Conference Program

Current Topics in Cancer


Agenda

Monday | July 15

Auditorium (Rm 101), North Wing, Cancer and Genetics Research Complex 

1-1:30 P.M. | Welcome & Introductions

Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D. & Jonathan D. Licht, M.D.

1:30-2 P.M. | Genetic Contributions to Cancer

Margaret (Peggy) Wallace, Ph.D.

2-2:30 P.M. | The Immune Response & Cancer Immunotherapies

Elias Sayour, M.D., Ph.D.

2:30-3 P.M. | Proton Therapy for Cancer

Nancy P. Mendenhall, M.D.

3-3:30 P.M. | Exercise & Cancer

Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D.

3:30-4 P.M. | Break

4-5 P.M. | Student Research Projects

Rachel Newsome, B.S. | Harnessing the gut microbiome to fight cancer

Janae Kirsch, B.A. | Sleep & circadian rhythms 

Mai Tanaka, B.S. | Interfering with the spread of cancer cells

Vindhya Vijay, B.S. | A new therapeutic target for blood cancer

5 P.M. | Meeting Adjourns

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

6:30-8:30 P.M. | Social Mixer

Drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served


Tuesday | July 16

Atrium, Cancer Genetics Research Complex

7:45-8:30 A.M. | Breakfast

Auditorium (Rm 101), North Wing, Cancer/Genetics Research Complex

8:30-9 A.M. | Cancer Drugs from the Sea

Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D.

9-9:30 A.M. | Muscle Wasting & Cancer

Andrew Judge, Ph.D.

9:30-10 A.M. | Pediatric & Adolescent Cancers

William Slayton, M.D.

10-10:30 A.M. | Cancer Disparities

Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D.

10:30-11 A.M. | Break

11 A.M. – Noon | A Conversation about Education & Training Opportunities at the University of Florida

Panel Discussion | Dietmar W. Siemann, Ph.D., Mary Jo Koroly, Ph.D., Anne Donnelly, Ph.D., Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D.

Noon – 12:30 P.M. | Open Forum

12:30 P.M. | Adjourn