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The cancer centers represented by the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) form America's cancer research infrastructure and are the hubs of critical discoveries, treatment advances and improvements in patient care. AACI and the Cancer Center Administrators Forum (CCAF) jointly formulated the program for the 2017 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, at The Grand Hyatt Washington from October 15-17.

This three-day event convenes AACI cancer center directors and executive-level administrators with leaders of national cancer research and advocacy groups, industry, and government health agencies to develop solutions to common challenges and to share best practices. No other program presents information on cancer research and patient care issues as they pertain to the leaders of the nation's cancer centers and provides those leaders with a forum to discuss common issues with their peers.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) is jointly provided by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and AACI. Your participation in this national meeting helps us chart a course for AACI's work on behalf of its cancer center network. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

2017 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting Program Committee

Chair: Karen E. Knudsen, PhD
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at
Thomas Jefferson University

Gerold Bepler, MD, PhD
President & CEO
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University

Maryann Donovan, PhD, MPH
Associate Director Research Administration
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
President & CEO
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

David Gosky, MA, MBA
Associate Director, Administration & Finance
UK Markey Cancer Center

Roy A. Jensen, MD
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Eduardo Sotomayor, MD
GW Cancer Center

Barbara Duffy Stewart, MPH
Executive Director
Association of American Cancer Institutes

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

Cheryl L. Willman, MD
Director & CEO
University of New Mexico
Comprehensive Cancer Center

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