Program

Seventh International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium:

Creating Resources for Research and Interventions

Montevideo, Uruguay

October 31-November 1, 2017

Venue: Universidad de Montevideo, Carrasco

Co-Chairs Graciela Sabini, Sophie Lelièvre, Connie Weaver, Martine Bellanger

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Location: Universidad de Montevideo, Puntas de Santiago 1604

Masters of Ceremonies: Graciela Sabini, MD (Ministry of Health, Uruguay) and Sophie Lelièvre, DVM, LLM.PH, PhD (Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, USA)

8:15-8:45 am Registration
8:45-9:15 am Opening ceremony and welcome to all guests
Jorge Basso, MD, Minister of Public Health, Uruguay
Fernando Tomasina, MD, Dean of Medicine Faculty, University of the Republic, Uruguay
Lucía Delgado, MD, Director, National Cancer Control Program, Ministry of Public Health, Uruguay
Alvaro Luongo, MD, President of Honorary Commission of Fight against Cancer, Uruguay
Alfonso Cayota, MD, PhD, Basic Medicine Department, Medicine Faculty, University of the Republic, Uruguay
Graciela Sabini, MD, (Ministry of Health, Uruguay)
Sophie Lelièvre, DVM, LLM.PH, PhD (Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, USA
9:15-10:00 am Symposium Keynote Speaker: Donald Chalmers, LLM, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania, Australia "Biobanks, big data and challenges in cancer research"

Session 1

Breast Cancer Prevention ...from around the world

Chair: Lucía Delgado, MD – Director., National Cancer Control Program, Ministry of Public Health, Uruguay

Co-Chair: Marisa Fazzino, MD, Head, Director, Department of Oncology, Policial Hospital, Uruguay

10:00-10:20 am Gilberto Schwartsmann, MD, Academic Hospital, Federal University, Porto Alegre, Brazil "The epidemiology of breast cancer in Brazil"
10:20-10:40 am Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, MD, PhD, CEO Peace & Love Hospitals, Kumasi, Ghana
10:40-11:00 am Break
11:00-11:20 am Eduardo Richardet MD, Director. Teaching and Research Oncology Institute, Córdoba, Argentina “Breast Cancer and Obesity”
11:20-11:40 am Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Columbia University, Public Health, USA “Globabreast cancer prevention - why it needs to start in adolescence.”
11:40am-12:00pm Alvaro Vázquez, MD, Director. Mastology, Biomedicine Center, University of Montevideo, Uruguay "Breast cancer in Uruguay"
12:00-2:00 pm

Poster Session & Reception with Welcome Lunch Buffet

2:00-2:45 pm

Symposium Keynote: Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, Institute for Systems Biology and Providence St. Joseph Health, Seattle, USA "Transforming Healthcare: Through Scientific Wellness, Big Data and Systems Biology." 

Session 2

Tissue biobanks for primary prevention research

Chair: Bettina Muller, ‎ MD, Head, Department for Medical Oncology, National Cancer Institute Santiago, Chile

Co-Chair: Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, MD, PhD, CEO Peace & Love Hospital, Ghana

2:45-3:00 pm

Introductory remarks by Dr. Muller

3:00-3:25 pm

Michelle Forman, PhD, Head, Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA “Challenges in implementation of biobanks: through the lens of an anthropologist and epidemiologist”

3:25-3:40 pm Break
3:40-4:05 pm Gonzalo Ardao MD, Latin American and Caribbean Biobank Network (REBLAC)
4:05-4:30 pm Patricia Thompson-Carino, PhD, Stony Brook School of Medicine, USA, “The microenvironment in breast cancer prevention” 
4:30-5:30 pm Debate (no translation)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Universidad de Montevideo, Puntas de Santiago 1604

Masters of Ceremonies: Graciela Sabini, MD (Ministry of Health, Uruguay) and Sophie Lelièvre, DVM, LLM.PH, PhD (Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, USA)

