The Asia Cohort Consortium

ACC Meetings

October 26-27, 2022 General Membership Meeting (Hybrid)

Hybrid meeting in Seoul/online on October 26-27 (KST/JST) 

Meeting Overview:

ACC is going to hold a General Membership Meeting to review on-going projects, working groups and discuss new proposals. All ACC members are welcome to join and other interested parties may join if invited by an ACC member.
You can join either onsite in Seoul or online. Further details will be updated on this page as and when it's fixed.

Meeting Details: 

October 26-27, 2022 

Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University  (Please note the venue has been changed from the original message from the Coordinating Center on Aug.18.)
- Address: SNUCRI, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (03080)
- Website:

Mayplace Dongdaemun Seoul Hotel 

We are planning a concurrent hybrid meeting. The registered participants will receive the link a few days before the meeting.


Registration is available on the ACC members website.
Please register by Oct. 10.
If you are not an ACC member but invited by a member or interested in ACC activity, please contact to the Coordinating Center at for the registration.

Agenda   *updated on Oct.6

*The agenda might be updated with some minor last minute change. Please check the most updated version on this website before participating the meeting.

Day 1: Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 

Registration and coffee (9:00-9:30) 

Session 1 Welcome and project updates, Chair Wei Zheng (9:30-12:00)

a. Welcome, Daehee Kang (5 min)
b. Update from the Coordinating Center, Sarah Abe (15 min)
c. Project updates online from the US (60 minutes)

  • #44 Lung Cancer Risk Prediction Models for Asian Ever-Smokers, Xiao-Ou Shu/JJ Yang
  • #19 Solid fuel use and mortality, Dean Hosgood
  • #29 (#8,9) Salt/salty foods (DM, FH) and gastric cancer, Minkyo Song
  • #26 Reproductive aging and mortality in Asian populations, Chunyan He/Nan Lin
  • #57 Estimating the absolute and attributable risk of lung cancer in never-smokers, Qing Lan/Batel Blechter
  • #37 Coffee, tea and liver cancer, Jung Eun Lee/Hyun Jeong Cho

d. Plenary lecture: Cohort Studies of the Future, Kee Seng Chia (25 mins)
e. Discussion (30 mins)

Lunch (12:00-13:00) 

Session 2 Special lecture, SNU Chair Daehee Kang (13:00-14:00)
Open lecture: Anyone is welcome to join via zoom link below

Speaker: Dr. Richard Lee, Harvard Medical School
Title: Cancer Disparities: A Call to Action for Asian Americans
Venue: SNU/Zoom (Public) 
Zoom link:
Zoom ID: 940 2716 0764

Session 3 Project updates at SNU, Chair Kee Seng Chia (14:00-15:00)

  • #58 The Impact of Reproductive and Hormonal Factors on the Risk of Thyroid Cancer in Women Aesun Shin/Zertasha Kazmi
  • #60 Marital status transition and drinking behaviours, Mami Wakabayashi
  • #22 Cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption, and the interaction with reproductive factors on the breast cancer, Ji-Yeob Choi/Salma Nabila
  • #35 Cardiometabolic multimorbidity and mortality, Sue Park/ Sangjun Lee

Coffee break (15:00-15:15) 

Session 4 Project updates online, Chair Manami Inoue (15:15-16:30)

  • #56 Body mass index and risk of Biliary tract/Gallbladder cancers, Isao Oze
  • #43 Coffee consumption and risk of endometrial cancer, Ryoko Katagiri
  • #40 Association of reproductive and hormonal factors with ovarian cancer risk and survival, Melissa Merritt
  • #32 Outdoor air pollution and non-communicable diseases, George Downward
  • #17 Smokeless tobacco and mortality, Maki Inoue-Choi/Neal Freedman/ Eiko Saito/Yichi Chen
  • #50 Age at menarche by birth cohort in Asia, Sarah Abe/Chi Yan Leung/Hsi Lan Huang


Session 5 Conclusion, Chair Youlin Qiao (16:30-17:30)

  • Cohort update (10 mins)
    • Outcomes of Golestan Cohort Study  after 18 years Persian Cohort, Reza Malekzadeh
  • New proposals (25 mins)
    • Impact of healthy lifestyle factors on life expectancy in Asia, Kee Seng Chia/Jasper Tromp (EC approved)
    • Association of physical activity with risk of colorectal cancer modified by obesity, diabetes, and family history of colorectal cancer, Ji-Yeob Choi
    • Dietary Calcium Intake and the Risk of Colorectal Cancer, Aesun Shin 
  • Discussion 2 (20 mins)
  • Closing (5 mins)


Day 2: Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Educational lecture, Chair Aesun Shin (9:00-10:00)
Open lecture: Anyone is welcome to join via zoom link below

Speaker: Prof. Seokyung Hahn, Seoul National University
Title: Combining individual-level data from multiple cohort studies
Venue: SNU/Zoom  (public)
Zoom link:
Zoom ID: 923 8148 8911


Organizing Committee

- Chairman of the ACC: Daehee Kang, Professor
- Local Organizing Committee Chair: Aesun Shin, Professor
- Local Organizing Committee Member: Joongyub Lee, Professor, Ji-Yeob Choi, Professor, De la Torre Cisneros Katherine Alexandra, Eun Sil Yoon, Salma Nabila
- Secretariat: Tung Hoang
Please email to the Secretariat: Tung Hoang ( for an invitation letter for your visa.

General Contact: 

The ACC Coordinating Center
National Cancer Center Japan
Institute for Cancer Control
5-1-1 Tsukiji, Tokyo 104-0045, JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)3-3547-5201