The pace of research on how lifestyle affects cancer risk and outcomes is moving faster than ever. The AICR conference is the only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to addressing the impact of the full range of modifiable lifestyle exposures on cancer risk and outcomes.
The AICR 2019 Research Conference on Diet, Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer (#AICR19) will be held May 15 – 17, 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This conference will showcase the latest research advances and provide a unique forum for conversations on lifestyle-related cancer research across prevention, treatment, and survivorship.
Our conference is themed Beyond the Blueprint to highlight that we are always striving for more, to look beyond what we know so that we can do even better. When we launched the Third Expert Report (Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer: a Global Perspective) in May 2018, we presented our recommendations as a Blueprint to beat cancer.
Our 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations are certainly a recipe to lower your cancer risk but we are on the cusp of major research advances on diet, obesity, physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes. Lifestyle is converging with cancer treatment approaches in ways that were inconceivable just a few years ago.
Our conference offers a very timely opportunity to discover the latest research on diet, nutrition, physical activity and weight management in relation to cancer. Join leading scientists, researchers, health professionals and dietitians to hear about the latest in cancer prevention and survivorship.
Here are a few testimonials from attendees in the previous years who have benefited from the conference. Sign up to attend here.
“I love the AICR conference for the unique mix of bench and clinical research that is presented there. It is one of the best networking opportunities for anyone interested in cancer prevention and survivorship. You get a true focus on actionable and lifestyle factors people can apply in order to reduce their own cancer risk, plus new information on current and future directions in this arena. It is also an excellent space to foster cross-disciplinary conversations about how best to implement cancer prevention and survivorship guidelines.”
Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian and Epidemiologist,
Senior Medical Writer at The Mesothelioma Center
“The AICR conference is an ideal size for networking and offers a solid cross section of presentations that relate to diet, nutritional status, and physical activity in relation to cancer prevention and control. Moreover, it attracts a broad spectrum of investigators, ranging from basic benchtop scientists to epidemiologists as well as behavioral researchers who conduct interventions in clinical settings or in the community at large. What a perfect translational incubator!”
Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D.,
Professor, Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Teresa L. Johnson, MSPH, RD
Science Writer and Health Communications Consultant