University of Nebraska Medical Center

Environmental and Survivorship Research Symposium

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The Child Health Research Institute, the UNMC College of Public Health and the Buffet Cancer Center invites you to attend the Midwest Pediatric Cancer Environmental and Survivorship Research Symposium. The Symposium will be a free platform for researchers, clinicians and stakeholders across the region to collaborate and exchange insights on the impact of environmental exposures on pediatric cancer incidence and survivorship. In-person and virtual attendance available. Save the date of July 26 to attend this important event the Truhlsen Event Center on the UNMC campus.

Event Agenda

8:00-8:30 Registration, Breakfast and Poster Session

8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks and Welcome Session

9:00-10:30 Keynote Speaker: Jessica Madrigal, PhD, MS, Independent Research Scholar, Research Fellow, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute (NCI)  

  • "Childhood Cancer and the Environment: Science and Opportunities to Advance the Field"

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-11:40 Survivorship Panel

11:40-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:15 Survivorship Presentations & Discussions

Angie Steineck, MD, Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology – Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

  • "The Next Frontier: Patient-Reported Outcomes in the Survivorship Clinic" 

Rachael Schmidt, APRN-NP, Assistant Director of Buffett Cancer Center Cancer Education & Screening

Chittalsinh Raulji, MBBS, Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, UNMC

  • "Bridging the Gap: Cancer Survivorship and Future Research in Transition Clinics for Childhood Cancer Survivors"

1:15-2:30 Environmental Science Presentations & Discussions

Richard Remigio, PhD, MS, MPhil, Postdoctoral Fellow, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • "Environmental Determinants of Cancer: Actionable Research Opportunities to Consider for Understanding Pediatric Cancer Risks and Interventions"

Jesse Bell, PhD, Claire M. Hubbard Professor of Water, Climate and Health Program, Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health, College of Public Health, UNMC

  • "Environmental Assessment: Current State of Science and Future Directions" 

2:00-3:00 Conclusions & Poster Presentation Awards

Registration closes July 15

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Abstract Submission

We are accepting abstracts for the poster on pediatric cancer research. Please email the abstract before July 15, 2024 to coe@unmc.edu.

The abstract should include:

  1. Poster Title
  2. Authors
  3. Contact Author Information: a) Name, b) Title, c) Institution and d) Email address
  4. Abstract 250 words maximum