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AACR Virtual Meeting:
13th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

​​In association with the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council

Exact dates and times between October 2-5 to be announced
AACR Virtual Special Conference

Extended Abstract DeadlineMonday, August 3, 2020, 12 p.m. ET

Notice of Termination and Rescheduling

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has made the difficult decision, after careful consideration and a comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to terminate the AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, originally scheduled for October 2 – 5, 2020, in Miami, Florida. A rescheduled virtual conference is being planned.

We recognize that the new data, exchange of information, and opportunities for collaboration offered by this meeting are highly valued by the cancer research community; therefore, we are working to reschedule the meeting as a virtual event over the dates of the originally scheduled program. 

Information on the rescheduled meeting will be sent by email once it becomes available. All meeting registrations will be refunded by September 4, 2020. If you have a room reservation at the Hilton Miami Downtown, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel at 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667). Many airlines have adjusted their rebooking and cancellation policies in response to the COVID-19 crisis.  Please contact your airline or booking agent directly to cancel your travel arrangements to Miami. 

The abstract deadline has been extended until August 3, 2020, so there will be an opportunity for colleagues to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the virtual conference. Abstracts that were previously submitted for the conference will still be reviewed and, if accepted, will be included for presentation in the rescheduled virtual conference. If you wish to withdraw an abstract, please email your request to [email protected].

The AACR deeply appreciates your patience and understanding during this unfortunate situation.  Please look for emails in the coming weeks as we work to reschedule this program as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone who has been impacted by this global health crisis. Thank you for your dedication to the AACR and to its mission.

Conference Chair

John D. Carpten, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Conference Cochairs

Gerardo Colón-Otero, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lisa A. Newman, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Steven R. Patierno, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina

Join us for the Virtual 13th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorites and the Medically Underserved. This conference advances the understanding of, and ultimately helps to eliminate, the disparities that represent a major public health problem in our country. Reflecting this transdisciplinary field, professionals from academic, industry, government, and the community are brought together to promote the exchange of novel ideas, discuss the latest findings in the field, and stimulate the development of new research on cancer health disparities.

Program Committee

Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C.
Kimlin T. Ashing, City of Hope, Duarte, California
Luis A. Diaz, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Carrie Lynn Gibson, CRC Fight Organization, Washington, D.C.
Ronda Henry-Tillman, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina
Rick A. Kittles, City of Hope, Duarte, California
Erin N. Kobetz, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
Jirong Long, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Coleman K. Obasaju, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Folake T. Odedina, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Amelie G. Ramirez, University of Texas Health Sciences Center of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Brian M. Rivers, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Pedro G. Santiago, Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU), Ponce, Puerto Rico
Bryan P. Schneider, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Sanya A. Springfield, National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Rockville, Maryland
Guillermo Tortolero-Luna, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jose G. Trevino, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Melissa A. Troester, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Tiffany A. Wallace, National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Rockville, Maryland
Cheryl L. Willman, University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Professional Educational Grants


Poster Session Supporters

Joint Support from Pharmacyclics and Janssen Oncology

Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available