University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

26th Annual UPCI Scientific Retreat Agenda

Thursday, June 19, 2014



8:00 a.m.

Registration and Room Check-in Opens  (Smith Hall Lobby)

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Chambers Hall Dining Area)


Poster Set-up (Chambers Hall Gymnasium)
All posters must be set up by 11:00 a.m.
Removal will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Director's Overview (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater)


Nancy E. Davidson, MD
Director / University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session I: Signaling and Cancer (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater)

Session Chair:
Carola Neumann, MD

Visiting Associate Professor / Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.


“Dysregulated Protein Translation During Viral Carcinogenesis”

Patrick Moore, MD, MPH
Distinguished Professor / Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics / Leader, Cancer Virology Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

 

10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.


“Explore Novel Cell Death Mechanisms in Colon Cancer”

Jian Yu, PhD
Associate Professor / Department of Pathology

 

10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.


“Role of Profilin in Breast Cancer Metastasis”

Partha Roy, PhD
Associate Professor / Departments of Bioengineering and Pathology

 

11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


“Epigenetic Changes in Endocrine Resistant Breast Cancer”

Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Professor / Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (Chambers Hall Dining Area)


12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Poster Session I and Poster Judging (Chambers Hall Gymnasium)
Note: All poster presenters should be at their posters during this session.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Keynote Address (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater)


“Cooperation between Tumor-Derived Exosomes (TEX) and Regulatory T Cells (Treg) Fuels Immune Suppression”


Theresa Whiteside, PhD
Professor / Departments of Pathology, Immunology and Otolaryngology


3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session II: "Obesity, Energetics and Cancer" (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater)

Session Co-Chairs:

Lesley Butler, PhD
Associate Professor / Department of Epidemiology

Dana Bovbjerg, PhD
Professor / Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences / Leader, Biobehavioral Oncology Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


“Obesity, Physical Activity, and Cancer: An Epidemiological Overview”

Lesley Butler, PhD
Associate Professor / Department of Epidemiology

 

4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.


“Physical Activity in Interventions for Obesity and Chronic Disease Management”

John M. Jakicic, PhD
Professor and Chair / Department of Health and Physical Activity

 

4:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.


“Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment”

Lora E. Burke, PhD, MPH, FAHA, FAAN
Professor / Departments of Health and Community Systems, and Epidemiology

 

4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


“Behavioral Intervention to Address Weight when Smoking is an Issue”

Michele D. Levine, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology / Director, WPIC Clinical Psychology Internship Program

 

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


“Translating an Evidence-Based Healthy Lifestyle Intervention to the Community Setting”

M. Kaye Kramer, DrPH, MPH, RN, CCRC
Assistant Professor / Department of Epidemiology

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Break

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Poster Session II and Poster Judging (Chambers Hall Gymnasium)
Posters must be removed by 8:30 pm

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dinner and Drinks (Chambers Hall Dining Area)


Friday, June 20, 2014



8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Room Checkout  (Smith Hall Lobby)

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Chambers Hall Dining Area)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Announcement of Awards (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater)

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


Announcement of Poster Presentation Awards

 

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Announcement of Junior Scholar Awards and Presentations

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session III: "Translational and Clinical Science in the Genomics Era" (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater)

Session Chair:
Robert Edwards, MD
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Co-Leader, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.


“Everything You Wanted to Always Know about Cancer Genomics but Were too Afraid to Ask”

Adrian Lee, PhD
Professor / Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology / Co-Leader, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

 

10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.


“Cilia Defect in Congenital Heart Disease Pathogenesis and its Clinical Translational Implications”

Cecilia W. Lo, PhD
Professor / Department of Developmental Biology

 

10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.


“Cancer Genomics for Personalized Medicine in Phase I Trials and Colorectal Cancer”

James Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor / Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology / University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

 

11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


“Can Cancer Genomics Add Value in Our New Models of Care? A High Bar”

Robert Edwards, MD
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Co-Leader, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Satellite Meeting Overview / Outcome (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater)

 

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


“Aging and Cancer”

Bennett Van Houten, PhD
Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology / Graduate Faculty in Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology (MBSB) / Co-Leader, Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

 

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


“Cancer Genomics”

Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD
Professor / Department of Medicine


Adrian Lee, PhD
Professor / Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology / Co-Leader, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks (Smith Hall, Ferguson Theater)


Nancy E. Davidson, MD
Director / University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter

12:30 p.m.

Boxed Lunch (Take-out only)