AGENDA

Tuesday 2 October 2018
08.30 – 09.00 Registration (tea and coffee)
09.00 – 09.25 Welcome from leadership
09.25 – 12.00 The Signatures of Early and Pre-Cancer; Predictive Early Detection Enabling Early Detection Through Early Disease Models 

(Session will have a short break between 10.20 – 10.40)

Chairs:

  • Christina Curtis, Stanford
  • Joe Gray, Oregon Health and Science University

Speakers:

  • Philip Awadalla, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Shelley Hwang, Duke Health
  • Aislyn Schalck, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Rosalie Sears, Oregon Health and Science University
12.00 – 13.00

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch Break & Poster Viewing

Networking Session

14.00 – 16.35 Population Risk Stratification for Early Detection; Discovery to Implementation

(Session will have a short break between 14.55 – 15.15)

Chairs:

  • Gareth Evans, University of Manchester
  • Jackie Shannon, Oregon Health and Science University

Speakers:

  • Adam Brentnall, Queen Mary University of London
  • Linda Sue Cook, University of New Mexico
  • Douglas Easton, University of Cambridge
  • Ruth Etzioni, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
17.30 – 19.30 Poster Session and Reception – Knight Cancer Research Building
Wednesday 3 October 2018
08.30 – 09.00 Tea and coffee
09.00 – 09.25 Welcome & Recap
09.25 – 12.00 Enabling Early Detection Through Early Disease Models

(Session will have a short break between 10.20 – 10.40)

Chairs:

  • Owen Sansom, CRUK, Beatson Institute
  • Pepper Schedin, Oregon Health and Science University

Speakers:

  • Fariba Behbod, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Simon Leedham, University of Oxford
  • Yi Li, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Ashok Venkitaraman, University of Cambridge
12.00 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00

Lunch Break

Special Session Featuring: Iain Foulkes, Cancer Research UK & Sudhir Srivastava, National Cancer Institute

14.15 – 16.50 Data Science for Early Detection

(Session will have a short break between 15.05 – 15.25)

Chairs:

  • Brendan Delaney, Imperial College
  • Parag Mallick, Stanford

Speakers:

  • Jim Davies, University of Oxford
  • Carole Goble, University of Manchester
  • Imran Haque
  • Sylvia Plevritis, Stanford University
17.30 – 19.30 Dinner Reception – Portland Art Museum
Thursday 4 October 2018
08.30 – 09.00 Tea and coffee
09.00 – 09.25 Welcome
09.25 – 12.00 Novel Technology Accelerating Early Detection

(Session will have a short break between 10.20 – 10.40)

Chairs:

  • Utkan Demirci, Stanford University
  • Mike Heller, Oregon Health and Science University

Speakers:

  • Sangeeta Bhatia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • George Karlin-Neumann, BioRad Lab
  • Jean Lewis, University of California, San Diego
  • Mike G. Makrigiorgos, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.30 Final Discussion

Chairs:

  • Jack Cuzick, Queen Mary University
  • Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Stanford
  • Paul Spellman, Oregon Health and Science University

The purpose of the session is to:

  • Explore the challenges and barriers to progress which have emerged over the course of the conference
  • Identify where gaps exist in our knowledge and expertise
  • Define these roadblocks as tractable challenges and as calls-to-action for the whole cancer research community
  • Explore how these challenges might be addressed through collaboration and integration of ideas from multiple disciplines, research areas and sectors
  • Consider the above with a mind-set of achieving meaningful progress towards impact on health
  • Provide input which will influence funders’ thinking around how they should develop and implement funding strategy in this field
15.30 Meeting close