American Association for Cancer Research

Programs and Activities


WICR at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014


WICR Professional Advancement Sessions

All Professional Advancement Sessions are presented at no additional charge for AACR members; non-members will be required to pay a nominal registration fee of $50 for each session. All sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration is required.

AACR-WICR is committed to the career development of early-career scientists through the professional advancement series. To that end, WICR is pleased to sponsor the following professional advancement sessions at the Annual Meeting: 

WICR Professional Advancement Session:
The Art of Engaging in a Successful Interview

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Marina Ballroom F-G, San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

An exciting session which allows all participants the chance to learn about the art of engaging in a successful interview. A panel of professionals with experience in academia and the pharmaceutical industry will provide helpful advice for interviewing in today’s competitive market, including sample interview questions, interview strategies, and the ways that interviews are changing.

WICR Career Mentoring Session

Monday, April 7, 2014, 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Marina Ballroom G, San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

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 from Dr. Nancy E. Davidson, 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. Additional information on participating mentors available at the link above.


AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Room 20 D, San Diego 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.We are pleased to announce that this year’s lecturer is Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., presenting “PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome Previvorship: What now?”


WICR Resource Center

AACRcentral (booth 1717), Exhibit Hall, San Diego Convention Center
In its fifth 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 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WICR Resource Center, AACRcentral (booth 1717), Exhibit Hall, San Diego 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 6, 7:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9, 6: 30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Room 24 C, San Diego 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.