U54 Consortium Meeting, Lilongwe Malawi, hosted by Dr. Satish Gopal

April 25th- 27th, 2018, at the Sunbird Hotel.

DAY 1 Wednesday 25 Apr 2018

Morning

Welcome, new consortia, and career development

Presenter

0800-0830

Registration and arrival

0830-0835

Welcome from Malawi

Sam Phiri (Lighthouse), Satish Gopal (UNC)

0835-0840

Welcome from NCI

Geraldina Dominguez (NCI)

Johnan Kaleeba (NCI)

0840-0910

Introduction of Argentina-Miami consortium

Enrique Mesri, Omar Coso, Ezequiel Lacunza, Diego Croci

0910-0940

Introduction of Nigeria-Northwestern consortium

Lifang Hou, Rob Murphy, Sade Ogunsola, Solomon Sagay, Johan Musa, Emuobar Odeghe

0940-1010

Introduction of Zambia-Nebraska consortium

Charlie Wood, John West, Owen Ngalamika, Peter Julius

1010-1040

Tea break

1040-1100

Fogarty K43 and other relevant opportunities

Geetha Bansal (FIC)

1100-1120

Non-NIH cancer career development awards open to international investigators

Satish Gopal (UNC)

1120-1140

Perspectives from the Fogarty scientific review group

Rob Murphy (Northwestern)

1140-1200

NIH Center for Scientific Review ‘Tips for Applicants’ and ‘Peer Review Revealed’ videos

1200-1230

Discussion and questions from LMIC junior investigators posed to NIH sponsors and US senior investigators

All

1230-1330

Group lunch at Sunbird Capital Hotel

Afternoon

Scientific session: lymphoma, liver cancer, cancer epidemiology

Presenter

1330-1345

Framing the discussion: what are key questions for lymphoma and liver cancer in LMICs?

Satish Gopal (UNC), Greg Kirk (Hopkins)

1345-1410

HIV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma in Uganda

Sara Nsimbirwa (Uganda-Hopkins)

1410-1435

Hepatic fibrosis in HIV-infected individuals in Uganda

Clara Wekesa (Uganda-Hopkins)

1435-1500

Survival after HIV-associated cancer diagnosis in Malawi: results from a probabilistic linkage study

Steady Chasimpha (Malawi-UNC)

1500-1530

Tea break

1530-1555

Methodologic issues arising during probabilistic HIV-cancer data linkages in Malawi

Marie-Josèphe Horner (Malawi-UNC)

1555-1620

Mature outcomes for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with and without HIV in Malawi

Matt Painschab (Malawi-UNC)

1620-1645

Title TBD (NHL)

Abrahams Omoding (Uganda-Fred Hutch)

1645-1700

Wrap-up questions and discussion

All

1800-2000

Group dinner at Sunbird Capital Hotel

 


 

DAY 2 Thursday 26 Apr 2018

Morning

Scientific session: cervical cancer, anal cancer

Presenter

0800-0830

Registration and arrival

0830-0835

Welcome and logistics

Satish Gopal (UNC)

0835-0850

Framing the discussion: what are key questions for cervical cancer in LMICs?

Darron Brown (IU)

0850-0915

Norms and beliefs related to cervical cancer screening among women aged 25-49 in Botswana

Bramuel Koyabe (Botswana-Penn)

0915-0940

Knowledge of cervical cancer and acceptability of prevention strategies among HPV vaccinated and non-vaccinated adolescents in Eldoret, Kenya

Anisa Mburu (Kenya-IU)

0940-1005

Safety and acceptability of a community-based screen-and-treat strategy of cervical cancer prevention in rural Lilongwe

Lameck Chinula (Malawi-UNC)

1005-1030

Reducing loss to follow-up in a multi-visit cervical cancer management program of HIV+ and HIV- women in western Kenya.

