The Asia Cohort Consortium

ACC Meetings

August 2017 Meeting in Tokyo, Japan

Please join us in Tokyo for the Asia Cohort Consortium General Membership Meeting on August 18, 2017.

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.


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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 August 18, 2017 (all day). 

Main Hall (Research Institute)
National Cancer Center Japan 
5-1-1 Tsukiji, Tokyo 104-0045, JAPAN

Meeting Program:  





Executive Committee meeting

Executive Committee


Introduction & opening remarks

Manami Inoue


Cohort updates

Cohort PIs


Update of the ACC Coordinating Center

Manami Inoue

Eiko Saito

Shafiur Rahman


Coffee break



Current ACC projects



Alcohol   and gastric cancer

Paolo   Boffetta via Skype


Smoking,   physical activity and mortality

Wei   Zheng


Medical   conditions and pancreatic cancer risk

Yingsong   Lin


Family   history and colorectal cancer

Aung   Ko Win


Sleep   duration and mortality

Thomas   Svensson


BMI   and thyroid cancer

Aesun   Shin


BMI   and gallbladder cancer

Isao   Oze


BMI,   smoking, alcohol and multiple myeloma

Tomotaka   Ugai


BMI and gastroesophageal cancer

Sue K.Park, Jieun Jiang


Lunch   Break

Seminar   Room, 1st Floor


Setting   up a prospective cohort using colorectal cancer screening test samples

Rashmi   Sinha


Lung   cancer pooling project

Xiao-Ou   Shu


The United Arab Emirates Cohort

Raghib Ali


Assessing the impact   of overweight duration and intensity on cancer risk and survival

Isabelle   Soerjomataram


Constructing Dietary Inflammatory Index in   Asia

Jeongseon Kim (to be confirmed)


Coffee   break



New proposals



Association between   cardiometabolic multi-morbidity and specific mortality

Sue   K Park, Jieun Jiang


Coffee   and tea drinking and liver cancer incidence and mortality

Jung   Eun Lee


Coffee   and tea drinking and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality

Xiao-Ou   Shu


Association   of reproductive and female hormonal factors with gallbladder cancer risk

Aesun   Shin


ACC   Terms and conditions & authorship

EC   members


General   discussion and closing remarks



Group Dinner: 

 Please join the dinner with fresh seafood and organic vegetables from Tsukiji Market. 

Time:August 18th, 2017  18:00~ (after the meeting)
Place:Tsukiji  BON MARCHE

Call for Project Proposals:

We invite new project proposals to be considered at our August 2017 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 July 18, 2017.

Hotel information:

Due to the high season, participants are requested to arrange their own accommodation well in advance. Early reservation recommended for lower rate. Please click here to find some of the recommended hotels;

Hosted by: 

Dr. Manami Inoue

Division of Cohort Consortium Research

Center for Public Health Sciences

National Cancer Center Japan



The ACC Coordinating Center

Center for Public Health Sciences

National Cancer Center Japan

5-1-1 Tsukiji, Tokyo 104-0045, JAPAN


Tel: +81-(0)3-3547-5201      


Visa Information: 

Please contact the ACC coordinating Center if you need assistance for obtaining an entry visa for Japan.