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Symposium Schedule

Sunday, May 11

6 - 7 p.m. Punch, Peanuts, and Poster Session Salon II & III Pre-Function
7 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner and Keynote Address

Welcome and Opening Remarks
  William Todd, President and CEO, Georgia Cancer Coalition

“Cancer Control: Trends in Incidence and Mortality”
  Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
Salon I
8:30 - 10 p.m. Dessert Buffet and Poster Session Salon II & III Pre-Function

Monday, May 12

7 - 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast Salon I & II Pre-Function
8 - 10 a.m. Highlighting Georgia’s Progress in the War on CancerQuestion and Answer Session Salon II & III
10 - 10:30 a.m. Break and Poster Session Salon I & II Pre-Function
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Updates from Georgia’s Academic Institutions Question and Answer Session Salon II & III
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon

GCC Distinguished Cancer Scholar Awards Announcement
  William Todd, President and CEO, Georgia Cancer Coalition
Reynolds Ballroom
General Session: Translational Science Salon II & III
1:30 - 2:10 p.m. “Multi-Functional Nanocarriers as Enablers of Personalized Cancer Therapy”
  Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD – Georgia Institute of Technology,
  GCC Distinguished Cancer Scholar
2:10 - 2:50 p.m. “Plectin-1, A New Anti-Cancer Target Discovered through an Emory-Georgia State Collaborative Venture”
  Erwin Van Meir, PhD – Emory University
  Binghe Wang, PhD – Georgia State University,
   GCC Distinguished Cancer Scholar
2:50 - 3:30 p.m. “Discovery of Cancer Markers Using Glycoproteomics”
  John McDonald, PhD – Ovarian Cancer Institute at Georgia Tech
  Michael Pierce, PhD – University of Georgia
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Question and Answer Session
3:45 - 4 p.m. Closing Remarks
  Kate Canterbury, MPA, Director of Research Programs, Georgia Cancer Coalition
4 - 5:30 p.m. Break Salon II & III Pre-Function
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Poster Session Salon II & III Pre-Function
6:30 - 7 p.m. Cocktail Reception – “Meet the Cancer Center Directors” Salon 1 & II Pre-Function
7 - 9 p.m. Dinner Salon I & II

Tuesday, May 13

7 - 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast Salon II & III Pre-Function
Concurrent Session: Population Science Salon II
8 - 8:40 a.m. “Academia and Rural Communities: Partnerships to Foster Research”
  Diane Fletcher, MA, RN – Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition
  Michelle Kegler, DrPH, MPH – Emory University
8:40 - 9:20 a.m. “Cancer Molecular Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Chemoprevention at Emory University”
  Robin Bostick, MD, MPH – Emory University,
   GCC Distinguished Cancer Scholar
9:20 - 10 a.m. “Preventing Childhood Obesity”
  Michael Eriksen, ScD – Georgia State University,
   GCC Distinguished Cancer Scholar
  William Kanto, MD – Medical College of Georgia
  Rodney Lyn, PhD – Georgia State University
10 - 10:15 a.m. Question and Answer Session
Concurrent Session: Clinical Research Salon III
8 - 8:40 a.m. “Lung Cancer: Recent Advances and New Research Opportunities”
  Suresh Ramalingham, MD – Emory University
8:40 - 9:20 a.m. “Breath Analysis as a Method for Breast Cancer Detection: Pilot Data from the Emory University and Georgia Tech Research Institute Collaborative Team”
  Charlene Bayer, PhD – Georgia Institute of Technology
  Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, MD, MBA – Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady,
   GCC Distinguished Cancer Scholar
9:20 - 10 a.m. “Bench-to-Clinic Translation of Cancer Research at the Medical College of Georgia
  Kapil Bhalla, MD – Medical College of Georgia,
   GCC Distinguished Cancer Scholar
10 - 10:15 a.m. Question and Answer Session
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break and Poster Session Salon II & III Pre-Function
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Facilitated Workgroup Session
   1. What progress has been made in the last five years in Georgia in the war on cancer?
  2. What are the current obstacles and challenges?
  3. What achievable goals can we realize to accelerate our progress?
Salon II & III
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Facilitated Group Discussion – Workgroup Report Out
and Assignment of Action Items
Salon II & III
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Luncheon – Have Lunch With:
   BioRepository Alliance of Georgia for Oncology (BRAG-Onc) – Dr. Stephen Peiper, Director
  Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) – William Todd, President and CEO
  Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE) – Nancy Paris, President and CEO
  Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO) – Karen Beard, Director
  And others
Salon I
2 - 2:30 p.m. “Living With Cancer”
  George Dougherty, Sr. – Cancer Survivor
Salon I
2:30 - 3 p.m. Closing Remarks
  William Todd, President and CEO, Georgia Cancer Coalition
Salon I

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