Schedule highlights from the Program Chair: Wednesday, April 13

Welcome to the final day of AACR Annual Meeting 2022! It has been an educational, enlightening, and inspiring week of world-class science, made all the better by the fact that we’ve been able to enjoy these days, and evenings, together here in New Orleans.

Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD

Today’s program features eight meet-the-expert sessions, eight major symposia, two late-breaking poster sessions, and two plenary sessions.

And don’t worry if you missed anything or had to leave early—all of the great sessions can be viewed on the virtual platform by registered meeting participants through July 13, 2022.

Today’s first plenary, Tumor Evolution and Therapeutic Resistance, will be chaired by Anna D. Barker, PhD, FAACR, and features an outstanding lineup of speakers who will talk about the latest breakthroughs in the genomics of cancer origin and evolution. They will also discuss therapeutic resistance, which continues to be among our greatest challenges. Don’t miss this important session from 8 – 10 a.m. CDT in Hall B-C at the convention center.

Today is your last chance to visit the Exhibits Show, which is open from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT. Stop by to see the latest products and services for laboratory and clinical research, and to interact and network with industry representatives and other attendees.

In our final plenary, AACR Annual Meeting 2022 Highlights: Vision for the Future, which is also our final session of the meeting, I will be joined by members of the Program Committee—Danny R. Welch, PhD; Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD; and Lillian L. Siu, MD—for a review of some of the hottest topics and most impactful research presented at the Annual Meeting. We will also discuss how the discoveries we celebrate today will shape the future of cancer research. Join us from 12 – 1:25 p.m. CDT in Hall B-C at the convention center.

As we prepare to leave New Orleans, I must say that it has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as the Program Committee Chair for this year’s meeting. I want to thank all the members of the Program Committee for assembling an exceptional scientific program and AACR leadership and staff for their hard work pulling off the meeting. But most of all, I want to thank the AACR membership, my friends and colleagues, for their never-ending support of the AACR’s mission to eradicate cancer. And thanks to the city of New Orleans for its extraordinary hospitality while hosting our first in-person meeting in three years.

To all of you who participated in this year’s meeting, both in person and virtually, I hope to see you next year at the AACR Annual Meeting 2023, April 14-19, in Orlando, Florida!

Claim Your CME/MOC Credits for the Annual MeetinG

Access to the AACR Annual Meeting 2023 virtual meeting platform and all on-demand sessions is available through July 19, 2023. To claim CME/MOC credits for qualified sessions, visit the AACR Continuing Medication Education page. Questions? Contact the AACR Office of CME at (215) 440-9300 or via e-mail at [email protected].