Agenda

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Map of CCAF Conference spaces

*Nursing Mother's Space available during the conference.

Saturday, March 16

Time Session Title Etc.
3:30PM

4:30PM Tour. Tour Paisley Park, Prince's unique home and recording studio. 

Transportation provided by Florence
4:30PM 5:30PM Tour. Tour Paisley Park, Prince's unique home and recording studio. 

Transportation provided by Florence

 

Sunday, March 17

Time Session Title Rooms/Location Speaker
8:00AM-9:30AM Breakfast Service Great Hall -
9:00AM-11:30AM Optional Pre-session - 

We Can Work It Out: Using Technology for the CCSG

Depot Pavilion

Presented by Forte

This Forte led session will feature a panel discussion sharing various cancer centers’ experiencing using technology to manage membership, publications and grants for the CCSG, along with group discussions on best practices for using technology in research administration.

11:30AM-12:00PM Lunch Pick Up (to enjoy during sessions) Depot Pavilion -
12:00PM-12:15PM Welcome Depot Pavilion

Douglas Yee, MD, Director, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Seanne Falconer, MBA, FACHE, Executive Director and Associate Director of Administration, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

12:15PM-1:00PM

Career Opportunities- The Ones That ~Never~ Knock: Nuts and bolts of cancer research training, what’s new and what’s tried and true.

Depot Pavilion

Keynote: Susan N. Perkins, PhD, Acting Chief, Cancer Training Branch, Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute

1:00PM-1:45PM Like a Virgin: CCSG 101 Depot Pavilion

Moderator: Dale Henry, MBA, Chief Scientific Operations Officer, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Panelists: Ted Yank, MHA, Associate Director for Administration, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Julie Brabbs, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer, Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan

Jane Welter, MBA, Deputy Director of Administration, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

1:45PM-2:30PM Hello from the Other Side: Administrators Who Have Been Site Visit Reviewers Depot Pavilion

Moderator: Lauren Hackett, MPA, Chief Operations Officer, Allen Institute

Panelists: Alex Zafirovski, MBA, RTT, ARRT, Executive Administrative Director and Associate Director of Administration, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

Robert Gerlach, MPA, Associate Director for Administration and Scientific Affairs, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth College

Donna Berrier, MPA, Associate Director, Administration, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

2:30PM-2:45PM Break   -
2:45PM-3:30PM Mentor Connections Charles Frost

Facilitator: Mindy Roberts, MA, Director, Research Administration, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University 

3:30PM  Buses begin to depart to the Mall of America   -
4:00PM-7:00PM Apps, Drinks, and Games at SMAAASH at the Mall of America Mall of America - SMAAASH   Hosted by Complion. Buses for SMAAASH leave the Depot at 3:30 and 4:30 from the 5th Ave doors.
7:00PM Dine arounds hosted by experienced administrators from around the country or dinner on your own  Mall of America -
7:00PM & 9:00PM Buses depart to Marriott Renaissance at The Depot Hotel Mall of America -

 

Monday, March 18

Time Session Title Rooms/Location Speaker
7:00AM-8:30AM Breakfast and Networking Depot Pavilion

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8:00AM-8:45AM Wind Beneath My Wings: Research Support Depot Pavilion

Moderator: Erin Bank, PhD, Associate Director for Programs and Planning, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco

Panelists: Jennifer Rogers, MBA, Assistant Director for Administration, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

Aaron Schilz, MPA, Operations Director, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Lowell Smith, Senior Director of Business and Communications, Moffitt Cancer Center

Dana Ray, MPH, Assistant Director, Research Projects, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

8:45AM-9:30AM Somebody’s Watching Me: Unique Evaluations Depot Pavilion

Moderator: Nathan Vanderford, PhD, MBA, Assistant Director of Research, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

Panelists: Shreya Kanodia, Executive Director of Cancer Research at Moores Cancer Center/UC San Diego

Julie Brabbs, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer, Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan

Matthew Huesser, MBA, Associate Director of Administration and Operations, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

9:30AM-10:15AM

You’ve Got A Friend In Me: Meaningful Community Outreach and Catchment Engagement

Depot Pavilion

Moderator: Julie Brabbs, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer, Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan

