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AACR Annual Meeting 2020


The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has been closely monitoring the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of all AACR Annual Meeting attendees and the patients and communities they serve are the AACR’s highest priorities. Therefore, the AACR Board of Directors has made the decision not to move forward with an in-person Annual Meeting this year, 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.


We will update this page with information about press events as details are confirmed.

Journalists must register for the meeting to receive embargoed meeting materials and other information from the AACR public relations team. Individuals registered as press agree to abide by all embargoes.

If you registered as press for the original in-person April 2020 Annual Meeting, you will be automatically registered as press for both Virtual Annual Meetings.

If you have not yet registered as press but wish to cover one or both Virtual Annual Meetings, please review our registration requirements and contact Kathleen Venango at [email protected] to register.

The AACR Public Relations team is here to assist you:   

Kathleen Venango, coordinator, public relations, [email protected] or 215-290-5408

Matthew Burns, manager, public relations, [email protected] or 610-618-0666

Julia Gunther, associate director, public relations, [email protected] or 770-403-7690

Rick Buck, senior director, communications and public relations, [email protected] or 856-562-5668.