Programs and Activities: WICR at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015

WICR Professional Advancement Session

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

An exciting session which allows all participants the chance to learn about important career development skills. A panel of professionals with experience in academia and the pharmaceutical industry will provide helpful advice.

WICR Career Mentoring Session

Monday, April 20, 2015, 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

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.

AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center

The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship was established in 1998 in honor of renowned virologist and discoverer of the Friend virus, Dr. Charlotte Friend, for her pioneering research on viruses, cell differentiation and cancer. The lecture is intended to give recognition to an outstanding female or male scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.

Meet the Charlotte Friend Lecturer
Monday, April 20, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WICR Networking & Resource Center, AACRcentral, Pennsylvania Convention Center

WICR Resource Center

AACRcentral, Exhibit Hall, Pennsylvania Convention Center

In its sixth year, the WICR Resource Center will be a central location for all Annual Meeting attendees to learn about how WICR membership can be beneficial, as well as obtain materials from various organizations focused on showcasing women in science.

WICR Council Meet and Greet

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WICR Resource Center, AACRcentral, Exhibit Hall, Pennsylvania Convention Center

The WICR Meet and Greet provides an opportunity for the WICR Council to meet informally to answer questions from WICR members, as well as the general Annual Meeting attendance on issues related to award opportunities, programs sponsored by the WICR Council, and other topics of interest to attendees. All members are encouraged to attend.

Nursing Mothers' Suite

Saturday, April 18, 7:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, 6: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center

AACR-WICR is pleased to sponsor this important service, which was introduced for the first time at the AACR Annual Meeting 2008. Registrants who are nursing mothers find the privacy of the Nursing Mother's Suite a comfortable and secure environment in which to nourish and nurture their babies.       

Programs and Activities: WICR at AACR Special Conferences 

“Navigating Your Career with Confidence”
Professional Advancement Session

EORTC-NCI-AACR International Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
Supported by the Foremost Foundation

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Session Chairperson: Patricia LoRusso, DO

Navigating a Career in Cancer Research: Who am I? How did I get here? Where am I going?
Susan M. Galbraith, MBBCh,PhD, Head of Oncology Innovative Medicines, AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, England
WICR Keynote Galbraith November 2014.pdf

Career Mentoring Session

13th Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
Supported by the Foremost Foundation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Session Chairperson: Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD

Make the choice to trust your instinct and follow your own path
Abenaa M. Brewster, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
WICR Keynote Brewster Sept 30 2014.pdf