Co-Sponsored Conferences and Workshops: Open to the Public

CONFERENCE: CANCER CARE FOR ENGINEERS, SCIENTISTS AND OTHER INTERESTED PUBLIC

May 13-14, 2013

Principal sponsor: The Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology.
Co-sponsors: The Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, NIBIB Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (CFTCC), The Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine, and The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research.

Objective: To educate scientists and engineers about key concepts in clinical cancer care, including current controversies and areas of need. The goal of the conference is to provide a basis of knowledge to inspire physical and engineering scientists to work together with cancer researchers and clinicians to advance our understanding of cancer and to develop diagnostic, therapeutic and imaging tools. No background in cancer biology is assumed. This conference is appropriate for faculty members, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars in physics, chemistry, biomedical and engineering.

As always, attendance is FREE, but registration is required. Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch both days of the workshop and the poster session reception on the evening of May 13.
A full schedule and registration information is available at http://nano-cancer.bu.edu/

Conference directors:
Jennifer E. Rosen, M.D. F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Molecular Medicine and Attending Surgical Oncologist at Boston University School of Medicine
Bennett Goldberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology at Boston University

 

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Boston University’s 2012

INTRODUCTION TO CANCER CARE FOR ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS
Two-Day Short Course


Keynote Speaker Joel Tepper, MD
Hector McLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research, University of North Carolina.
Course Directors:

Dr. Jennifer Rosen
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Molecular Medicine and an Attending Surgical Oncologist at Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Bennett Goldberg
Professor and former chair of Physics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Director of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology at Boston University

May 14-15, 2012, 9 am – 5 pm
Hiebert Auditorium, Boston University Medical Campus

Short Course Objective: To educate scientists and engineers about the key concepts in clinical cancer care, including current controversies and areas of need. The ultimate goal of the course is to provide a basis of knowledge to inspire physical and engineering scientists to work together with cancer researchers and clinicians to advance our understanding of cancer and to develop diagnostic, therapeutic and imaging tools. No background in cancer biology is assumed; the course is appropriate for faculty members in physics, chemistry, biomedical and engineering departments as well as graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Please join us again this year even if you came in 2011, for our new speakers and topics!

Day 1 will introduce basic concepts and current approaches to cancer care, including: surgical oncology, chemotherapy and biologics, and radiation oncology.

Day 2 will cover specific tumor types, including breast cancer, gynecologic and urologic malignancies, esophageal cancer, skin cancer, and others, focusing on today’s major challenges and opportunities.

Speakers*
Keynote Speaker: Joel Tepper, University of North Carolina
Rhoda Alani, Melanoma
Rita Blanchard, Chemotherapy
Hiran (Chrish) Fernando, Esophageal Malignances
Jennifer Hughes, Palliative Care
Mark Katz, Urologic Malignancies
Jane Mendez, Breast Cancer
Greg Russo, Radiation Oncology
Jennifer Rosen, Surgical Oncology
Satish Singh, Colorectal Cancer Screening
Avi Spira, Lung Cancer
Elizabeth Stier, Cervical Cancer

This short course is co-sponsored by:
The Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
<http://nanoscience.bu.edu/> , The Clinical and Translational Science Institute <http://ctsi.bu.edu/> , The Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research <http://www.bumc.bu.edu/evanscenteribr/> , The Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine <http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm-od/> , and The Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research <http://www.bu.edu/research/aboutus/office/> .

Contact: Brenda Hugot, bhugot@bu.edu , 617-353-1910.



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