Stephen Kiptoo (Kenya-IU)

1030-1100

Tea break

1100-1125

The impact of VIA screening and treatment with cryotherapy or LEEP in patients with HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Omenge Orang’o (Kenya-IU)

1125-1150

Clinical predictors of CIN2/3 in HIV-infected women undergoing treatment in Botswana

Doreen Ramogola-Masire (Botswana-Penn)

1150-1215

Modifiable factors predicting persistence of oncogenic HPV and cervical dysplasia in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected Kenyan women

Philip Tonui (Kenya-IU)

1215-1230

Wrap-up questions and discussion

All

1230-1330

Group lunch at Sunbird Capital Hotel

 

Afternoon

Scientific session: cervical cancer, anal cancer

Presenter

1330-1335

Reconvening

Satish Gopal (UNC)

1335-1400

Identification of differential expression of host genes in cervical cancer

Mohan Narasimhamurthy (Botswana-Penn)

1400-1425

Performance of Sacace HPV Genotypes 14 Real-TM Quant and careHPV against Linear Array in Human Papilloma Virus Subtype Detection During Cervical Cancer Screening in Western Kenya

Titus Maina (Kenya-IU)

1425-1450

HPV distribution within a prospective cervical cancer cohort in Botswana

Leabaneng Tawe (Botswana-Penn)

1450-1515

Anal and penile HPV among MSM in Rwanda

Jean Sinayobye (Rwanda-Einstein)

1515-1545

Tea break

1545-1610

Title TBD

Gad Murenzi (Rwanda-Einstein)

1610-1635

Title TBD

Miriam Nakalembe (Uganda-UCSF)

1635-1700

Title TBD

Crispin Kahesa (Tanzania-Nebraska)

1700-1725

Title TBD

Noleb Mugisha (Uganda-Fred Hutch)

1725-1740

Presentation of Botswana-Kenya inter-U54 pilot project

Nicola Zetola (Penn)

1740-1755

Presentation of Kenya-Rwanda inter-U54 pilot project

Omenge Orang’o (Kenya-IU)

1755-1810

Wrap-up questions and discussion

All

1830-2030

Group dinner at UNC Project-Malawi

 

 




DAY 3 Friday 27 Apr 2018

Morning

Kaposi sarcoma scientific session

Presenter

0800-0830

Registration and arrival

0830-0835

Welcome and logistics

Satish Gopal (UNC)

0835-0850

Framing the discussion: what are key questions for Kaposi sarcoma in LMICs?

Tom Uldrick (Fred Hutch)

0850-0915

Spectrum of KSHV-associated lymphoproliferative disorders in Malawi

Tamiwe Tomoka (Malawi-UNC)

0915-0940

Title TBD

Helen Byakwaga (Uganda-UCSF)

0940-1005

Title TBD

Joe Gumulira (Malawi-UNC)

1005-1030

Title TBD

Miram Laker (Uganda-UCSF)

1030-1100

Tea break

1100-1125

Title TBD

Julius Mwaiselage (Tanzania-Nebraska)

1125-1150

Title TBD

Fred Okuku (Uganda-Fred Hutch)

1150-1215

Title TBD

Aggrey Semeere (Uganda-UCSF)

1215-1230

Presentation of Tanzania-Uganda inter-U54 pilot project

Warren Phipps (Fred Hutch)

1230-1245

Wrap-up questions and discussion

All

1245-1345

Group lunch at Sunbird Capital Hotel

 

Afternoon

Regional environment, collaboration, and the future

Presenter/Moderator

1345-1400

DAIDS network activities in LMICs

Mina Hosseinipour (UNC)

1400-1415

IeDEA epidemiologic studies in LMICs

Jeff Martin (UCSF)

1415-1430

AIDS Malignancy Consortium activities in LMICs

Dirk Dittmer (UNC)

1430-1445

NCI Center for Global Health activities in LMICs

Tom Gross (NCI)

1445-1500

HIV care/implementation landscape in LMICs

Sam Phiri (Lighthouse)

1500-1515

Wrap-up questions and discussion

All

1515-1545

Tea break

1545-1715

Open discussion:

§ How can we facilitate inter-U54 collaboration?

§ How can we facilitate interaction between the U54 network and other regional initiatives?

§ What should competitive renewal of current 1st cohort of U54 consortia look like?

Geraldina Dominguez (NCI), Johnan Kaleeba (NCI) and All

1715-1730

Meeting conclusion

Sam Phiri (Lighthouse), Satish Gopal (UNC)

1800-2000

Group dinner at location TBD

 

Saturday 28 Apr 2017: Optional trip to Lake Malawi for those wishing to stay 1 extra day +/- 1 extra night? If sufficient interest, UNC can possibly organize group travel at individual participants’ expense.

 

Malawi Cancer Consortium