TCRN Year 2 Face to Face Meeting - October 2014

Presentation slides and meeting notes

The TIES Cancer Research Network Face-To-Face Meeting was held at University of Pennsylvania on October 29, 2014, and provided a forum for interaction among Cancer Centers adopting and deploying TIES and collaborating through TCRN. More than 20 cancer center faculty and staff were present representing University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Augusta University Cancer Center and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Sessions included site updates from each cancer center, presentations from pilot projects seeking to use TCRN, the future of the TIES system, and Y2 project planning.  For more information see the meeting agenda and meeting notes below.



Rebecca Jacobson
Waqas Amin
Mike Becich
Girish Chavan
Elizabeth Legowski
Kevin Mitchell
Eugene Tseytlin


Aniruddha Ganguly


Mike Feldman
Nate DiGiorgio
Tara McSherry
JoEllen Weaver


Carmelo Gaudioso
Monica Murphy



Roni Bollag
Jennifer Irons Carrick
Rahil Khan
Nita Maihle
Sameera Qureshi

Agenda and Presentations

Welcome (Welcome SlidesSite Updates Slides)

8:00 – 8:15 Goals for the Meeting, Overall Summary of Progress in Y1; Y2 Project Plan (Crowley-Jacobson)
08:15 – 08:30 University of Pittsburgh Update (Crowley-Jacobson)
08:30 – 09:00 University of Pennsylvania Update (Feldman)
09:00 – 09:30 Augusta University (Bollag)
09:30 – 10:00 Roswell-Park Cancer Institute (Gaudioso)
10:00 – 10:30 Demonstration of Multi-Site Search;Discussion (Chavan and Crowley-Jacobson)
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:15 Policies and Processes Subcommittee ~ Completed Work and Next Steps (Crowley-Jacobson, Bollag, Weaver, Murphy)

Pilot Projects (Pilot Projects Slides)

11:15 – 12:00 National Mesothelioma Virtual Brank (Amin)
12:00 – 12:15 Other emerging pilot projects (Feldman, Crowley-Jacobson)
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch

Other Uses of TIES/Future of TIES (Future of TIES Slides)

12:45 – 01:15 TIES Radiology at University of Pittsburgh (Legowski and Crowley-Jacobson)
1:15 – 1:30 Cancer Deep Phenotyping (Mitchell and Crowley-Jacobson)
1:30 – 2:00 EMR corpus Deep Phenotyping (Feldman)

Year 2 Development Projects (Year 2 Planning Slides)

2:00 – 2:30 Whole Slide Imaging inside TIES (Tseytlin)
2:30 – 3:00 Paraffin Archive (Chavan)
3:00 – 3:30 Prioritization of current feature requests (Chavan)

Wrap Up

3:30 – 4:00 Y2 Project Plan, Action Items and Wrap Up (Crowley-Jacobson)

Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes