MICR Programs and Activities During the AACR Annual Meeting 2023
MICR is looking forward to presenting various programs and activities during the AACR Annual Meeting 2023, which will be held from April 14-19, 2023, in Orlando, Florida. MICR members and annual meeting registrants are invited to participate in these activities. Contact [email protected] with any questions.
Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards
The Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards program provides funds for the participation of early-career, meritorious minority scientists in the AACR Annual Meeting. Since its inception in 1985, the Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards program has supported more than 1,000 early-career underrepresented minority investigators from both minority-serving institutions and the larger bodies of universities, colleges, and research institutes. Learn more.
Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awards
The AACR is very pleased to administer this important program, which since 1997 has provided funds for the participation of full-time minority faculty and faculty of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) at the AACR Annual Meeting. Recipients of this award are scientists who are working at the level of assistant professor or above who are engaged in meritorious basic, clinical, or translational cancer research. Learn more.
MICR Career Development Forum below: “How to Sustain Efforts Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the post-COVID era”
The COVID pandemic brought to light the need for efforts to promote health equity in the USA and the world. As a result of this, there has been an explosion of initiatives promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout the USA, including academic institutions, government and corporations. As the COVID pandemic wanes, there will be a need for efforts to assure the sustainability of these newly implemented DEI initiatives. In this session, we will hear from DEI leaders at Cancer Centers and junior scientists involved in DEI efforts and have a robust discussion on this very important topic.
AACR-MICR Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship
Sunday, April 16 – 3:00 PM-3:45 PM
Orange County Convention Center, Room TBD
The AACR-MICR Jane Cook Wright 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. Learn more.
AACR Professional Advancement Series
MICR has collaborated with the AACR Science Education and Advancement Committee, Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Council, and the Associate Member Council to present a series of professional advancement sessions that will take place during week two of the AACR Annual Meeting 2023. These exciting and interactive sessions are available to Annual Meeting registrants free of charge and provide important skills to investigators at all stages in their careers. Learn more and register today.
MICR Town Hall
The MICR Town Hall Meeting provides an opportunity for the MICR Council to present its members, agenda, and programs to MICR members and Annual Meeting participants. This meeting gives participants a chance to share ideas, voice concerns, and express views on a variety of related topics that assist the Council in fulfilling its mission.
MICR Symposium “Innovation to Address Disparities in Oncology Clinical Trials”
The Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council is pleased to present an important scientific symposium titled, “Innovation to Address Disparities in Oncology Clinical Trials” during the AACR Annual Meeting 2023. Mark your calendar and plan to join this valuable session.
Minorities in cancer research (MICR) Meet and Greet
Sunday, April 16 -1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Orange County Convention Center, MICR Networking and Resource Center (AACR Central, Exhibit Booth #443)
Join us for the MICR Meet and Greet. This informal networking event will provide an opportunity for the MICR leadership to meet and network with members and conference attendees, share information and answer questions about MICR programs, activities, and award opportunities, and discuss other topics of interest. All Annual Meeting attendees are welcome!