Eighth International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium:

Engineering, Technology and Data Science for primary prevention

Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

October 8-9, 2018


Co-Chairs: Sophie Lelièvre, Connie Weaver, Martine Bellanger, Mary Beth Terry



Monday, October 8, 2018

8:15-8:45 am  


9:15-10:00 am

Symposium Keynote: TBD

Session 1

Breast Cancer Prevention… from around the world



10:00-10:20 am


10:20-10:40 am

Farah Naja, PhD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

10:40-11:00 am


11:00-11:20 am


11:20-11:40 pm


11:40-12:00 pm


12:00-2:00 pm

Award Lunch

Susan Bulkeley Butler Leadership Excellence Awards:

Session 2

Rethinking breast cancer prevention: Novel ways to monitor risk

Chair: Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University



2:00-2:15 pm

Introductory remarks by Mary Beth Terry

2:15-2:40 pm

Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California Davis

2:40-3:05 pm

Andreas H Hielscher, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology (Physics) and Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

3:05-3:20 pm


3:20-3:45 pm

Lothar Lilge, PhD, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

3:45-4:10 pm

Jasmine McDonald, ScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University

4:10-5:00 pm


5:30-8:00 pm

Poster Session and dinner buffet

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

8:00-8:30 am

Registration - continued

8:30-9:15 am

Symposium Keynote: on data science

9:15-10:10 am

Special topic:

10:10-10:45 am

Special topic: Organs-on-a-chip for primary prevention research

5-minutes talks by biologists (S Lelièvre, USA, R Talhouk, AUB, Lebanon) followed by roundtable

10:45-11:00 am


Session 4

Measuring epigenetic information for cancer risk assessment



11:10-11:35 am

Pierre-Francois Cartron, PhD, Institut de Cancerologie de l’ouest, France

11:35-12:00 pm

Chongli Yuan, Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, USA 

12:00-12:25 pm

Rihab Nasr, PhD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

12:30-2:00 pm

Lunch on your own

2:00-3:00 pm

Catherine Peachey Oral Presentations

(Graduate and postgraduate trainees)


Session 5

Something ELSE:  Local and global context of prevention policy

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

Co-Chair: Parisa Tehranifar DrPH , Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health NYC, USA  

3:15-3:40 pm


3:40-4:05 pm


4:05-4:20 pm


4:20-4:45 pm

Angela Bradbury, MD, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

4:45-5:10 pm

Marissa Burgermaster, PhD, Biomedical Informatics and Behavioral Nutrition, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

5:10-6:00 pm

Debate- wrap

7:00-9:00 pm


Symposium party


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