MEG at the Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is an extraordinary venue that fosters scientific discussions and helps build bridges across various disciplines. We encourage all meeting attendees to take advantage of the opportunities presented at the meeting to learn about the latest research in molecular epidemiology, attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise, and network with other scientists and clinicians interested in cancer research.  

The AACR Annual Meeting 2017 was held in Washington, D.C., April 1-5.

MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception 

(Photo of MEG Chairperson award presentation to Dr. Susan E. Hankinson (chair 2016-2017) by Dr. Melissa L. Bondy (chair 2017-2018) during MEG Town Hall.)


Monday, April 3, 2017; 6:30 - 8 p.m.
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All working group members and annual meeting registrants were cordially invited to attend this Town Meeting and Reception. The program featured Robert T. Croyle, PhD, director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, who spoke on "New Initiatives and Updates from the NCI." Additionally, Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD, professor of epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, and editor-in-chief of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP), provided an update on this exciting journal. Attendees learned about these and other important MEG initiatives, met members of the working group and steering committee, as well as the newest MEG Scholar-in-Training Award recipients, in addition to learning more about joining the MEG Working Group. A networking reception followed.

MEG Special Networking Sessions with early-career researchers, Pts. 1 and 2

See the programs.

Part 1: Meet the MEG Leadership
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.; AACRcentral Amphitheater
This informal open-discussion session provided an opportunity for early-career researchers to interact with the leaders of the MEG Working Group, experts in molecular epidemiology, to learn more about this important discipline.

Part 2: Meet the MEG Experts
Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. (just prior to the MEG Town Hall)

In this second part of the networking session, early-career researchers had the opportunity to meet and interact with leading MEG experts on a personal basis. All were invited to this exciting session to ask questions and receive advice from epidemiologists with vast experience. Topics addressed: Job Opportunities in Industry; Working in Academia; Working in Consortia; Negotiations: What to consider and strategies to optimize; and Advice from the NCI on grant (including training grant) applications. An informative, valuable session!

Award Lecture
26th Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Excellence in
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Recipient: Mier J. Stampfer, MD, associate director, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Lecture: Decline in prostate cancer rates - bad news?

See other MEG-related sessions in the AACR Annual Meeting online planner. Please note that this list may not be all-inclusive of the epidemiology-related sessions offered.

Visit the AACR Annual Meeting homepage for more information and to access the online planner.