Senior Scientist and Consortia Scientific Coordinator
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sequencing Update
Stephen J. Chanock, M.D.
Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Session II: Rapid Reports from Working Groups
Moderator: Julie E. Buring, Sc.D.
1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Julie E. Buring, Sc.D.
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
1:05 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. BMI Mortality Pooling and Related Projects
Patricia Hartge, Sc.D.
Epidemiologist Emerita
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute
1:15 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
Peter Kraft, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Deputy Director, Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics
Harvard School of Public Health
1:25 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection and Risk of Head and Neck Cancer
Mattias Johansson, Ph.D.
Scientist, Genetic Epidemiology Group
International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization
1:35 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium (OC3)
Nicolas Wentzensen, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Senior Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

Liz Poole, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Channing Division of Network Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital
1:45 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.

Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group
Anthony Swerdlow, Ph.D.
Professor, The Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom

Hazel Nichols, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Epidemiology Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Session III: Transforming Epidemiology for 21st-Century Medicine and Public Health
Moderator: Muin J. Khoury, M.D., Ph.D.
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Progress and Opportunities since Trends in 21st-Century Epidemiology Workshop
Muin J. Khoury, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Model Open Access for Cohort Epidemiologic Data: Can We Learn from the World of Genomics?
Elizabeth M. Gillanders, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Host Susceptibility Factors Branch
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Will talk about NIH-wide genomics data sharing and the recently announced Global Alliance and what it means for epidemiology cohorts in the context of sharing and pooling genomic and non-genomic data.
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Knowledge Integration Using Data Sciences Jennifer Couch, Ph.D.
Chief, Structural Biology & Molecular Applications Branch
Division of Cancer Biology, National Cancer Institute

Michelle Dunn, Ph.D.
Mathematical Statistician, Data Modeling Branch
Surveillance Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

NCI representatives on the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K) will talk about this NIH-wide initiative and how it could apply to epidemiology cohorts.
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Incorporating New Technologies (Mobile, Social Media, etc.) in the Setting of Multi-Decade Cohort Studies both for Collecting Data and Embedding Communications and Interventions
William Riley, Ph.D.
Chief, Science of Research and Technology Branch
Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Will talk about incorporating new technologies in the design of epidemiology cohorts and embedding communication, implementation, behavioral, and intervention research in cohorts.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Using Epidemiology Cohorts to Accelerate Discovery and Validation of Biomarkers of Cancer
David F. Ransohoff, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Will summarize information from a collaborative workshop on using epidemiology cohorts to accelerate discovery, characterization and validation of cancer biomarkers.
3:30 - 3:35p.m.

Charge to the Breakout Groups
Muin J. Khoury, M.D., Ph.D.

How can we accelerate/foster: 1. more open access, 2. more knowledge integration using data science, 3. more rapid incorporation of new technology, 4. interventions and implementation efforts?
  • What are some opportunities?
  • What are the challenges?
  • Are there some initial pilot, validation, or methodologic efforts — or things that could be done in the short-term — that could be informative?
  • What type of long term effort/infrastructure would be needed to make this happen?
3:35 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. Session IV: Breakout Session (see rooms below)
 

Model Open Access for Cohort Epidemiologic Data: Can We Learn from the World of Genomics?
Room 6E 032/034
Chair: Julie E. Buring, Sc.D.
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

Knowledge Integration Using Data Sciences
Room 2W 910
Chair: Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Department of Population Health
New York University School of Medicine

Using Epidemiology Cohorts to Accelerate Discovery and Validation of Biomarkers of Cancer
Room 2E 908
Chair: William J. Blot, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Chief Executive Officer, International Epidemiology Institute

Incorporating New Technologies (Mobile, Social Media, etc.) in the Setting of Multi-Decade Cohort Studies both for Collecting Data and Embedding Communications and Interventions
Room 2W 912
Chair: Elio Riboli, M.D., HonFPH, FmedSci
Professor and Director, School of Public Health
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

4:35 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Session V: Report Back from Breakout Groups (Room TE406)
Moderator: Muin J. Khoury, M.D., Ph.D.
 

(10 minutes each)

Julie E. Buring, Sc.D.
Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, M.D., M.S.
William J. Blot, Ph.D.
Elio Riboli, M.D., HonFPH, FmedSci
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m Session VI: Wrap up
Moderator: Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, M.D., M.S.
5:15 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. NCI Cohort Consortium Governance Planning
Deborah M. Winn, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
5:25 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Emerging Issues for Secretariat to Focus on Next Year
Open Microphone
5:45 p.m. Adjourn

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Project Meeting Agenda
NCI Shady Grove Campus

Monday, November 18, 2013
Time Meeting Name Room Number
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Second Cancers Working Group 2W 912
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium (OC3) 2E 908
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PanScan (CLOSED) 2E 908
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Diet Pooling Project (CLOSED) 2W 912
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BMI and Cancer Incidence in the Cohort Consortium 2E 908
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lymphoid Malignancies Working Group 2W 910
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Vitamin D Pooling Project of Breast and Colorectal Cancer (CLOSED) 2W 912
  2E 908 2W 910 2W 912
9:00 a.m.     Second Cancers Working Group
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.    
10:00 a.m. Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium (OC3)
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
 
10:30 a.m.  
11:00 a.m.    
11:30 a.m.    
12:00 p.m.      
12:30 p.m.      
1:00 p.m. PanScan
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
[Closed - WG Members Only]
   
1:30 p.m.    
2:00 p.m.    
2:30 p.m.   Diet Pooling Project
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
[Closed - WG Members Only]
3:00 p.m. BMI and Cancer Incidence
in the Cohort Consortium
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 
3:30 p.m.  
4:00 p.m. Lymphoid Malignancies
Working Group
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Vitamin D PP of Breast and Colorectal Cancer
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
[Closed - WG Members Only]
5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.    
6:30 p.m.      
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time Meeting Name Room Number
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Liver Cancer Pooling Project and Biliary Tract Cancers Pooling Project 2W 914
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium (LC3) 2W 030
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3) (CLOSED) 6E 032/034
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pooled Analysis of Time Since Last Birth and Breast Cancer Subtype; and Pooled Analysis of Risk Factors for Premenopausal Breast Cancer 3E 030
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. African American BMI and Mortality Pooling Project (CLOSED) 5W 030
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Kidney Cancer Working Group 2W 030
  2W 030 2W 914 6E 032/034 3E 030 5W 030
8:30 a.m. Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium (LC3)
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Liver Cancer Pooling Project and Biliary Tract Cancers Pooling Project
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
     
9:00 a.m. Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
[Closed – WG Members Only]
Pooled Analysis of Risk Factors for Premenopausal Breast Cancer; and Pooled Analysis of Time Since Last Birth and Breast Cancer Subtype
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
9:30 a.m.  
10:00 a.m. African American BMI and Mortality Pooling Project
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
[Closed – WG Members Only]
10:30 a.m. Kidney Cancer Working Group
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 
11:00 a.m.        

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Contact

If you have questions about the meeting, contact Nonye Harvey, M.P.H. at the National Cancer Institute.

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