Whether you’re catching up on email in the Internet Café or networking with colleagues in one of several resource rooms, you’ll find AACRcentral to be an integral part of your Annual Meeting experience. Located in the heart of the Exhibit Hall, AACRcentral brings together valuable services and resources for the benefit of Annual Meeting attendees. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the AACR exhibit booth to speak with knowledgeable AACR staff, learn more about our programs and events, become a member, or pick up one of our acclaimed journals.
AACR MEMBERSHIP CENTERS
The AACR Membership Centers provide a place where members can obtain information regarding their membership, join association groups within the AACR, update contact information, pay annual dues, transfer categories of membership, and become familiar with new membership services. Nonmembers are encouraged to visit the Membership Centers to submit an application for membership. The AACR is also eager to support the exchange of knowledge and research with investigators who are located in countries with emerging economies. (Significantly reduced membership dues are available for these investigators.) Visit the Membership Centers located in AACRcentral and the registration area to learn more about these and other opportunities available through the AACR.
MICR NETWORKING AND RESOURCE CENTER
The Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Networking and Resource Center, located in AACRcentral, hosts exciting meet-and-greet opportunities with prominent investigators and provides meeting attendees with a comfortable and social environment for networking one-on-one and in small groups. All MICR members and Annual Meeting registrants are encouraged to visit the MICR Networking and Resource Center to learn about AACR and MICR programs, awards, funding, and more.
WICR NETWORKING AND RESOURCE CENTER
The Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Networking and Resource Center in AACRcentral is the location for networking with members of the WICR Council, WICR Scholars, and members of WICR. All Annual Meeting attendees and WICR members are also invited to use the center during exhibit hours for networking and to learn more about professional advancement opportunities and other programs of interest.
MEET THE MENTOR: UNDERGRADUATE FOCUS
The AACR Science Education Committee is pleased to present a series of informal lectures presented by outstanding investigators in the field of cancer research for undergraduate students. Discussion topics include guidance on professional development, advice on career paths, and the pursuit of a career in cancer research. Students should bring their questions to these interactive sessions in the amphitheater located in AACRcentral.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER RESOURCE AND CAREER CENTER
The Associate Member Resource and Career Center, organized by the Associate Member Council (AMC), is open to graduate students, medical students and residents, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows regardless of membership status. The center provides an informal place for early-career scientists to connect with colleagues; plan their time at the meeting; and learn more about funding and other professional advancement opportunities. Several special programming sessions intended for early-career scientists are hosted in this area that allow for interactive discussion with other researchers and the opportunity to explore different career interests. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis for the special interest sessions. Scholar-in-Training Awardees can also pick up their checks and welcome packets at this location.
The AACR Amphitheater hosts a variety of sessions, including Meet the AACR CEO, Meet the AACR President, and Meet the Research Pioneer sessions, which provide a special opportunity to meet esteemed researchers in a small group setting to discuss their career path and their vision for the future of their field. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The CancerCareers.org Center is where researchers and clinicians at all career levels come for the right opportunities and where recruiters from academia, industry, and government can meet and recruit the right talent. Visit the Center at the Annual Meeting 2014 or online anytime at www.CancerCareers.org.