Semptember 7, 2018
8:30 am - 6:00 pm


Huntsman Cancer Institute
George and Dolores Doré Eccles Auditorium
Research North 6th Floor

Event Co-Sponsors

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital.

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Questions? Please contact:

Emily Estheimer

Preliminary Schedule

Time Event Seminar

8:30 am


Mary Beckerle, PhD - CEO and Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Session 1: Applications in Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Time Event Seminar

8:40 am

Seminar title: “TBD”

Tanya Trippett, MD
Co-Founder and Director POETIC
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

9:15 am

Seminar title: “TBD”

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
Gay and Bew White Endowed Chair & Professor in Pediatric Oncology
Vice Chair for Outcomes Research, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship
University of Alabama at Birmingham

9:50 am

Coffee Break

Session 2: Clinical Applications

Time Event Seminar

10:10 am

Seminar title: “TBD”

Soheil Meshinchi, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine
Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

10:45 am

Seminar title: “TBD”

William Weiss, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, and Neurological Surgery
Co-Leader, Pediatric Malignancies Program
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Session 3: Applications in Basic Science

Time Event Seminar

11:20 am

Seminar title: “TBD”

Peter Adamson, MD 
Chair, Children’s Oncology Group
Alan R. Cohen Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

11:55 am

Lunch Break

1:00 pm

Seminar title: “TBD”

Elizabeth Stewart, MD
Assistant Member, Department of Oncology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

1:35 pm

Seminar title: “TBD”

James Amatruda, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular Biology, and Internal Medicine
Nearburg Family Professorship in Pediatric Oncology Research
Horchow Family Scholar in Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Session 4: Applications in Experimental Therapeutics

Time Event Seminar

2:10 pm

Seminar title: “TBD”

Robert Wechsler-Reya, PhD
Director and Professor, Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

2:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:05 pm

Seminar title: “TBD”

Amy LeBlanc, D.V.M.
Director, Comparative Oncology Program
National Cancer Institute

3:40 pm

Seminar title: “TBD”

Irving Weissman, MD
Director, Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Director, Stanford Ludwig Center for Cancer Stem Cell Research and Medicine
Professor of Pathology and Developmental Biology

4:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Mary Beckerle, PhD

4:30-6:00 pm

Reception in lobby of HCI Primary Children's and Families' Cancer Research Center