The idea for Open Education Resources for Cancer (OERC) came up in a conversation between Dr. Lawrence Lessin and Anil Srivastava last year. This was further developed in a subsequent meeting with Mike Smith of Hewlett Foundation and Raj Shah of Capital Technology Information Services, Inc. (CTIS) followed by a conference call/meeting with Mike Smith, Dr. Larry Lessin and following colleagues participated:
Marshall Smith, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Larry Lessin, then Medical Director at Washington Cancer Institute
Ian Magrath, President of International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research
Thomas Mampilly Fogarty International Center
Aron Primack Fogarty International Center
Brian Foley, Interim Provost Northern Virginia Community College Medical education Campus
After considerable consultation a day long planning meeting was held in Chicago on 29th May 2008 as ancillary to the 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting attended by the following persons.
Gracemarie Bricalli, European Society for Medical Oncology
Norman Coleman, Director of Outreach, Cancer Expert Corps (CEC), National Cancer Institute
Leslie Derr, caBIG: Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid program of the National Cancer Institute
Joe Harford, Office of International Affairs of the National Cancer Institute
Svetlana Jezdic European Society for Medical Oncology
Larry Lessin, Washington Cancer Institute
Ian Magrath, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research
Anil Srivastava i-Bharti Health Foundation
Stephan K. Thieringer Giunti Labs
Vic Vuchic William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Drs. Dianne Kaseman and Kusuma Cunningham part of the OERC team but were not able to attend the above meetings.
NB: All institutional affiliation are shown for purpose of identification and do not necessarily imply institutional participation.