Daily Schedule - Sunday - November 9

Professional Advancement Session
Organized by the Minorities in Cancer Research Council
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

In Honor of Eddie Reed, MD
Making an Impact on Cancer Disparities: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Session Chairpersons: William Blackstock, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Christopher I. Li, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash.

Remembering Dr. Eddie Reed
Ricardo J. Parker, National University, Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Panel Discussion
Translational Research
John D. Carpten, The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Ariz.
Population Sciences
Electra D. Paskett, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio

Community Outreach
Amelie G. Ramirez, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Please preregister to indicate your interest in participating.
Educational Sessions 1-2
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Educational Session 1: HPV-associated Cancers and Cancer Health Disparities
Session Chairperson: Kevin J. Cullen, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, Md.

Disparities in HPV infection
Gypsyamber D'Souza, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md.

Racial- and gender-based survival disparities in head and neck cancer
Kevin J. Cullen

Disparities in HPV-associated cancers
Anil K. Chaturvedi, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Md.

Educational Session 2: Using Communication and Technology to Improve Cancer Control Intervention in Underserved Populations
Session Chairperson: Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

Telling stories, saving lives: Creating narrative health messages to reduce cancer health disparities
Sheila Murphy, University of Southern California, Venice, Calif.

Enhancing HIT Platform design and employing novel analytic perspectives to reduce cancer disparities
Michael Christopher Gibbons, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Social media and cancer control: Addressing health disparities through innovative communication science
Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou

Educational Sessions 3-4

2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Educational Session 3: Vaccine Uptake in Underserved Populations
Session Chairperson: Erin N. Kobetz-Kerman, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

In search of racial disparities in HPV vaccination
Noel Brewer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Provider recommendation of HPV vaccination for adolescent males: A widening health disparity
Susan T. Vadaparampil, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.

IL-17 and GMCSF may be novel markers for detection of ICC
Cathrine Hoyo, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Educational Session 4: Understanding the Complex Factors that Contribute to the Persistence of Disparities Among American Indian/Alaska Native Populations
Session Chairperson: Linda Burhansstipanov, Native American Cancer Research Corporation, Pine, Colo.

Challenges in addressing cancer health disparities in Native American communities
Linda Burhansstipanov, Native American Cancer Research Corporation, Pine, Colo.

Understanding the complex factors that contribute to the persistence of disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native populations: The Walking Forward Experience
Daniel G. Petereit, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, S.D.

Collaborators to the Sovereigns: Learning from history to make new chapters in research with American Indians and Alaska Natives
Rodney C. Haring,
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.


Policy Forum: What Researchers Can Do to Collaborate Effectively with Policy Makers to Implement Policy that Improves Public Health and Decreases Cancer Health Disparities
4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Chairperson: Ernest T. Hawk, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Connecting science to law: Understanding the policymaking process
Micah Berman, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Translating science into policy for public benefit
Ernest T. Hawk

FDA Center for Tobacco Products: Overview and research relevant to tobacco-related cancer and health disparities
Allison C. Hoffman, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD

5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary Session
6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Keynote Address – Understanding and addressing social inequalities in cancer: Challenges and opportunities
David R. Williams, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen®
Genetics and Genome Sciences in Cancer Health Disparities
John D. Carpten, The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ

The AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen® recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer health disparities.

Opening Reception
8:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m.