Young Investigators’ Conference: Pioneering Action for Global Cancer Care


ICEC Young Investigators’ Conference

Pioneering Action for Global Cancer Care

February 14-15, 2019
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC

The 2019 Young Investigators’ Conference brings together young healthcare professionals and global oncology leaders and will provide an opportunity for young cancer professionals from diverse regions to share and discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that they encounter at their home institutions and practices as well as abroad. The conference will highlight efforts related to mentorship, education and training, and building careers in global oncology while guiding systematic incremental improvements in cancer care delivery programs in low- and middle-income countries.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Doug Lowy, Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute

Featured Sessions:

  • “Why Global Oncology Matters?” 
  • Why is Global Oncology Important? Local Global Oncology – Addressing the Needs of the Underserved Locally
  • Global Oncology Policy Perspectives: Non-Governmental Organizations, Professional societies, United Nations/World Health Organization, Local Disparities Efforts
  • Building Ethical, Mutually Beneficial Global Oncology Partnerships: Models of Academic Global Oncology Career Paths
    • The Importance of Building Ethical Partnerships
    • Clinical Research, Basic Research, and Building Capacity for Education and Training
  • Career Development in Global Oncology: Expectations, Opportunities and Solutions
    • Perspectives of Young Investigators
    • Perspectives of Senior Mentors and Chairs/Directors

Program Details

Featured Speakers

Douglas Lowy, MD Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute
C. Norman Coleman, MD, Associate Director for the Radiation Research Program (RRP), Senior Investigator in the Radiation Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute
Patrick Loehrer, MD, Indiana University, AMPATH
T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The Honorable Keith Martin, MD, PC Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Rebecca (Becky) DeBoer, MD, MA
Fellow in Medical Oncology and Global Cancer Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
Olufunmilayo Olopade, MDAssociate Dean, Global Health; Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, University of Chicago
Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine
Andre Ilbawi, MD, Technical Officer, World Health Organization; Fellow, Complex Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jean-Marc Bourque, MD
Institute of Cancer Policy, Kings College London
Ntokozo Ndlovu, MD
AORTIC Education Committee, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences
Joel Yarney, MD,
Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana, African Radiation Oncology Group (AFROG)
Surbhi Grover, MD, MPH,
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Botswana-UPENN Partnership
Kristen Schroeder, MD, MPH, Assistant Research Professor, Duke Global Health Institute
Shekinah N. Elmore, MD, MPH,
 Clinical Fellow in Radiation Oncology (EXT), Massachusetts General Hospital, Holman Pathway Candidate
James Metz, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Ram, MD, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Achille Manirakiza, MD
POETIC Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Rwanda Military Hospital
Silvia Chiara Formenti, MD
Chair of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College
Ashley Guadagnolo, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Charles R. Thomas, Jr., MD, Chair, Oregon Health and Science University
and others

Conference Organizers

ICEC Board of Directors Conference Committee
Onyi Balogun, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine, Committee Co-chair
Mac Longo, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Committee Co-chair
Surbhi Grover, MD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania
Chika Nwachukwu, MD, PhD, Stanford University
Danielle Rodin, MD, MPH, FRCPC, University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Kristin Schroeder, MD, Duke Global Cancer Program,
Mira Shah, MD, Henry Ford Health System
Tracy Sherertz, MD, Kaiser Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington
Melody Xu, MD, MS, University of California, San Francisco

Contact International Cancer Expert Corps