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Saturday, March 25 09:35 AM - Sunday, March 26, 2017 05:00 PM
Social Issues in Community Engagement by Cancer Scientists

This free two-day workshop is part of a series of 4 courses offered toward the Graduate Certificate of Engagement in Public Communication of Science and Technology as part of BIOMS 5660, to learn about Social Issues in Community Engagement by Cancer Scientists.

Individuals that would like to attend are asked to please register here.

If you would like to enroll for credit but have not done so already, please send Robert S. Weiss name and netid, and he will add your name to a list that will go to the registrar (although it is past the add date, students can still enroll this way)

Contact Robert S. Weiss if you have questions or need more information.  Download the program workshop.


 9:00am-10:00am  Bob Riter (Executive Director, Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes)
                           ‘Empathic listening and supporting others with cancer’
10:00am-11:00am Dr. Jane Perlmutter (Founder and Consultant, Gemini Group)
                            ‘Roles for cancer advocates in clinical trial design and grant review’
11:00am-11:15am Coffee break
11:15am-12:15pm Dr. Maria Koehler (Vice President, Oncology Strategy, Innovation and Collaborations, Pfizer Oncology)
                            ‘Cancer Drug Development - why does it take so long and what success looks like
12:15pm–1:15pm LUNCH
  1:15pm-2:15pm Alavy Sos (Director, Institutional Review Board, Weill Cornell Medicine)
                            ‘Human Subjects Research: Ethical and Regulatory Considerations’
  2:15pm-3:15pm  Student interviews of community members
  3:15pm-3:45pm  Coffee break
  3:45pm-4:45pm  Panel Discussion with cancer patients and survivors


 9:00am-10:00am Bill Silberg (Director of Communications, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI))
                          ‘Science Communication and Research Dissemination’
10:00am-11:00am Student presentations on interviews from Saturday
11:00am-12:00pm Dr. Sean Nicholson (Professor, Dept. of Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University)
                           ‘Economics of cancer drugs and care’
  Noon  – 1:00pm   LUNCH
  1:00pm–2:00pm  TBD
  2:00pm-3:00pm  Joel Malina (Vice President for University Relations, Cornell University)
                           ‘How to be an effective advocate to policymakers’
  3:00pm-3:30pm  Coffee break
  3:30pm-4:30pm  Dr. Kristy Richards (Cornell University, Department of Biomedical Sciences)
                           ‘Clinical Trials’
  4:30pm-5:00pm  Recap and Discussion 


401 Warren Hall
Please register
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