Symposium Overview

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BREAST CANCER PREVENTION:

NUTRITION, COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Co-Chairs: Sophie A. Lelièvre and Connie M. Weaver

October 18 and 19, 2010

Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, USA

The international breast cancer and nutrition (IBCN) group is organizing a multidisciplinary symposium on approaches to breast cancer prevention that focus on nutrition, communication and public policy. This initiative recognizes that different countries have unique perspectives which would benefit a sustained international effort to prevent breast cancer, and that the education of trainees in cross-disciplinary and international collaboration is an essential component in addressing global public health-related issues. The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors and advocates, and researchers on breast cancer prevention and nutrition to provide a platform for discussion among scientists, clinicians and other professionals in the biology, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, communication, education and public policy fields.

The symposium will include four plenary sessions with four to six oral presentations per session:
1) Breast cancer prevention and communication;
2) Breast cancer prevention and public policy;
3) Nutrition, populations & breast cancer;
4) Nutrition research and breast cancer.
The IBCN poster session is a central part of the 2010 symposium. The session will provide researchers with a rare opportunity to share their work with a diverse group of scholars working in the area of breast cancer prevention. In the spirit of fostering relationships and building an active breast cancer prevention community, the IBCN leadership encourages both junior and senior researchers to submit poster abstracts. Trainees (graduate students, post-docs) will also have the opportunity to compete for the Catherine Peachey Oral Presentation Award. A full buffet will be served in the same room as the poster session, creating an ideal setting for scholarly exchange. Check our program for detailed information.

Abstract submission is now closed.

Confirmed speakers:

Session on Breast Cancer Prevention and Communication

Ebenezer Asibey-Berko

Asibey-Berko

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Philippe Autier

Autier

Prevention Group, Director, International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), Lyon, France

Martine Bellanger

Bellanger

Public Health Policy Analysis Center, National School of Public Health, France

Susan Hankinson

Hankinson

Dept. of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Joe Harford

Harford

International Affairs, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA

Jakob Jensen

Jensen

Cancer Communication Program, Purdue University, USA

John Milner

Milner

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Branch, NIH, USA

Marie-Laure Moquet-Anger

Moquet-Anger

College of Law and Political Science, Univ. of Rennes 1, France

Chisato Nagata

Nagata

Dept. of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University, Japan

Teresa Norat

Norat

Division of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Primary Care, Imperial College, London, UK

Elio Riboli

Riboli

Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Dept., Imperial College, London, UK

Cecilia Sepulveda

Sepulveda

Cancer Control Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Kami Silk

Silk

Breast Cancer and Environment Research Center, Michigan State University, USA

George Sledge

Sledge

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, USA

Dorothy Teegarden

Teegarden

Cancer Control and Prevention Program, Purdue University, USA

Ricardo Uauy

Uauy

Public Health Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK

Laurence Kolonel

Kolonel

Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii, USA

Beatrice Wiafe-Addai

Wiafe-Addai

Peace and Love Hospital and Breast Care International, Kumasi, Ghana

Seiichiro Yamamoto

Yamamoto

Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center, Japan

Kofi Mensah Nyarko

Nyarko

Cancer Control Program, Disease Control and Prevention Department, Ghana Health Services

Temeika L. Fairley

Fairley

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, National Cancer Center, Japan

Connie Rufenbarger

Rufenbarger

The Catherine Peachey Fund, USA

Laurie Hoffman-Goetz

Hoffman-Goetz

Health Studies and Gerontology, Univerity of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kami Silk (Keynote speaker), Breast Cancer and Environment Research Center, Michigan State University, USA
Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, Peace and Love Hospital and Breast Care International, Kumasi, Ghana
Jakob Jensen, Purdue University, Cancer Communication Program, USA
Seiichiro Yamamoto, Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center, Japan

Session on Breast Cancer Prevention and Public Policy

Cecilia Sepulveda (Keynote speaker), Cancer Control Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Marie-Laure Moquet-Anger, College of Law and Political Science, Univ. of Rennes 1, France
Martine Bellanger, Public Health Policy Analysis Center, National School of Public Health, France
Kofi Nyarko, National Cancer Control, Disease Control and Prevention Department, Ghana Health Service, Ghana
Temeika Fairley, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Session on Nutrition, Populations, and Breast Cancer

Ricardo Uauy (Keynote speaker), Public Health Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
Chisato Nagata, Dept. of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University, Japan
Philippe Autier, Director, International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI), Lyon, France
Susan Hankinson, Dept. of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Elio Riboli, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Dept., Imperial College, London, UK
Ebenezer Asibey-Berko, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Laurence Kolonel, Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii


Session on Nutrition Research and Breast Cancer

John Milner (Keynote speaker), Nutrition and Cancer Prevention Branch, NIH, USA
Teresa Norat, Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College, London, UK
Dorothy Teegarden, Purdue University, Cancer Control and Prevention Program, USA

Special topics:

Joe Harford, International Affairs, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA
George Sledge, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, USA
Connie Rufenbarger, The Catherine Peachey Fund, Inc., Warsaw, Indiana

International Round Table Discussion Panelists:  To be determined

Sponsors:

Basic Medical Sciences
Bindley Biosciences Center
Catherine Peachey Fund
College of Agriculture
College of Liberal Arts
College of Pharmacy
Communication
Discovery Park Lecture Series
Foods and Nutrition
Krannert School of Management
National Cancer Institute and NIH Office of Research in Women's Health
Office of the Provost
Oncological Sciences Center
Purdue Libraries and University Press
Purdue Research Foundation
Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
Purdue Women Lead
School of Veterinary Medicine
Statistical Bioinformatics Center
Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Women’s Resource Center

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by 1R13CA1539004 from the National Cancer Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

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SECOND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BREAST CANCER PREVENTION:
EPIGENOME, NUTRITION, AND PUBLIC POLICY
Co-Chairs: Sophie A. Lelièvre, Connie M. Weaver, and Martine Bellanger
October 9-11, 2011
French School of Public Health (EHESP), Rennes, France


Coorganized by Purdue University and the French School of Public Health (EHESP, France)