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Patient Advocate Registration Rates

AACR patient Advocate Affiliate members in good standing may register to attend AACR special conferences and Annual Meeting at no cost. Nonmember patient advocates may register at a significantly reduced cost. This reduced registration category is reserved exclusively for patient advocates and is not intended for medical professionals.

Advocate Affiliate Member Registration

Patient advocates who are active AACR Affiliate members may register through the MyAACR portal to obtain free registration to AACR special conferences and Annual Meeting. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Nonmember advocate Registration

Nonmember patient advocates need to complete the advocate verification form to receive the discounted registration rate. Please submit completed forms via email to [email protected] at least two weeks before the start of the conference.

Individuals interested in registering as a patient advocate either work or volunteer for national or international not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations that:

  • Demonstrate a charitable mission;
  • Engage in patient advocacy activities; and,
  • Support programs, activities, or services that benefit patients with cancer.

Previous AACR Active, Associate or Affiliate members are not eligible for this discounted rate.

Patient Advocate Scholarship

Through the generosity of supporters, the AACR is pleased to provide patient advocate scholarships for complimentary registration to AACR special conferences and Annual Meeting. Applications must be submitted three weeks before the start of the conference. Patient advocates are limited to one scholarship per year.

Eligibility

Individuals interested in applying for a scholarship either work or volunteer for national or international not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations that:

  • Demonstrate a charitable mission;
  • Engage in patient advocacy activities; and,
  • Support programs, activities, or services that benefit patients with cancer.

Previous AACR Active, Associate or Affiliate members are not eligible for a patient advocate scholarship.

Requirements

  • Applicants must complete the patient advocate scholarship form that will include a personal statement describing the benefit from attending the conference and the reasons for their interest in the conference.
  • Awardees must submit a written report commenting on the scientific sessions that they attended. The report should be no more than two pages and include a brief impact statement on the influence of the meeting on patient advocacy efforts. Reports are due two weeks after the conference.

Selection

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their patient advocacy efforts and an estimation of the potential professional benefit to the recipient.

Contact Information

AACR Patient Advocacy Program
Phone: 215-440-9300
Email: [email protected]

See the AACR meetings and workshop calendar for deadlines, dates, and information on upcoming special conferences.