2018 Organizing Committee
2018 Organizing Committee

2018 Organizing Committee

THE CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS would like to thank the following individuals for their time, effort, support and dedication. This conference would not have been possible without their participation.


Peter Adamson, M.D. – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Nabil Ahmed, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine

Vickie Buenger, Ph.D., Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2)

Rob Currie, University of California, Santa Cruz

Terry Fry, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado

Birgit Georger, M.D, Ph.D., Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology 

Robert Grossman, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Heather Hanson, Translational Genomics Research Institute

Lee Helman, M.D., Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Liz Jackson, St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Katherine Janeway, M.D., MMSc, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Michael Jensen, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital

David Malkin, M.D., FRCP(C), FAAP, SickKids

Elaine Mardis, Ph.D., Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Paul Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research

Olena Morozova, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Markus Müschen, M.D., Ph.D., City of Hope

Rimas Orentas, Ph.D., Seattle Children's Research Institute

Donald (Will) Parsons, M.D., Ph.D., Texas Children’s Hospital

Galen Perry, Translational Genomics Research Institute 

Stefan Pfister, M.D., Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at NCT Heidelberg (KiTZ)

Bette Phimister, Ph.D., New England Journal of Medicine

Sharon Plon, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine

Jack Shern, M.D., National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research

Poul Sorensen, Ph.D., University of British Columbia BC Cancer Research Center

Carol Thiele, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research

Becky Weaver, St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Brigitte Widemann, M.D., National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research

Jinghui Zhang, Ph.D., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital