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 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 29-April 3.

These CICR events will be scheduled during the Annual Meeting:

CICR Town Meeting and Networking Reception  

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

Chairperson: Julian Blagg, DPhil, Institute of Cancer Research, London, United Kingdom
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 are encouraged to attend and all interested annual meeting registrants are also cordially invited. Attendees will be updated on CICR events and the CICR Quarterly Newsletter, and will have the opportunity to raise questions and contribute ideas to help shape future CICR initiatives. Guests will also learn about CICR membership, meet members of the steering committee, and connect with colleagues at a networking reception that follows the program.

Award Lecture

13th Annual AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research (generously supported by Piramal Pharma Solutions)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 3-3:45 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center, Room B304-305
Recipient and Lecture Topic to be announced

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 to better program your schedule. Also, visit the AACR Annual Meeting homepage for all logistical details.