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 Workshop
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This two-hour session was designed for AACR members and non-members who have ambitions to maximize their respective fields. Additional information on the session topic and speakers will be available soon.
Career Mentoring Session
Monday, April 7, 2014, 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. Additional information on participating mentors available soon.
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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.
WICR Networking and Resource Center
In its fifth year, the WICR Networking & 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 Meet and Greet
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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
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.