2020 Pediatric Cancer Research Symposium

08_27_2019PCRSymposium003.jpgThe 2020 Pediatric Cancer Research Symposium on Wednesday, Aug. 26 will highlight the latest research in treating and ending childhood cancer. This year's Symposium will be held virtually via the CHRI event website and Zoom, and will be shortened in length compared to past events, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. With poster sessions, presentations and discussions, attendees will feel informed and empowered by the research being conducted by the Pediatric Cancer Research Group at the Child Health Research Institute. 

Health care providers, faculty, staff and the public are invited to attend; the symposium is free to all participants. This year’s symposium will feature research and advocacy efforts related to two themes. The session from 9-11:15 a.m. will focus on Water Quality, and the session from 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. is geared towards Return to Learn – an initiative to support the learning needs of children with chronic illnesses. Both sessions will conclude with a panel discussion featuring a selection of Nebraska senators – Sen. Tom Brandt, Sen. Tony Vargas, Sen. Lynne Walz, Sen. Matt Williams and Sen. Anna Wishart. Scientific and community-oriented posters will be available to view and comment on beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19 on the CHRI event website. Registration required for access.

Register for the symposium.


Wednesday, Aug. 26


9 a.m.

Welcome Session

9:45 a.m.

Epidemiology Presentation & Discussion - Water Quality

Eleanor Rogan, PhD
Professor and Chair
Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health, College of Public Health
Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Karrie Weber, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Microbiology Program
School of Biological Sciences and Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Shannon Bartelt – Hunt, PhD
Professor and Chair
Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

11:15 a.m.

Return-to-Learn Initiative Presentations, Testimonies and Discussion

Lisa Gulseth, BA, MS
Hospital Teacher
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Nick Ziegler, PhD
Technology Integration Specialist / World Language Coordinator
Educational Service Unit 5, Nebraska

1 p.m.

Closing Remarks