CINCINNATI—Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, chair of the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) environmental health department, has been appointed to the technical planning committee for the 2007 research conference of the U.S. Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP).
The inaugural conference—known as IMPaCT: Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today—will bring together about 1,000 leading scientists and prostate cancer advocates from across the world to exchange ideas and explore new avenues that have potential to advance prostate cancer research.
The conference will take place in September 2007 during prostate cancer awareness month. A location is yet to be determined.
As a member of the 19-person committee, Ho will help design and implement all aspects of the conference, including selecting speakers and developing individual group sessions and educational workshops.
"The PCRP has had great success funding high-impact research that addresses health disparities and trains the next generation of prostate cancer researchers,” say Ho. "I’m thrilled to be part of the team.”