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Archived Webinars

Visual Design Strategies and Approaches for Effective Communication and Health Promotion

Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 2-3 p.m. (EST)

Speakers: May May Leung, PhD and Allison Lazard, PhD


Expanding the Tool Box: A New Way of Building Effective and Efficient Interventions

Date/Time: April 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (EST)

Click here to view the slides from the webinar.

The webinar was led by Dr. Kari Kugler, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor at The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biobehavioral Health and The Pennsylvania State University Methodology Center. Dr. Kugler discussed the Multiplase Optimization Strategy (MOST), and engineering-inspired framework for optimizing behavioral interventions.

Current Approaches and Applications in Investigating Gene/Environment Interactions

Date/Time: Sept. 4, 2019, 12-1 p.m. (EST)

This webinar was sponsored jointly by the ASPO Molecular Epidemiology SIG, SER, and MEG/AACR

To view the recording: https://epiresearch.org/2019/09/04/current-approaches-and-applications-in-investigating-gene-environment-interactions/

Evaluating gene X environment interactions are of increasing interest and importance in epidemiologic research. This webinar featured two leaders in the field, Drs. Peter Kraft (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health) and Ulrike Peters (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), who reviewed current methodology and provided illustrative examples of applications in cancer epidemiology.

Microbiome Research in Cancer Prevention

Date / Time: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020,  3-4 p.m. EST

Research into the microbiome has the potential to expand our understanding of the link between diet, lifestyle and chronic disease. In this webinar, the group explored sample collection, data analysis, and the rationale for studying the microbiome and cancer risk and discussed recent findings in this area.

Relationship of diet and lifestyle factors to the human microbiome
Johanna Lampe, PhD, RD, Associate Director, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch, Research Professor, Epidemiology, University of Washington

Collection and analysis of microbiome samples
Emily Vogtmann, PhD, MPH, Earl Stadtman Investigator, Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epi & Genetics, National Cancer Institute

The microbiome and cancer risk: recent findings
Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Associate Director of Population Science, NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center


Meta-vivors: Enhancing survivorship care for survivors with metastatic disease

Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, 3– 4 p.m. (EST)

Speaker: Deb Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Paul Jacobsen, PhD
National Cancer Institute; Thomas Smith, MD, Johns Hopkins; Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN John A. Hartford Foundation

Thanks to advances in cancer therapies, including the advent of immunotherapy, many survivors are now living longer with metastatic disease. A comprehensive understanding of survivorship care for survivors with metastatic disease is needed. This webinar presented an overview of research on the experiences that patients with metastatic cancer survivors face, and then presented on the experiences of two survivors.

ASPO Survivorship SIG 2020 Webinar Slide


Connecting the Dots: The Creation and Use of Data Linkages to Study Cancer Survivorship and Health Outcomes Research

Date/Time: Jan. 8, 2019, 2-3 p.m. (EST)

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ASPO Survivorship, Health Outcomes & Comparative Effectiveness Research Special Interest Group The availability of “big data” in cancer research suggest the potential for new answers to long-standing questions about how to best deliver high quality care to cancer survivors. However, there are several challenges to creating linkages and caveats for their use. This webinar provided case studies of the creation of new data linkages and discussed how best to leverage existing linkages for cancer control research.

You In Data Wonderland: Ethics, Health Disparities, and Training the Data Sharing Jabberwocky

Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m. (EST)

Speaker: Vivian Ota Wang, PhD, Deputy Director, Office of Data Sharing, National Cancer Institute, Center for Biomedical Information & Information Technology

ASPO Disparities SIG_Webinar_OtaWang


Health Disparities Calculator: A Methodologically Rigorous Tool for Estimating Summary Measures of Health Disparities

Date/Time: Feb. 27, 2019, 3-4 p.m. (EST) Click to view:

Dr. Yu and Mr. Scoppa presented SEER’s Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc). This statistical software is designed to generate multiple summary measures in order to evaluate and monitor health disparities in the U.S.

Cancer Control Planning and Other Topics in Global Dissemination and Implementation Research

Date/Time: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, 1 – 2 p.m. (EST)

Speaker:  Cynthia Vinson, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, DCCPS

This session featured the engaged discussion and Q&A with Dr. Cindy Vinson covering cancer control planning and priority topics in global dissemination and implementation research.


Global Implementation Research in Cancer: Implementing Tobacco Use Treatment Guidelines in Community Health Centers in Vietnam

Date/Time: Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, 1 – 2 p.m. EST

Speaker: Donna Shelley, MD, MPH, New York University Langone Health

NIH Study Section Review Process

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Date/Time: Jan. 30, 10 a.m. (EST)

The focus of this webinar was directed to the first level of scientific review after your grant is submitted to the NIH and address the written peer review criteria and considerations, scoring procedures, and summary statements. The webinar was jointly led by Dr. Paul Jacobsen, Associate Director of the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Science’s (DCCPS) Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP) and Dr. Hazel Nichols, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.


Programs, and Initiatives for Global Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute

Date/Time: Nov. 20, 2018 1:30-2:30 p.m. (EST)

Speaker: Dr. Ted Trimble, MD, MPH. Director, NCI Center for Global Health


Cancer Epidemiology in Global and Underserved U.S. Settings: Challenges and Opportunities for Research and Training

Date/Time: Nov. 8, 2018 Noon (EST)

Presenter:  Amr Soliman, PhD, The City College of New York

Dr. Soliman’s research is focused on investigating causes and risk factors of cancer and how that could help in cancer prevention and control, with emphasis on breast, colon and pancreatic cancers. By studying the similarities of cancer epidemiology in developing countries and minority communities in the US, Dr. Soliman hopes to improve our understanding of cancer prevention and control.


Disparities in Progress Against Cancer in the United States

Organizers: Yamilé Molina, PhD and Caryn Peterson, PhD

Date/Time: Nov. 29, 2018, 3 p.m. (EST)

Presenter: Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD, Scientific Vice President, Surveillance & Health Services Research, American Cancer Society. Click below to view the following:
Webinar Slides


Metabolomics in Cancer Prevention

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Date/Time: Sept. 19, 3 p.m. (EST)

Featuring: Augustin Scalbert, PhD, Head, Biomarkers Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer Pietro Ferrari, PhD, Head, Nutritional Methodology and Biostatistics Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer Steven Moore, PhD, MPH, Earl Stadtman Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute.