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.
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!
Poster abstract submission is now closed.
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!
31 October 2022
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Trusted sources – Combating misinformation through effective evidence-based communication
Co-Chairs – Neil Iyengar MD & Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH
David Robert Grimes PhD, Dublin City University
Sylvia Chou PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, USA
Evening Poster Session
01 November 2022
Breakfast Session 1:
To be announced:
Breakfast Session 2:
Cancer Prevention/survivorship – Research evidence to community action.
Chair – Dr. Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH, MD Anderson Cancer Center
PLENARY SESSION 2:
Enhancing cancer therapy through converging innovations in lifestyle and oncology research Co-Chairs – Neil Iyengar M.D. & Richard Simpson Ph.D.
Justin Brown PhD, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Graeme Koelwyn PhD, MS, Simon Fraser University
Lewis Cantley MD, PhD, Cornell University
Jessica Fessler PhD, Stanford University
Concurrent Spotlight Session 1:
Current advances in lifestyle-related laboratory-based cancer research
Concurrent Spotlight Session 2
Current advances in lifestyle-related clinical and epidemiological cancer research
PLENARY SESSION 3
The role of lifestyle in elevated genetic cancer risk
Co-Chairs – Kristy Brown, Ph.D. & Carrie Daniel-MacDougall
Lorelei Mucci ScD, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Kristy Brown PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College
Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez MD, PhD, MD Anderson
Justin Gregg MD, MD Anderson
02 November 2022
Breakfast Session 3: Chair – Gabe Canales
The role for patient advocates in every phase of lifestyle-related cancer research
Chair – Gabe Canales
Breakfast Session 4:
Beyond the Western & Mediterranean Diets – Current research evidence and priorities in dietary pattern research
Chair – Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
PLENARY SESSION 4:
The Research evidence to Policy Impact Continuum – Developing and Implementing Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship Guidelines
Co-Chairs – Justin Brown, Ph.D. & Gabe Canales
Cliff Hudis MD, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Additional speakers and panel discussion.
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!
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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.
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THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF THE AICR 2021 RESEARCH CONFERENCE
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.