​​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 meeting attendees to take advantage of the opportunities presented at the meeting to learn about the latest research in molecular epidemiology, attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise, and network with other scientists and clinicians interested in cancer research.  

The AACR Annual Meeting 2019 was held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 29-April 3.

MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception 

Monday, April 1, 2019; 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center
Building A, Room A315-316
Topic: Developing Transdisciplinary Relationships in Population Studies

(at left): at the MEG Town Hall, MEG Chairperson, Ellen L. Goode, PhD, MPH, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, being recognized for her service by
MEG Chairperson-elect: Shelley S. Tworoger, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida

Topic: “Developing Transdisciplinary Relationships in Population Studies”
Speaker: Sarah Gehlert, PhD, Dean, College of Social Work, University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Discussion following the above presentation was moderated by incoming Chair, 
Shelley S. Tworoger, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida

All working group members and annual meeting registrants were cordially invited to attend this Town Meeting and Reception. The featured program focused on issues pertinent to epidemiology and translational research. Participants also heard about 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. A networking reception followed. See additional photos.

MEG Special Networking Session with Early-career Researchers

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1:15 - 2 p.m.
Exhibit Hall B, AACRcentral Amphitheater, Booth #2319
Early-career investigators joined a Q & A session with clinical, basic, and population scientists who work to advance our understanding of cancer etiology and outcome from a variety of perspectives using state-of-the-art histopathological and analytical tools and a range of single-site to consortium-based designs.

Ellen L. Goode, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, and MEG Chair 2018-2019

Brooke L. Fridley, PhD, Chairman, Department of Bioinformatics/Biostatistics,
 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Institute, Tampa, Florida

Tracy A. O’Mara, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Herston, Queensland, Australia

Mark E. Sherman, MD, Professor of Epidemiology and Pathology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

MEG Special Networking Session:
"Stronger Science Through Collaborative Research"

Monday, April 1, 2019, 5:15 - 6 p.m. (just prior to the MEG Town Hall)
Georgia World Congress Center
Building A, Room A307
All Annual Meeting attendees, from whatever research field or career level, were encouraged to participate in rotating roundtable discussions with the AACR Scientific Working Group leaders on how to build successful teams for high-impact cancer research across a variety of fields.

Award Lecture
28th Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for
Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center, Room B304-305
Recipient: Edward L. Giovannucci, MD, ScD, Professor, Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Pubic Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Lecture: Diet, Physical Activity, Metabolic Health and Cancer Prevention

For other epidemiology and prevention-related sessions, see the MEG-related sessions online planner. Please note that this list may not be all-inclusive of the epidemiology and prevention-related sessions offered.

For all AACR Annual Meeting 2019 sessions, visit the Annual Meeting 2019 online planner. Also, visit the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 homepage for more logistical information.