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Patient Advocate Programs at the Science of Cancer Health Disparities

Cancer survivors and advocates are important members of the research community and valuable participants at the AACR Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference (CHD), October 2 – 4, 2020. The following is a brief overview of the opportunities available to cancer survivors and patient advocates at the Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference.


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.

Patient Advocate Member$0
Patient Advocate Nonmember$99

AACR members must log into their member account when registering online to obtain the member rates (member dues must be paid through 2020 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 Survivor and Patient Advocacy Department at [email protected] for verification. 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 from October 2 – 4, 2020, and streaming access after the virtual meeting. All fees are listed in U.S. Dollars (USD) and are nonrefundable.

Science of Cancer Health Disparities Advocate Zoom Sessions

The Science of Cancer Health Disparities: Pre-Advocate Zoom Session will highlight program sessions that will be of interest to advocates. This session will be scheduled for Sepember. 21, noon – 1:30 p.m. EST. It is also an opportunity to hear from the AACR Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship Awardee, Dr. Lisa Newman. This lectureship recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.

The Science of Cancer Health Disparities: Post -Zoom Session will review key points of the conference as well as address action items that will implement change and reduce disparities. The session will be scheduled after the conference.

Each session will be hosted by members of the CHD program committee and AACR staff. To sign-up to be a part of this program, email [email protected].

Advocate Posters

All advocates are welcome to present at the Cancer Health Disparities Conference. Advocate posters must be categorized in one of the abstract categories. Posters will be showcased alongside researcher’s posters in addition to being featured on the Survivor & Advocacy Program webpage. Remember, this is an opportunity to educate research attendees on the face of cancer. Deadline to submit abstracts and video is Monday, September. 21. Please notify the Survivor & Patient Advocacy if you plan to submit a poster by Wednesday, September 16 to [email protected]. Please download the advocate poster requirements for details.

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