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


Upcoming, Scheduled & Past Conferences, & Leadership

June 22, 2021 - “Response Assessment in Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma (pLGG): Recommendations from the Response Assessment in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (RAPNO) Working Group” - Jason Fangusaro, MD & “Targeting MYCN mRNA by selected small-molecule inhibitor” - Muxiang Zhou, MD 

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June 22, 2021 - “Response Assessment in Pediatric Low-Grade Glioma (pLGG): Recommendations from the Response Assessment in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (RAPNO) Working Group” - Jason Fangusaro, MD & “Targeting MYCN mRNA by selected small-molecule inhibitor” - Muxiang Zhou, MD 

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July 13, 2021 - CANCELLED for summer holiday 

July 27, 2021 - CANCELLED for summer holiday 

August 10, 2021 - "Talk title pending" - Kevin Bunting MD & "Talk title pending" - Anna Kenney, PhD

August 24, 2021  - TBD

September 14, 2021 - TBD

September 28, 2021 - CANCELLED due to Children's Oncology Group (COG) meeting 

October 12, 2021 "Talk title pending" - Douglas K. Graham, MD, PhD

October 26, 2021 - "Talk title pending" - Staci Arnold, MD, MBA, MPH & TBD

November 9, 2021 "Talk title pending" - Renhao Li & "Talk title pending" - Jordan Marchak, PhD

November 23, 2021 CANCELLED for Thanksgiving holiday 

December 14, 2021 "Talk title pending" - Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD &  "Talk title pending" - Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD 

December 28, 2021 - CANCELLED for Winter recess 

June 8, 2021 “Accelerating Patient Care and Healthcare Workforce Diversity and Inclusion” Julie K. Silver, MD

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May 25, 2021 “Dissecting immune microenvironment in childhood leukemia” - Kavita Dhodapkar, MD & "SurvivorLink: Scalability of an Electronic Personal Health Record for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers at Pediatric Cancer Centers" - Ann Mertens, PhD

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May 11, 2021"Small GTPases in Megakaryocyte and Platelet Biology" - Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD

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Presentation Recording

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