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AACR Virtual Special Conference: Radiation Science and Medicine

In association with the AACR Radiation Science and Medicine (RSM) Working Group

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 Special Conference on Radiation Science and Medicine, originally scheduled for February 28-March 3, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. 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 radiation oncology research community; therefore, we are working to reschedule the meeting as a virtual event for March 2-3, 2021. 

Information on the rescheduled meeting will be sent by email once it becomes available. If you have a room reservation at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, please cancel your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel at (443) 573-8700. 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 Baltimore. 

There will also be an opportunity for colleagues to submit abstracts for presentation at the virtual meeting.  Please watch for an announcement pertaining to the deadline for abstract submission.

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.

March 2-3, 2021
Virtual Special Conference

Abstract Submission DeadlineFriday, January 15, 2021, 12 p.m. EST
Award Application DeadlineFriday, January 15, 2021, 12 p.m. EST

Conference Cochairs

Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, University of California, San Francisco, California
Charles G. Drake, Janssen R&D, Spring House, Pennsylvania
David R. Gius, Mays Cancer Center UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Ester M. Hammond, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
Conchita Vens, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The first AACR Special Conference on Radiation Science and Medicine, in association with the AACR Radiation Science and Medicine Working Group, will be an exciting, interdisciplinary review of the current and future use of radiation in cancer care. The conference research topics span basic, translational, and clinical radiation advances in a format to foster collaborative interactions among radiation scientists at all career stages.

Topics to be presented will include:

  • Exploiting the DNA Damage Response
  • Hypoxia
  • Immunotherapy
  • Limiting Late Effects: Physics, Biology and Genetics
  • Molecular Predictions
  • Sirtuins, Cell Homeostasis, and Metabolism

Attendee registration includes access to all sessions presented during the live March 2-3, 2021 program and to the on-demand recordings and poster presentations.  On-demand materials will be available for 90 days starting approximately 5-7 business days after the live program ends. 

Professional Education grant


Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available

*Artwork courtesy of Lin Ma, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California