November 9 - 12, 2014
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, August 4
Advance registration deadline: Thursday, September 25
Professional Advancement Session Organized by the Minorities in Cancer Research Council11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Educational Session 1: HPV-associated Cancers and Cancer Health DisparitiesSession Chairperson: Kevin J. Cullen, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, Md.
Disparities in HPV infectionGypsyamber D'Souza, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md.
Racial- and gender-based survival disparities in head and neck cancerKevin J. Cullen
Disparities in HPV-associated cancersAnil K. Chaturvedi, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Md.
Educational Session 2: Using Communication and Technology to Improve Cancer Control Intervention in Underserved PopulationsSession Chairperson: Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.
Telling stories, saving lives: Creating narrative health messages to reduce cancer health disparitiesSheila Murphy, University of Southern California, Venice, Calif.
Enhancing HIT Platform design and employing novel analytic perspectives to reduce cancer disparitiesMichael Christopher Gibbons, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Social media and cancer control: Addressing health disparities through innovative communication scienceWen-Ying Sylvia Chou
Educational Sessions 3-42:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Educational Session 3: Vaccine Uptake in Underserved PopulationsSession Chairperson: Erin N. Kobetz-Kerman, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.
In search of racial disparities in HPV vaccinationNoel Brewer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Provider recommendation of HPV vaccination for adolescent males: A widening health disparitySusan T. Vadaparampil, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.
IL-17 and GMCSF may be novel markers for detection of ICCCathrine Hoyo, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
Educational Session 4: Understanding the Complex Factors that Contribute to the Persistence of Disparities Among American Indian/Alaska Native PopulationsSession Chairperson: Linda Burhansstipanov, Native American Cancer Research Corporation, Pine, Colo.
Challenges in addressing cancer health disparities in Native American communitiesLinda Burhansstipanov, Native American Cancer Research Corporation, Pine, Colo.
Understanding the complex factors that contribute to the persistence of disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native populations: The Walking Forward ExperienceDaniel G. Petereit, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, S.D.
Collaborators to the Sovereigns: Learning from history to make new chapters in research with American Indians and Alaska NativesRodney C. Haring, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.
Policy Forum: What Researchers Can Do to Collaborate Effectively with Policy Makers to Implement Policy that Improves Public Health and Decreases Cancer Health Disparities4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.Chairperson: Ernest T. Hawk, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Connecting science to law: Understanding the policymaking processMicah Berman, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Translating science into policy for public benefitErnest T. Hawk
FDA Center for Tobacco Products: Overview and research relevant to tobacco-related cancer and health disparitiesAllison C. Hoffman, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD
Break5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Opening Plenary Session6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Keynote Address – Understanding and addressing social inequalities in cancer: Challenges and opportunitiesDavid R. Williams, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen®Genetics and Genome Sciences in Cancer Health Disparities John D. Carpten, The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ
The AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen® recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer health disparities.
Opening Reception8:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m.