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NCI at AACR 2021: Meet the Experts

To keep the momentum of the meeting going, NCI will host 16 sessions between the two parts of the AACR Annual Meeting. Join NCI experts live to discuss NCI programs, resources, and opportunities for cancer researchers.

Sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Sign up for sessions of your choice by clicking the respective links below. Once registered for a session, you will receive an email with a calendar invite attached.

Sign language interpreting services are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in these events should contact the NIH Interpreting Office directly via email at at least 5 days prior to the event.

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All sessions will take place at 1:00–1:30 p.m. ET.

Meet the Experts Week 1: April 19–22

Date Title Presenter(s)

Monday, April 19

Diversity-Focused Training Opportunities and Resources

Samson Y. Gebreab
Mulualem Tilahun
Hana Odeh

Tuesday, April 20 The NIH as a Technological Commercialization and Economic Development Partner Joseph Conrad
Wednesday, April 21 Data Science Fellowships and Research in Collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs Michelle Berny-Lang
Kelly Crotty
Thursday, April 22 Funding and Commercialization Resources for Early-Stage Cancer Technologies Christie Canaria

Meet the Experts Week 2: April 26–29

Date Title Presenter(s)

Monday, April 26

Cancer Prevention and Interception Targeted Agent Discovery Program (CAP-IT)

Shizuko Sei

Tuesday, April 27 NCI Funding Opportunities for Technology Adoption Kelly Crotty
Tony Dickherber
Juli Klemm
Wednesday, April 28 NCI’s Cancer Research Training Transition Awards Michael Schmidt
Thursday, April 29 Advancing Health Equity through Implementation Science in Cancer Control

April Oh
Gila Neta
Sarah Bernal

Meet the Experts Week 3: May 3–6

Date Title Presenter(s)

Monday, May 3

Early Detection Research Network (EDRN)

Sudhir Srivastava

Tuesday, May 4 NCI Diet and Physical Activity Assessment: Resources, Innovations, and Applications Kirsten Herrick
Wednesday, May 5 NCI SBIR + Tech Transfer = SBIR-TT John Hewes
Thursday, May 6 NCI Cancer Diagnosis Program Initiatives, Funding Opportunities, and Research Resources for Investigators
Aniruddha Ganguly

Meet the Experts Week 4: May 10–13

Date Title Presenter(s)

Monday, May 10

The NCI National Clinical Laboratory Network

Tracy Lively

Tuesday, May 11 NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) and Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) Biospecimens Available for the Cancer Research Community Irina Lubensky
Rodrigo Chuaqui
Wednesday, May 12 NIH Funding: Opportunities for Cancer Research Support from Multiple NIH Institutes and Centers Sundar Venkatachalam
Thursday, May 13 Writing a Persuasive NIH Grant Application: A Program Director’s Perspective Neeraja Sathyamoorthy
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