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Special Accommodations for Attendees

The American Association for Cancer Research recognizes the importance of making its educational activities available to all interested participants of the professional medical community. This AACR educational activity is designed to accommodate all attendees and fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. Registrants in need of auxiliary learning aids or special requirements for hotel accommodations, transportation, or other facilities connected with this meeting should indicate requested accommodations on their registration information or contact Elizabeth Savitz, Senior Meetings Coordinator at [email protected].  AACR encourages you to make these requests before attending the meeting, however, should you need special assistance during the meetings, please go to the AACR Meetings office in room W222 in the convention center.

Nursing Mothers Suite

Annual Meeting participants who are also nursing mothers will find the built-in Wellness Rooms at the Orange County Convention Center to be a private, comfortable, and secure environment. AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) is pleased to sponsor this important service again in 2023. There are three Wellness Rooms in the Convention Center, one located in the West Lobby B area on Level One, one in West Lobby C, and one in West Lobby EF, both of which are on level 2. Hours for the Nursing Mothers Suites are as follows:

Friday, April 14 , 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 16,  6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 17,  6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18,  6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 19,  6:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Child care and Policies Related to Children at the AACR Annual Meeting 2023 

Professional child care services, administered by KiddieCorp, will be located in Room W110A of the Convention Center on the following schedule:

Friday, April 14          2:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 15      7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 16         6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Monday, April 17       6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18       6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

As a convenience for registrants, the AACR will cover the cost of this service. Snacks and beverages are included, but meals must be provided by parents/guardians. Medication will NOT be administered by KiddieCorp. To ensure a safe and fun-filled environment, any child who is ill will not be admitted to the children’s program, and the AACR will follow all CDC recommendations for our COVID-19 policies at the AACR Annual Meeting.

The AACR strongly recommends parents/guardians of children enrolled in our professional childcare services take the following precautions:

  • Ensure the child’s COVID-19 vaccinations are up to date.
  • Do not bring the child to the meeting if they have symptoms of a respiratory illness and/or fever.
  • Provide a mask for your child to wear while in professional care. A limited number of masks will be available in the childcare room.

The advance registration deadline is March 14, 2023. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. On-site registration will be permitted as space allows. Click here to register.

Policies PErtaining to Photography and Social Media

Annual Meeting Attendees are expected to adhere to the following policies:

  • Photography. Conference attendees may take photographs during oral or poster presentations provided that the photographs are strictly for personal, noncommercial use and are not to be published in any form. Attendees are prohibited from using flash photography or otherwise distracting the presenters or members of the audience.
  • 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 or posters with “DO NOT POST.” Attendees must respect the presenters’ requests in these instances and refrain from posting any images from these designated slides or posters on social media.

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 Holly Rush at 215-446-7192 or email [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 during the AACR Annual Meeting 2023 Opening Ceremony, scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 16.

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 during the meeting.

A complete listing of 2023 awards is provided below. The nomination deadline for the 2023 awards was September 15, 2022.

2023 Awards and Lectureships

Nomination Submission Deadline: Wednesday, December 7

  • AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism

Nominations Closed (Deadline: September 15)

  • 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
  • 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 James S. Ewing-Thelma B. Dunn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology 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

Satellite Educational Symposia

Satellite Educational Symposia will be held in conjunction with the AACR Annual Meeting. These CME-accredited events are supported by parties other than AACR and are not part of the official program of the AACR Annual Meeting. Symposia are evaluated by the Satellite Educational Symposia Committee to ensure that the educational content will enhance that provided by the official AACR scientific program.