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Navigating the Path to a Successful Career in Cancer Research

Monday, May 17, 11:45 am-1:45 pm ET

Organized in collaboration with the Associate Membership Council (AMC), Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council, Science Education and Career Advancement Committee and Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council, this session is designed to assist with the professional and career development of investigators at all career levels. The session will consist of informal small-group conversations at roundtables with representatives from varying roles in the academic, industry, and government sectors. Participants will have the opportunity to informally speak with a roundtable mentor about his/her experiences, successes, and lessons learned that have helped establish the mentor’s career path. 


Registration opening soon!

To register, login to myAACR and select “Applications/Awards” across the top menu bar. After you click on Applications/Awards, select “View All Activities”, search for “2021 Navigating the Path to a Successful Career in Cancer Research” and click on the application link to breakout session topic and the distinguished cancer investigators with whom they would like to meet.  Pairings will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, and participant will have the opportunity to meet with two (2) senior investigators during the session. If the senior investigator selected is no longer available, you will be paired with another outstanding senior investigator. 

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

Pre-Registration is required and exclusively to AACR Virtual Annual Meeting 2021 registrants.


Session Co-Chairs:

Oliver Bogler, PhD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 

Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, FDA-NCTR, Jefferson, Arkansas

Brian M. Rivers, PhD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia  

This Professional Advancement session provides students, postdoctoral candidates, and junior faculty the opportunity to discuss important career development issues and survival skills with senior establish scientists. The session will be broken up into two rounds with approximately 10 participants per table informally speaking with a roundtable mentor. After the first round is complete, participants can choose to remain with their current roundtable mentor or meet with a different mentor for additional networking opportunities. 

We would encourage you to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity for one-on-one time with leaders in the cancer research field by attending this session during the Annual Meeting! If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our staff at [email protected].