The Asia Cohort Consortium

ACC Working Group Meeting in Chicago, USA, April 15, 2018

Please join us in chicago for the Asia Cohort Consortium Working Group Meeting on April 15, 2018.


Meeting Overview

The purpose of this meeting is to  discuss progress in research projects in the ACC and potential collaborations. 


Registration :

Please fill out the online registration form by March 28, 2018.New Contents

Anyone who is interested in conducting research in the ACC is welcome to attend. 


Meeting Details :


Sunday, April 15, 2018,  20:00– 22:00



Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel 

Room: Clark Room 

2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL 60616-9985
Phone: (312) 567-1234

Hotel Website:


Working Group Meeting Program : New Contents


8:00   Welcome and Introduction  Wei Zheng 
8:10 Update of ACC Coordinating Center Eiko Saito/Md. Shafiur Rahman
8:20 ACC   Project reports (5 minutes for each presentation)     
  ・Education and total and cause-specific mortality Keming Yang
  ・Tea/coffee consumption and lung cancer risk Jingjing Zhu
  ・Update of the smoking and diabetes projects Wei Zheng
  ・Status of lung cancer studies Qing Lan 
  ・Status of lymphoma/leukemia studies  Nathaniel Rothman/Bryan Bassig  
  ・Alcohol drinking and mortality/disease burden Paulo Boffetta
  ・International Liver Cancer Epidemiology Consortium (ILCEC) Paulo Boffetta
  ・Coffee consumption and endometrial cancer risk Motoki Iwasaki 
  ・Hormonal/reproductive factors and endometrial cancer risk  Motoki Iwasaki 
9:00 Lung Cancer exome sequencing project in Asians  Qiuyin Cai 
9:10 Asia Breast and Colorectal Cancer Genetic Consortia  Wei Zheng
9:20 Discussion and Closure  


Hosted by:

Prof. Wei Zheng

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Visa Information

Please email the ACC Coordinating Center ( for an invitation letter for your visa.