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General Information


The health and safety of AACR Annual Meeting attendees, as well as the patients and communities they serve, remain the AACR’s highest priorities. Therefore, the AACR will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees.

Online registration for the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 will open in October 2021. At that time, a complete list of registration options and rates—as well as details on the vaccination verification process—will be posted.

Opportunities to Support the AACR Foundation

The AACR Foundation welcomes support from corporations, foundations, individuals, and other organizations that share its mission and are interested in helping to defray the costs of presenting this important international meeting on the latest developments in cancer research. For a complete list of support opportunities and their many benefits, please contact Jan Baranski at [email protected].

Fellows of the AACR Academy

The AACR Academy was established in 2013 to honor distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer. Those elected, known as Fellows of the AACR Academy, constitute a global brain trust of individuals who are instrumental in advancing the mission of the AACR to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research.

The AACR Academy is currently led by Dr. Charles L. Sawyers (2021-2023 AACR Academy President) and a Steering Committee of additional Fellows who serve as the collective voice for all Fellows of the AACR Academy, while providing ongoing advice and counsel to the AACR leadership on timely and significant scientific and policy topics as well as other matters of importance to the cancer field.

The next elected class of prestigious Fellows of the AACR Academy will be formally recognized in conjunction with the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 Opening Ceremony, scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 10.

AACR Scientific Achievement Awards, Lectureships, and Prizes

Since 1961, the AACR has been proud to recognize scientific excellence across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical, and epidemiological cancer research through a robust collection of annual awards and lectureships that serve to honor laboratory researchers, physician-scientists, and population scientists who have made significant contributions to our understanding of the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer. All annual award recipients are honored during the AACR Annual Meeting and the majority are invited to present featured lectures in conjunction with the meeting.

Please find listed below, all upcoming nomination submission deadlines and a complete listing of all 2022 awards. Visit the Scientific Achievement Awards and Lectureships page to learn more and to nominate your colleagues!

Nomination Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 30

  • AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research
  • AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research
  • AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Blood Cancer Research – New for 2022!
  • AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research
  • AACR Daniel D. Von Hoff Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Cancer Research
  • AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research
  • AACR Team Science Award
  • AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
  • AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology
  • AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Award for Outstanding Basic Cancer Research
  • AACR-Joseph H. Burchenal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research
  • AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship
  • AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship
  • AACR-St. Baldrick’s Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research
  • AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research
  • AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Lectureship
  • Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research

Nomination Submission Deadline: Friday, December 31

  • AACR James S. Ewing-Thelma B. Dunn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology in Cancer Research – New for 2022!

Exhibit Show

The 2022 AACR Exhibits Show will include a wide array of companies with the latest products and services for laboratory and clinical research. Additional areas of interest include Publisher’s Row, AACR Advocacy Partners’ Pavilion, Exhibitor Spotlight Theaters, and AACR Central. If your organization would like to exhibit please contact the Exhibits Team at [email protected]

About New Orleans

New Orleans is a unique destination with a vibrant culture and way of life that started over 300 years ago and continues to flourish today. America’s most authentic city welcomed more than 18.5 million visitors in 2018. Cvent named New Orleans among the “Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States” six years in a row. Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine, the rich melting pot of musical heritage, and the warm, friendly people who make this revitalized city a memorable experience. With more than 22,000 hotel rooms within the downtown area, as well as many other venues and attractions, New Orleans is one of the most walkable cities in the country. Visitors can walk out of their hotel rooms and are only a short stroll away from the Garden District, French Quarter, and the exciting Warehouse District, which is conveniently located by the convention center. Experience the World War II Museum (part of the Smithsonian family of museums), the New Orleans Museum of Art, the New Orleans Aquarium, and the many galleries throughout the city exhibiting local artists’ work. Choose from over 1,500 restaurants that define the city as a top “foodie” destination.