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Preliminary Agenda

November 23, 2021

Segment One
Chair: Dr. Ophira Ginsburg

This segment will focus on the definition, brief history, theory / objectives, outcomes, methods, tools, models, and the types of questions answered with implementation science (IS).

Welcoming Remarks – Co-directors and AACR and SLACOM Leadership
14h00- 14h15           

IS key concepts, theories, frameworks, and models
Dr. Raúl Murillo, Javeriana Center for Oncology, University Hospital, Colombia
14h15 – 15h15                 

IS tools, methods, and techniques
Dr. Anne Rositch, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
15h15 – 16h15

Joint Q&A with Drs. Murillo and Rositch


NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Segment Two
Chair: Dr. Raúl Murillo

This segment will focus on the application of IS theory and practice to cancer detection, prevention, and care relevant to opportunities and issues in Latin America.

IS for cancer prevention
Dr. Carolina Wiesner, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Colombia
14h00 – 14h45         

IS for cancer early detection
Dr. Mauricio Maza, Cancer Program of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
14h45 – 15h30         

15h30 – 15h45         

IS in cancer care and cancer management guidelines
Dr. Rebecca DeBoer, University of California San Francisco, (UCSF) Division of Hematology/Oncology, USA
15h45- 17h00           


DECEMBER 2, 2021

Segment Three
Chairs: Dr. Silvia Neciosup and Dr. Gilberto Schwartsmann

This segment provides practical guidance in communicating IS findings, IS and clinical trial networks in Latin America, professional development, and insights into the future of IS.

Tips to improve the essential components of a manuscript, navigating the submission and revision aspects of the peer-review process in the cancer science publications, and communicating findings to non-specialists
Dr. Jing Peng, AACR, USA and Dr. Srivani Ravoori, AACR, USA
14h00 – 15h00         

IS and Clinical Trial Networks in Latin America
Dr. Gustavo Werutsky, Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group (LACOG), Brazil and Mr. Diego Paonessa, Latin-American Association of Cancer Leagues
15h00 – 15h35        

AACR and SLACOM Resources for Professional Development
Dr. Fred Biemar, AACR, USA and Dr. Eduardo Cazap, SLACOM, Argentina
15h35 – 16h00         

16h00 – 16h10         

Closing Session – The Frontiers of Implementation Science in Latin America and its role in improving cancer prevention control and policies (this session will be conducted live in English with no Spanish subtitles)
Dr. Silvina Arrossi, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES), Argentina
16h10 – 17h00         



Full list of speakers