SUNY - YÖK Joint International Public Health and Medical Sciences Conference Participants

SUNY – YÖK Joint International Public Health
and Medical Sciences Conference

“Innovative Cancer Research Translating Clinical and Population Research into New Approaches to Treatment and Enhanced Prevention, Early Detection, and Quality Care”

April 15 – April 17, 2015

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Session 1: Breast and Cervical Cancer

Co-chairs:

Dr. Margaret Gates
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University at Albany State University of New York

Dr. Hulya Yazıcı
Oncology Institute, Istanbul University

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Speakers:

Dr. Jason Herschkowitz
Molecular subtyping of Breast Cancer—implications of treatment stratification
University at Albany State University of New York

Dr. Merdan Fayda
Local-Regional Therapy Considerations in Patients Receiving Preoperative Chemotherapy
Oncology Institute, Istanbul University

Dr. Douglas S. Conklin
Identification of new therapeutic targets using functional genomics—the case of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase and breast cancer
University at Albany State University of New York

Dr. Philip C. Nasca
Etiology and Epidemiology of Cervical Cancer
University at Albany State University of New York

Dr. Murat Gultekin
Cervical Cancer Screening via HPV DNA Tests
Hacettepe University

 

Session 2: Tobacco-Related Cancers

Co-chairs:

Dr. Gary A. Giovino
Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
University at Buffalo State University of New York

Dr. Sultan Eser
Institute of Public Health, Hacettepe University

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Speakers:

Dr. Gul Ergor
Tobacco Control Program in Turkey
Dokuz Eylul University

Dr. Fikri İçli
Role of Physicians in Tobacco Control
Ankara University

Dr. Harlan Juster
Tobacco Control Programs in New York State
New York State Department of Health

Dr. Rasim Meral
Etiology and Treatment Strategies for Head and Neck Cancers
Istanbul University

Dr. Sajive Aleyas
Lung Cancer Screening
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Dr. Leslie Kohman
Thoracic Oncology Programs and Therapies for Lung Cancer
State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Session 3: Urogenital and Colorectal Cancers

Co-chairs:

Dr. Olcay Batuman
Professor, Department of Medicine
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Murat Gültekin
Director, Cancer Control Department
Turkish Ministry of Health

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Speakers:

Dr. Theodore Chang
Selection Criteria and Outcomes for Robotic Surgery Associated with Localized Prostate Cancer
St. Peter’s Health Partners

Dr. Meltem Ekenel
Clinical Evaluation of Sunitinib in Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma: The Turkish Experience
Istanbul University

Dr. Mustafa Benekli
Treatment Strategies for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Gazi University

 

Session 4: Occupational and Environmental Causes of Cancer

Co-chairs:

Dr. Nancy Kim
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University at Albany State University of New York

TBD- Turkish speaker for Session 5

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Speakers:

Dr. John Vena
Occupational and Environmental Related Cancers
Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Margaret Gates
Gene-Environment Interactions in Ovarian Cancer
University at Albany State University of New York

Dr. Nathan Graber
Environmental Remediation and Occupational Protection Programs
Center for Environmental Health, New York State Department of Health

 

Session 5: Innovative Approaches to Palliative and Hospice Care for Cancer Patients

Co-chairs:

Dr. Philip C. Nasca
Dean, University at Albany School of Public Health

TBD – Turkish speaker for Session 4

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Speakers:

Kathy McMahon
Overview of Hospice & Palliative Care
President, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS)

Dr. John M. Saroyan
Best Practices in Hospice and Palliative Care
Medical Director, BAYADA Hospice, Vermont and New Hampshire

 

Session 6: Cancer Control and Related Social and Cultural Barriers / Challenges

Co-chairs:

Dr. Alvaro Carrascal
American Cancer Society

Dr. Fikri Içli
Director of Cancer Research and Treatment Center
Ankara University

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Speakers:

Dr. Deborah Erwin
Economic, Social and Cultural Barriers to Effective Cancer Control in the U.S.
University at Buffalo State University of New York

Ebru Tontas
Social and Cultural Barriers in Awareness Campaigns for Breast and Colon Cancer
Vice President, Dance With Cancer, DBA Kanserle Dans – New York, U.S.A

Ladan Alomar
Cancer Control Programs Targeting the Upstate New York Recent Immigrant Populations
Executive Director of Centro Civico of Amsterdam, Inc.

Michael Seserman (and Douglas H. Done, MPH, PhD candidate, UAlbany/SUNY)
New York State Dean’s List: Smoke and Tobacco Free College Campus Policies and Trends in New York
Account Representative, State Health Systems, Eastern Division,
American Cancer Society, Inc.

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Conference Keynote Speaker

Dr. Murat Gultekin, MD
Cancer Control in Turkey and Implementation of Turkish National Cancer Institute
Associate Professor, Hacettepe University
Director, Cancer Control Department, Public Health Institute, Turkish Ministry of Health

Friday, April 17, 2015

Session 7: New Therapeutic Approaches to Cancer

Co-chairs:

Dr. Douglas S. Conklin
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
University at Albany State University of New York

Dr. Sezer Saglam
Faculty of Medicine, Medical Oncology Department
Istanbul Bilim University

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Dr. Emir Denkbaş
Preparation and Characterization of Nanotherapeutics
Hacettepe University

Dr. Ozlem Er
Clinicopathologic characteristics and therapeutic outcomes of gastric cancer
Acıbadem University

Dr. Sara Brenner
Health Effects of Nanoparticles
State University of New York College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering

Session 8: Genomics and Cancer

Co-chairs

Dr. JoEllen Welsh
Empire Innovations Professor, Cancer Research Center
University at Albany State University of New York

Dr. Murat Gültekin
Director, Cancer Control Department
Turkish Ministry of Health

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Speakers:

Dr. Semra Demokan 
 Epigenetic Biomarker Studies in Head and Neck Cancer
Istanbul University

Dr. Rosemary Rochford
Epstein Barr Virus and Burkitt’s Lymphoma
State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Dr. Martin Tenniswood
TBD
University at Albany State University of New York