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2016 AICR Research Conference

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Registration for the 25th AICR Research Conference is now open.

About the Conference:

The AICR Research Conference is a unique forum that brings together researchers and clinicians for a three-day program that is dedicated to increasing knowledge, stimulating research and promoting prevention and treatment of cancer through nutrition, physical activity and weight management.

The 25th AICR Research Conference will take place November 14 - 16, 2016 in North Bethesda, MD.

Stay tuned for more information and be sure to sign up to receive updates.

Who Should Attend:

Basic scientists, clinical investigators, epidemiologists, dietitians, nutritionists, policy makers and other health professionals interested in food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management in relation to cancer.

Important Dates 2016
September 16 Poster Abstract Submissions Due
September 16
Conference Scholarship Applications Due
October 7 Early Bird Registration Closes
October 7 Poster Presenter Registration Closes
October 14 Conference Hotel Block Closes - after October 14, rooms subject to availability.

2016 Program

2016 Scientific Program Committee

AICR is honored that the following individuals have agreed to serve on the 2016 Scientific Program Committee:

Steven K. Clinton, MD, PhD (Chair)
The Ohio State University
Robert S. Chapkin, PhD Texas A&M University
Cindy D. Davis, PhD Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Susan M. Higginbotham, PhD, RD American Institute for Cancer Research
Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine


2016 Program

The 2016 AICR Research Conference will feature an exciting program which will explore current topic in nutrition, physical activity, obesity and cancer. Join fellow scientists, researchers, health professionals and dietitians to hear about the latest research in these areas:

  • Energy Balance, Obesity and Physical Activity – Emerging Concepts and Strategies for Intervention
  • Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk: What We Have Learned
  • Dietary Modulation of the Microbiome and Cancer Risk
  • Nutrition After Cancer Diagnosis
  • Mechanisms and Biomarkers in the –omics Era   
  • Social, Cultural and Economic Barriers to Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Food, Nutrition and Cancer Immunology: Etiology, Therapy and Survivorship
  • Dietary Patterns: Clarifying the Relationship between Diet and Cancer
  • Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: Science and Translation for the Next 25 Years

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Download a PDF of the Conference Program

Conference Hours

The conference will begin at 1:00pm on Monday, November 14 and end at 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 16.

2016 Chairs and Speakers

View Photos and Biographies
Learn more about the 2016 conference chairs and speakers by viewing their photos and biographies.

Posters Abstract Submission Guidelines

Acceptance status notifications have been sent to all poster presenters. If you did not receive an e-mail, please contact the AICR Research Department at or 202-328-7744 with your name and phone number. All poster presenters must be registered for the full conference by Friday, October 7 to guarantee their spot in a poster session. Poster presenters registered for only one day will not be included in a poster session.

Documents for download: 

Share your research with conference delegates by preseneting a poster. All posters must be related to cancer, with a focus on food, nutrition, physical activity or overweight/obesity. The deadline to submit a poster abstract is September 16, 2016.

Poster Abstract Submission Fee: $50

Posters abstracts must be submitted through our online submission service. A non-refundable processing fee of $50 will be charged for each abstract submission. Abstracts must be paid for electronically and in full at the time of submission.

Poster Award
If you are a post-docotral scholar, you may elect to have your poster entered in the John A. Milner poster competition. Only applicants who will be in a post-doctoral position at the time of the conference are eligible for the competition. You must indicate during the poster abstract submission process that you would like your poster to be considered. Posters will be judged during the poster sessions at the conference and poster prizes of $500 will be awarded during the closing plenary session.

Conference Scholarships

Download the 2016 AICR Conference Scholarship Submission Guidelines (PDF)

A limited number of scholarships for registration and conference hotel accommodations will be available for doctoral students in nutrition and cancer who are studying in the United States. Scholarship applicants are required to submit a poster abstract with their scholarship application and scholarship recipients are required to present a poster at the conference. The deadline to submit a scholarship application with poster abstract is September 16, 2016.

Conference Archives

To view speaker biographies and presentations from our past conferences, please visit our conference archives:

2016 Registration

Registration for the 25th AICR Research Conference will be available on the following schedule:

    • Advance Registration will be available through November 13, 2016.
    • Walk-in registrations are welcome!


    Registration Type  
     Full  $595
     Student (Full Time)*  $370
     One-Day**  $370

    *Students must be prepared to show a full-time student ID at registration. Post-doctoral scholars do not qualify for the student rate.
    **One-Day registration is for those who plan to attend only one day of the conference. Those who plan to attend more than one day of the conference must select Full Registration. Poster presenters must be registered for the entire conference to guarantee their spot in a poster session.

    How to Register

    The easiest and most secure way to register is online.

    If you experience any difficulties registering online, or are unable to access our online registration service, please contact the AICR Research Department at or 202-328-7744.

