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AACR Annual Meeting 2020


Friday, April 24 – Wednesday, April 29, 2020
San Diego Convention Center

The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 22,500 attendees from all over the world and features the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research – from population science and prevention; to basic, translational, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy.

The AACR Annual Meeting 2020 press program will highlight some of the exciting science being presented at the meeting, and will spotlight scientific and policy sessions that may be of particular interest to the media. Registered reporters will have access to the press room, three press conferences, interview space, embargoed media materials, and scientific experts. 

Journalists must register to gain access to the press program, including those who plan to cover the meeting remotely. Cancer center public information officers (two per institution) may also request complimentary registration and are permitted access to the press room and press conferences.

To learn more about the AACR Annual Meeting press program, please read about our registration requirements, the embargo policy, and planning for on-site coverage

The AACR Public Relations team is here to assist you:   

Kathleen Venango, coordinator, public relations, or 215-309-4349

  • Media and PIO Registration
  • Interview room requests
  • Travel to the AACR Annual Meeting

Matthew Burns, manager, public relations, or 215-446-7247

  • Cancer center PIOs who plan to coordinate their media activites with the AACR
  • Remote coverage

Julia Gunther, assistant director, public relations, or 215-446-6896

  • Press program abstracts and press conference presentations
  • AACR embargo policy (please contact only after you have read the embargo policy page)

You can also reach out to Rachel Salis-Silverman or Rick Buck at any time:

Rachel Salis-Silverman, director, public relations, or 215-446-7159; 

Rick Buck, senior director, communications and public relations, or 215-446-7162.