BTEC 2013 Annual Conference

June 4, 2013 to June 7, 2013
Chicago

Getting Back to Basics and Moving into the Future for

Brain Tumor Epidemiology

 

AGENDA

Tuesday, June 4th

6:00-8:00 pm Evening opening reception at the hotel

Join us in the Prince of Wales to meet fellow BTEC 2013 attendees

Wednesday, June 5th

8:00-8:30am Breakfast in Prince of Wales

8:30-8:45am Overview of meeting and objectives – BTEC meeting room Towers West

8:45-9:45am KEYNOTE: Michael S Lauer, MD, “Time for a creative transformation of epidemiology in the United StatesMichael Lauer, M.D., is the director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

9:45-10:30am Group discussion and brain storming on how to transform brain tumor epidemiology; Moderator: Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, USA

10:30-11:00am Coffee break and poster sessions - Promenade

11:00-11:30am Novel methods for recruitment and the use of social media in brain tumor epidemiologyEfficacy of different recruitment methods for assembling individuals with a rare disease to an online registry” Kimberly Johnson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis USA

11:30-12:30pm Group discussion and brain storming on how to use novel recruitment techniques and other novel tools in brain tumor epidemiology; Moderator: Luc Bauchet, MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon, University Hospital of Montpellier, France

12:30-1:30pm Lunch in Prince of Wales

1:30-1:50pm US recipient of the Junior Investigator Award: Genetic variants in telomerase-related genes are associated with an older age-at-diagnosis in glioma patients: evidence for distinct pathways of gliomagenesis - Kyle M. Walsh, PhD, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, University of California San Francisco - Program in Cancer Genetics, USA

1:50 – 2:10pm Non-US recipient of the Junior Investigator Award: Occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and brain tumors in the INTEROCC studyMichelle Turner, PhD, CREAL – Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain

2:10 – 2:25 pm Childhood central nervous system tumors and ambient exposure to air toxics in the perinatal period – Julia E. Heck, PhD, Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, USA

2:25 – 2: 40pm Research on glioma in the Chinese population: from replication, fine mapping to GWAS –Hong Yan Chen, PhD, Institute of Genetics, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, China

2:40 – 2:55 pm Exploring the association between melanoma and glioma risks -
Margaret Wrensch, MD, PhD, Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, USA

2:55 – 3:10 pm Epidemiology of Pediatric Brain Tumors in the United States – Quinn Ostrom, Pediatric Epidemiology, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, USA

3:10 – 3:25 pm An exploratory analysis of microrna-196 expression in glioblastoma survival, Michael Scheurer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

3:30 – 4:00 pm Coffee break and poster sessions - Promenade

4:00-5:30pm Working group meetings

GWAS/Post-GWAS Working Group Moderators: Margaret Wrensch, PhD and Kathy Egan, Sc.D.

Childhood Brain Tumors Working Group Moderators: Joe Wiemels, PhD and Michael Scheurer, PhD, MPH

6:45-9:45 pm Group Dinner at Volare Restaurant – Leaving the hotel at 6:30pm

Thursday, June 6

8:00-8:45 am Breakfast – BTEC Advisory Board meeting – Prince of Wales

BTEC meeting room Towers West

8:45-9:00 am Relative survival of patients with benign brain tumors: cured by neurosurgical resection? Adelheid Woehrer, MD, PhD, Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria -

9:00 – 9:15 am Interaction of allergy history and antibodies to specific Varicella zoster virus proteins on glioma risk. Joe Wiemels, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Cancer Epidemiology Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar in Clinical Research, University of California at San Francisco

9:15 – 9:30 am Prediagnostic serum cytokine levels and glioma risk - Judith Schwartzbaum, PhD, Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics, School of Public Health, Ohio State University, USA -

9:30-10:45 am Working group meetings

Immune Factors Working Group Moderator: Judith Schwartzbaum, PhD

LGG Working Group Moderator: Luc Bauchet, MD, PhD

10:45-11:15 am Coffee Break and poster sessions - Promenade

11:15-11:45am Latest epidemiologic investigations in meningiomas – Joe Wiemels, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Cancer Epidemiology Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar in Clinical Research, University of California at San Francisco

11:45-12:15pm Latest epidemiologic investigations in schwannomas-- Isabelle Deltour, PhD, Section Environment and Radiation, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

12:15-1:30pm Lunch and BTEC business meeting – Prince of Wales

1:30-3:30pm Review of cancer registries and available data for research and discussion ---- Carol Kruchko, CBTRUS; Isabelle Detour, PhD, IARC; Luc Bauchet, MD, PhD; Brigitte Schlehofer, PhD, German Cancer Research Center, Germany; Helle Broholm, MD, Department of Neuropathology, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark; Maria Feychting, PhD, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

3:30-5:00pm Group discussion and brain storming to develop ideas for new group papers and/or research studies; Moderator: Paul Fisher, MD, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Stanford, CA – BTEC secretary

5:00-6:00pm Group discussion and Brainstorming: What does the future hold for BTEC? Moderator: Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

Friday, June 7

8:00-8:30am BreakfastPrince of Wales

9:00-12:00pm Working Group meetings