Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Opening Reception: Welcoming 2014 New TAMEST Members

Welcome

Bettie Sue Masters, Ph.D., D.Sc. | The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio | 2014 TAMEST President

Remarks from The University of Texas System Chancellor

Introduction of Chancellor William H. McRaven
The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison | TAMEST Honorary Chair

Chancellor William H. McRaven | The University of Texas System

Recognition of 2014 New TAMEST Members



Thursday, January 22, 2015


Welcome and Remarks


KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
The ENCODE Project: Interpreting Genomes Using Maps

Michael J. Pazin, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Genome Sciences National Human Genome Research Institute | National Institutes of Health

Epidemiology of Cancer

Margaret R. Spitz, M.D.
Professor, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center | Baylor College of Medicine

Obesity and Cancer Prevention

Stephen D. Hursting, Ph.D.
Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Director, Nutrition and Cancer Research Program, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
CPRIT: Moving Forward

Margaret L. Kripke, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer | Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Targeting Immune Checkpoints in Cancer Therapy

James P. Allison, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Immunology; Director, Immunology Platform; Deputy Director, David H. Koch Center for Applied Studies in Genitourinary Cancers; Vivian L. Smith, Distinguished Chair in Immunology | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Can Theory Help Cancer Biology? The Epithelial-Mesenchynmal Transformation as a Test Case

Herbert Levine, Ph.D.
Co-director, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Hasselmann Professor of Bioengineering | Rice University

Advances in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

C. Kent Osborne, M.D.
Director, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center; Professor, Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Biology | Baylor College of Medicine

Presentations by the Recipients of the 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards

New Addictions in Cancer: from Discovery to Therapeutics

Medicine: Thomas "Trey" Westbrook, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Baylor College of Medicine

Emerging Opportunities in Oxide Nanocomposite Heterostructures: Novel Functionalities by Materials Design

Engineering: Haiyan Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | Texas A&M University

Signals and Blockers in Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Transport

Science: Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Biophysics; Eugene McDermott Scholar in Biomedical Research | The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

MAGPIX: The Power of Multiplexed Detection

Technology Innovation: Charles J. Collins, Ph.D.
Vice President of Systems Research and Development | Luminex Corporation

Dinner Honoring the Recipients of the 2015 Edith & Peter O'Donnell Awards

2015 Awards Tribute Video
2015 O'Donnell Awards Dinner



Friday, January 23, 2015


KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Targeting the Hedgehog Pathway in Cancer: From Bench to Clinic

(video not available)
Frederic de Sauvage, Ph.D.
Vice President, Molecular Oncology | Genentech, Inc.

Prevention and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

(video not available)
Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D.
Director, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, Glenda and Gary Woods Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology, Professor, Department of Urology | The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Personalizing Medicine for the Kidney Cancer Patient

James Brugarolas, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Developmental Biology | The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Advanced Imaging of Cancer

John D. Hazle, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Imaging Physics; Bernard W. Biedenharn Chair in Cancer Research | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Moving Blood, Removing Boundaries: A Story of Collaboration

Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Associate Professor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Department of Cardiology | Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Susan G. Komen®