2019 Program

2019 Scientific Program Committee

AICR is honored that the following individuals have agreed to serve on the 2019 Scientific Program Committee:

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD (Chair)

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Stephen D. Hursting. PhD, MPH (Chair)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nigel Brockton, PhD

American Institute for Cancer Research

Scott Bultman, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Andrew J. Dannenberg, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Jennifer Ligibel, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD

National Cancer Institute

Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD

Oregon Health & Science University


2019 Program

The 2019 AICR Research Conference will feature an exciting program that will address the latest research, the greatest current challenges and controversies, and highlight the impact of diet, obesity, physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes. Join fellow scientists, researchers, health professionals and dietitians to hear about the latest research in these areas: 

  • Beyond BMI: New data and new technologies for assessing body composition
  • Dissemination and implementation science: Getting Americans moving and eating better 
  • Mitigating advere effects of cancer and its treatment through diet, exercise and weight management
  • The convergence of oncology with lifestyle
...and much more! View the Conference at a Glance or to check out other interesting topics that will be covered at this year's meeting. The Full Program, including speakers and more detailed information, can be found here.  

Conference Hours
The conference will take place over three days, beginning on Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm and ending on Friday, May 17th at noon.

Posters Abstract Submission Guidelines

The submission deadline for our poster abstracts has passed.

Share your research with conference delegates by presenting a poster. All posters must be related to cancer, with a focus on diet, overweight/obesity and physical activity. Poster 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.

Poster Award
If you are a post-doctoral 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 this competition. You must indicate, during the poster abstract submission process, that you would like your poster to be considered for this competition. A limited number of abstracts may be selected for oral presentations. Please indicate if you would like your abstract to be considered for selection as an oral presentation.

Conference Archives

Speaker biographies and presentations from our past conferences, can be viewed in our conference archives: