Aflac Research Conference (ARC)

Overview

The Aflac Research Conference (ARC) features presentations on innovative research from internal senior faculty and outside visiting lecturers from institutions across the country, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This format provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn from their peers, unite as a research community and advance the care we provide for children with cancer and blood disorders. 

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Dates/Time

Conference Dates: 2nd and 4th Tuesday/month

Time: 12:30-1:30pm


ARC Leadership, Upcoming, Scheduled & Past Conferences

Staci D. Arnold, MD, MBA, MPH
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist,
Program Medical Director of General Hematology,
Director of the Comprehensive Bone Marrow Failure Clinic,
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Emory University School of Medicine

staci.denise.arnold@emory.edu

 

Thomas Cash, MD, MSc
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist,
Medical Director of Solid Tumor,
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Emory University School of Medicine

thomas.cash@choa.org

 

Administrative

Molly Green
Program Coordinator
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Emory University 
Department of Pediatrics

molly.green@emory.edu

November 24, 2020

"Novel Questions and Approaches in Hodgkin Lymphoma" - Sharon Castellino, MD, MSc & “A Primer on Immune Recovery after BMT” - Ed Horwitz, MD, PhD

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December 8, 2020

CANCELLED due to ASH meeting

 

December 22, 2020

CANCELLED due to holiday

 

December 29, 2020

CANCELLED due to holiday

November 10, 2020 

"Provider-Focused Intervention for Maximizing HPV Vaccine Uptake among Pediatric Survivors of Childhood Cancer" - James Klosky, PhD, ABPP

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October 13, 2020 

“Enhancing and Understanding Immunity and Immune Recovery After HCT” - Kirsten Williams, MD

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September 22, 2020

“Single cell profiling and big data are revolutionizing biomarker discovery and characterization of pediatric cancers”- Manoj Bhasin, PhD

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September 8, 2020

"Red Cell Rheology to Assess Novel Therapies in Sickle Cell Disease" - Vivien Sheehan, MD, PhD

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Presentation Recording

 

August 25, 2020

"Sickle Stroke: Tightening the Grip on Oxygen Delivery” - Clark Brown, MD, PhD & "The Mutant PPM1D Phosphatase is a Therapeutic Target in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)” - Craig Castellino, MD

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Presenation Recording

 

August 11, 2020 

"Engineered Gamma Delta or Alpha Beta T cells as Immunotherapy Cell Sources” - Trent Spencer, PhD

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Presentation Recording

 

June 23, 2020 

"Childhood Cancer Predisposition Research" - Chris Porter, MD & "New Insights into the Factor VIII - von Willebrand Factor Complex" - Pete Lollar, MD

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Presentation Recording

 

June 9, 2020

"Targeting Leukemia Stem Cells by Inducing Bioenergetic Stress" - CK Qu, MD, PhD & "Sickle Cell Bone Disease" - David Archer, PhD

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