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Ovarian Cancer Research Seminar Series

The Rivkin Center and the American Association for Cancer Research are proud to present the Virtual Ovarian Cancer Research Seminar Series in the form of weekly presentations during the month of September 2020 in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.


SEMINAR SERIES INFO

Since we are unable to meet this year for the 13th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium, we hope this Virtual Seminar Series will provide an educational opportunity and keep our community connected during this time. The goal of the Seminar Series is to bring together clinicians and researchers from across many disciplines and institutions worldwide to share ideas and advance the field of ovarian cancer research. The Seminars seek to enhance the understanding and knowledge of ovarian cancer, discuss the most recent innovations in the field of ovarian cancer research, and address pressing concerns of the leaders in the clinical and research community.

The Seminar speakers and topics were developed by our Planning Committee and are by invitation only. Since these will be weekly lectures by experts in the field, we will not be accepting abstracts. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM will be offered for the live, virtual activity. Registration for each individual seminar will be available shortly and will be free of charge.

SESSION TOPICS

Detection and Prevention of Ovarian Cancer 
DNA Repair and Model Systems
Immuno-oncology
Novel Therapeutics

Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be available.

For questions, please contact Jackie Lang at Jackie.Lang@swedish.org or 206-215-3118.

Please note that all times are in Pacific Time. To join the live, virtual Seminars, you must register for each Seminar individually. Please see our Registration tab.

 

September 3rd, 2020
Detection and Prevention of Ovarian Cancer

Moderator: Barbara Norquist

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Barbara Norquist, MD
University of Washington

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Douglas Levine, MD
NYU Langone Health

September 10th, 2020
DNA Repair and Model Systems

Moderator: Douglas Levine

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Alan D’Andrea, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Sandra Orsulic, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

September 17th, 2020
Immuno-oncology

Moderator: Kunle Odunsi

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Tyler Curiel, MD, MPH
University of Texas Health, San Antonio

September 24th, 2020
Novel Therapeutics

Moderator: Ursula Matulonis

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Ursula Matulonis, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Elise Kohn, MD
National Cancer Institute

Registration

FREE Registration for the virtual Ovarian Cancer Research Seminar Series will open soon. Please check back in a few days for details.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Rivkin Center. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) activities for physicians

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

AACR has designated this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit certification for individual sessions may vary, dependent upon compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria. The final number of credits may vary from the maximum number indicated above.

STATEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL NEED, TARGET AUDIENCE, AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Approximately 22,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. The overall 5-year survival rate is only 46% for ovarian cancer, and the rate is markedly lower for advanced stage cancers. Sadly, the survival rates have only improved slightly over 40 years. While ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecologic cancer, it is underrepresented in both research funding and research participants. Additionally, complicating the difficulty in diagnosing the disease beyond its physical complexities is that ovarian cancer is a rare disease and many providers will have limited access to information on the signs, symptoms, and latest techniques to diagnose the disease.

In this course, we are addressing major needs in ovarian cancer care and research by educating health care providers and researchers in the latest research on improving treatment, early detection, and prevention, as well as promoting a better understanding of the many diseases under the umbrella of ovarian cancer.

The Planning Committee has designed this event to benefit the following audiences: basic scientists, epidemiologists, clinical scientists, and clinicians as well as geneticists, public health researchers, nurses, and advocates for ovarian cancer research. This conference encourages the collaboration between professionals with a wide variety of expertise including: gynecologic oncology, medical oncology, pathology, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, public health, behavioral epidemiology, translational research, patient care, and patient advocacy.

After participating in this CME activity, physicians should be able to:

  • Define cancer control strategies to detect ovarian cancer at the earliest stages and to prevent the disease
  • Identify model systems that best recapitulate ovarian cancer
  • Articulate how DNA Repair and other molecular mechanisms impact ovarian cancer development and treatment
  • Explain the elements of tumor microenvironment and immunology as they contribute to ovarian cancer growth and as possible targets for treatment
  • Identify novel therapies against ovarian cancer and assess the response and resistance of new therapies

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

It is the policy of the AACR that the information presented at AACR CME activities will be unbiased and based on scientific evidence. To help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, AACR will provide information that Scientific Program Committee members and speakers have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial entities that produce or market products or services related to the content of this CME activity. This disclosure information will be made available in the Program/Proceedings of this conference.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF FINANCIAL OR OTHER SUPPORT

This activity is supported by Professional Educational Grants which will be disclosed at the activity.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CME?

Please contact the Office of CME at (215) 440-9300 or cme@aacr.org.

Seminar Series Planning Committee

The purpose of the Planning Committee is to develop the scope and goals of the 13th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s committee played a key role in shaping our alternative Virtual Ovarian Cancer Research Seminar Series. The members’ collective expertise informed the selection of invited speakers and the identification of the target audience. The Seminar Series seeks to enhance the understanding and knowledge of ovarian cancer, especially among junior and young investigators, discuss the most recent innovations in the field of ovarian cancer research, and address the pressing concerns among the leaders of the clinical and research community.

Planning Committee Members:

Douglas Levine, MD
Co-Chair

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Barbara Norquist, MD
Co-Chair

Ursula Matulonis, MD
Co-Chair

Kunle Odunsi, MD/PhD
Co-Chair

Jackie Lang, PhD
Rivkin Center

Amy Baran, PhD
American Association for Cancer Research

Sponsorships

The Rivkin Center gratefully acknowledges our sponsors for this year’s Virtual Ovarian Cancer Research Seminar Series. Without their vital underwriting and dedication, this event would not be possible. Thank you!

For more information about sponsoring this year’s event, please review our sponsorship packet or contact Julie Anderson, Development Manager, at (206) 215-6044 or julie.anderson@swedish.org.

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The Virtual Ovarian Cancer Research Seminar Series is a CME Activity jointly provided by the American Association for Cancer Research and the Rivkin Center.