​​​13th Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition

The 13th Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition (USCPC) will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, during the AACR Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. This session will bring together undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students to address educational pathways, explore career options in the cancer field, and compete for prizes while presenting their research. 

Learn about the 2017 USCPC winners who presented their posters during the 12th Annual USCPC in Washington, D.C.

Registration for the 13th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition

Registration for the 13th Annual USCPC in now OPEN. All eligible students wishing to attend the session and/or compete in this poster competition must complete and submit a USCPC Registration through myAACR. To register please follow these steps:

  1. Log-in to myAACR. You do not have to be an AACR member to create a myAACR account.
  2. At the top of the page Click on Abstracts.
  3. Once you are taken to the submission portal, click on My Activity Submissions.
  4. At the bottom of the page click on View All Activities.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition.

Deadline for registration is February 26, 2018. Please email with any questions.


Full-time undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students are invited to attend and may also submit an abstract for poster presentation during this special program. (Submission of an abstract for the poster competition is not required to attend this program.)

Poster Competition

All attendees at this session may choose to enter the poster competition. This is a special poster session for students and there is a separate abstract submission process. Students are welcome to present abstracts that will also be presented elsewhere at the meeting. We are happy to accept all cancer or cancer-related abstracts from undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students.

Poster competition winners will be awarded the Margaret Foti Foundation Undergraduate Prizes for Cancer Research. First prize consists of $1,500 for participation in the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Second ($300) and third place ($200) prizes will also be awarded, as well as Meritorious Honors for the top 10 posters, and a People's Choice Award. Prizes are judged by AACR member scientists.