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AACR Annual Meeting

Cancer survivors and patient advocates are important members of the research community and valuable participants at the AACR Annual Meeting. The following is a brief overview of the opportunities available to cancer survivors and patient advocates at the AACR Annual Meeting 2022.

Annual MeEting Scientist↔Survivor Program®

This unique educational program provides an opportunity for cancer survivors, patient advocates, and scientists to share perspectives and discuss the latest findings in cancer research, regulatory science, and health policy. Led by Anna Barker, PhD, FAACR, the curriculum is designed to build enduring partnerships among leaders in the scientific, cancer survivor, and patient advocacy communities. 

The Annual Meeting Scientist↔Survivor Program® provides participants with the opportunity to attend numerous scientific sessions, present a poster, and network with leading cancer researchers. Participants are accepted through a competitive application process.

View the SSP Advocate Posters to learn how SSP advocates are supporting the cancer community.

Click here to learn more or email [email protected].

Advocacy Partners Pavilion and Lounge

AACR welcomes patient advocate exhibitors to the AACR Annual Meeting Advocacy Partners Pavilion 2022. The Pavilion and adjacent Patient Advocate Lounge allowed attendees to connect with advocates leading the fight against cancer.

Thank you to Pfizer Oncology for supporting the Advocacy Partners Pavilion and Lounge.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Annual Meeting 2023, please email [email protected].

Nonprofit BOOTHS

Patient advocacy and nonprofit organizations also have individual booths in the Exhibitor Hall. Visit the list of exhibitors to connect with leading patient advocacy organizations committed to supporting cancer research.

Special Topic Tracks

Science of Survivorship Track includes sessions highlighting new and high-value areas of research to address the array of challenges facing long-term survivors. Sessions invite trans-sector discussion among the survivor and advocacy communities, basic and clinical researchers, industry representatives, health care providers, and government officials.

Regulatory Science and Policy Track includes informative sessions designed to highlight recent regulatory developments and provide an open forum for the consideration of issues that the FDA faces as the agency seeks to accelerate the pace of approval of safe and effective treatments for patients with cancer.

Science and Health Policy Track includes sessions that will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about how policy impacts science and vice versa. Health policy sessions will explore how scientific evidence can inform policy on cancer prevention and control and what impact policies are having on patients and communities

Track sessions, presentations, and abstracts can be accessed through the Online Meeting Planner.

YouTube Live survivorship Panel moderated by stat’s Angus Chen

STAT moderated a discussion on cancer survivorship with members of the AACR Annual Meeting Scientist↔Survivor Program®. Click here to watch.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Special Session with Patient Advocates

Join the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR) on Sunday, April 10 (2:30-3:30 pm CT) in the Convention Center, Room 230 to learn more about NCI’s programs and initiatives. Please note that this event is limited to patient advocates. Please email [email protected] for virtual access to the session.

documentary: Jose baselga – Cancer’s fiercest Opponent

AACR past president Jose Baselga (1959-2021) was a pioneering medical oncologist and scientist who worked for decades to improve outcomes for patients living with cancer.  His research paved the way for a new approach to developing drugs tailored to individual patients, contributing to the development of medicines that have transformed the treatment of breast cancer.  Listen to the story of Jose as a father, husband, colleague, and mentor through achievements, challenges, and triumphs.

Reduced Registration Rates for Patient Advocates

AACR Patient Advocate Affiliate members are provided a discounted registration to the Annual Meeting. Nonmember advocates may register to attend the AACR Annual Meeting at a reduced rate. Patient Advocate Scholarships to waive registration costs are also available. Registration rates, deadlines, approval criteria, and instructions are available on the AACR website. For more information email [email protected]

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