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AACR Patient Advocate Abstracts: 15th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities

Patient advocates interested in submitting an abstract should either work, or volunteer, for a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization that

  • Demonstrates a charitable mission,
  • Engages in patient advocacy activities; and/or,
  • Supports programs, activities, or services that benefit patients with cancer

Please note that current or past AACR Active or Associate members cannot submit an abstract in this category.

Individuals may be asked to submit an AACR Advocate Verification Form.

Patient Advocate Presenters

abstract Submission

The patient advocates abstract submission deadline has passed.


Patient Advocate Abstract Submission Deadline: July 28, 2022
Patient Advocate Abstract Status Notification: August 17, 2022
Patient Advocate Travel Scholarship Deadline: August 18, 2022
Patient Advocate Travel Status Notification: August 19, 2022
Withdrawal Deadline: August 22, 2022

Abstract reviews

Patient advocate abstracts will be reviewed and selected by members of the conference Program Committee on the basis of the following criteria: novelty of the program, significance of the information, and clarity. If an abstract is poorly written such that the reviewers cannot determine its novelty and importance, the abstract will not be accepted for presentation.


All individuals listed as ABSTRACT PRESENTERS will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email by August 17, 2022. Notices and instructions will be sent to the email address provided at the time of abstract submission. If an abstract is not selected for presentation, the presenter may request a full refund of the registration fee by contacting the AACR Meetings Department at [email protected].


Abstracts selected for presentation during the meeting (poster or oral) will be posted on the virtual meeting platform 30 minutes before the start of the conference on Friday, September 16. Every effort will be made to reproduce the content of the abstracts as submitted, except in certain circumstances where changes may be made to comply with AACR style. Abstract titles and authors (no data) will be posted on the AACR website before the meeting begins.

Poster presenters will be encouraged to participate in-person at the meeting but will not be required to do so if unable to travel to Philadelphia.  Poster presenters participating in-person will be required to present both a physical poster and a short video for the virtual meeting platform.  Poster presenters unable to travel to Philadelphia will be required to submit the short video for the virtual meeting platform. The short videos and associated abstracts will be released at the start of the in-person meeting on the virtual platform. Authors of accepted posters may be invited to deliver short oral proffered presentations of their work during the general sessions. Instructions will be sent to the ABSTRACT PRESENTERS with the date, time, and format for those presentations. All short talk presenters from the U.S. will be required to participate in-person. Those from outside the U.S. who are selected to present short talks will be encouraged to participate in-person, but may present remotely if unable to travel to Philadelphia.


Individuals planning on presenting an abstract at this conference are encouraged to register and make a room reservation at the conference hotel as early as possible. If an abstract is not accepted for presentation at the conference, the presenter may request a full refund of the registration fee. For additional information, please visit the registration and accommodations and travel webpages.


Once an abstract has been submitted, it may be withdrawn only by written request from the ABSTRACT PRESENTER. The request may be emailed to [email protected] and must be received by August 20, 2022.

Contact Information

AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program®
Email: [email protected]

Last Updated 7/14/2022