American Association for Cancer Research

Special Program for High School Students at the Science of Cancer Health Disparities

"The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers"
Sixth AACR International Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA
Thursday, December 5, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Engaging talksWe hope that you will join us at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel for the AACR Special Program for High School Students: "The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers," a free and exciting day of networking with leading cancer scientists from around the world.

The Special Program for High School Students takes place during the Sixth AACR International Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. Each year this conference brings together cancer researchers from academia, government and industry who share the goal of advancing the understanding and, ultimately, helping to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country.

The Special Program for High School Students allows teenagers to be a part of this important mission through a dynamic session featuring:

  • Engaging talks from researchers to help students better understand the disease of cancer and what young people should know about differences in cancer incidence and mortality in racial and ethnic groups;
  • An inspirational talk from a young cancer survivor;
  • A Q&A session that matches small groups of students with scientist-mentors for one-on-one interaction;
  • A free networking lunch during which students can present their own research projects; and
  • Information on summer internships and career opportunities for high school students.

Poster sessionDon’t miss this wonderful opportunity to introduce your students to careers in biomedical research and medicine. The session is free, but space is limited.

Registration
Please complete one of the following registration forms and email it to scienceeducation@aacr.org or fax to (215) 440-9412 by Friday, November 22:

If you have any questions, please email scienceeducation@aacr.org or call toll-free (866) 423-3965.

Program

Registration

9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, Ph.D., Session Chair
FDA National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR

10:00 a.m.

10:10 a.m.

Understanding Cancer
Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

10:10 a.m.

 

 

10:40 a.m.

Keys to Cancer Prevention
Gustavo Adolfo Miranda-Carboni, Ph.D.
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA

10:40 a.m.

 

11:10 a.m.

Message from a Cancer Survivor
Shaundra L. Hall
National Cervical Cancer Coalition, Glendale, AZ

11:10 a.m.

 

 

11:25 a.m.

Why Cancer Research Needs You!
Sanya Springfield, Ph.D.
NCI-Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Bethesda, MD

11:25 a.m.

 

 

11:55 a.m.

Break

11:55 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch with Mentors

12:15 p.m.

1:45 p.m.

 

Closing Remarks and Evaluations

1:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Departure

2:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

 

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