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 2017 will be held in Washington, DC, April 1-5.

MEG Town Hall Meeting and Reception 

Monday, April 3, 2017
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Marriott Marquis, Independence Room EFGH

All working group members and annual meeting registrants are cordially invited to attend this Town Meeting and Reception. The program will feature Robert T. Croyle, PhD, Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI, who will speak on "New Initiatives and Updates from the NCI." Additionally, Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD, professor of epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, and editor-in-chief of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP), will provide an update on this exciting journal. Come 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 Sessions with early-career researchers, Pts. 1 and 2

See programs here.

Part 1: Meet the MEG Leadership!
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 1:15-1:45 p.m.
AACRcentral Amphitheater, Exhibit Hall A, Booth #1125

This informal open-discussion session will provide an opportunity for early-career researchers to interact with the leaders of the MEG Working Group, experts in molecular epidemiology, to learn more about this important discipline.

Part 2: Meet the MEG Experts!
Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:30-6:15 p.m. (just prior to the MEG Town Hall)
Marriott Marquis, Treasury Room

In this second part of the networking session, early-career researchers will have the opportunity to meet and interact with leading MEG experts on a personal basis. All are invited to this exciting session to ask questions and receive advice from epidemiologists with vast experience. Topics to be addressed are: Job Opportunities in Industry; Working in Academia; Working in Consortia; Negotiations: what to consider and strategies to optimize; and Advice from the NCI on grant (including training grant) applications. Don't miss this valuable session!

Award Lecture
26th Annual AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Excellence in
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Third Level, Ballroom C
Recipient: Mier J. Stampfer, MD, Associate Director, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Lecture: Decline in prostate cancer rates - bad news?

MEG members, remember to retrieve your working group ribbon in the registration area.

See other MEG-related sessions here in the AACR Annual Meeting online planner. Please note that this list is updated in real-time and 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.