TCRN Year 3 Face to Face Meeting - November 2016

The TIES Cancer Research Network Face to Face Meeting was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 4th, 2016, and provided a forum for interaction among cancer centers collaborating through the TCRN. More than 20 cancer center faculty and staff were present at the event. These included representatives from our four TCRN member sites – Augusta University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Pittsburgh – and the National Cancer Institute. Additionally, representatives from our new partners, Stony Brook University and Thomas Jefferson University, were in attendance. For more information, see the meeting agenda and meeting notes below.



Roni Bollag

Rahil Khan

Leyland Stone

Sameera Qureshi


Elinor Schoenfeld
David Cryille
Niranjan Balasubramanian
Joel Saltz


Rebecca Jacobson
Girish Chavan
Eugene Tseytlin
Michael Davis
Melissa Schwenk
Matthew Hanna


John Reber
Ruthie Fields


Carmelo Gaudioso
Kelly Jans
Monica Murphy
Mayur Sakethivel


Aniruddha Ganguly
Juli Klemm


Mike Feldman
Nate DiGiorgio
Tara McSherry-Hurst

Agenda and Presentations

Welcome, Introduction, and Goals (Slides)

7:30 – 8:00   Welcome; Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30   Goals for the meeting; Overall summary of Y3 accomplishments and Y4 plans

Session 1: Project Status from TCRN Partner Sites

8:30 – 9:00       University of Pennsylvania (Slides)
9:00 – 9:30       Augusta University (Slides)
9:30 – 10:00     Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Slides)
10:00 – 10:30   Thomas Jefferson University (Slides)
10:30 – 11:00   Stony Brook University (Slides)

Session 2: Y3 Theme – ITCR Grant Renewal Planning (Group) (Slides)

11:15 – 11:45     Group Discussion

Session 3: Integrating TIES and TCRN with Cancer Registry 

11:45 – 12:30    Work through contributed use cases; discuss list of data elements

Session 4: Working Lunch – Scaling TCRN to the Next Level (Slides)

12:30 – 1:30    Group Discussion

Session 5: TIES Demos (Slides)

1:30 – 2:00  Updates on Y3 releases
Manual annotations

Session 6: Year 4 Development Plans (Slides)

2:30 – 3:45   Y4 Project Plan
Discuss development needs to support new implementations and pilot projects; assign priorities
Each center will describe a list of the three MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES they most want to see in Y4 releases

Meeting Notes

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