Meeting Overview*

Sunday, June 11,  2017

The Loft at 600 F

  • Working Dinner: “Blue Ribbon Panel” (Board, Advisory and Paelists) 6:00-7:30PM
  • Welcome Reception (Open to all attendees))  7:30-9:00PM

Monday, June 12,  2017

National Press Club                                                                                                               

8:00 – 9:00 AM   Registration/Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room

8:30 – 9:00 AM      Welcome, Overview and Recap of IOM Meeting:   Michael Salgaller (NIH)

9:00 – 10:45 AM    Session 1:  State of the Art, Identifying Gaps

Discussant/Moderator: Dr. William Eward (Duke)

  • 9:10 AM      Science: How well do canine cancers represent their human counterparts? 
  • 9:30 AM      Science: What unique challenges do scientists studying canine cancers face?
  • 9:50 AM      Comparative Oncology: What is the state of our current system for conducting canine trials?
  • 10:10 AM    Pediatric Oncology: What gaps in pediatric oncology might be effectively addressed with canine models?
  • 10:30 AM    OPEN DISCUSSION

10:45 – 11:00 AM    Morning Break

11:00 – 12:30 PM    Session 2: Innovative Ideas and Solutions: What’s Working?  

  • 11:05 AM     Case Study: Cooperation between industry and academia, human and veterinary groups in developing c-kit mediated disease.
  • 11:20 AM     Case Study: Cooperation between philanthropy and academia, human and veterinary groups in osteosarcoma.
  • 11:50 AM     Case Study: Integrated medicine: development of immuno-oncology agents using and integrated approach.
  • 12:05 PM     OPEN DISCUSSION

12:30 – 12:45 PM   Break/set up for lunch

12:45 – 2:45 PM     Working Lunch with Keynote Speaker(s)

Len Lichtenfeld (American Cancer Society)

1:30 – 2:45 PM Session 3:  Voice of the Stakeholders

  • Discussant/Moderator: Len Lichtenfeld (American Cancer Society)
  • 2:00 PM       Advocacy and the coordination of public/private partnerships                    
  • 2:15 PM      Addressing the needs of pediatric oncology patients
  • 2:30 PM      Comparative Oncology 2.0  Chand Khanna (Ethos)

2:45 – 3:00 PM      Coffee Break

3:00 – 5:00 PM     The Future: Towards an Integrated Approach to Pediatric & Canine Cancer Drug Development  (Round Table Discussion)

Facilitator: Arlene Weintraub (Author, Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer

5:00 PM        Adjourn

5:00 – 6:00 PM      Reception (for participants who can stay and Blue Ribbon Group)


6:00 – 7:00 PM        Blue Ribbon Panel reconvenes

* A detailed, Downloadable Agenda i - to include a  complete list of speakers/panelists -  is being prepared and will be posted soon - to include a  complete list of speakers/panelists

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