Programs at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016

MICR Council Meet and Greet: 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.

Meet and Greet
Sunday, April 17, 2016
1:30 – 3 p.m.
AACRcentral, MICR Networking and Resource Center, Exhibit Halls G-J, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

MICR Forum: This forum will address this trend and provide attendees with the necessary information about trends in non-laboratory careers, the skill sets necessary for these careers, and resources that will be helpful in evaluating prospective opportunities.

“Careers Beyond Academia”
Monday, April 18, 2016
9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Room 388, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

MICR Meet the NCI: Provides an opportunity for MICR members and Annual Meeting attendees to meet informally to answer questions from the director and staff on topics such as: Funding Opportunities - Disparities Research and Diversity Training, Disparities Research Initiatives, Diversity Training Programs, and more.

Meet and Greet
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
AACRcentral, MICR Networking and Resource Center, Exhibit Halls G-J, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

MICR Professional Advancement Roundtable: Designed for investigators at all levels, but particularly early-career investigators, to explore career options and issues affecting professional advancement and development through small informal discussions with senior researchers.

“Navigating the Road to a Successful Career in Cancer Research”
Monday, April 18, 2016
6:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Grand Salon B, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

MICR Scientific Symposium: The purpose of this session is to address recent advances in the identification of modifiers of cancer risk based on genetic ancestry, the environment, or both. Presenters will discuss the impact of ethnic specific modifiers of cancer risk and outcome disparities.

“Ethnic Specific Modifiers of Cancer Risk’’
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Room 383, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

MICR Town Meeting: 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.

Town Meeting
Monday, April 18, 2016
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Chart Ballroom, Hilton Riverside New Orleans


Professional Development

  • 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.