MICR Programs at the Ninth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

MICR Professional Advancement Session

Designed for investigators at all levels, this session focuses on issues affecting career advancement and development. This session is free, but requires preregistration. Registration for this session will open in September 2016.

"Launching Towards Equity: The Role of Young Investigators in the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative"

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Las Olas Ballroom
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This Professional Advancement Session will focus on the role of young investigators in the oncoming National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. With an emphasis on increasing access and advancing equity in cancer research and treatment, we invite you to participate in this session featuring talks and a panel discussion from leading experts in the field. Lunch will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

Featured Speakers

Christopher S. Lathan, MD, Session Co-chairperson
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP
Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel Cancer Ctr.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Laura Fejerman, PhD
Berkeley, California

Brian M. Rivers, PhD, Session Co-chairperson
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

MICR Council Meet & Greet

Attendees of the upcoming Ninth Annual AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities are invited to meet informally with member of the MICR Council to network, chat, and discuss upcoming MICR initiatives. Join us for this popular event.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Las Olas Foyer
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

MICR Networking and Resource Center

All MICR members and conference registrants interested in learning about MICR membership and activities are encouraged to visit the MICR Networking and Resource Center. The center will provide meeting attendees with a comfortable environment in which to network one-on-one and in small groups. Please visit the Networking and Resource Center for a quiet space, a snack, or to learn more about MICR.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 28, 9 a.m. - noon
Las Olas Foyer
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

MICR Professional Development Programming at the AACR Annual Meeting and Special Conferences

  • Professional Advancement Sessions: Minorities in Cancer Research-organized professional advancement sessions take place at AACR meetings and conferences and provide a forum in which students, postdocs, and junior faculty can discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior established scientists.

  • AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series: This series brings together leading researchers who present the latest developments in cancer research to students and faculty at minority-serving institutions. These lectures are intended to inspire these young minority students and educators to pursue cancer research.

  • AACR-MICR MSI Faculty - Cancer Center Collaboratives: This program matches AACR Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awardees with excellent cancer scientist mentors who are based at National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers or Comprehensive Cancer Centers.