    If you prefer to register offline:
    Download the AICR 2016 Conference Registration Form (PDF) and fax or mail it to:

    Fax: 540-373-8893

    Mail: AICR Conference Secretariat
    The Pearson Group
    904 Princess Anne Street, Suite C-8
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

    Event Images and Recordings

    Your attendance at AICR events implies your permission for images and audio/visual recordings captured during these events to be used for purposes of AICR archival materials, promotional materials, and publications, and waives your rights for compensation or ownership of these images.


    This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 20.5 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) units.

    Certificate of Attendance

    A certificate of attendance will be available on request for all registered participants.

    Passport and Visa Information

    Delegates are responsible for obtaining the required travel documents for entry into the United States. Depending on your nationality, you may need a valid passport with a visa to enter the United States. Delegates are encouraged to contact the United States embassy closest to them for up-to-date travel guidelines.

    Invitation Letters

    Invitation letters to assist with visa applications for the United States can be provided once the following information has been submitted:

    1. Proof of payment of fees
    2. Full name
    3. Work and home address
    4. Date of birth
    5. Passport number

    If you require an invitation letter please email us at Visa applications are not the responsibility of AICR. Delegates are encouraged to submit their applications to the appropriate embassy well in advance of the conference.

2016 Hotel and Travel

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Rate: $219 per night
plus 13% state and local occupancy tax

About the Hotel

The 25th AICR Research Conference will be held at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center in North Bethesda, Maryland. The hotel is conveniently located just off the White Flint Metro Station on Metro's Red Line.

Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Tel: 1-301-822-9200

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center. Rates are $219 per night (plus 13% state and local occupancy tax). The hotel has agreed to honor the special rate for attendees who arrive up to three days before or depart up to three days after the conference, subject to availability.

Make Your Hotel Reservation Now!

Guestrooms at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center are available at the group rate based upon availablility in the hotel. Please book reservations directly with the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center by selecting "Book Now" above.

You can also make hotel reservations by mail or fax by downloading the AICR 2016 Conference Hotel Reservation Form (PDF).

Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
Attn: Reservations
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Fax Reservations: (301) 822-9201

Phone Reservations: (800) 859-8003 – use group name "American Institute for Cancer Research"


Information about parking will be posted as it becomes available.

Travel Information

By Metro:

The Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located near the White Flint Metro Station on Metro's Red Line. An underground tunnel is available to take you from the Metro entrance to the other side of Rockville Pike, where the hotel is located, or you can cross above ground.

Metro will be conducting major repairs on all rail lines through the end of 2016. Please check the WMATA website prior to travel to see if your trip will be impacted.

By Train:

If you take the Amtrak, MARC or VRE train to Union Station, you can take a taxi to the hotel or follow the directions for the Metro above. Amtrak also services Metro's Rockville Metro Station, which is two stops away from the White Flint Metro Station where the hotel is located.

By Air:

The hotel is conveniently located near three major airports.

  • Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest hotel and taxi fares are approximately $65 one-way. You can also take the Metro from the airport to the White Flint Metro Station (see above directions for Metro).
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located about 40 minutes away and taxi fares are approximately $75 one-way.
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is located about 50 minues away and taxi fares are approximately $95 one-way. If you arrive or depart on a week-day, you can also take the MARC train from BWI to Union Station, and then take the Metro to the hotel.
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2016 Conference Sponsorship

The Relationship between AICR and the sponsoring organizations of an event or event-related item do not represent exclusive agreements between AICR and the organization, nor do they suggest that AICR endorses the programs, products or services of the organization.

AICR reserves the right to reject a potential sponsor based on such factors as questionable business practices, those with a mission in conflict with the mission of AICR and those who desire unreasonable influence upon the event.

AICR's 2016 Research Conference Sponsors

California Walnuts

The California Walnut Commission is the lead sponsor of the 25th AICR Research Conference.

  • California Walnut Commission
  • AmeriFlax
  • Northern Canola Growers Association
  • Vitamix
  • American Pulse Association
  • United Sorghum Checkoff Program
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Innovairre
  • Routledge/Taylor & Francis
  • Southwest Publishing and Mailing Corporation
  • The Data Center, Inc.

In-Kind Donors

  • Central Recovery Press
  • Gatheredtable
  • Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
  • The Marquette Hotel
  • The Pearson Group
  • Vitamix
  • Washington Talent Agency

AICR welcomes sponsors for the 25th AICR Research Conference

Partner with AICR to present the nation’s foremost conference on the link between nutrition, physical activity, weight management and cancer. Benefit from exposure to leaders in the scientific and health care communities.

Download the AICR 2016 Conference Sponsorship Brochure for details and description about sponsorship opportunies and information on how to apply.

For more information on sponsoring the 25th AICR Research Conference, please email
Jodi Street
, or call at 800-843-8114, ext. 3077.

For all other inquiries, please contact the AICR Research Department at or 202-328-7744.

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