Here we will answer some popular questions about AACR Annual Meeting 2019 and give some crucial advice on how to make the most out of the meeting if you will be attending.
What is AACR 2019?
AACR is an annual meeting hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research. They aim to accelerate the spread of new knowledge about cancer, and this year will be focused on integrative cancer science, global impact and individualized patient care.
This year, the meeting is being held in Atlanta (GA, USA), running from March 29 – April 3, and BioTechniques Digital Editor, Abigail Sawyer, will be attending.
What should I look out for at AACR 2019?
- March 29 – 30: Methods workshops. These will be discussing the latest in chosen methods across all stages of cancer research. Some that look particularly interesting include ‘Game-changing technology for high-throughput functional characterization of cancer gene variants’, ‘Methods to study metabolism for cancer research’ and ‘Methods for utilizing the microbiome in cancer epidemiology research’.
- Sunday, March 31 6:30pm – 8pm: Networking hubs. This is a unique networking opportunity, where junior and senior investigators can mingle and meet potential colleagues and collaborators. There will also be several presentations during this time and each registrant will receive one free drink, however, spaces are limited, so ensure you book early to avoid disappointment! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hubs19
- Tuesday, April 2 12:30pm – 1pm: Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award lecture. This year’s winner of the award is Chao Lu (Columbia University; NY, USA), whose research focuses on the role of chromatin transregulatory pathway in cancer and developmental overgrowth, and the lecture will focus on this. He is now an assistant professor and has been the recipient of numerous awards, so is one to watch.
- Wednesday, April 3 7am – 8am: Uses of CRISPR technology in translational cancer research. This is a meet-the-expert type session, in which the expert is René Bernards (Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands). The uses of CRISPR are continuously evolving, and this will cover how CRISPR can be utilized to identify genes and drugs that affect specific signaling pathways, among other things.
How can I meet the BioTechniques team?
Digital editor of BioTechniques, Abigail Sawyer, will be present at AACR Annual Meeting 2019 and excited to meet as many BioTechniques authors and readers as possible. Please email [email protected] to arrange a meeting or stop by booth #4438. This will be a great opportunity if you have any ideas of what you’d like to see more of on BioTechniques, potential collaborations, or if you’re thinking of submitting your manuscript.
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