Panelists: Kiara Ellis, MSW, Community Engagement and Education Manager, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Alex Zafirovski, MBA, RTT, ARRT, Executive Administrative Director and Associate Director of Administration, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

Peter Connor, MBA, Associate Director of Administration, Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin

10:15AM-10:30AM Break Depot Pavilion Break Sponsored by Huron.
10:30AM-11:15AM She Works Hard for the Money: Advocating with your Legislators Depot Pavilion

Moderator: Matthew Huesser, MBA, Associate Director of Administration and Operations, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Panelist: Seanne Falconer, MBA, FACHE, Executive Director and Associate Director of Administration, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Emily Myatt, Interim Minnesota Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Teresa Christenson, Associate Director of Administrative Services, The University of Kansas Cancer Center

10:30AM-11:15AM Video Killed the Radio Star: Coolest Homegrown Tools (IT) Charles Frost

Moderators: Mahendra Yatawara, MBA, Health Systems Manager, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

William Morgenweck, BS, IT Manager and Senior Software Engineer, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Michelle DeMist, Portfolio Manager of Clinical Informatics Shared Services, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Deepa Kolasari, PhD, Cancer Experimental Therapeutics Initiative Program Manager, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

11:15AM-12:00PM

Case Study Presentations:

We Are Family: Multi Institutional PRMS

 

Nothing Compares 2 U: Faculty Recruitment & Retention

Depot Pavilion

We are Family Presenters: Brian Springer, MHA, Vice President, Research Administration and Associate Center Director, Administration at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Cheryl Byers, MHA, CIP, CHRC, Director of Protocol Review and Monitoring Systems and Regulatory Affairs, Moffitt Cancer Center


Nothing Compares Presenters: Michael Bertram, PhD, Associate Director for Administration, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

John Gricoski, MBA, VP Research Administration, Fox Chase Cancer Center

11:15AM-12:00PM

Spiderwebs: Navigating the Compliance and Legal Barriers of Big Data Solutions (IT)

Charles Frost

Moderator: David Gosky, MBA, Executive Director-Administration, The James Cancer Center, The Ohio State University

Panelists: Jill Kolesar, PharmD, MS, Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science; Co-Director, Precision Medicine Clinic; Co-Leader, Drug Discovery, Delivery and Translational Therapeutics Program; Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

Mark E Burkard MD PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine/Hematology; Co-Director Precision Medicine Molecular Tumor Board; Associate Director, MSTP; Co-leader UWCCC Basket Team; University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

12:00PM-12:15PM Lunch Pick Up Hiawatha Foyer -
12:15PM-1:15PM

Welcome to the Jungle: New Cancer Center Administrators’ Roundtable

Hiawatha 1 & 2 Host: David Gosky, MBA, Executive Director-Administration, The James Cancer Center, Ohio State University
12:15PM-1:15PM

This Ain’t My First Rodeo: ADAs Who Have Been in CC Leadership at More than One Cancer Center

Hiawatha 3 Host: Chad Ellis, PhD, Deputy Director for Research Administration, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
12:15PM-1:15PM It’s Getting Hot in Herre: What is the Administrative Breakout Like at your Site Visit? Rock Island

Hosts: Seanne Falconer, MBA, FACHE, Executive Director and Associate Director of Administration, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Alex Zafirovski, MBA, RTT, ARRT, Executive Administrative Director and Associate Director of Administration, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

12:15PM-1:15PM Vendor Demonstrations Soo Line

Hosts:
Complion

Forte

CAFE presented by Reed Comire, Director of Cancer Research Informatics Core, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California

1:15PM-2:00PM

Case Study Presentations on Consortia:

University of Kansas: Securing NCI support for your consortium

Case Western Reserve University: Building and Refining a Consortium

Depot Pavilion

Presenters:

Teresa Christenson, Associate Director of Administrative Services, The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Megan Kilbane, MBA, Associate Director of Administration, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University

1:15PM-2:00PM Mr. Roboto: How to Evaluate New Systems (IT) Charles Frost

Moderator: Brian Springer, MHA, Vice President, Research Administration and Associate Center Director, Administration at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Panelists: Reed Comire, Director of Cancer Research Informatics Core, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California

