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2016 AICR Research Conference


There will not be an AICR Research Conference in 2017.

Instead, visit us at these upcoming conferences around the country.

About the Conference:

The AICR Research Conference is a unique forum that brings together researchers and clinicians for a three-day program that is dedicated to increasing knowledge, stimulating research and promoting prevention and treatment of cancer through nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

Who Attends:

Basic scientists, clinical investigators, epidemiologists, dietitians, nutritionists, policy makers and other health professionals interested in food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management in relation to cancer.

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2016 Program

2016 Scientific Program Committee

AICR thanks the following individuals who served on the 2016 Scientific Program Committee:

Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD (Chair)
The Ohio State University
Robert S. Chapkin, PhD Texas A&M University
Cindy D. Davis, PhD Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Susan M. Higginbotham, PhD, RD American Institute for Cancer Research
Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

 

2016 Program

The 2016 AICR Research Conference featured an exciting program which explored current topic in nutrition, physical activity, obesity and cancer. This year's session topics were:

  • Energy Balance, Obesity and Physical Activity – Emerging Concepts and Strategies for Intervention
  • Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk: What We Have Learned
  • Dietary Modulation of the Microbiome and Cancer Risk
  • Nutrition After Cancer Diagnosis
  • Mechanisms and Biomarkers in the –omics Era   
  • Social, Cultural and Economic Barriers to Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Food, Nutrition and Cancer Immunology: Etiology, Therapy and Survivorship
  • Dietary Patterns: Clarifying the Relationship between Diet and Cancer
  • Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: Science and Translation for the Next 25 Years

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2016 Chairs and Speakers

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2016 AICR Conference Presentations

With the permission of the conference speakers, PDF versions of some of the presentations have been uploaded. To view a presentation PDF, click on the title. Presentations without links have not been approved for web publishing.


Opening Plenary: Energy Balance, Obesity and Physical Activity – Emerging Concepts and Strategies for Intervention

Chair: Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD, University of California, San Diego

Introduction and overview
Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD

  • The challenge of weight loss maintenance: Energy homeostasis and the biology of body weight regulation
    Michael Rosenbaum, MD, Columbia University
  • The role of portion control in weight management
    Barbara J. Rolls, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
  • How to optimize the effect of exercise in promoting weight loss and weight loss maintenance
    John Jakicic, PhD, University of Pittsburgh


Breakfast Session I: Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk: What We Have Learned

Chair: Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Introduction and overview
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD


Split Session A: Dietary Modulation of the Microbiome and Cancer Risk

Chair: Cindy D. Davis, PhD, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health

Introduction and overview
Cindy D. Davis, PhD


Split Session B: Nutrition After Cancer Diagnosis

Chair: Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University

Introduction and overview
Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD


Split Session C: Mechanisms and Biomarkers in the –omics Era   

Chair: Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Introduction and overview
Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH

  • Metabolomics: overview and applications for nutrition and cancer
    Steven C. Moore, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute
  • Integration of metabolomics and transcriptomics in human studies
    Cornelia Ulrich, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
  • Bridging nutrition, metabolism, the microbiome, and cancer cell susceptibility
    Scott J. Bultman, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • A framework for systematically reviewing mechanistic evidence on diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer
    Sarah Lewis, PhD, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK


Split Session D: Social, Cultural and Economic Barriers to Cancer Prevention and Control

Chair: Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Introduction and overview
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD


Breakfast Session II: Food, Nutrition and Cancer Immunology: Etiology, Therapy and Survivorship

Chair: Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University

Introduction and overview
Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD


Breakfast Session III: Dietary Patterns: Clarifying the Relationship between Diet and Cancer

Chair: Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD, National Cancer Institute
Co-chair: Stephanie M. George, PhD, MPH, MA, National Institutes of Health

Introduction and overview
Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD

Panel discussion
Stephanie M. George, PhD, MPH, MA


Closing Plenary: Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: Science and Translation for the Next 25 Years

Chair: Robert S. Chapkin, PhD, Texas A&M University

Introduction and overview
Robert S. Chapkin, PhD


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2016 Conference Sponsorship

DISCLAIMER
The Relationship between AICR and the sponsoring organizations of an event or event-related item do not represent exclusive agreements between AICR and the organization, nor do they suggest that AICR endorses the programs, products or services of the organization.

RIGHT TO REFUSE SPONSOR
AICR reserves the right to reject a potential sponsor based on such factors as questionable business practices, those with a mission in conflict with the mission of AICR and those who desire unreasonable influence upon the event.

Thank you to AICR's 2016 Research Conference Sponsors

California Walnuts

The California Walnut Commission was the lead sponsor of the 25th AICR Research Conference.

  • California Walnut Commission
  • AmeriFlax
  • Northern Canola Growers Association
  • Vitamix
  • American Pulse Association
  • United Sorghum Checkoff Program
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Innovairre
  • Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Southwest Publishing and Mailing Corporation
  • The Data Center, Inc.

In-Kind Donors

  • Central Recovery Press
  • Gatheredtable
  • Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
  • The Marquette Hotel
  • The Pearson Group
  • VARIDESK
  • Vitamix
  • Washington Talent Agency

For information regarding future sponsorship opportunities, please email Jodi Street, or call at 800-843-8114, ext. 3077.



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