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Professional Advancement Opportunities

In support of the mission to promote the education and training of cancer scientists and clinicians and to cultivate a highly skilled and diverse cancer research workforce, the AACR provides AACR Annual Meeting attendees at all career stages—from high school and undergraduate students to senior investigators—with opportunities to advance their careers.

Professional Advancement Series Sessions

Exclusive Member Benefit

Professional Advancement Sessions have long been an integral part of the AACR Annual Meeting experience, representing the AACR’s dedication to the education, training, and career advancement of cancer research investigators at all stages of their careers. A collaborative effort each year by the AACR Science Education and Career Advancement Committee, Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council, Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council, and Associate Member Council (AMC), provides several interactive and engaging professional development and career advancement opportunities to educate investigators at all levels, including students, early-career scientists, and early-stage investigators.

All Professional Advancement Sessions are free and exclusive to AACR members. There is no cost to join the AACR as an Associate Member (graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are enrolled in education or training programs that could lead to a career in cancer research) or Student Member (undergraduate and high school students). If you are not an AACR member, you are strongly encouraged to join the AACR and take advantage of the opportunity to attend these sessions and the many other benefits of membership, including the privilege of sponsoring abstracts, significantly reduced member registration rates, and more. Apply today.

Professional Advancement Sessions to be held at the Annual Meeting 2022 will be announced in the fall. Visit the Professional Advancement Opportunities page for updates.