Programs at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016

  • MICR Forum: Provides useful tools and information to support the professional development of minority cancer researchers. Specific topics may include funding, training, mentoring, etc.

  • 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.

  • MICR Scientific Symposium: Informs the cancer research community about cancer issues related to race/ethnicity and provides a platform for minority scientists to present their work with discussion and debate.

  • 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.

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.