Minorities in Cancer Research-organized Professional Advancement Sessions take place at AACR meetings and conferences. It provides a forum in which undergraduate, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and junior faculty can discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior established scientists. These sessions are open to all; we invite you to participate.
“Transdisciplinary Approaches for Addressing Cancer Health Disparities”
Professional Advancement Session
Organized by the Minorities in Cancer Research Council
Fifth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Saturday, October 27, 2012
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Douglas Pavilion A
San Diego, CA
This informative Professional Advancement Session provides a forum in which students, postdoctoral candidates and junior investigators can discuss important career development issues in cancer health disparities careers, including working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary research team, successful grantsmanship, and developing a research focus and program. Established senior scientists will address all these topics through a facilitated panel discussion.
All conference registrants are invited to attend this session at no additional cost. Please pre-register to indicate your interest before October 24. A complimentary lunch will be served.
Chair: Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., Medical University of SC Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC
Opening Remarks and Introduction to Panelists
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., Medical University of SC Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC
Remarks from Panelists
Rick A. Kittles, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., M.P.H., The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C.
Claudia R. Baquet, M.D., Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
John D. Carpten, Ph.D., TGen, Phoenix, AZ
MICR Council Meet & Greet
Saturday, October 27
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Ford C (Third Level)
The MICR Council Meet and Greet will take place directly before the opening plenary, in the MICR Networking and Resource Center (in Ford C, Third Level). We are very pleased to host this opportunity for conference attendees to network with the council and learn more about MICR membership and award opportunities.
Past Professional Advancement Sessions: