AACR Annual Meeting 2017

Photography and Social Media Policies

The policies of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) pertaining to the use of photography and social media at AACR scientific conferences are intended to strike a balance between the needs of scientists, physicians and other health care professionals, patients, and advocates for the latest information in cancer research and the needs of speakers to protect their preliminary or unpublished data from unauthorized use.  

To further enhance scientific communications, the AACR Board of Directors has approved the following policies pertaining to the use of photography and social media at AACR scientific conferences beginning with the AACR Annual Meeting on April 1, 2017:

  • Photography. Conference attendees may take photographs during oral or poster presentations provided that the photographs are strictly for personal, noncommercial use and are not to be published in any form. Attendees are prohibited from using flash photography or otherwise distracting the presenters or members of the audience.

  • Social Media. Conference attendees may share information from presentations on social media provided that they respect the wishes of presenters. Oral presenters may label any or all slides in their presentations with “DO NOT POST.” Similarly, poster presenters may label their posters with “DO NOT POST.” Attendees must respect the presenters’ requests in these instances and refrain from posting any images from these designated slides or posters on social media.

The AACR thanks its meeting attendees for adhering to these policies. AACR leadership will evaluate these policies annually and will adjust them as deemed necessary.