8:00-8:30 am Registration (continued)
8:30-9:15 am Symposium Keynote: Hélène Sancho-Garnier, MD, JDB Cancer Prevention Fundation, Fontenay les Briis, France , “Breast cancer primary Prevention: Efficacy and Ethic”

Session 3

Sustainable biobanks for natural sources of protective compounds

Chair: Lie-Fen Shyur, PhD, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Co-Chair: Victoria Seewaldt, MD, City of Hope, USA

9:15-9:30 am

Introductory remarks by Dr. Lie-Fen Shyur

9:30-9:55 am

Mary Ann Lila, PhD, North Carolina State University, USA "Bioexploration, Biorespositories and Knowledgebases to Appreciate the Health-Relevance of Natural Product Resources"

9:55-10:20 am Rabih Talhouk, PhD American University of Beirut, Lebanon, “The Nature Conservation Center: An interdisciplinary approach for sustainable biobanks of plant-derived protective compounds.”
10:20-10:45 am Wen-Chin Yang, PhD, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, “A multi-disciplinary approach to characterizing the phytochemicals for the prevention and therapy of breast cancer”
10:45-11:00 am Break

Session 4

Making sense of epigenetic information for cancer risk assessment

Chair: Nora Artagaveytia MD, Faculty of Medicine, Montevideo, University of the Republic, Uruguay

Co-Chair: Marisa Dreyer, MD, INCA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

11:00-11:10 am

Introductory remarks by Dr. Dreyer

11:10-11:35 am Bernardo Bertoni, PhD, Genetics Dept., Faculty of Medicine, Uruguay; "Epigenome and admixture in cancer risk"
11:35-12:00 pm Justin Colacino, PhD, University of Michigan, USA; "Genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors and heterogeneity in normal breast stem cells: Implications for risk assessment"
12:00-12:25pm Alfonso Cayota, MD, PhD, Professor, Basic Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Republic, Uruguay
12:30-2:00 pm

Award lunch

Susan Bulkeley Butler Leadership Excellence Awards

Tabaré Vázquez, MD, President of Uruguay, (note: this award was given at a ceremony to be held at the Presidential Office)

Anna Maria Storniolo, MD, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, USA
Susan Bulkeley Butler Leadership Excellence Award for continuous efforts in cancer prevention: “The Komen Tissue Bank at 10 Years: The Power of Normal, The Power of Women”

2:00-2:45 pm

Catherine Peachy Oral Presentations (graduate and postgraduate trainees)

Chair: Michele Forman, PhD, Head, Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA

Session 5

Nutrition studies, guidelines for international endeavor

Chair: Connie Weaver, PhD, Dir. Global Women Health Inst., Purdue University, USA

Co-Chair: Carmen Donangelo, PhD, Professor School of Nutrition, University of the Republic, Uruguay

2:45-3:10 pm Isabel Bove, PhD, Ministry of Health, Uruguay, “Uruguayan Healthy Food Guide as a tool for cancer prevention”
3:10-3:35 pm Nahla Hwalla, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, “Mapping Studies on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases in Arab Countries: Towards informed National and International Research Agendas”
3:35-4:00 pm

Connie Rogers, PhD, MPH, Pennsylvania State University, USA "Preventing weight gain by exercise and mild dietary restriction reduces primary tumor growth and metastatic progression in a preclinical model of breast cancer"

4:00-4:15 pm Break

Session 6

Ethics and policy for resource sharing and international exchange (public lectures)

Chair: Martine Bellanger, PhD, French School of Public Health, France

Co-Chair: Alberto Viola, MD, Faculty of Medicine, University of the Republic, Montevideo Uruguay

4:15-4:25 pm

Introductory remarks by Dr. Sophie Lelièvre, PhD., LLM (PH), D.V.M. Associate Director, Collaborative Science, Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, USA

4:25-4:50 pm Delia Sanchez, MD, Director. Bioethics Department, University of the Republic, Uruguay
4:50-5:15 pm Fernando Lavadenz, MD, Latin America, World Bank
5:15-6:15 pm
Debate - Wrap Up (lead by Martine Bellanger, Connie Weaver and Nora Artagaveytia)
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