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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 EVENT

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!

Program Summary

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.

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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!

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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
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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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