The Asia Cohort Consortium

ACC Meetings

March 2015 Meeting in Seoul, Korea

Please join us in Seoul for the Asia Cohort Consortium Meeting March 19-20, 2015

Meeting Overview:

The purpose of this meeting is to update members on ACC developments, including cohort progress and cross-cohort activities, and discuss advances in the field which further the ACC mission.


Please fill out the online registration form.

Anyone who is interested in the ACC meeting and its projects is welcome to attend.

Call for Project Proposals:

We invite new project proposals to be considered at our March 2015 meeting. Submitted proposals will be sent to the Executive Committee (EC) for initial review, and the ones that are deemed scientifically sound will be slated for review at the General Membership Meeting. For more details on proposal submission, please click here

Proposals that do not follow this format will be returned to the author for resubmission.

Project proposals should be emailed to the Coordinating Center by February 1, 2015.

Meeting Details: 

All meetings will be held at: 

 Seoul National University Cancer Research Institute (
    103 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-799, Korea.
    Tel: +82-2-740-8332/8508

Map of Area around ACC meeting site

Public transportation information from Incheon Int'l Airport to SNU Cancer Research Institute

Meeting Program: 


Thursday, March 19 Meeting






09:00 – 09:30

Welcome: Registration & Coffee


09:30 – 09:40


Daehee Kang

Manami Inoue




09:40 – 10:20

Updates on current ACC projects

Moderator: Wei Zheng


Diabetes and cancer risk

Yu Chen


Coffee and tea consumption and cancer incidence and  mortality

Jung Eun Lee

10:20 – 10:50

Alcohol and cancer (Skype presentation)

Paolo Boffetta

10:50 – 11:00

Coffee break





11:00 – 12:00

Proposal session (I)

Moderator: Daehee Kang


Establishment of International Colorectal Cancer Consortium

Aung Ko Win


Genetics and Colorectal Cancer: Lessons from the Colon CFR

Aung Ko Win


Associations of Medical Conditions with Pancreatic Cancer Risk: A Pooled Analysis of ACC

Yingsong Lin


BMI and gastric cancer incidence

Sue K Park

12:00 – 12:05

Group photo

All members

12:05 – 13:00


On site




13:00 – 14:00

Proposal session (II)

Moderator: Manami Inoue


BMI and risk of intermediate- and low-rate cancers in Asian populations (gallbladder, kidney, thyroid and ovarian cancer)

Manami Inoue


BMI and breast cancer incidence among Asian population

Chisato Nagata


Diabetes mellitus and gastric cancer risk in Asian population

Minkyo Song


Family history and gastric cancer risk in Asian population

Minkyo Song




14:00 – 14:30

Coordinating Center update


14:00 – 14:15

ACC Coordinating Center: Update of the ACC pooled data

Eiko Saito & Manami Inoue

14:15 – 14:30

ACC Data Center: Guidance on Remote Access

Eiko Saito & Issei Ezawa

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee break





15:00 – 17:30

Working Group Meetings



Tea and coffee project

Jung Eun Lee


Diabetes and cancer risk

Yu Chen




18:00 – 20:00

Group dinner

On site






Friday, March 20 Meeting




EC Meeting & City Tour


08:00 – 09:00

Executive Committee Breakfast & Meeting

Ninth Gate Grille (Westin Chosun Hotel)

10:00 – 12:00

Continued WG discussion

(Optional: City tour)





Travel Grants for Young Researchers from Developing Countries: New Contents

The organizers’ team for the upcoming ACC meeting in Seoul would like to support young researchers from developing countries for travel grants.

The condition to the support will be of two terms.

  1. The young researcher should be from developing countries
  2. He/she should submit an abstract of his/her research


The travel grant will cover his/her air ticket to the maximum of $1,000.

If the person is a candidate for the travel grant, he/she can bring the receipt of the air fare for reimbursement.

Also, JW LEE Center for Global Medicine can offer a reasonable price-range (approximately $50 per night) guesthouse near the center, which is also very close to the SNU College of Medicine.

Thus the candidates for travel grants can also apply for the guesthouse beforehand.

The contact point for the travel grant and guesthouse is Ms. Jieun Kim at JW LEE Center for Global Medicine.

Her email address is as follows:

We have only about 30 days until the Seoul meeting, so please contact Ms. Kim for the travel grant A.S.A.P.

Hotel Information: 

Click the word file for five recommended hotels with details, or excel file for more hotels near Dongdaemun and Myeong-dong area. 

Map of area around hotels 

Seoul subway map

Co-hosted by: 

JW Lee Center for Global Medicine & Health Examinees Study (HEXA)

Supported by: 

Seoul National University College of Medicine


    Hwi-Won Lee, M.D.
    Department of Preventive Medicine
    Seoul National University College of Medicine
    103 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-799, KOREA
    Tel: +82-(0)2-740-8332      Fax: +82-(0)2-747-4830

Visa Information: 

 Please email Dr Hwi-Won Lee ( for an invitation letter for your visa.

    Also please provide the following information:

  • The dates you will travel -- including any personal time
  • Your birth date (must be on the visa invitation letter)
  • Your gender (must be on the visa invitation letter)
  • More information can be found here