Attending the annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in Chicago? We are! We hope you join us, along with fellow science professionals from across the globe to rally in the conquest of cancer. Research, education and impactful science communication are key to advancing the fight against cancer. As the world’s largest cancer research meeting in the world, AACR is a hub for those three elements. Now is an opportune time to think about how you will navigate five days of innovation and progress, from basic science findings to big data and A.I. to clinical translation. What do you want to see and learn? Jumpstart planning mode with these tips:
This year’s meeting is named “Driving Innovative Cancer Science to Patient Care.” Sessions are categorized by topic, organ site and session type. Narrow things down and target the talks, presentations and speakers you’d like to see here.
“Catch up on sleep before you show up,” is one piece of advice given by Elain R. Mardis, Program Committee Chair. Do not underestimate the social events that take place after hours. They draw in hordes of people, resulting in great networking opportunities. Meet other researchers, industry key opinion leaders and even featured AACR speakers. Councils such as Women in Cancer Research (WICR) to Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) will also be represented.
Ramp up your excitement and preview cutting edge technologies. Sure, you’ll get to demo the latest innovations at the Thermo Fisher Scientific AACR Exhibit (Booth #1805) but we’ve rounded up our favorites here:
- Get automated with KingFisher Nucleic Acid and Protein Purification Systems – spend less hands-on time at the bench and reduce user variability.
- Advance your research with the new Applied Biosystems SeqStudio Genetic Analyzer – Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis are now built in.
With over 20,000 in attendance at this meeting, make sure you do the prep beforehand so you can make the most out of your experience. Immersion is key to understanding the science and this will drive cancer research forward. As AACR President Michael A. Caligiuri describes it, “therapies and preventative strategies are all based on basic mechanistic studies.” Collectively, we’re doing important work here and the steps we take today in basic research will make an impact on those affected by cancer in the future. We hope to see you in Chicago!
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