Amelia Project

2018 Agenda

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Kathy Miller, M.D., Ballve Lantero Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology, IU School of Medicine

Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., Marian J. Morrison Professor in Breast Cancer Research, Professor, Department of Surgery, IU School of Medicine

Steve Peachey, Board Member, the Heroes Foundation and introduction of patient advocates

9:15 - 9:45 AM

“The Regulation of Cancer Cell Death by Extracellular Matrix Attachment”

Zachary T. Schafer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Coleman Foundation Collegiate Chair of Cancer Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame

9:45 - 10:15 AM

“Development of a Predictive Platform for Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer​”

Luis Solorio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

10:15 - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30AM - 11:00 AM

“The 17q23 amplification promotes mammary tumorigenesis and contributes to the resistance of anti-HER2 therapy”

Xiongbin Lu, Ph.D.
Vera Bradley Foundation Chair in Breast Cancer Innovation
Strategic Research Initiative Distinguished Investigator
IU Simon Cancer Center/Indiana University School of Medicine

11:00 - 11:45 AM

“Blocking breast cancer metastasis by targeting synergistic interactions between tumor and host”

Alana Welm, Ph.D.  (Keynote speaker)
Associate Professor. Department of Oncological Sciences,  University of Utah
Investigator and Co-Leader of  the Cell Response and Regulation  Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute

11:45 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Poster Session -- Alumni Hall
1:30 - 2:30 PM Elevator Speech  -- 2 minute speech by course participants
2:30 - 3:00 PM Advocate Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:00 PM Selected oral presentation from post-docs and graduate students
*Prize awarded to graduate students/post-docs for best presentation*
4:00 PM Closing Remarks

Topics and titles subject to change.

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2017 Agenda

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Introduction/Breakfast

Kathy Miller, M.D., Ballve Lantero Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology, IU School of Medicine

Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., Marian J. Morrison Professor in Breast Cancer Research, Professor, Department of Surgery, IU School of Medicine

Steve Peachey (President of Peachey Fund) and introduction of patient advocates

9:15 - 9:45 AM

“DCIS - at the crossroads of invasion”

Sunil Badve, M.B.B.S., M.D., Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
IU School of Medicine

9:45 - 10:15 AM

“Growth factor evolution through epithelial-mesenchymal transition and METastasis”

Michael Wendt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor |  Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University

10:15 - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30AM - 11:00 AM

“Using pluripotent stem cells to identify embryonic-mechanisms mediating aggressive Breast cancer”

Athanasia Panopoulos , Ph.D., Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology, University of Notre Dame

11:00 - 12:00 PM Elevator Speech  -- 2 minute speech by course participants
12:00 - 1:45 PM Lunch and Poster Session
1:45 - 2:30 PM

Partnering with patients to accelerate our understanding of metastatic breast cancer

Nikhil Wagle, M.D. - Susan Jane Lewis Patrick Lectureship Keynote Speaker
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Medical Oncologist, Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2:30 - 3:30 PM Advocate Panel Discussion
3:30 - 4:30 PM Selected oral presentation from post-docs and graduate students
*Prize awarded to graduate students/post-docs for best presentation*
4:30 - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks

Topics and titles subject to change.

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