March 2019 Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News
Cancer Epidemiology Matters E-News
AACR 2019 Sessions for Epidemiologists
The annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Meeting is taking place in Atlanta, GA, this year from Friday, March 29 to Wednesday, April 3. To help attendees make the most of their time at this year's meeting, the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) has assembled a list of selected presentations by National Cancer Institute (NCI) staff and grantees that highlight important resources and topics in cancer epidemiology and genomics, funding opportunities, and grantsmanship issues. If you are attending AACR this year, remember to add these sessions to your AACR Annual Meeting 2019 itinerary before the meeting.
For more epidemiology sessions during the conference, check out recommendations by the Molecular Epidemiology Working Group (MEG), and consider attending the sessions listed at MEG at the Annual Meeting.
NCI also has a meeting room for investigators to meet with NCI Program Directors (PDs) attending AACR. PDs should be contacted directly prior to AACR to arrange a time to meet. EGRP PDs attending this year’s conference include:
- Danielle Carrick, Ph.D., M.H.S. (Genomic Epidemiology Branch)
- Danielle Daee, Ph.D. (Genomic Epidemiology Branch)
- Rao Divi, Ph.D. (Methods and Technologies Branch)
- Joanne Elena, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch)
- Leah Mechanic, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Genomic Epidemiology Branch)
- Mukesh Verma, Ph.D. (Methods and Technologies Branch)
Information about various NCI resources and funding opportunities will be available at NCI’s exhibit booth (#2111). NCI staff will also be available at the booth throughout the conference to answer questions, and there will be topic-specific “Meet the Experts” sessions at the booth throughout the conference.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
|7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.||
NIH Grants Session: Changes in Review, Funding, and Funding Opportunities at the NCI
This session features presentations by the Deputy Director of NCI’s Division of Cancer Biology and the Scientific Review Officer for the Gene and Drug Delivery Systems study section at NIH’s Center for Scientific Review.
Remarks from NCI Director Norman E. Sharpless, M.D., F.A.A.C.R.
Hall A – Georgia World Congress Center
|12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.||
The Cancer Moonshot: Rapid Launching of New Research Programs
This session features an overview and update of Cancer Moonshot activities chaired by Dinah Singer, Ph.D., Co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Panel and NCI Acting Deputy Director, and featuring a presentation by EGRP's Leah Mechanic, Ph.D., M.P.H., Program Director in the Genomic Epidemiology Branch.
|3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.||NCI-Supported Point-of-Care Technology Research for Global Oncology: Driving Cutting-Edge Technological Advances while Opening New Possibilities for Patient Care Globally and in Domestic Cancer Health Disparities Populations|
|8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||
Working together to put kids first: Outreach strategies driving collaborative research, data sharing and cross-disease analysis to accelerate discoveries in pediatric cancer and structural birth defects
This poster highlights the work of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Program, an NIH Common Fund Initiative which is developing resources for research on childhood cancer and structural birth defects.
|9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Meet-the-Expert Session: Improving Outcomes for Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors (RFA CA-19-033)
This session features EGRP’s Danielle Daee, Ph.D., Program Director in the Genomic Epidemiology Branch.
|10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||
Funding Opportunities for Cancer Research at Multiple NIH Institutes and Centers
This session features a presentation by EGRP’s Mukesh Verma, Ph.D., Chief of the Methods and Technologies Branch.
|1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Atlas - Transforming the landscape of research
This poster session highlights the work of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Program, an NIH Common Fund Initiative which is developing resources for research on childhood cancer and structural birth defects.
|4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||
Multidisciplinary Approaches for the Study of Macromolecular Interactions
This session features presentations from representatives of NCI’s Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program and Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program.
|10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||
NCI-Supported Biospecimen Resources Available to the Cancer Research Community
This session features presentations from NCI’s Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, Cancer Diagnosis Program; the Division of Cancer Prevention; and the Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.