publication date: Oct. 30, 2020

In Brief

AACR 2021 annual meeting will be virtual

The American Association for Cancer Research said its 2021 meeting will be virtual.

“We wish to inform you that, after careful consideration of currently available information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AACR Board of Directors has decided to convene the AACR Annual Meeting 2021 in a virtual format,” the professional society announced earlier this week. “This decision was made to prioritize the health and safety of attendees and the patients and communities they serve.”

The AACR Virtual Annual Meeting 2020, which was open-access, was attended by more than 73,000 individuals from 127 countries, the society said.

“This has indeed been a transformative year for the global cancer research community, resulting in a new wave of scientific innovation in basic, translational, and clinical research, and population science,” AACR said. “The Virtual Annual Meeting 2021 program will highlight these novel and significant research findings, which hold enormous promise for patients with cancer. We look forward to your active participation in the meeting. We hope that you and your families are staying safe and well, and we thank you for your dedication to the AACR and its mission.”

AACR provided the following details:

Meeting Dates: The Program Committee is currently working to reconfigure the scientific program to create an engaging virtual meeting experience. The dates of the virtual meeting will be announced no later than Dec. 1.

Abstract Submission Deadlines: Proffered papers that are selected for oral presentation will be presented in minisymposia that are accompanied by live Q&A sessions. Proffered papers selected for poster presentation will be given as e-posters supported by enhanced engagement and networking opportunities. The … Continue reading AACR 2021 annual meeting will be virtual

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