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Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference

Cancer survivors and advocates are important members of the research community and valuable participants at the AACR Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference, September 18-22, 2022. The following is a brief overview of the opportunities available to cancer survivors and patient advocates at the Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference.

Congratulations to the following patient advocate speakers:

FRIday, SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

Welcome and Opening Session
4-6:00 p.m. EDT
Advocate Keynote
Speaker to be announced.

SUNday, SEPTEMBer 17, 2022

Addressing Advocacy at the Bench
8-9 a.m. EDT


Individuals wishing to attend the conference must register online. Registration will not be processed without full payment. All fees must be in U.S. currency, drawn on a U.S. bank. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also accepted for payment.

InPerson RatesAdvance (by August 2) Regular (after August 2) 
Patient Advocate Member$255$360
Patient Advocate Nonmember$370$475
On Demand Registration Rates (opens September 20 at 9:00 a.m. ET)
Patient Advocate Member$195
Patient Advocate Nonmember$275
Register Now

AACR members must log into their member account when registering online to obtain the member rates (member dues must be paid through 2022 prior to registering). Online registrations will be confirmed by email immediately. Receipts can also be obtained online.

If you are a nonmember Patient Advocate registering for this conference, email the AACR Patient Advocacy Department at [email protected] after completing the advocate verification form. Should you need financial assistance, please email [email protected].

Please note: Users must log in to myAACR to register. The “Register” button will become active once you log in using an existing account or once you create a new nonmember account.

Attendee registration includes admission to all sessions. On-demand viewing will remain available until November 28, 2022 (70 days after last day of meeting) All fees are listed in U.S. Dollars (USD) and are nonrefundable.


Attendees must register for the conference to attend.

  • Check out the 2021 Addressing Advocacy at the Bench at the Cancer Health Disparities 2021 conference.

    This session will address the topic of mistrust of health care providers or systems among underrepresented communities, who are more likely to get seriously ill and die from COVID-19, but are hesitant to take the coronavirus vaccine; and highlight ways patient advocates are engaging their communities and building trust in the vaccine. Highlighted programs will focus on improving communications, increasing education, and creating welcoming and safe environments to discuss COVID-19, vaccines, and health care.


Visit the AACR Virtual Advocacy Lounge to meet members of the AACR patient advocacy staff, ask questions, and connect with other patient advocates. Email [email protected] to request access to the lounge. Additional details to come.

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Last Updated: 6/8/22