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March 7, 2019 | 4 minute read

Why You Should Attend AICR’s 2019 Research Conference

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.

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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.

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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.

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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
Orlando, Florida

“For dietitians and other health professionals in the field of diet, physical activity and cancer, there simply aren’t many opportunities to get insights on the latest research from multiple top scientists in the field, interact with them in an atmosphere designed to encourage networking, and then connect with colleagues from all over the country to exchange ideas for the care we provide. The AICR Research Conference is, for me, a don’t-miss event. And this year’s agenda for going Beyond the Blueprint looks extraordinary.”

Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
Speaker, Writer, Consultant,
Nutrition Advisor, American Institute for Cancer Research
New York

“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

“AICR’s conference is a fantastic opportunity to interact with trainees and faculty which provides a platform for networking and new collaborations that can spark exciting, innovative research questions.”

Christina M. Dieli-Conwright, PhD, MPH, FACSM, CSCS
Director, Integrative Center for Oncology Research in Exercise
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

“The AICR Annual Research Conference is like an intellectual playground! It provides you the opportunity to hear the world’s leading experts in the fields of nutrition and cancer and to speak face-to-face with the people who are conducting the newest and latest research. The Conference is full of people who are obsessed with this area of study and love to talk about it! You’ll also get to meet the clinicians who are treating actual patients and from them you can get insights into the human side of research.”

Teresa L. Johnson, MSPH, RD
Science Writer and Health Communications Consultant
TLJ Communications

“This is my first time attending the AICR conference.  I’m excited to attend the conference to learn from a focused group of experts and fellow attendees.  I anticipate leaving the conference with new knowledge and great ideas to drive our research on obesity and ovarian cancer metastasis.”

Sharon Stack
Director of Harper Cancer Research Institute,
Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana

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