Michael Townsend, PhD, CIO, The James Cancer Center, Ohio State University

Jenn Camps, MBA, CHCIO, Senior Director, Application Services, Moffitt Cancer Center

2:00PM-2:45PM Movin’ on Up: How Do I Move Up in Our Cancer Center? Charles Frost

Moderators: Kate Shumate, MPA, CCRP, Chief of Staff and Director of Administration and Planning, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco

Aaron Schilz, MPA, Operations Director, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Panelists: Chris Loertscher, MA, Chief Administrative Officer, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jennifer Rogers, MBA, Assistant Director for Administration, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

2:00PM-2:45PM Lasso the Moon: How to Wrangle Your Data for CCSG Reporting Depot Pavilion

Moderator: Erin Bank, PhD, Associate Director for Programs and Planning, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco

Panelists: Henry Ciolino, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Centers, National Cancer Institute

Nathan Vanderford, PhD, MBA, Assistant Director of Research, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

Reed Comire, Director of Cancer Research Informatics Core, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California

2:45PM-3:00PM Break   -
3:00PM-4:00PM CCAF Business Meeting Depot Pavilion

Alex Zafirovski, MBA, RTT, ARRT, Executive Administrative Director and Associate Director of Administration, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

David Gosky, MBA, Executive Director-Administration, The James Cancer Center, Ohio State University

Kimberly Kerstann, PhD, Senior Director for Cancer Research Administration, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine

Mahendra Yatawara, MBA, Health Systems Manager, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

William Morgenweck, BS, IT Manager and Senior Software Engineer, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Reed Comire, Director of Cancer Research Informatics Core, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California

4:00PM-5:00PM Poster Session Great Hall

Refreshments Sponsored by Huron.

5:00PM- 10:00PM Mill City Museum Mill City

Tour the museum, enjoy dinner and treats, dance the night away with a Prince tribute band. Hosted by Forte.

5:00PM Event begins: Self-guided tours, Flour Tower ride, cocktails

6:30PM Remarks by Dr. Douglas Yee Director, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota 

6:45PM Minnesota Dinner Experiences Begin 

8:00PM Live Music and Dancing Purple Love perform 

10:00PM Closing Time  

Tuesday, March 19

Time Session Title Rooms/Location Speaker
7:00AM-8:30AM Breakfast and Networking Great Hall & Hiawatha Hallway -
8:00AM-9:00AM

Cat’s in the Cradle: Succession Planning

Rock Island

Moderator: Brian Springer, MHA, Vice President, Research Administration and Associate Center Director, Administration at Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

8:00AM-9:00AM

Run the World: Cancer Center Community Impact Forum

Soo Line Moderator: Kiara Ellis, MSW, Manager of Community Engagement and Education, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
8:00AM-9:00AM

You Spin Me Round (Like a Record): Tracking Interventional Non Treatment Accruals

Hiawatha 3 Moderator: Megan Kilbane, MBA, Associate Director of Administration, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University
8:00AM-9:00AM She Blinded Me with Science: DT2 Cancer Relevance Hiawatha 1 & 2

Moderator:  Erin Bank, PhD, Associate Director for Programs and Planning, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco

9:00AM-9:45AM

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing: CTRP Updates

Depot Pavilion

Speaker: Gisele Sarosy, MD, Associate Director for Informatics and Biomarkers Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials Office of the Director National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health

9:45AM-10:30AM The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades:
How to Structure and Present Cancer Research Career Enhancement
Depot Pavilion

Moderator: Nathan Vanderford, PhD, MBA, Assistant Director of Research, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

Panelists: Kiara Ellis, MSW, Community Engagement and Education Manager, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Barbara Vance, PhD, CRA, Assistant Vice President and Associate Director for Administration, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Evano Piasentin, MBA, Associate Center Director, Research Administration, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

10:30AM-10:45AM

Break   -
10:45AM-11:30AM Stand By Me: NCI Office of Cancer Centers Updates Depot Pavilion

Keynote: Henry Ciolino, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Centers, National Cancer Institute

11:30AM-11:45AM Closing Time: Final Remarks Depot Pavilion

Speaker: Seanne Falconer, MBA, FACHE, Executive Director and Associate Director of Administration, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

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