Exploring the intersection of data visualization and cancer.
Sep 2020
A series of virtual events organized by the National Cancer Institute.
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Data are only as useful as the insights we can glean from them.

How might recent advances in interactive media and data visualization help illuminate and solve pertinent challenges in cancer research?
Register for the Cancer+Viz EXPO to help the community generate interesting ideas at the intersection of the two fields and enjoy a chance to network with experts from both fields.
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To register, simply join KIStorm & upload a short presentation of your work.
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submission deadline extended until friday SEP 18th noon eT.

Data Viz

Data Visualization & Interactive Media are experiencing an exciting renaissance — VR, AR, interactive modeling, and more. What exciting opportunities exist for new collaborations of visualization experts and cancer researchers?

Cancer research

The field enjoys an influx of new imaging technologies and data analysis methods. Could there be synergies with new Interactive Media tech?

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Microlab 1

90MIN • AUG 31

Microlab 3

90MIN • SEP 2

Microlab 2

90MIN • SEP 1

Microlab 4

90MIN • SEP 4

POSTER SESSION

ASYNCHRONOUS • SEP 21-23

2-DAY EXPO

10 AM - 6 PM ET • SEP 24 & 25

PROGRAM DETAILS

Each 90-minute microlab starts with an inspiring conversation between thought leaders from the Cancer Moonshot and creative visualization experts, followed by an opportunity to engage new colleagues from other fields in a fascinating discussion on the frontiers of cancer data visualization.

Please register to each session that interests you separately.

MICROLAB 1

AUG 31 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
Tracy Fullerton
Director of USC Game Innovation Lab, pursuing experimental design of games in cultural realms including art, science, politics, and learning.
Corrie Painter
Patient advocate and research scientist at the Broad Institute; directs Count Me In, partnering researchers with patients to speed cancer discoveries.
Tracy & Corrie discussed how using games + data can stimulate empathy, build fairer understanding, and empower patients.  Watch their talks & dialogue below starting at around 10 minutes.

MICROLAB 2

SEP 1 | 2:30pm - 4pm ET
Joe Gray
Director, OHSU Spatial Systems Biomedicine, creating a multi-scale tumor atlas and using systems analysis of extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting cancer.
Sabrina Culyba
An independent designer with experience spanning animatronics to theme park rides, virtual/augmented reality, and transformational games.
Joe & Sabrina explored the themes of using game interfaces and mechanics to research Cancer. Could non-experts be engaged in the search? Watch their talks & dialogue below starting at around 15 minutes.

MICROLAB 3

SEP 2 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET
Nils Gehlenborg
Harvard professor integrating visual and computational approaches to support sense-making of biology and reproducible collaborative research across epigenomics and genomics.
Kunle Odunsi
Physician scientist and co-leader of Roswell Park Cancer Center’s Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program, advancing diagnostics and treatments for gynecological cancer patients.
Nils & Kunle explored the perils of visualising cancer data, and asked if expert visualisation tools need to be so complex to use. Watch their talks & dialogue below starting at around 16 minutes.

MICROLAB 4

SEP 4 | 11:30am - 1pm ET
Lindsay Grace
Knight Chair of interactive media at the University of Miami School of Communication, exploring social impact through design.
Karen Emmons
National Academy member and Director of Harvard’s Community Engagement Program employing interdisciplinary approaches to reducing cancer risk and health disparities.
Lindsay & Karen had a fascinating encounter, talking about preventative care, its complexity, efficacy, and its potential gamification. Watch their talks & dialogue below starting at around 15 minutes.

MICROLAB 5

SEP 9 | 12:00 - 1:30PM ET
Jeremy Kriegel
User Experience (UX) Director at Audible, Inc. and former UX lead at the Broad Institute, bringing interaction design to open source platforms for big data analysis.
Crystal Mackall
Physician scientist leading Stanford University’s internationally-recognized translational immuno-oncology research program, focused especially on pediatric cancers.
Jeremy & Crystal talked, amongst other things, about themes of data accessibility, data sharing and how ease of use can contribute to better medical services. Watch their talks & dialogue below starting at around 15 minutes.

POSTER SESSION / RECORDED LIGHTNING TALKS

ASYNCHRONOUS • SEP 21-23
What are the exciting viz techniques?
What are the data challenges in cancer?
Submit your Lightning Talk video with optional companion materials and enjoy submissions from your peers across data visualization & cancer.
Participant-led meetings

2-DAY EXPO

10am - 6pm ET • SEP 24 & 25
Collaborate with your peers on how to apply data viz to cancer challenges.
Join us for an interactive symposium debriefing where we’ll explore the insights and get a chance to meet and connect with experts from both industries.
Submit A Lightning Talk & Join The Expo

submission deadline extended until friday SEP 18th noon eT.

EXPO BREAKDOWN

Asynchronous TALK GALLERY

Mon Sep 21 - Wed Sep 23

Lightning Talk Festival (browsing talks at your leisure)

DAY 01 • THURSDAY SEP 24

Thur Sep 24 - Morning Session

Poster Zoom Room Browsing. Visit the folks who made the Lightning Talks & have one-on-one Conversations

Thur Sep 24 - Afternoon Session

More One-on-one's & Enumerating Possible Research Theme Questions

DAY 02 • FRIDAY SEP 25

Fri Sep 25 - Morning Session

Group Work on Research Theme Questions

Fri Sep 25 - Afternoon Session

More Group Work & Identifying Research Themes

WHO’S GONNA BE THERE?

We’re looking forward to welcoming experts from...

Cancer Research, Data Visualization, Patient Engagement, Interactive Media, Systems Biology,  AR/VR, Game Development, Interactive storytelling, Clinical Practice, Imaging, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Graphics Research, User Experience, and more.

JOIN US IN SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CANCER DATA VISUALIZATION.

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