The Asia Cohort Consortium

ACC Meetings

September 2016 Meeting in Singapore

Please join us in Singapore for the Asia Cohort Consortium General Membership Meeting on September 28, 2016.

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 by August 28, 2016.New Contents

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

Meeting Details: 

The meeting will be held at the following location on September 28, 2016 (all day). 

Level 10 Tahir Foundation
Singapore National University 
12 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117549

Meeting Program:  

Draft ACC Program
28th September, 2016


Executive Committee Meeting


Conference Rm 2; breakfast sets


Introduction & opening remarks

Chia Kee Seng

Seminar Rm 1



Plenary Session 1 (30 mins)

Chair: Prof Chia Kee Seng

Rob V Dam

Plenary Session 2 (30 mins)

Chair: Prof Chia Kee Seng

Nat Rothman





Update of the ACC Coordinating Center

Chair: Prof Manami Inoue

Eiko Saito/Manami Inoue

Seminar Rm 1



Tea/coffee and mortality (15 mins)

Chair: Prof. Daehee Kang

Jung Eun Lee


Tea drinking and lung cancer risk/mortality (15 mins)


Chair: Prof. Daehee Kang

Xiao-Ou Shu





Lung cancer among non-smokers (15 mins)

Chair: Paolo Boffetta

Qing Lan


Smoking and physical activity (15 mins)

Chair: Paolo Boffetta

Wei Zheng


Household air pollution (15 mins)

Chair: Paolo Boffetta

Dean Hosgood


Outdoor air pollution (15 mins)

Chair: Paolo Boffetta

Roel Vermeulen



L2 foyer


BMI and gallbladder cancer risk (15 mins)

Chair: Wei Zheng

Isao Oze/his alternate

Seminar Rm 1


BMI and thyroid cancer risk (15 mins)

Chair: Wei Zheng

Aesun Shin


BMI and colorectal cancer (15 mins)


Chair: Wei Zheng

Hung Luu





Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (15 mins)

Chair: Habibul Ahsan

Bryan Bassig


Medical conditions and pancreatic cancer (15 mins)

Chair: Habibul Ahsan

Yingsong Lin



Diabetes and cancer mortality/BMI and mortality in diabetic patients (15 mins)

Chair: Habibul Ahsan

Habibul Ahsan


Birth weight, adult height and mortality (15 mins)


Chair: Habibul Ahsan

Tao Huang





Dhulikhel Heart Study (15 mins)


Chair: Manami Inoue

Rajendra Prasad Koju


Moncohort Study (15 mins)


Chair: Manami Inoue

Davaalkham Dambadarjaa






Working group meetings

Salt/salty foods and gastric cancer (15 mins)

*NEW PROJECT                         


Minkyo Song

Seminar Rm 1/Conf Rm/Meeting Rm






Call for Project Proposals:

We invite new project proposals to be considered at our September 2016 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 August 18, 2016.

Hosted by: 

Prof. Chia Kee Seng

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

National University of Singapore


Singapore International Public Health Conference

The ACC General Membership Meeting will be held as a pre-conference event to 2nd Singapore International Public Health Conference/11th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference in the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on the 29th - 30th of September. For more details on the conference, please click here


Hotel Information: 

  1. The nearest train station to the meeting venue is Kent Ridge MRT, so the closest/most convenient hotel would be Park Avenue Rochester Hotel (31 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138637).
  2. Another alternative is the Park Hotel Alexandra  (323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972)
  3. Or, if you are staying behind for the SIPHC, you can look at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663) since the event will be held there.
  4. Otherwise, do feel free to look at for other hotels closer to town if the participants would like to explore Singapore. 



   The ACC Coordinating Center
    AXA Department of Health and Human Security
    Graduate School of Medicine
    The University of Tokyo
    7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, JAPAN
    Tel: +81-(0)3-5841-3688      

Visa Information: 

Please follow the link below that will have comprehensive information on the visa requirements for non-Singaporeans visiting Singapore: