CICR at the Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is an extraordinary venue that fosters scientific discussions and helps build bridges across various disciplines. All annual meeting attendees are encouraged to capitalize on the opportunities during the meeting to learn about the latest breakthroughs in chemistry in cancer research, and network with other scientists and clinicians interested in the field, as well as to attend sessions outside your own areas of expertise. 

The AACR Annual Meeting 2019 was held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 29-April 3.

It was great to see so many CICR members and those from other fields of cancer research recently at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia! To view webcasts from this major event, see here. We look forward to seeing many of you at next year's Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, April 24-29, 2020.

The below CICR events were scheduled during the Annual Meeting:

CICR Town Meeting and Networking Reception  

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 5:30 - 7 p.m. (immediately followed the New Drugs on the Horizon session)
Georgia World Congress Center
Building A; Room A315-316

(at left): at the CICR Town Hall, CICR Chairperson, Julian Blagg, DPhil, Institute of Cancer Research, London, United Kingdom, is recognized for his service by CICR Chairperson-elect: Andrew J. Phillips, PhD, President and CEO, C4 Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group (CICR) brings together cancer-focused scientists in chemistry and chemistry-related fields to discuss the present status and future promise of chemistry in the advancement of the prevention and cure of cancer. All CICR members were encouraged to attend and all interested annual meeting registrants were also cordially invited. Attendees were updated on CICR events and the CICR Quarterly Newsletter, and had the opportunity to raise questions and contribute ideas to help shape future CICR initiatives. Guests also learned about CICR membership, met members of the steering committee, and connected with colleagues at a networking reception that followed the program.
See more photos.

Award Lecture

13th Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 3-3:45 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center, Room B304-305
Recipient: Michael E. Jung, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; University of California, Los Angeles
Lecture: Drug Discovery in Academia: Cancer Research

Educational Sessions

(all to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center)

From Chemistry to the Clinic, Pt. 1: Lead Optimization in Cancer Drug Discovery
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8 - 10 a.m.
Building A; Room 311-312
Chairs: Philip Jones, PhD and James R. Bischoff, PhD
From Chemistry to the Clinic, Pt. 2: Novel Chemical Tools and Leads for Unprecedented Targets
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Building A; Room 311-312
Chairs: Sara J. Burhlage, PhD and John (Yuan) Wang, PhD

From Chemistry to the Clinic, Pt. 3:  Unconventional Modalities to Target the Tumor Microenvironment and Transcription
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Building A; Room 311-312
Chairs: Michael Brands, Dr.Rer.Nat. and Zhao-Kui (ZK) Wan, PhD

Drug Development Track Special Session
(held at the Georgia World Congress Center)

New Drugs on the Horizon 1
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1 - 3 p.m.
Building A; Room A305
Chairs: Julian Blagg, DPhil, and Sara J. Buhrlage, PhD

New Drugs on the Horizon 2
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3 - 5 p.m.
Building A; Room A305
Chairs: Andrew J. Phillips, PhD and Philip Jones, PhD

For all CICR-related sessions, visit the CICR-specific online planner. Please note that the list may not be all-inclusive of the chemistry-related sessions offered.

For all AACR Annual Meeting 2019 sessions, visit the Annual Meeting 2019 online planner. Also, visit the AACR Annual Meeting homepage for all logistical details.