First NCI Epidemiology Leadership Workshop: Tobacco, Diet, and Genes

Workshop Agenda


Sunday, September 19 Topic
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration - McCormick Place S101 Prefunction Area
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception/Viewing of Poster Session - McCormick Place S100BC
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Introductions and Overview of EGRP - McCormick Place S101

Edward Trapido, Sc.D.
Associate Director, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

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

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Keynote Address - McCormick Place S101

Susan Curry, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Health Research and Policy, School of Public Health,University of Illinois at Chicago

8:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

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Monday, September 20 Topic
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast/Continued Viewing of Poster Session - McCormick Place S100BC
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Workshop Overview and Objectives - McCormick Place S101

Edward Trapido, Sc.D.
Associate Director, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session: The State of the Science - McCormick Place S101

Moderator:
Margaret Spitz, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Moderator:
Graham Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University

Panelists:
Perspectives on Diet
Laurence Kolonel, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii

Perspectives on Tobacco, Genes, and Cancer
Neil Caporaso, M.D.
Senior Investigator and Chief, Pharmacogenetics Section, Genetic Epidemiology Branch, Human Genetics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

Perspectives on Genetics in Epidemiology
Stephen Chanock, M.D.
Head, Section on Genomic Variation, Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, and Director, Core Genotyping Facility, Advanced Technology Center, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Issues and Opportunities - McCormick Place S101
(Fifteen minutes will be allotted to each topic.)

Moderator:
Sandra Melnick, Dr.P.H.
Chief, Analytic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Moderator:
Deborah Winn, Ph.D.
Chief, Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Panelists:
Opportunities in Diet and Energy Balance
Virginia Hartmuller, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A.
Program Director, Diet and Nutrition Epidemiology Program, Analytic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Control Bioinformatics Working Group
Deborah Winn, Ph.D.
Chief, Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Opportunities in Epigenetics
Mukesh Verma, Ph.D.
Program Director, Analytic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Epidemiology, Consortia, and "Large-Scale Science": Challenges and Opportunities
Daniela Seminara, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Issues and Opportunities: Panel Discussion - McCormick Place S101

Moderator:
Sandra Melnick, Dr.P.H.
Chief, Analytic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Team Science and Tenure: Is There a Conflict? - McCormick Place S101

Graham Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. EGRP Extramural Portfolio in Tobacco, Diet, and Genes: Charge to the Working Groups - McCormick Place S101

Sandra Melnick, Dr.P.H.
Chief, Analytic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Luncheon - Hyatt Conference Center CC 11
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Knowledge Transfer of Epidemiology - Hyatt Conference Center CC 22BC
(first 50 people who sign up at Registration may participate.)

Jon Kerner, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Research Dissemination and Diffusion, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Working Groups
(Each working group will work to address the following questions: What are the gaps in the science? What are the methodological issues and barriers? Where is the science going?)

Challenges to Diet/Energy Balance Epidemiology Research - Hyatt Conference Center CC 12A

Chair:
Lawrence Kushi, Sc.D.
Associate Director, Etiology and Prevention, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

Co-Chair:
Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Co-Chair:
Virginia Hartmuller, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.D.A.
Program Director, Diet and Nutrition Epidemiology Program, Analytic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Haplotypes Versus Genotypes - Hyatt Conference Center CC 12B

Chair:
Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Genetics Clinic, and Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Michigan Medical School

Co-Chair:
Thomas Sellers, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Department of Cancer Control, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Co-Chair:
Daniela Seminara, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Design Issues and Strategies in the Study of Rare Cancers - Hyatt Conference Center CC 12C

Chair:
Nathaniel Rothman, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S.
Senior Investigator, Occupational Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

Co-Chair:
Sholom Wacholder, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Biostatistics Branch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

Co-Chair:
Isis Mikhail, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Program Director, Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Susceptibility to Tobacco Carcinogenesis: Genotypes Versus Phenotypes - Hyatt Conference Center CC 12D

Chair:
Peter Shields, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Georgetown University Medical School; Director, Cancer Genetics and Epidemiology, and Associate Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Lombardi Cancer Center

Co-Chair:
Xifeng Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Co-Chair:
Stephen Marcus, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist, Tobacco Control Research Branch, and Series Editor, Tobacco Control Monographs, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Session Open for Viewing and Discussion - McCormick Place S100BC
6:15 p.m. Working Group Co-Chairs Meeting - Hyatt Conference Center Boardroom II (Second Floor)
(Co-Chairs will meet to prepare working group reports and identify overarching issues and summations.)
6:30 p.m. Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program Planning Group Dinner Meeting - Hyatt Conference Center Meeting Suite IV (Third Floor)
(Invitees only)
6:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

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Tuesday, September 21 Topic
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program Planning Group Meeting - McCormick Place S102D
(Invitees only)
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast/Continued Viewing of Poster Sessions II and III - McCormick Place S100BC
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Working Group Reports - McCormick Place S101

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

Chairs:
Challenges to Diet/Energy Balance Epidemiology Research
Lawrence Kushi, Sc.D.
Associate Director, Etiology and Prevention, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

Haplotypes Versus Genotypes
Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Genetics Clinic, and Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Michigan Medical School

Design Issues and Strategies in the Study of Rare Cancers
Nathaniel Rothman, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S.
Senior Investigator, Occupational Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

Susceptibility to Tobacco Carcinogenesis: Genotypes Versus Phenotypes
Peter Shields, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Georgetown University Medical School; Director, Cancer Genetics and Epidemiology, and Associate Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Lombardi Cancer Center

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - (Posters must be taken down during this period.)
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Making a Difference With Epidemiology Research - McCormick Place S101

Catherine DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Medical Association

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Future of Consortia - McCormick Place S101

Moderator:
Robert Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Population Sciences, and Deputy Director, University of California at San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center

Panelists:
Cohort Consortia
Michael Thun, M.D., M.S.
Vice President, Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society

Case-Control Consortia
Patricia Hartge, Sc.D.
Deputy Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute

12:30 p.m. Adjourn

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