15th Annual Scientist↔Survivor Program at the Annual Meeting
April 6-10, 2013
The AACR annual meeting is internationally recognized for the quality of its outstanding program, which highlights compelling science and the latest advances in all areas of cancer research. The AACR Annual Meeting 2013 focused on the many ways that basic, clinical and translational research is leading to improved understanding of cancer and to the development of new technologies and treatments aimed at the prevention, early detection, treatment and cure of the disease.
About the 2013 Scientist↔Survivor Program at the Annual Meeting
Survivor and patient advocates who participate in the Scientist↔Survivor Program at the annual meeting:
- Attend special lectures about cancer research that are tailored to a lay audience;
- Discuss relevant and timely cancer topics during small group meetings, roundtable discussions and one-on-one meetings with scientific mentors;
- Explore the scientific sessions of the annual meeting on their own or with scientific mentors or other advocates;
- Communicate to scientists the key issues, questions and concerns of the survivor and patient advocacy communities;
- Promote their organizations' missions by participating in their own poster sessions; and
- Network with scientists and fellow advocates from local, national and international cancer organizations.
The AACR covers all travel, lodging and meals for accepted participants during the program. Participants are responsible for any incidental expenses, including tips, phone, laundry, baggage fees, poster costs and rental cars.
Scientist↔Survivor Program participants are accepted by competitive application. Survivor and patient advocates are encouraged to apply if they:
- Actively support cancer research through policy advocacy, research advocacy and/or community outreach;
- Have a constituency with which they will share the knowledge they gain through the program;
- Have access to avenues for disseminating the knowledge gained from the program to colleagues and/or constituents;
- Are able to participate in all components of the five-day program.
(Participants who do not adhere to the above requirements will not receive a certificate of completion and will be asked to reimburse the cost of registration, hotel and travel.)
If you would like to apply for the Scientist↔Survivor Program the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 in San Diego, CA, please check back in October 2013 for applications.
Check out the webcasted Scientist↔Survivor Program Special Interest Sessions at the Annual Meeting geared specifically for advocates. Please type "special interest session" in the search filter located on the left-hand side.
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If you would like to be a sponsor of the AACR's Scientist↔Survivor Program, please contact Karen Russell Mills, Survivor and Patient Advocacy, at 1-215-446-7104 or email SSProgram@aacr.org.
If you have any questions, please contact the Survivor and Patient Advocacy Department at 1-215-446-7104 or email SSProgram@aacr.org.
May 1, 2013