Dr. VirgoDr. Katherine S. Virgo, Executive Vice President

Dr. Virgo is Executive Vice President of the International Atlantic Economic Society. She has served the Society in numerous roles over the past 35 years beginning in 1978 as Assistant Coordinator and there for many years as Executive Administrator. From 1993-2012, she also served as Associate Editor of the Atlantic Economic Journal and from 1995-2012 as Deputy Editor of International Advances in Economic Research. She currently serves as Managing Editor of the Atlantic Economic Journal and Editor-in-Chief of International Advances in Economic Research. Dr. Virgo is also an Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Previous recent positions include: Managing Director, Health Services Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia; Professor, Department of Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center; and Statistician, Surgical Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Virgo obtained her B.S. in business administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Illinois in 1981, her M.B.A from the same university in 1983, and her Ph.D. in health services research specializing in economics and health care administration from Saint Louis University in 1991. Dr. Virgo’s research over the past two decades has been primarily in the cancer field focusing on surgical outcomes, clinical guideline development, secondary prevention, economic analysis, and health services utilization. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, eight book chapters, and co-edited three books, Cancer Patient Follow up, The Bionic Human: Health Promotion for People with Implanted Prosthetic Devices, and Patient Surveillance After Cancer Treatment. 

Dr. Virgo previously served as a member of the Health Services Committee (HSC) of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the committee responsible for writing evidence-based guidelines for cancer care practice. Dr. Virgo was involved in the updating of the ASCO colorectal cancer surveillance guidelines, the development of recommendations for the management of androgen sensitive metastatic, recurrent, or progressive prostate cancer, and a clinical evidence review regarding cardiopulmonary late effects and the ongoing care of adult cancer survivors. She is currently a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Expert Panel on Treatment of Androgen Sensitive and Androgen Independent Prostate Cancer. In June 2017, she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.



Demi Miller, Journals & Membership Coordinator

Demi received her Bachelor’s of Arts in English degree from the University of Georgia. In college, she volunteered as a student mentor in UGA’s Writing Center to help fellow students with their writing skills. She enjoys creative writing, reading, and hiking with her dog, Cooper. In the future, she hopes to publish a novel. 






Juan G. Fonseca, Marketing & Website Coordinator

Juan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies – Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master’s degree in Media Production from the University of the Arts London. While completing his Bachelor’s degree, Juan, obtained the Epley Certificate in International Public Relations from UNC Charlotte at Regents College London. Additionally, while studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa he held apprenticeships at both GQ and Men’s Health Magazines. In his spare time Juan enjoys spending time with his family and beloved pets.


Daphne Ikola, Conference Assistant

Daphne received her Bachelor of Arts in Film & Video with a minor in Sociology from Georgia State University. She also obtained certification in Digital Media Marketing from General Assembly.  While in college she spent time volunteering and giving back to her community. She enjoyed going on community service trips to New Orleans, LA to help tutor and mentor students. She has a passion for video editing, branding, event planning, and children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with family & friends. Daphne plans to have a non-profit herself one day to teach and mentor young girls on skills in the media & entertainment industry.

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