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AACR Announces Press Conference Schedule for Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will be hosting its 109th Annual Meeting, April 14-18, 2018, at McCormick Place North/South in Chicago, Illinois.

The official AACR Annual Meeting press program will feature high-impact science that strengthens our understanding of cancer, as well as clinical trial results that highlight new treatment options and promise for cancer patients.

The press program will include three press conferences at the following times:

– Sunday, April 15, 8:30 a.m. CT
– Monday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. CT
– Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. CT

A call-in number will be available for reporters who cannot travel to Chicago. The press conference presentations will be announced closer to the meeting.

The press room will be open:

– Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CT
– Sunday, April 15-Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. CT
– Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. CT

Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media. Members of the media can register by contacting Julia Gunther at [email protected] or 215-446-6896. Reporters planning to cover remotely should contact Julia Gunther as well so that they receive all relevant communications sent before and during the meeting.

Public information officers at medical institutes and cancer centers (limit two PIOs per institution) can also register by contacting Julia Gunther.

To make a hotel reservation, visit the AACR’s housing site at We recommend adding your name to the waitlist as soon as possible. We are currently on track to accommodate waitlist requests within the next month.

The AACR Annual Meeting has an anticipated attendance of more than 22,000 scientists, clinicians, advocates, and other attendees from around the world. With this year’s theme, “Driving Innovative Cancer Science to Patient Care,” the scientific program includes an outstanding roster of world-class speakers, hundreds of invited talks, and more than 6,000 proffered papers. Presentations at the AACR Annual Meeting will span the entire field of cancer research, highlighting basic, translational, and clinical research on important topics such as immunotherapy, targeted therapy, artificial intelligence, liquid biopsy, early detection, cancer interception, prevention, and survivorship. This year’s meeting also features a robust science policy and regulatory track as well as new cancer health disparities sessions.

View the meeting program. Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at #AACR18.

This year’s press program will be managed by Julia Gunther, assistant director, media and public relations, [email protected] or 215-446-6896; Rachel Salis-Silverman, director, public relations, [email protected] or 215-446-7159; and Rick Buck, senior director, communications and public relations, [email protected] or 215-446-7162.