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The Second AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved will provide a vital forum for participants from a wide variety of scientific backgrounds to discuss the future of scientific research in the area of cancer health disparities. The conference will be enriched by a variety of session formats including Educational Workshops, Concurrent Sessions, Plenary Sessions, and Special Sessions, all featuring outstanding speakers that are expert in their field.
The conference opens with four Educational Workshops designed to provide an overview of the techniques, technologies, and other important aspects of research essential for work on cancer health disparities. All sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 3, beginning with two concurrent sessions at 1:00 p.m.. These will be followed by two more sessions starting at 3:15 p.m.. Each session is two hours in length. Please refer to the Final Program and Schedule
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
On Tuesday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m., the Opening Session will be held in the Saguaro Ballroom. The evening will begin with introductory and welcome remarks by Drs. John Carpten and Elena Martínez, Program Chairpersons. This will be followed by the Keynote Address. Dr. Gerardo Jimenez-Sanchez of the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genomica (National Institute of Genomic Medicine) will present a lecture titled, Genomic medicine in Mexico: New opportunities and challenges on the horizon.
The Program includes six general sessions that are intended to provide cutting-edge data on relevant scientific topics of interest to a wide spectrum of investigators. The Plenary Sessions, each two hours in length, will feature presentations from experts in various fields. All Plenary Sessions will be held in the Saguaro Ballroom. For a list of Plenary Session topics and times, please refer to the Final Program and Schedule
The Program includes four Concurrent Sessions that focus on a variety of topics. These sessions will feature presentations from experts in various fields along with talks from the highly rated proffered abstracts. For a list of Concurrent Session topics, locations, and times, please refer to the Final Program and Schedule
On Wednesday, February 4, at 7:00 a.m., a Special Session will be presented in Cholla I on Transdisciplinary Science in the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Initiative. Dr. Shobha Srinivasan of the National Cancer Institute will lead this session. Breakfast will be available outside the session room.
On Thursday, February 5, at 7:00 a.m., a Special Session will be presented in Cholla I on Secondary Data Analysis of National and State Funding. Drs. Richard P. Moser and Amy Lazarus Yaroch of the National Cancer Institute will discuss access, analysis, and funding opportunities during this one hour session. Breakfast will be available outside the session room.
Over 170 abstracts will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 and 4, during two poster sessions. Abstracts in the Poster Sessions will be presented on poster boards in the Opera House. A complete list of Poster Session topics, poster board numbers, times and locations, will be provided in the Program and Proceedings
The AACR welcomes the Scientist↔Survivor Program participants. This program offers survivor and patient advocates tremendous exposure to the cutting-edge cancer research presented at the meeting and unparalleled opportunities to meet prominent cancer researchers from around the world. By strengthening communications and forging partnerships between these important communities in the cancer field, the Scientist↔Survivor Program enhances efforts to accelerate progress in the fight against cancer.