​​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 will be 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, Room to be announced
Topic: Developing Transdisciplinary Relationships in Population Studies

Chairperson: Ellen L. Goode, PhD, MPH, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
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 to be 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 are cordially invited to attend this Town Meeting and Reception. The featured program will focus on issues pertinent to epidemiology and translational research. Come and learn about this stimulating topic and participate in the discussion afterward. Also, hear about other important MEG initiatives, meet 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 follows.

MEG Special Networking Session with Early-career Researchers

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1:15 - 2 p.m.
Exhibit Hall B, AACRcentral Amphitheater, Booth #2319
Join 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 with the AACR Scientific Working Groups

Monday, April 1, 2019, 5:15 - 6 p.m. (just prior to the MEG Town Hall)
Georgia World Congress Center
Room to be announced
Participate in rotating roundtable discussions with 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, Recipient and Lecture Topic to be announced

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

Visit the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 webpage for more logistical information; details will be updated when confirmed. An all-sessions online planner will be provided when available.