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Associate Member Eligibility Recertification

Free (no requirement of annual dues) Associate membership will continue in 2021, however, all Associate members will need to recertify eligibility by December 31, 2021, in order to remain on the association membership rolls and continue enjoying the many member-exclusive benefits and programs offered with membership. These member-exclusive benefits include eligibility for research funding and awards, participation in educational training workshops that foster knowledge in the cancer field, the opportunity to give an oral presentation in select major symposia and new concepts sessions at the AACR Annual Meeting, professional development activities, significantly reduced registration rates for AACR Annual Meetings and Special Conferences, the privilege of sponsoring an abstract for presentation at the AACR Annual meeting, early access to housing reservations for the AACR Annual Meeting, and more! View the full list of Associate membership benefits here.

Recertify Your Eligibility for Associate Membership 

The process for recertifying your Associate membership is fast and easy using the AACR online portal. Simply log into myAACR, select My Membership, and then the Recertify button to proceed. You will need the following information to recertify your membership:

  • Username (email address) and password to access myAACR
  • Upload a copy of your CV and bibliography (current list of publications)
  • Don’t forget to review and update your contact information in myAACR so that you do not miss any important communications

As a reminder, please complete the recertification process online by December 31, 2021, to retain your Associate membership.

Has Your status Changed?

If your status has changed and you no longer meet the criteria for Associate membership, we congratulate you on your recent accomplishment. We look forward to your continued participation as an AACR member and we are implementing additional benefits to support your career advancement at the early-stage investigator level. We strongly encourage you to maintain your membership by transferring to a more appropriate category that best fits your current qualifications. To transfer your membership, log into myAACR, select My Membership, and then the Transfer button.

Please contact the Membership Department at [email protected] or 215-440-9300 and a membership representative will gladly assist with any questions.

FAQ

How do I recertify my Associate membership?
To recertify your membership, Associate members will need to log into myAACR, select My Membership, and then the Recertify button to proceed. 

I forget my username and/or password for myAACR. What can I do?
You may select the Forgot Password link to reset your password or submit a Get AACR IT Help request for assistance.

What are the eligibility requirements for Associate membership?
Associate membership is open to graduate students, medical students and residents, and clinical and postdoctoral fellows who are enrolled in educational or training programs that could lead to careers in cancer research.


What if I am still eligible for Associate membership?
To maintain your Associate membership, you will need to complete the recertification process through the AACR online portal. Associate members will need to log into myAACR, select My Membership, and then the Recertify button.


What materials will I need to complete the recertification process?
You will need to upload a copy of your most recent CV and bibliography (current list of publications) during the recertification process.


I’m no longer at the same institution/affiliation – should I update my contact information?
Yes, we encourage all members to update their profile information so they continue to receive important AACR communications about association programs and opportunities.


What if I am no longer eligible for Associate membership?
If your status has changed and you no longer meet the criteria for Associate membership, we congratulate you on your recent accomplishment. We strongly encourage you to maintain your membership by transferring to a more appropriate category that best fits your current qualifications. To transfer your membership, log into myAACR, select My Membership, and then the Transfer button.


Can I transfer as part of the recertification process?
Yes. While completing the recertification, the online portal will automatically re-direct you to the transfer process where you can update your membership category.


What materials will I need to complete a transfer application?
To complete your transfer, you will need to upload a copy of your most recent CV and bibliography (current list of publications) and dues payment as part of the online transfer process.


The title of my position does not match the options available but I believe I’m still eligible for Associate membership. What can I do?
Please contact [email protected] for assistance with your request.


I am no longer participating in cancer research and do not wish to continue my AACR membership. How do I resign?
Please contact [email protected] for assistance with your request.


I’m having trouble completing the recertification and/or experiencing technical issues. What can I do?
Please contact [email protected] for assistance.