WICR Programs at the AACR Annual Meeting 2017

WICR Professional Advancement Session: “Intentional Yes and Graceful No: How to Take Charge of Your Career”

Saturday, April 1, 2017
1 – 2 p.m.
Independence BCDE and​ Corridor A, Grand Hyatt Washington

This session will focus on the tools many women use to take charge of their careers. The session will explore the keys to personal happiness, self-reflection, the cultivation of relationships, self-empowerment, and the ability to say no to the things that do not serve you or your career. In her TED talk, “My Year of Yes to Everything,” Shonda Rhimes talks about her deep devotion to her work and what happened when she started saying, “Yes.”

Panelists from academia and industry will share experiences and insights on how saying yes and no shaped them during the course of their careers. After the panel discussion, attendees will participate in roundtable discussion with scientist-mentors.

Session Co-chairs: 
Lori S. Friedman, PhD, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, CA
Cathrin Brisken, MD, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

WICR Council Meet and Greet

Sunday, April 2, 2017
2 - 4 p.m.
WICR Networking and Resource Center, Exhibit Hall, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Conference attendees are welcome to attend this informal Meet and Greet with members of the WICR Council. 2017 WICR Scholar Awardees will also be in attendance. Join us in congratulating these gifted scholars.

WICR Career Mentoring Session

Monday, April 3, 2017
8:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Independence A, Grand Hyatt Hotel

The WICR Career Mentoring Session has become one of the most popular Professional Advancement Sessions at the Annual Meeting. This session is designed for graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows.

Following a keynote address, attendees will meet, network and learn from many of the leading senior scientists in cancer research. Attendees participate in roundtable discussions and change tables halfway through the session if they choose. This allows for additional networking opportunities with more than one mentor. Topics will include grant writing, work/life integration, careers in industry, choosing a postdoctoral position, oral presentations, and many more.

Keynote Address: “From There to Here - A Career Roadmap, Being Brave, a 'Rhino Skin,' and Surviving Crazy Super Busy”
Caroline Dive, PhD, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, Manchester, England

WICR Networking and Resource Center

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Exhibit Hours
AACRcentral, Exhibit Hall, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Join us to network and mingle with WICR members, learn more about the opportunities available through WICR, and obtain materials from organizations focused on women in science.  Complimentary refreshments will be available. The WICR Networking and Resource Center will be open during exhibit hours.

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