2013 AICR Research Conference
2013 AICR Research Conference
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Mark your calendars for the 2013 AICR Annual Research Conference which will take place November 7th and 8th at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda near Washington, DC.
About the Conference:
The AICR Annual Research Conference is a unique forum that brings together researchers and clinicians for a two-day program that is dedicated to increasing knowledge, stimulating research and promoting prevention and treatment of cancer through nutrition, physical activity and weight management.
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.
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Program and Posters
AICR is honored that the following individuals have agreed to serve on the 2013 Scientific Program Committee:
John W. Erdman, Jr., PhD (Chair)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Richard L. Eckert, PhD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
James C. Fleet PhD
|Susan Higginbotham, PhD, RD||American Institute for Cancer Research|
John A. Milner, PhD
USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Center
Cheryl L. Rock, PhD, RD
University of California, San Diego
June Stevens, MS, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The 2013 AICR Annual Research Conference will feature an exciting program which will explore current topics in food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer. Join fellow scientists, researchers, health professionals and dietitians to hear about the latest research in these areas:
- Can Food Processing Enhance Cancer Protection?
- Transgenerational Effects of Diet: Implications for Cancer Prevention
- Nutrition, Exercise, and Bone Health in Cancer Survivorship
- Systematic Review of Mechanisms – Opportunities and Challenges
- Clinical and Practical Applications of Nutrition and Cancer Research
- Epigenetic Regulation – MicroRNAs, Diet and Cancer Prevention
- The Food Environment and Food Policy: Implications for Cancer Risk
- How Does Obesity Contribute to Cancer Risk?
Conference Program (PDF)
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The conference sessions will begin at 8:00am on Thursday, November 7, 2013, and will end at 4:30pm on Friday, November 8, 2013.
|Wednesday, November 6||5:00pm–7:00 pm||Welcome Reception|
|Thursday, November 7
|Friday, November 8
Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines
Share your research on food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer by presenting a poster. The deadline to submit a poster abstract is September 9, 2013. All posters must be related to cancer, with a focus on food, nutrition, physical activity, or overweight/obesity. Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines will be available by the first week of June.
Conference Scholarship Submission Guidelines
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 for the conference. The deadline to submit a scholarship application with poster abstract is September 6, 2013. Conference Scholarship Submission Guidelines will be available by the first week of June.
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Registration will be available on the following schedule:
- Early Bird Registration is expected to open early June 2013.
- Early Bird Registration will be available through October 7, 2013.
- Advance Registration will be available through November 5, 2013.
- 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.
How To Register
- Conference welcome reception on November 6
- Admission to the conference sessions
- Continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, networking and poster receptions
- Delegate bag, including the program and abstract book
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits (pending).
Refunds (less a $75 processing fee) will be made for cancellations received by October 18, 2013. After October 18, no refunds will be granted.
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.
Hotel and Travel
About the Hotel
The 2013 AICR Annual Research Conference will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, conveniently located just outside the Nation's Capital. The hotel is located atop the Red Line Metro Station within walking distance to Bethesda's 200 restaurants, performing art spaces, galleries, theaters and shops. The hotel is just 1 Metro stop from the National Institutes of Health Campus for those attendees who wish to visit the campus on business or pleasure.
Hotel guests will enjoy complimentary WiFi Internet access in their rooms as well as in all meeting spaces. Access to the 24-hour Stay Fit™ gym at the Hyatt is complimentary for hotel guests. The state of the art facility is a perfect way for conference attendees to incorporate physical activity into their visit while at the hotel.
Visit the Hyatt Regency Bethesda website to access more information on additional guest services, parking, maps and directions.
A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Rates are $185 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.
How to Make Hotel Reservations
Guestrooms at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda are available at the group rate through October 4, 2013 based upon availability in the hotel. Please book reservations directly with the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on the AICR Reservation Page.
You can also make hotel reservations by fax or mail by downloading the AICR 2013 Conference Hotel Reservation Form.
- Hyatt Regency Bethesda
- ATTN: Reservations
- One Bethesda Metro Center
- 7400 Wisconsin Ave
- Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-657-1234 | Fax: 301-657-6453
The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located right above the Bethesda Metro Station on the Washington, DC Metro's Red Line. When exiting the metro, simply take the escalator to the street level and the hotel will be at the top.
If you take the train to Union Station you can take a taxi to the hotel or you can follow the directions for the Red Line on Metro above, in the direction of Shady Grove.
The hotel is conveniently located near three major airports.
- Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest to the hotel and taxi fares are approximately $45-$55 one-way. You can also take the Blue Line metro from the airport to the Metro Center stop and transfer to the Red line in the direction of Shady Grove.
- Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located about 45 minutes away. Taxi fares are approximately $55-$65 one-way.
- Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is located about 45 minutes away. Taxi fares are approximately $65-$85 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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RIGHT TO REFUSE SPONSOR
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 welcomes sponsors for the 2013 Research Conference
Benefits for All Sponsors
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.
All sponsors will receive the following acknowledgements:
- The opportunity to place a promotion item in the conference tote bag, such as a flyer, pen or magnet (vetted by AICR)
- Acknowledgement as a corporate sponsor on the conference website, printed program and slideshow.
Would you like to see your company in this list?
- 2013 AICR Conference Sponsorship Information Brochure
- 2013 AICR Conference Sponsorship Application (download and fill out)
For more information on sponsoring the 2013 Research Conference,
please email Colleen Harnisch, or call at 800-843-8114, ext. 3077.