Meeting Resources – AACR Virtual Conference: 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

Please Note: All session times for the 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved are U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM 

The conference program can be found online here.  

CANCER HEALTH DISPARITIES CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS 

The following electronic resources are available to attendees who wish to access the abstracts accepted for presentation at the 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. 

To find posters by a specific author or covering a particular topic, please use the following links:

ACCESS TO PRESENTATIONS 

If you were unable to view any of the sessions for the 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, the sessions will be available on-demand from October 29, 2021 – January 27, 2022.  

Only registered attendees may access the on-demand sessions. Registration will remain open through January 27 for anyone who was unable to join the program on October 6-8, 2021. 

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE 

Certificates of Attendance for the 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved can be obtained through their digital ticket in myAACR. Once logged in, select My Content option in the left menu. Your digital ticket for 2021 Virtual Cancer Health Disparities will be displayed. 

SOCIAL MEDIA 

If you are on Twitter, be sure to follow @AACR and use the hashtag #AACRdisp21 when discussing the conference. 

ADDRESSING ADVOCACY AT THE BENCH 

Join leading patient advocates, October 7 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to learn how they are building confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine. This session will highlight ways patient advocates are engaging their communities, building trust, and creating educational platforms. 

ADVOCACY LOUNGE 

Join the Advocacy Lounge, October 7 from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT, to continue the discussion from the AACR’s Addressing Advocacy at the Bench.  The patient advocacy community will come together to focus on improving communications, increasing education, creating welcoming environments, and addressing barriers to access for cancer patients. Email [email protected] for more information. 

MINORITIES IN CANCER RESEARCH (MICR) 

Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) is a membership group within the AACR that is committed to preventing and curing cancer while meeting the professional needs and advancing the careers of minority scientists.  Led by the MICR Council, an advisory body consisting of prominent leaders in the field, MICR is pleased to congratulate recipients of Minority Scholar and Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awards in Cancer Research.  MICR is also proud to present the Professional Advancement Session entitled, “Why should I hire you and Why should I retain you?” that will take place on October 7 at 5 p.m. EDT.  All conference attendees are encouraged to attend this highly anticipated session. Learn more

JOIN THE AACR IN THE GLOBAL CONQUEST OF CANCER 

The AACR is pleased to extend a Special Invitation to “The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved” nonmember attendees to join the AACR and work with other professionals to discuss the latest findings and to stimulate development of new research. For a limited time only, all nonmember attendees who join are eligible for FREE AACR membership through December 31, 2022.  Additionally, we are pleased to announce that AACR leaders have volunteered to act as nominators of your membership application in order to expedite your submission.  Learn more 

ASSOCIATE AND STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: FREE FOR TRAINEES  

The AACR supports the education, training, and professional development of early-career investigators.  Graduate students, medical students, residents, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows who are enrolled in education or training programs that could lead to a career in cancer research are strongly encouraged to join the AACR and receive free AACR Associate membership. Student membership is also available for free for undergraduate and high school students. Candidates interested in applying for Associate or Student membership may do so by completing the attached AACR Membership Application or online through the myAACR portal. Learn more about Associate and Student Membership! 

AACR JOURNALS 

CEBPCancer Epidemiology in Hispanic/Latino Populations Collection 

Read CEBP’s Cancer Epidemiology in Hispanic/Latino Populations Collection, which highlights an important, diverse population (by country of origin, ancestry, race, and beyond) that is projected to grow dramatically over the next half century. The anticipated demographic shift will have significant implications for cancer control and care, yet cancer epidemiologic research focusing on this population remains limited. This dynamic collection highlights recent cancer epidemiologic research published in CEBP focusing on the Hispanic/Latino population and will expand as new studies are published. 

AACR GRANT PROGRAMS IN CANCER HEALTH DISPARITIES 

The AACR currently has several grant programs to further diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cancer research field and to address cancer health disparities in underserved populations. These grants support investigators from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in the cancer sciences workforce and research to advance our understanding of health disparities in all types of cancer.  For more information, please go to the Scientific Review and Grants Administration website https://www.aacr.org/professionals/research-funding/ or email [email protected]

AACR MEMBERSHIP 

AACR members cover the full spectrum of cancer research and include laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers, trainees and students, health care professionals, and cancer patient advocates. With over 48,000 members in 127 countries, AACR members enjoy the many benefits of membership such as the privilege of sponsoring abstracts for consideration for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting. (The regular abstract submission deadline is Nov. 18), registration for upcoming Special Conferences at a reduced rate, and much more! Not a member? Join today and stay connectedAssociate membership is free for early-career researchers

Visit https://www.aacr.org/professionals/membership/become-a-member/ for more information or email [email protected]

CODE OF CONDUCT, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES 

The 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved will bring together representatives from academia, industry, government, and advocacy organizations from across the globe. In order for all participants to have the opportunity to gain the most benefit from this conference, the AACR is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. Please review the following policies and procedures for conference participants. By registering for the 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, you agree to the following terms: 

AACR POLICY REGARDING SOCIAL MEDIA 

Conference attendees may share information from presentations on social media provided that they respect the wishes of presenters. Presenters may label any or all slides in their presentations with ‘DO NOT POST.’ Attendees must respect the presenters’ requests in these instances; while attendees may take photographs of all slides and posters, they must refrain from posting on social media any images from slides or posters labeled ‘DO NOT POST.