Agenda

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome & Introductions
Steven Leach, MD
Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology,
Surgery and Medicine; Director, Norris Cotton Cancer Center 
Governor Christopher Sununu 
82nd Governor of the State of New Hampshire 
Bonnie Lau, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Geisel School of Medicine; Pediatric Hematology
and Oncology, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock 

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Caitlin Reilly Smith, MPH
Public health professional and Mother of a pediatric cancer survivor

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

“The Causes of Childhood Cancer in Brief”
Logan G. Spector, PhD
Professor; Suzanne Holmes Hodder Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research
Director, Division of Epidemiology/Clinical Research
Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota 

10:15 AM – 10:25 AM

Break (10 minutes)

10:25 AM – 11:25 AM

“Disentangling the Epidemiology of Rhabdomyosarcoma”
Philip Lupo, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Epidemiology Program, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers
Chair, Children’s Oncology Group Epidemiology Committee

11:25 AM – 11:40 AM

Break – to grab your lunch (15 minutes)

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM

“Childhood Cancer Initiatives in New Hampshire”
Judy Rees, BM, BCh, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, NH State Cancer Registry; Associate Director for Community Outreach
and Engagement, Norris Cotton Cancer Center 

Angela Ricci, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine; Pediatric Hematology 
and Oncology, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock 

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Taylor McDonald
Pediatric cancer survivor; Boston University Class of 2021

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

“The Environment, New Hampshire Kids, & Cancer Prevention: Challenges & Opportunities”
Alan Woolf, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACMT, FAACT
Director, Pediatric Environmental Health Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
Director, Region 1 New England Pediatric Environment Health Specialty Unit
Associate Chief Medical Education Officer & DIO, Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School 

1:45 PM – 1:55 PM

Break (10 minutes)

1:55 PM – 2:55 PM

“Poverty and Childhood Cancer Outcomes: A Target for Novel Intervention”
Kira Bona, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer 
and Blood Disorders Center

2:55 PM – 3:55 PM

“Rhabdomyosarcoma – A Model for Future Therapeutic Approaches to Treat Pediatric Cancer”
Lee Helman, MD
Director, Osteosarcoma Institute 
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Cancer and Blood Disease Institute,
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, USC

3:55 PM – 4:05 PM

Break – 10 minutes 

4:05 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion – What’s Next for NH?
Interactive discussion between speakers and conference participants to identify priorities for New Hampshire.