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Poster Presentation Format

Because some AACR Annual Meeting attendees and presenters may be restricted from traveling to New Orleans in April 2022, the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 will offer the following options for presenters of abstracts accepted for poster presentation:

  • In-Person Presentation with E-Poster—Presenters are strongly encouraged to travel to New Orleans to present their posters in person. However, all in-person presenters will also be required to submit a companion e-poster presentation to accommodate registered attendees who are unable to attend the meeting in person.
  • E-Poster Only—Presenters of accepted posters who are unable to travel to New Orleans will be required to submit an e-poster. These presenters will be expected to be available remotely during the dates of the poster sessions (April 10-13) to respond to any questions submitted through the e-poster platform.
    PLEASE NOTE: E-poster presenters who do not attend the meeting in person are still required to register for the meeting.

E-posters will only be available to registered AACR Annual Meeting attendees. E-poster formats and submission instructions will be provided to presenters of accepted posters with their acceptance notifications in January 2022. Online-only posters will be placed in separate sessions.

During the abstract submission process you will be asked to indicate your current presentation intentions in the event that your abstract is accepted for poster presentation. You will have the option to change your preference once acceptance notifications are sent out in January 2022.


AACR Abstract Submission System. Authors must submit abstracts for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 using the AACR Abstract Submission System. You can create, modify, and submit abstracts until the November 18, 2021, abstract deadline.

Note for 2022: Submit your abstract detailing how you use AACR Project GENIE data by the November 18, 2021, deadline for an opportunity to be featured in a special session during the Annual Meeting 2022. Simply include GENIE as a keyword during the submission process.

Abstract Submission Customer Service: 217-398-1792 or [email protected].

AACR Abstract Submission Guidelines

Financial Relationships of Coauthors. Per ACCME regulations, the AACR must collect information on the financial relationships of all meeting presenters and abstract authors. You will be asked to disclose your financial relationships and the financial relationships of each of your coauthors. Learn more.

Sponsor Permission and Information. Each abstract must be sponsored by an AACR member. You must secure the permission of the sponsor before submitting the abstract. For details, see the “Abstract Sponsorship Regulations” section.

Abstract Category, Subcategory, and Subclassification. You must select a category, subcategory, and subclassification for your abstract.

Submission Fee. Each abstract submitted must be accompanied by a $75 abstract submission fee. The submission fee can be paid by credit card or check. The fee is nonrefundable regardless of the final disposition of the abstract.

Abstract Deadline. The deadline for abstract submissions is 11:59 p.m. U.S. ET, Thursday, November 18, 2021. Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered by the Program Committee. No significant changes may be made to abstracts after the November 18, 2021, deadline.

Note: Submitting an abstract for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 does not constitute registration for the meeting. Abstract presenters must register to attend the meeting.

Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline

The deadline for late-breaking abstracts is 11:59 p.m. U.S. ET, Monday, January 10, 2022. Abstracts detailing highly significant and timely findings in any area of cancer research that were not available at the time of the regular abstract deadline will be considered for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Only those abstracts that are deemed to be of high scientific priority will be accepted.

Abstract submission fees and sponsorship regulations also apply to late-breaking abstracts.

Clinical Trials Abstract Deadline

All abstracts describing clinical trials (including placeholder abstracts) should be submitted as late-breaking abstracts. The deadline for clinical trials abstracts is 11:59 p.m. U.S. ET, Monday, January 10, 2022. Final data for placeholder abstracts are due Thursday, February 3, 2022. Abstract submission fees and sponsorship regulations also apply to clinical trials abstracts. Learn more.

Publication Opportunity

Authors who intend to submit a manuscript based on their abstract for publication in an AACR journal can be considered for simultaneous publication of the manuscript and presentation of the abstract. In addition, manuscripts can be considered for publication beyond the simultaneous opportunity. For more information on all
publication opportunities in an AACR journal, please contact the AACR Publishing Division at [email protected].

Presentation of Proffered Papers at the AACR Annual Meeting

Every proffered abstract that has been accepted for publication in the online Proceedings must have a corresponding presentation at the meeting. Specifically, the author listed as the presenter for an accepted proffered paper must attend the corresponding session to discuss in detail the research outlined in the published abstract, according to the specific guidelines of the session. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the designated presenter is unavailable to attend the session to present the paper, he or she must contact the AACR Program Development Department to designate a coauthor to serve as the presenter. If no abstract authors are available to present the data, the presenter must withdraw the abstract immediately by contacting the AACR Program Development Department at 215-440-9300 or [email protected]. Failure to comply with these regulations pertaining to abstract presentation may result in actions including, but not limited to:

  • The withdrawal of the abstract from the session
  • The removal of the abstract from the online Proceedings
  • The loss of future sponsorship privileges for the sponsor of the abstract
  • The loss of future abstract submission/authorship privileges for the presenter of the abstract

Deadline for Withdrawal of Abstracts

Requests to withdraw regular abstracts will be accepted through Monday, February 21, 2022. Requests to withdraw late-breaking or clinical trials abstracts will be accepted through Monday , March 7, 2022. Withdrawal requests must be sent by email to [email protected]. Withdrawal requests must include the Abstract Control Number and title as well as an explanation of the reason for withdrawal.