Schedule at a Glance

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

8:00

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

 

 

9:00

9:30

10:00

SESSION 4 : Breast Cancer-Related Disparities

Session Chair – Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD 

Keynote Talk: Otis Brawley, MD – Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Executive VP of the American Cancer Society, Pertinent Questions Concerning the Disparities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Distinguished Talk: Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD – Morehouse School of Medicine, USA, Addressing Health Disparities in the 21st Century: The Challenge to Achieving Health Equity

Julie Palmer, ScD – Boston University, USA, Contribution of Modifiable Risk Factors to Racial Disparities in TNBC

10:30

COFFEE

 

 

11:00

11:30

 

12:00

SESSION 5 : Precision Medicine, Treatment Strategies & Immunotherapy

Session Chair – Mylin A. Torres, MD 

Rita Nanda, MD – University of Chicago, USA, Immunotherapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Rationale, Results, and Ongoing Trials

Periasamy Selvaraj, PhD – Emory University, USA, Designing Vaccine Immunotherapy for Heterogeneous Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Hannah Wen MD, PhD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA, TNBC: Histologic Subtypes and Genetic Alterations 

12:30

LUNCH

 

 

1:45

 

2:15

 

2:45

SESSION 6 : Epidemiology, Community- & Practice-Based Studies

Session Chair – Timothy L. Lash, DSc, MPH 

Christine Ambrosone, PhD – Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA, Following Molecular Pathways to Understand Risk Factors for ER- and Triple Negative Breast Cancer in African-American Women

Ann M. Geiger, PhD, MPH – National Cancer Institute, USA, Healthcare Access and Delivery Issues as Contributors to TNBC Disparities

Theresa Gillespie, PhD, MA, BSN – Emory University, USA, Myths and Misperceptions in Breast Cancer Disparities

3:15

CONCLUDING REMARKS & ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSTER WINNERS

4:00

4:10

ICART Vision and Mission*
Emad Rakha, MD, PhD, FRCPath and Ritu Aneja, PhD 

ICART Brainstorming Session on Current Provocative Questions Related to TNBC*

Moderated by Emad Rakha, MD, PhD, FRCPath, Emiel A. Janssen, PhD, and Ritu Aneja, PhD

6:00

DINNER FOR ICART MEMBERS*

*Attendance by invitation only

Wednesday, September 20

Wednesday will include a half-day of collaboration, networking, and events open to active ICART member researchers who have contributed resources, samples, and/or datasets. Additional details are forthcoming.​