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 Professional Advancement Sessions
All Professional Advancement Sessions are presented at no additional charge for AACR members; non-members are required to pay a nominal registration fee of $50 for each session. All sessions are 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 sessions at the Annual Meeting:
Building Presence and Leadership through Empowered Communication
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This two-hour session is designed for AACR members and non-members who have ambitions to maximize their respective fields and have the chance to learn about productive communication. This might be with their mentees, peers and/or supervisors. At the session, participants will be led through role play and guided exercises which will enable them to learn the keys to empowered communication.
At the end of this workshop, attendees will:
- Be exposed to role models who have mastered communication skills;
- Learn assertive communication techniques: verbal, nonverbal and listening; and
- Build on participants' presentation skills to enable their professional development.
See additional information.
Career Mentoring Session
Monday, April 8, 2013, 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
The WICR Career Mentoring Session has become one of the mostly 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 by Joan S. Brugge, attendees will be able to meet, network and learn from many of the leading senior scientists in cancer research. Attendees will participate in roundtable discussions and are able to change tables halfway through the session if they choose. This allows for additional networking opportunities with more than one mentor. Topics include grant writing, work/life integration, careers in industry, choosing a postdoctoral position, oral presentations, and many more.
See additional information on particpating mentors.
WICR Networking and Resource Center
In its fourth year, the WICR Networking & Resource Center is 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 7, 2013, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The WICR Meet and Greet will provide 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.
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center in East Hall, Salon DE
|Saturday, April 6, 2013
||7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
|Sunday, April 7, 2013
||6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|Monday, April 8, 2013
||6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|Tuesday, April 9, 2013
||6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|Wednesday, April 10, 2013
||6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sixth Annual Cancer and Biomedical Research Career Fair
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
As a Career Fair exhibitor, your organization will enjoy the following benefits:
- Gain exposure to the best scientists in basic, translational, clinical and preventive cancer research and biomedicine.
- Have the ability to post as many as ten (10) open position announcements with CancerCareer.org’s Job Board, with the potential of reaching thousands of scientific jobseekers; and
- Take advantage of private interview rooms to conduct confidential one-on-one interview sessions with candidates, from Saturday, April 6, 2013, through Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
As a Job Seeker exhibitor, you will be able to:
- Meet employers face-to-face from academic cancer institutions, pharmaceutical industry and many other scientifically related organizations; and
- Learn about different career opportunities.