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2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meetings 

On April 6, due to the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AACR Board of Directors made the decision not to move forward with an in-person Annual Meeting in August, and instead to present segments of the meeting program in two AACR Virtual Annual Meetings:

  • April 27-28, 2020: AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I 
  • June 22-24, 2020: AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II 

Please read the full statement and the FAQs

The AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I content will remain available until the beginning of the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II. Currently, the Poster Session videos and single videos containing all of the sessions broadcast on each channel are available for on-demand viewing. Individual session videos will be posted to the platform for on-demand viewing at a later date.

Media Registration

The AACR provides complimentary meeting registration to professional journalists for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce media coverage of the meeting. If you registered as press for the original in-person April 2020 Annual Meeting or Virtual Annual Meeting I, you will be automatically registered as press for Virtual Annual Meeting II. Journalists must register as press to receive embargoed meeting materials. 

Media registration requirements and instructions

Embargo Policy

Titles and full text for most abstracts included in Virtual Annual Meeting II will be posted online and lift embargo at 12:01 a.m. EDT, Friday, May 15, 2020.

Full text for a small number of abstracts included in the clinical plenary session at the Virtual Annual Meeting II will be posted online and lift embargo at 12:01 am EDT, Monday, June 22, 2020.

Abstracts will be posted to the online meeting planner at the time the embargo lifts. 

Read the complete AACR 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting embargo policies regarding outside press releases and violations of the policy.

AACR Annual Meeting 2020
AACR Annual Meeting 2020

Latest Updates
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AACR has terminated its in-person Annual Meeting. Learn more about Virtual Annual Meeting II here.

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On the AACR Blog

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