AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics: Discovery, Biology, and Clinical Applications

General Information

Conference Registration
Registration will be located in the Broad Street Atrium of the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the Street Level, on the following schedule:
Thursday, Oct. 26, 3-6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 27, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 30, 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

Assistance for Attendees with Disabilities
This AACR-NCI-EORTC conference is accessible to all registrants. Attendees with special requirements for transportation, hotel accommodations, or other facilities associated with the conference should notify the AACR in advance when registering or by emailing

Members of the national and international media rely on the AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics conference to provide the most up-to-date information on drug development in oncology. At this year’s conference, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Communications and Public Relations Department will be conducting a press program and staffing a press room. Reporters and PIOs from cancer and medical centers who are interested in registering for the conference should contact Lauren Riley at The AACR does not release media lists, but will make available company-sponsored press releases on abstract presentations in the press room. For more information on the Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics press program, contact Jeff Molter at 267-210-3965 or, Julia Gunther at
215-446-6896 or, or Lauren Riley at 215-446-7155 or

The conference will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. The Convention Center’s convenient location in the heart of downtown Philadelphia makes it easy to explore the city’s neighborhoods. Feel like a Philadelphian as you walk day and night through the vibrant streetscape and immerse yourself in America’s Old and New World. Picturesque and friendly streets are lined with parks,
rivers, shops, public art, restaurants and museums. Everything is within walking distance. From the biggest name brands to independent boutiques, not only is shopping in Philadelphia world-class, but clothing and shoe purchases are tax-free! Visit to take advantage of local deals specifically designed for convention attendees.

Philadelphia is the city where the American Dream was founded. Philadelphia is where courageous visionaries crafted the model for modern-day democracy that inspires people globally to embrace the power of their individuality and our human potential. Philadelphia is home to iconic places such as Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that changed the world when the fathers of our nation used the location to debate and adopt both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

You will be captivated by a 21st-century city where an inspired, young, creative culture is blooming and partnering with innovators and educators. With a spirit of independence, the city and region are giving birth to a new generation of energized people designing this Modern Renaissance City.

Code of Conduct, Policies, and Procedures
The AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics conference will bring together an estimated 2,500 representatives from academia, industry, government, and advocacy organizations from across the globe. In order for all participants to have the opportunity to gain the most benefit from this conference, the AACR is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. Please review the following policies and procedures for conference participants. By registering for the 2017 AACR-NCI-EORTC Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics meeting, you agree to the following terms:

  • NEW: AACR Policy Regarding Photography. Effective April 1, 2017, 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.
  • NEW: AACR Policy Regarding 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; while attendees may take photographs of all slides and posters, they must refrain from posting on social media any images from slides or posters labeled “DO NOT POST.”
  • The AACR prohibits intimidating, threatening, or harassing conduct of any kind during this program. This applies to all participants – attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, vendors, etc.
  • The AACR is committed to a safe, hospitable, and productive environment for all participants of this program, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • The AACR expects all participants to communicate professionally and constructively, handling dissent and disagreement with courtesy, dignity, and an open mind, being respectful when providing feedback and being open to alternate points of view.
  • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in any scientific session, poster session, the exhibit hall, or any official event taking place at this program at any time. Children cannot be left unattended or unsupervised in the Convention Center.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on “silent” mode before entering a session. Participants should step out of session rooms to make calls, which is distracting to other participants.
  • The AACR expects participants to share information about this program responsibly and clearly distinguish individual opinion from fact.
  • A professional photographer and videographer will be on site to document conference events and activities between October 26 and October 30, 2017. Photographs and video footage are the sole property of AACR. By registering for and attending these events, attendees understand that AACR may use their likenesses for future promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer and/or videographer onsite.
  • Participants must obey all applicable laws and regulations of the relevant government authorities while attending this program.
  • Participants must comply with all applicable safety guidelines related to the conference venue.
  • If a session room becomes too crowded, the AACR asks you to follow instructions provided by the AACR staff, Convention Center staff, or security. Instructions may include not standing against the walls, not blocking the aisles or doors, or being denied entry if the room becomes too crowded. The AACR and all participants are obligated to abide by the guidelines established by the Fire Marshal in the Convention Center. If a room reaches full capacity and there is not full cooperation, the Fire Marshal has the authority to delay or terminate the conference.
  • The AACR encourages responsible drinking for those drinking alcohol. Beer and wine will be offered at some official social events. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in specific areas and must not be taken out of these areas.