​​MEG at the Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is an extraordinary venue that fosters scientific discussions and helps build bridges across various disciplines. We encourage all meeting attendees to take advantage of the opportunities presented at the meeting to learn about the latest research in molecular epidemiology, attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise, and network with other scientists and clinicians interested in cancer research.  

The AACR Annual Meeting 2018 will be held in Chicago, Illinois, April 14-18.

MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception 

Monday, April 16, 2018; 6:30 - 8 p.m.
McCormick Place Convention Center, room to be announced

Program Topic: "Peering into Peer Review"
Chairperson: Melissa L. Bondy, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Chairperson-elect: Ellen L. Goode, PhD, MPH, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

All working group members and annual meeting registrants are cordially invited to attend this Town Meeting and Reception. The featured program on "Peering into Peer Review" includes presentations by Drs. Julie R. Palmer (Boston University, Slone Epidemiology Center) and Leah E. Mechanic (National Cancer Institute). Additionally, Nigel T. Brockton, PhD, director of research, American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), will present "Diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer: a global perspective" from the WCRF/AICR Third Expert Report – 10 years of progress. Attendees will learn about these and other important MEG initiatives, meet members of the working group and steering committee, as well as the newest MEG Scholar-in-Training Award recipients, in addition to learning more about joining the MEG Working Group. A networking reception will follow.

MEG Special Networking Session with Early-career Researchers

"Early Career Research Opportunities"
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1:15 - 2 p.m.; Exhibit Hall A, AACRcentral Amphitheater, Booth #2312
This informal open-discussion session provides an opportunity for early-career investigators to interact with professionals from the AACR; the ACS; and the NCI who will provide guidance and advice, particularly in the field of molecular epidemiology. Plan to attend and join the stimulating and informative discussion.

Award Lecture
27th Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for
Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
McCormick Place Convention Center, room to be announced
Recipient and Lecture Topic to be announced

See other MEG-related sessions in the AACR Annual Meeting online planner, when available. Please note that this list may not be all-inclusive of the epidemiology-related sessions offered.

Visit the AACR Annual Meeting homepage for more information and to access the online planner, when available.