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CICR at the Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is an extraordinary venue that fosters scientific discussions and helps build bridges across various disciplines. All annual meeting attendees are encouraged to capitalize on the opportunities during the meeting to learn about the latest breakthroughs in chemistry in cancer research, and network with other scientists and clinicians interested in the field, as well as to attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise. 

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

These CICR events were scheduled during the Annual Meeting:

CICR Town Meeting and Networking Reception  

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (immediately followed the New Drugs on the Horizon session)
McCormick Place Convention Center-South, Room S104
See photos from the Town Hall Meeting and Reception

Chairperson: Melissa M. Vasbinder, PhD, Ribon Therapeutics, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts
Chairperson-elect: Julian Blagg, DPhil, Institute of Cancer Research, London, United Kingdom

The Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group (CICR) brings together cancer-focused scientists in chemistry and chemistry-related fields to discuss the present status and future promise of chemistry in the advancement of the prevention and cure of cancer. All CICR members were encouraged to attend and all interested annual meeting registrants were also cordially invited. Attendees were updated on CICR events and the CICR Quarterly Newsletter, and had the opportunity to raise questions and contribute ideas to help shape future CICR initiatives. Guests also learned about CICR membership, met the members of the steering committee, and connected with colleagues at a networking reception that followed the program.

Award Lecture

12th Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research (generously supported by Piramal Pharma Solutions)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 3-3:45 p.m.
McCormick Place Convention Center-South, Room S404
Recipient: John A. Katzenellenbogen, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
Lecture Topic: Nuclear receptors, PET imaging, and advances in understanding therapy resistance in breast and prostate cancers

Educational Sessions

(all held at the McCormick Place Convention Center)

From Chemistry to the Clinic: Chemical Probes for Identifying and Validating Drug Targets
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8 - 10 a.m., McCormick Place-South, Room S103 (Level 1)
 
From Chemistry to the Clinic: Lead Optimization in Cancer Drug Discovery
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10 a.m. - noon, McCormick Place-South, Room S103 (Level 1)

From Chemistry to the Clinic: Approaches to Drug Design for Neuro-Oncology
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1 - 3 p.m., McCormick Place-South, Room S103 (Level 1)

Drug Development Track Special Session

(held at the McCormick Place Convention Center)

New Drugs on the Horizon 1
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1 - 3 p.m., McCormick Place-South, Room S103 (Level 1)

New Drugs on the Horizon 2
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3 - 5 p.m., McCormick Place-South, Room S103 (Level 1)

For all CICR-related sessions listed in the AACR Annual Meeting online planner, see here. Please note that this list may not be all-inclusive of the chemistry-related sessions offered.

Visit the AACR Annual Meeting homepage for more logistical information. To access the all-sessions online planner, see here.