University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

25th Annual UPCI Scientific Retreat Agenda

Friday, June 14, 2013



7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens  (Lobby - 1st Floor)

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Poster Set-up


Breakfast Buffet (Campus View Club)


Poster Set-up (Lobby - 1st Floor)
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. - 9:40 a.m.

Welcome and Director's Overview (Arena Floor)


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


9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Session I: Junior Scholar Awards and Presentations (Arena Floor)

Session Chair:
Nancy E. Davidson, MD

Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter

 

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Basic Cancer Research Award


“RNA Sensors in Anti-Viral and Anti-Cancer Innate Immunity”


Saumendra Sarkar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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


Clinical Cancer Research Award


“PARP Inhibition in BRCA Mutation-Related Cancers: What we have Learned and Where we are Headed”


Shannon Puhalla, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Population Sciences Cancer Research Award


“Providing Real-Time, Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention”


Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH
Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program, UPCI / Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science Institute

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


Discussion

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break


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

Keynote Address (Arena Floor)


The Cancer Epigenome – Emerging Biology and Translational Potential

Stephen Baylin, MD


Deputy Director, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins / Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research / Professor of Oncology and Medicine

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Poster Sessions


Lunch (Food Court - 2nd Floor)


Poster Sessions and Poster Judging (Lobby - 1st Floor)


Note: All poster presenters should be at their posters during their assigned session.


Poster Session A: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Poster Session B: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Session II: Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1

Population Sciences Retreat Session (BMOP & CEPCP): Writing a Successful PCORI Grant - From Soup to Nuts (Gold Room)


Session Co-Chairs:


Dana Bovbjerg, PhD
Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and Clinical & Translational Sciences / Leader, Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program, UPCI


Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology / Associate Director for Cancer Control and Population Sciences / Co-Leader, Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Program, UPCI

2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.


“A Successful PCORI Application: A Consultant's Perspective on Institutional Goals”


Sabina I. Robinson, PhD
Scientific Writer, UPCI

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.


“A Successful PCORI Application: An Insider's Perspective on Methods”


Sally Morton, PhD
Professor and Chair, Biostatistics / Director, Comparative Effectiveness Research Core (CERC)

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


“A Successful PCORI Application: An Investigator Perspective on Crafting the Project and the Proposal”


Jane N. Kogan, PhD
Director, UMPC Center for High-Value Health Care

3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.


Discussion

Breakout 2

Imaging from Pre-Clinical to Humans (Arena Floor)


Session Co-Chairs:


Edward Chu, MD
Deputy Director, UPCI / Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine / Co-Leader, Molecular Therapeutics and Drug Discovery Program, UPCI


Carolyn J. Anderson, PhD
Professor of Radiology / Director, Molecular Imaging Laboratory, Radiology / Co-Leader, In Vivo Imaging Facility, UPCI


2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.


“Development of a Useful PET Imaging Agent”


Chester Mathis, PhD
UPMC Endowed Chair of PET Research / Distinguished Professor of Radiology

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.


“Whole Animal Optical Imaging in Cancer Research”


Stephen Thorne, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Immunology


2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Guest Speaker


“Imaging Tumor Heterogeneity”


Robert J. Gillies, PhD
Vice Chair of Radiology / Director, Experimental Imaging Program / H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.


Discussion


3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Break

3:40 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

Session III: Clinical Translation at UPCI (Arena Floor)


Session Co-Chairs:


Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Immunology, Bioengineering, and Infectious Diseases and Microbiololgy / Director of Research, Division of Surgical Oncology / Director, Immunotransplantation Center


Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, and Chief, Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgery / Professor of Immunology and Radiation Oncology / Associate Director for Translational Research, UPCI / Co-Leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UPCI


3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


“Translational Research in Surgical Oncology”


David Bartlett, MD
Bernard Fisher Professor of Surgery / Vice Chairman, Surgical Oncology and Gastrointestinal Services, UPMC / Director, David C. Koch Regional Perfusion Cancer Therapy Center / Director, Multidisciplinary Disease Site Clinical and Research Programs, UPCI

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


“On Light Sabers and Life Savers: Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy”


David Clump, MD, PhD
Resident, Radiation Oncology


4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.


“An Update on Early-Phase Clinical Trials”


Edward Chu, MD
Deputy Director, UPCI / Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine / Co-Leader, Molecular Therapeutics and Drug Discovery Program, UPCI

4:50 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.


“The Development of Targeted Therapies for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”


Timothy Burns, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology


5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Session IV: “Hot Papers/Cool Science” (Arena Floor)


Session Chair:


Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology / Director of Education, Women's Cancer Research Center, Magee-Womens Research Institute / Co-Leader, Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Program, UPCI


5:10 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.


“Homologous Chromosome Contact in Somatic Cells at the Site of Double-Strand DNA Breaks”


Yuri Nikiforov, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology / Vice Chair, Department of Pathology / Division Director, Molecular and Genomic Pathology

5:25 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.


“The Mouse Lymph Node as an Ectopic Transplantation Site for Multiple Tissues”


Aaron DeWard, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate / McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

5:40 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.


“Cancer Chemoprevention: Naturally Cool”


Shivendra V. Singh, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, and Urology

5:55 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.


“Late-Breaking Papers”

6:10 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Poster Awards (Arena Floor)


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


Shivendra V. Singh, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, and Urology

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dinner and Drinks (Arena Floor)


8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Collaborations and Spirits (Campus View Club)