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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 2021 will be held in Washington, DC, April 9-14, 2021.

MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception

Epidemiology-informed molecular toxicology: Bridging the gap to assess environmental risk factors in cancer disparities
Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room to be announced
All working group members and annual meeting registrants are cordially invited to attend this Town Meeting and Reception. The featured program focuses on issues pertinent to epidemiology and translational research. Participants will 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.

Chairpersons:
Shelley S. Tworoger, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida (MEG chairperson 2019-2020)
Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (MEG incoming chairperson 2020-2021)

Speakers
to be announced

MEG Special Networking Session:
“Intersection of Immunology and Epidemiology”

Monday, April 12, 2021, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. (just prior to the MEG Town Hall)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room to be announced
Come join leaders from the immunology and epidemiology fields and contribute your ideas on how to bring these exciting fields together, as well as the key breakthroughs and educational opportunities that exist at the intersection of these two disciplines in a fast-paced, world cafe-style networking session. There will be ideas, interesting science, and witty banter, but sadly there will not be any refreshments.  The following questions will be addressed:

Topic 1: How to bring immunology and epidemiology together?

  • What are the most pressing research questions that can be addressed by the fields of immunology and epidemiology together?
  • What are the challenges of bringing immunology to population-based studies? Technologies, etc.?

Topic 2: Key Breakthroughs / Critical Topics for discussion at AACR Special Conference

  • Consider the key breakthroughs for immunoepidemiology research. What are the critical topics to discuss at a workshop or AACR session?
  • Are there important educational/methods sessions that should be included at an AACR meeting or AACR Special Conference?

Co-Moderators:
Leah E. Mechanic, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
(MEG Steering Committee Member 2019-2021)

Shelley S. Tworoger, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida (MEG Chairperson 2019-2020)

Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (MEG Chairperson 2020-2021)

Organizers:
Shelley S. Tworoger, PhD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida (MEG Chairperson 2019-2020)
Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts
Olivera J. Finn, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wendy Cozen, DO, MPH, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

Award Lecture
30th Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for
Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room and Recipient 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.

For all AACR Annual Meeting 2021 sessions, see the Annual Meeting 2021 online planner when available. Also, visit the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 homepage for more logistical information.