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AACR to Host 2019 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, March 29-April 3

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will be hosting its 110th Annual Meeting, March 29-April 3, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The AACR Annual Meeting has an anticipated attendance of more than 22,500 scientists, clinicians, advocates, and other attendees from around the world. With this year’s theme, “Integrative Cancer Science – Global Impact – Individualized 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, science policy, targeted therapy, artificial intelligence, liquid biopsy, early detection, cancer interception, prevention, and survivorship, and cancer health disparities. This year’s meeting will also include a number of science policy sessions.

The AACR 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.

Press conferences will be held Sunday, March 31; Monday, April 1; and Tuesday, April 2. Times will be announced in the next few weeks. This year’s Annual Meeting features an additional day of educational sessions on March 29, however, the press room will open on Saturday, March 30.

View the meeting program.

Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media. To register as press, journalists must provide official press credentials such as a business card, editorial roster or masthead, international press card, or letter of assignment. For first-time attendees, please also provide two examples of recent bylined health/medical/science coverage. Returning media should submit bylined coverage from a previous AACR Annual Meeting. Alternatively, journalists may provide proof of membership in the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ).

Members of the media can register by contacting Charmaine Riley at [email protected] or 215-309-4347. Hotel information can be found on the AACR’s website.

Reporters planning to cover remotely should register so that they receive all relevant communications sent out by the AACR Department of Communications and Public Relations before and during the meeting.

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

Those following on social media can join the conversation on Twitter at #AACR19.

This year’s press program will be managed by Julia Gunther, assistant director, public relations, [email protected] or 215-446-6896; Rachel Salis-Silverman, director, public relations, [email protected] or 215-446-7159; Sarah Cohn, manager, public relations, [email protected] or 215-446-8754; Charmaine Riley, senior coordinator, public relations, [email protected] or 215-309-4347; and Rick Buck, senior director, communications and public relations, [email protected] or 215-446-7162.