American Association for Cancer Research

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 annual meeting attendees to capitalize on the opportunities below and others to learn about the latest information in molecular epidemiology in cancer, and network with other scientists and clinicians interested in the field, as well as to attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise.
  
The AACR Annual Meeting 2014 was held in San Diego, Calif, April 5-9.

MEG Town Meeting and Reception

Roadmaps to Transdisciplinary Success: Progress and Potholes
Sunday, April 6, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

San Diego Marquis and Marina, Marina Ballroom F

All working group members and annual meeting registrants were cordially invited to attend this Town Meeting and Reception. The program featured Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.; and Raymond C. Bergan, M.D., director of experimental therapeutics, Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University; co-director, Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD); and professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Il., who spoke on Roadmaps to Transdisciplinary Success: Progress and Potholes. Participants learned about this 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.

Program:

  • Outgoing Chairperson -  Johanna W. Lampe
  • Incoming Chairperson - Susan M. Gapstur
  • Recognition of recipients of the MEG Scholar-in-Training Award
  • Review of the MEG activities and upcoming initiatives
  • PROGRAM - Roadmaps to Transdisciplinary Success: Progress and Potholes
     
    • Dr. Kathryn Schmitz, University of Pennsylvania; TREC-ing into transdisciplinarity: A traveler’s observations on what to pack, how to prepare, highlights and surprises
    • Raymond C. Bergan, Northwestern University; Therapeutically targeting carcinogenesis
  • Networking Reception

 Other MEG-Related Content (to be held at the San Diego Convention Center)


Award Lecture

Twenty-Third Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Ballroom 20A-C

Current Concepts

Radiation and Breast Cancer, Linking Genetics, Epidemiology, and Biology
Monday, April 7, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Room 5

The Exposome: Future Promise for Cancer Research
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Room 28A-C

Updates on Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Room 31A-C

Genomics and Cancer Health Disparities
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Room 7


Educational Sessions/Workshops


Integrative Molecular Epidemiology
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Room 25A-C

Pathoepidemiology of Breast Cancer
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Room 5

Cross-Discipline Fertilization: Adding Value to Large Genomic Epidemiology Studies
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.; Room 7

Major Symposia

Microbiota, Inflammation, and Cancer
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Room 5

Discovery and Clinical Application of Germline Sequencing for Cancer Risk in the GAME-ON Consortia
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Room 6A

Minisymposia

Recent Advances in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.; Room 28A-C

Cancer Risk and Survival: New Insights
Monday, April 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Room 7

Meet-the-Expert

Why Do Two of Three People Never Get Cancer?
Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.; Room 30A-C

Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer in Minority Populations
Monday, April 7, 2014, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.; Room 1

Alcohol and Cancer: Modest Cardiovascular Disease Benefits, But Many Cancer and Other Risks
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.; Room 28A-C

Tumor Subtyping in Epidemiologic Studies: Lessons from the AMBER Consortium
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.; Room 28A-C

Poster Sessions

Cancer Risk: Exposures, Biomarkers, and Genetics
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Hall A-E, Poster Section 11

Epigenetic Biomarkers and Novel Approaches in Biomarker Research
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Hall A-E, Poster Section 12

Diet and Cancer Risk/Mortality
Monday, April 7, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Hall A-E, Poster Section 12

Genetic Epidemiology of Familial Cancers
Monday, April 7, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Hall A-E, Poster Section 13

Lifestyle Factors and Cancer Risk/Mortality
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Hall A-E, Poster Section 12

Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Cancers
Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Hall A-E, Poster Section 13

Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Breast, Ovarian, and Cervical Cancers
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Hall A-E, Poster Section 13

Cancer Survival: Exposures, Biomarkers, and Genetics
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Hall A-E, Poster Section 11

Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Lung and Head and Neck Cancers
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Hall A-E, Poster Section 12

Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Genitourinary, Hematopoietic, and Brain Cancers
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Hall A-E, Poster Section 13