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MICR Programs at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017 

MICR Council Meet and Greet

Sunday, April 2, 2017
2 – 4 p.m.
AACRcentral, MICR Networking and Resource Center, Exhibit Halls, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Provides an opportunity for the MICR Council to meet informally to answer questions from MICR members, as well as the general Annual Meeting attendee on issues related to award opportunities, programs sponsored by the MICR Council, and other topics of interest to attendees.

MICR Forum: "Academic Relevance: Mission Driven Career"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
3 – 5 p.m.
Room 140, Level 1, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

This session will allow attendees to learn about and discuss the process of developing a career in academia and beyond that is BOTH translational and transformative. Presenters will discuss how to respond to the changing landscape of cancer research including cancer research health inequities and the role of researchers, clinicians, and health administrators. This forum will provide attendees with best practices to support a mission driven career that is rooted in strong scientific evidence leading to academic relevance.

MICR Professional Advancement Roundtable: "Navigating the Road to a Successful Career in Cancer Research"

Monday, April 3, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Independence Ballroom A, Level 5B, Grand Hyatt Washington

Designed for investigators at all levels, but particularly early-career investigators, this session aims to explore career options and issues affecting professional advancement and development through small informal discussions with senior researchers. The session will feature two rounds of roundtable discussion led by senior scientists.

MICR Scientific Symposium: "The Role of Diverse Populations in Precision Medicine"

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Room 206, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Precision medicine is a reality. Biospecimens from cancer patients are being scrutinized to find specific markers of recurrence or prognosis. There are available treatments specifically tailored to individuals with tumors exhibiting actionable mutation profiles or predictive gene expression signatures. Precision medicine has been impactful and is influencing health care daily. This session will focus on the need for research to be more broad and inclusive of diverse populations in order to provide equitable benefits of precision medicine for all communities or there will be potential for increasing cancer disparities.

MICR Town Meeting

Monday, April 3, 2017
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Constitution Ballroom C-E, Level 3B, Grand Hyatt Washington

Provides an opportunity for the MICR Council to present its members, agenda, and programs to AACR members and Annual Meeting participants. This meeting gives participants a chance to share ideas, voice concerns, and express views on a variety of related topics.

AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awards in Cancer Research

The AACR is proud to administer the Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awards in Cancer Research program. These awards are offered to full-time faculty members of minority-serving institutions to increase the scientific knowledge base of faculty members at minority-serving institutions, and to encourage them and their students to pursue careers in cancer research. Twenty awards will be issued for participation in the AACR Annual Meeting 2017.

AACR Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research

The AACR Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research program first began in 1985. Each year since then, these awards have been offered to eligible minority scientists wishing to participate in the Annual Meetings of the American Association for Cancer Research. The awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and to increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research. Twenty awards will be issued for participation in the AACR Annual Meeting 2017.

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