AICR Research Conference
2016 AICR Research Conference
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.
|September 16||Poster Abstract Submissions Due|
||Conference Scholarship Applications Due|
|October 7||Early Bird Registration Closes|
|October 7||Poster Presenter Registration Closes|
|October 14||Conference Hotel Block Closes|
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|
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
- Nutritional Modulation of Anti-Cancer Immune Therapy
- Dietary Patterns: How a Focus on the Total Diet Can Help Clarify the Relationship between Diet and Cancer
- Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: Science and Translation for the Next 25 Years
View Conference Program
Please continue to check back for updates to the conference program.
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
Download the 2016 AICR Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines (PDF)
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.
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.
Download the 2016 AICR Conference Scholarship Submission Guidelines (PDF)
A limited number of scholarships for registration and conference hotel accomodations 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.
To view speaker biographies and presentations from our past conferences, please visit our conference archives:
Registration for the 25th AICR Research Conference will be available on the following schedule:
- Early Bird Registration will be available through October 7, 2016.
- Advance Registration will be available through November 13, 2016.
- Walk-in registrations are welcome!
|Registration Type|| Early Bird
through October 7th
after October 7th
|Student (Full Time)*||$295||$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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-328-7744.
If you prefer to register offline:
Download the AICR 2016 Conference Registration Form (PDF) and fax or mail it to:
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.
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 to assist with visa applications for the United States can be provided once the following information has been submitted:
- Proof of payment of fees
- Full name
- Work and home address
- Date of birth
- Passport number
If you require an invitation letter please email us at email@example.com. 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
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
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 through Friday, October 14 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
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"
A standard $15.00 parking fee per night applies to guests with hotel reservations. The daily parking fee for local attendees driving to the conference is $7.00 per day.
Wheelchair access is available in the hotel's front entrance. Guests can access both the hotel lobby and the conference center from this entrance.
The Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located near the White Flint Metro 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.
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.
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.
For media questions about the AICR Research Conference, contact the Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Our 2014 Conference
Blog: What’s Your Nutrition Literacy? October 31, 2014
Blog: Does Exercise Help Cancer Patients and Survivors? October 30, 2014
Blog: What Foods have Folate? Which have Selenium? October 29, 2014
Read All About It: Our Research Conference is Now October 27, 2014
2016 Conference Sponsorship
AICR's 2016 Research Conference Sponsors
The California Walnut Commission is the lead sponsor of the 25th AICR Research Conference.
- California Walnut Commission
- Northern Canola Growers Association
- United Sorghum Checkoff Program
- American Institute for Cancer Research
- Routledge/Taylor & Francis
- The Data Center, Inc.
- The Marquette Hotel (In-kind)
- VARIDESK (In-kind)
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.