2013 Cancer Care for Scientists and Engineers

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May 13-14, 2013

The objective of this conference is to educate scientists and engineers about key concepts in clinical cancer care, including current controversies and areas of need. The ultimate goal of the conference is to provide a basis of knowledge to inspire physical and engineering scientists to work together with cancer researchers and clinicians to advance our understanding of cancer and to develop diagnostic, therapeutic and imaging tools. No background in cancer biology is assumed. The conference is appropriate for faculty members, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in physics, chemistry, biomedical and engineering.


Morning Session

8:30-9 Breakfast
9-9:15 Welcome – Jennifer E. Rosen, MD / Bennett Goldberg, PhD
9:15-10 Introduction to Surgical Oncology – Jennifer Rosen, MD
10-11 Introduction to Chemotherapy – Rita Blanchard, MD
11-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 Introduction to Radiation Oncology – Gregory Russo, MD
12:15-1 PM Lunch

Afternoon Session

1-2 Imaging In Cancer – Stephan Anderson, MD
2-3 Pathology In Cancer – Michael O Brien, MD-
3-3:15 Coffee Break
3:15-4:15 Keynote Address – David Beebe, PhD
4:15-5:15 Familial Endocrine Malignancy – Gerard Doherty, MD
5:15-5:30 Wrap-up – Jennifer Rosen, MD
5:30-7 Reception / Poster Session

Morning: Session

8:30-8:55 Breakfast
8:55-9:00 Welcome – Jennifer Rosen, MD
9-10 AM Pancreatic Cancer – Keith Lillemoe, MD
10-11 Ovarian Cancer – AK Goodman, MD
11-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 Thyroid Cancer – Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD
12:15-1 PM Lunch

Afternoon Session

1-2 PM Soft Tissue Sarcomas – Chandrajit Raut, MD
2-3 PM Targeted Cancer Therapy – Steven Libutti, MD
3-3:15 PM Welcome – Dean Karen Antman, BU School of Medicine
3:15-4:15 PM Palliative Care – Jennifer Hughes, MD
4:15-4:45 PM Wrap-up – Jennifer Rosen, MD


The course will be held in Hiebert Auditorium, Boston University Medical Campus, Instructional Building, 80 E. Concord Street, 14th Fl., Boston, MA. Information about transportation and parking is available here. The location of the Instructional Building, also known as the L-building, is shown on this BU School of Medicine Map.