Annual Scientific Retreat Agenda

THURSDAY, JULY 22

All are welcome to attend. Please register to receive virtual retreat access.

12:00 – 12:15 PM

Year of Accomplishments/Strategic Plan

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center 

12:15 – 1:30

TED-style Talks

Diana Bilimoria, PhD
KeyBank Professor and Chair, Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Daniel E. Spratt, MD
Vincent K. Smith Chair in Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center (effective May 1, 2021)

Serpil Erzurum, MD
Chief Research & Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic

1:30 – 1:40 Break
1:40 – 3:15

Session I: Metabolomics

Moderator – Abhishek Chakraborty, PhD
Planning Committee Member, Cancer Genomics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic

Alan Diehl, PhD
Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Trainee Presentation (selected from abstracts)

Maria Hatzoglou, PhD 
Member, Molecular Oncology Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Panel/Q&A

3:15 – 4:45 Poster Session

FRIDAY, JULY 23

Members and trainees only. Please register to receive virtual retreat access.

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Strategic Directions

Stan Gerson, MD
Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center 

8:30 – 10:05

Session II: Therapeutic Translation

Moderator – Omar Mian, MD, PhD
Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic
            
Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD
Co-Leader, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic

Trainee Presentation (selected from abstracts)

Derek Taylor, PhD
Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Panel/Q & A

10:05 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:50

Session III: Immuno-oncology

Moderator – Stanley Adoro, PhD
Planning Committee Member, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Mei Zhang, PhD
Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Trainee Presentation (selected from abstracts)

Brian Gastman, MD
Member, Immune Oncology Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic

Panel/Q & A (20 minutes)

11:50 – 12:40

Keynote Presentation

Zihai Li, MD, PhD
Founding Director, Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology and the Klotz Chair in Cancer Research, The Ohio State University

12:40 – 1:55

Research Program Breakouts

Registered attendees will be assigned to breakout rooms in Zoom for their programs.

1:55 – 3:30

Session IV: Local/Global Risks 

Moderator – Jennifer Cullen, PhD, MPH
Planning Committee Member, Associate Director for Cancer Population Sciences, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University 

Robert Salata, MD
Member, Population and Cancer Prevention Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospitals

Trainee Presentation (selected from abstracts)

Kristine Zanotti, MD
Member, Population and Cancer Prevention Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Hospitals

Panel/Q & A

3:30 – 3:40 Break
3:40 – 5:15

Session V: Epigenetics/Genetics

Moderator – Hanna Heemers, PhD
Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic

Berkley Gryder, PhD
Assistant Professor, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

Trainee Presentation (selected from abstracts) 

Babal Jha, PhD
Member, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic

Panel/Q & A (20 minutes)

5:15 – 5:20 Wrap-up
5:20 – 6:20 Program Leaders/Executive Committee closed session