AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011
April 2-6, 2011
On behalf of Elizabeth H. Blackburn, AACR president, and Joan S. Brugge, Annual Meeting Program Committee chairperson, the AACR thanks the more than 16,000 attendees of the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 held Saturday, April 2 - Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Once again, the AACR Annual Meeting featured an exciting program on the best and latest in cancer research, in which a wide swath of the cancer research community participated, to advance the cause of treating and preventing cancer. The 2011 program not only reflected the AACR’s strengths in basic, translational and clinical research, but also emphasized the productive interfaces emerging between these once-separated disciplines. The program captured the advances on all these fronts, with a range of speakers and participants who are leaders in research: cancer mechanisms, systems approaches to cancer biology, diagnostics and therapeutics, translation of advances to the clinic and cutting-edge science in the prevention and early interception of cancer.
At the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, participants presented, discussed and learned in a variety of settings: plenary lectures, symposia, minisymposia, workshops, poster sessions and other formats. The meeting structure was based on the streamlined format successfully launched at the 2010 Annual Meeting, and proved to be very successful based on the comments from attendees.
The AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 was developed by a dedicated Program Committee, led by Joan S. Brugge of Harvard Medical School. The Program Committee assembled an outstanding roster of speakers in a comprehensive scientific program that encompassed all of the state-of-the-art cancer research being conducted today. More than 6,000 outstanding proffered papers and hundreds of invited talks from today’s global community of cancer researchers were presented.