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The AICR Lifestyle & Cancer Symposium addresses the most current and consequential issues regarding diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Annual AICR Research Conference is the most authoritative source for information on diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

Are you ready to make a difference? Join our team and help us advance research, improve cancer education and provide lifesaving resources.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

DIET, OBESITY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND CANCER

2022 AICR Research Conference

31 OCTOBER – 02 NOVEMBER 2022
Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg, Virginia & Online

AICR Conference 2022

About the Conference

The 2022 AICR Research Conference will be held as a hybrid event on October 31-November 2, 2022, with both a fully virtual option and an in-person program held at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, VA.

REGISTER FOR THE IN-PERSON EVENT

Registration for the virtual event will open in August. Please note, all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated according to CDC recommendations, as of October 2022.  Further details on COVID safety procedures will be available closer to the conference date.

We are hosting our annual conference in a hybrid format, featuring both virtual and in-person components. In-person attendance will be very limited to facilitate adequate physical distancing of attendees- register today to reserve your spot!

This three-day event will feature dynamic topics including:

  • Trusted sources – Combating misinformation through effective evidence-based communication
  • Enhancing cancer therapy through converging innovations in lifestyle and oncology research
  • The role of lifestyle in the context of elevated genetic risk
  • The research evidence to policy impact continuum – Developing and implementing cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship guidelines

…and much more!

To receive information about the conference as it becomes available, including the final program, sign up to receive updates.

Poster Abstract Submissions

Download the 2022 AICR Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines

Share your research with the leaders in the field and network with your colleagues by presenting a poster, either virtually or in-person, at this year’s conference. Posters must be relevant to cancer or cancer survivorship and address the key exposures of diet, obesity or physical activity. The deadline to submit a poster abstract is August 29, 2022.

Poster Abstract Submissions

Poster Abstract Submission Fee: $50

Poster Award
If you are a post-doctoral scholar or a graduate student, you may elect to have your poster considered for the John A. Milner or AICR poster award, respectively. You must indicate during the poster submission process that you would like your poster to be considered.

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A Look Back

2021 Conference Highlights

The rising tide of COVID-19 infections necessitated the cancellation of the in-person component of the 2021 AICR Research Conference but the meeting was seamlessly transitioned to a fully virtual experience. The same incredible speakers and program were delivered and with the added advantage that the content was recorded and can be revisited!

Highlights

AICR 2021 Conference

The rising tide of COVID-19 infections necessitated the cancellation of the in-person component of the 2021 AICR Research Conference but the meeting was seamlessly transitioned to a fully virtual experience. The same incredible speakers and program were delivered and with the added advantage that the content was recorded and can be revisited!

Plenary sessions:

  • Strength of Evidence—How do we assess it and when is it strong enough?
  • Lifestyle Impact on Immunotherapy‚—Emerging roles of obesity, physical activity and diet on immunotherapy
  • Cancers on the Rise—The impact of diet, nutrition and physical activity on the incidence of young onset colorectal cancer, liver cancer and childhood cancers
  • What Can We Tell Our Patients?—Current knowledge, limitations and opportunities for reducing risk and improving outcomes through diet, nutrition and physical activity in cancer risk and survival
Save the Date

2022 AICR Research Conference

2022 AICR Research Conference: 31 October – 02 November 2022

Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg, Virginia

Sponsor the Event

The American Institute for Cancer Research supports the future of medicine with the help of passionate supporters, generous donors, and a remarkable community of civic minded business leaders. Join our work by serving as an event sponsor, and help us forge ahead in the fight for cancer prevention.

Please contact research@aicr.org if interested in learning more.

THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF THE AICR 2021 RESEARCH CONFERENCE
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A Look Back

2019 Conference Highlights

The 2019 research conference took place from May 15–17 at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. The meeting consisted of ten scientific sessions, three pre-conference workshops and two poster receptions, all exploring the link between diet, obesity, physical activity and cancer.

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