Young Investigators’ Conference: Pioneering Action for Global Cancer Care

ICEC Young Investigators’ Conference

Pioneering Action for Global Cancer Care

The conference was held on February 14-15, 2019
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Building located in Washington, DC

The inaugural 2019 Young Investigators’ Conference brought together young healthcare professionals and global oncology leaders to 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 highlighted 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 R. Lowy, MD, Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute
NIH Distinguished Investigator, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, NCI/CCR, Acting Director
C. Norman Coleman, MD, Associate Director, Radiation Research Program
Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Senior Medical Advisor, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Team
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, DHHS

Jean-Marc Bourque, MDInstitute of Cancer Policy, Kings College London
James Cleary, MD, PhD, Director, Walther Supportive Oncology Program, Indiana University School of Medicine
Melissa Boneta Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Research in Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine
Rebecca (Becky) DeBoer, MD, MA, Fellow in Medical Oncology and Global Cancer Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
Shekinah N. Elmore, MD, MPH, Clinical Fellow in Radiation Oncology (EXT), Massachusetts General Hospital, Holman Pathway Candidate
Brandon Fisher, MD, Co-founder and past president of Radiating Hope
Gamma West Cancer Services, Salt Lake City, Utah
Silvia Chiara Formenti, MD, Chair of Radiation Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College
Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Cancer Program Director, UNC Project-Malawi
Surbhi Grover, MD, MPHAssistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Botswana-UPENN Partnership
Ashley Guadagnolo, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kirsten Hopkins, MD, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria
Andre Ilbawi, MDTechnical Officer, World Health Organization; Fellow, Complex Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS
, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yolande Lievens, MD, PhD,Chair, Radiation Oncology Institute, Ghent University, Belgium, ESTRO – Past President
Patrick Loehrer, MD, Indiana University, AMPATH
Achille Manirakiza, MD, POETIC Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Rwanda Military Hospital
The Honorable Keith Martin, MD, PC Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
James Metz, MD, ChairDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Ntokozo Ndlovu, MD, AORTIC Education Committee, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences
Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine
Thomas Ram, MD, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Fidel Rubagumya, MD, MMedClinical and Radiation Oncologist – Rwanda Military Hospital, Adjunct Lecturer – University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Founder, Rwanda Children’s Cancer Relief (RCCR)
Kristen Schroeder, MD, MPHAssistant Research Professor, Duke Global Health Institute
Aziza T. Shad, MD, Ellen Wasserman Chair of Pediatrics, Chief, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, Professor of Pediatrics & Oncology, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Cyprien Shyirambere, MD, Director of Oncology, Partners In Health-Rwanda
Rebecca Wong, MBChB, FRCPC, MSc, Director, Clinical Research Programs
Radiation Medicine Program, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Joel Yarney, MD, Consultant Oncologist and Director National Centre for Radiotherapy Oncology and Nuclear Medicine, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Adjunct lecturer School of Medicine and Dentistry University of Ghana

Conference Organizers

ICEC Conference Planning 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

ICEC Board of Directors Conference Committee
Lawrence Roth

Chair, Board of Directors
Harmar D. Brereton, MD
David Andrew Pistenmaa, MD, PhD
Executive Secretary, Chief Program Director
Eugenia Wendling
Chief Operating Officer
Norman Coleman, MD
Senior Scientific Advisor
Nelson Chao, MD, MBA
Durham, NC
Manjit Kaur Dosanjh, MD
Silvia C. Formenti, MD
New York, NY
David Kramer
Denver, CO
Donna M. O’Brien
New York, NY
Daniel C. Petereit, MD
Rapid City, SD
Rebecca Wong, MBChB, FRCPC, MSc

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