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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 2016 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting in Chicago, at The Westin Chicago River North from October 23—25.

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 Chicago!

2016 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting Program Committee

Chair: Scott M. Lippman, MD
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Howard Bailey, MD
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

Chad A. Ellis, PhD
Associate Director, Administration
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Kimberly F. Kerstann, PhD
Associate Director for Cancer Research Administration
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

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

Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
of Northwestern University

Garth Powis, PhD
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

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

Jeff A. Walker, MBA
Senior Executive Director
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute

George J. Weiner, MD
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Iowa