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2013 New England Cancer Survivorship Research Conference

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
8:00am – 2:30pm
At the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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The New England Cancer Survivorship Research Conference will highlight future directions of cancer survivorship research and provide an opportunity for researchers to share their current work. The goal of the meeting is to bring together survivorship researchers in the New England area, both to help develop collaborations and to promote discussion of critical issues in cancer survivorship research. The 2013 conference will feature three national leaders in the field of survivorship to present on cutting-edge topics; Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, from City of Hope to present on genetic and biological factors affecting the development and management of medical late-effects, Eva Grunfeld, MD, DPhil, FCFP from the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research to present on the delivery of survivorship care and the efficacy of care plans, and Jennifer Ligibel, MD from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to present on the optimization of Health Behaviors.


8:00 am

Arrival and Registration
Coffee, tea, and assorted pastry will be served

8:30 am

Welcome and Introduction
Current State of Survivorship; Current Challenges

Ann Partridge, MD, MPH
Director, Adult Survivorship Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Christopher Recklitis, PhD, MPH
Director, Office of Research
Perini Family Survivorsí Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

8:50 am

Invited Presentation, Question & Answer
Genetic and Biological Factors Affecting Development & Management of Medical Late-Effects
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH – City of Hope

9:35 am

Invited Presentation, Question & Answer
Delivery of Survivorship Care & Efficacy of Care Plans
Eva Grunfeld, MD, DPhil, FCFP– Ontario Institute of Cancer Research

10:20 am

Poster Viewing & Beverage Break

11:15 am

Invited Presentation, Question & Answer
Optimizing Health Behaviors in Cancer Survivors
Jennifer Ligibel, MD – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

12:45 pm

Poster Discussions
Discussants will present commentary on the poster presentations.

1:45 pm

Participant Forum & Closing Remarks

Attendees are invited to participate in a discussion of the topics raised in the meeting and the challenges and opportunities facing future research in cancer survivorship.


Registration is required; no fee per registrant

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Parking is available at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School for $25.

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