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American Institute for Cancer Research – 2019 Research Conference

May 15, 2019 - May 17, 2019

AICR 2019 Research Conference


Diet, Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer

May 15-17, 2019

The Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC, USA


About the Conference:

The AICR Research Conference is a unique forum that brings together researchers and health professionals for a three-day scientific program that will address the latest research, the greatest current challenges and controversies, and highlight the impact of research on populations at risk and cancer patients.

The AICR 2019 Research Conference will take place May 15-17, 2019 at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC.


Who Attends:

Basic scientists, clinical investigators, epidemiologists, dietitians, nutritionists, policy makers and other health professionals interested in food, nutrition, physical activity and weight management in relation to cancer.


2019 Scientific Program Committee:

AICR is honored that the following individuals have agreed to serve on the 2019 Scientific Program Committee:

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD (Chair) University of Alabama-Birmingham
Stephen D. Hursting. PhD, MPH (Chair) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nigel Brockton, PhD American Institute for Cancer Research
Scott Bultman, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Andrew J. Dannenberg, MD Cornell University
Jennifer Ligibel, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD National Cancer Institute
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD Oregon Health & Science University


2019 Program:

The 2019 AICR Research Conference will feature an exciting program that will address the latest research, the greatest current challenges and controversies, and highlight the impact of diet, obesity, physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes. Join fellow scientists, researchers, health professionals and dietitians to hear about the latest research in these areas:

  • Beyond BMI: New data and new technologies for assessing body composition
  • Dissemination and implementation science: Getting Americans moving and eating better
  • Mitigating adverse effects of cancer and its treatment through diet, exercise and weight management
  • The convergence of oncology with lifestyle
…and much more! View the Conference at a Glance or to check out other interesting topics that will be covered at this year’s meeting. The Full Program, including speakers and more detailed information, can be found here.



Posters Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Abstract submissions are now open. Please click here to access the online application and submit your poster.

Share your research with conference delegates by presenting a poster. All posters must be related to cancer, with a focus on diet, overweight/obesity and physical activity. Poster abstracts must be submitted through our online submission service. A non-refundable processing fee of $50 will be charged for each abstract submission. Abstracts must be paid for electronically and in full at the time of submission.

Poster Award: If you are a post-doctoral scholar, you may elect to have your poster entered in the John A. Milner poster competition. Only applicants who will be in a post-doctoral position at the time of the conference are eligible for this competition. You must indicate, during the poster abstract submission process, that you would like your poster to be considered for this competition. A limited number of abstracts may be selected for oral presentations. Please indicate if you would like your abstract to be considered for selection as an oral presentation.



Registration for the AICR 2019 Research Conference will be available on the following schedule:

  • Early bird registration is now open. Click here to register now! 
  • Early bird registration will close on April 15th, 2019. Advance registration will be available through May 14, 2019

Walk-in registrations are welcome



Registration Type

Early Bird
through April 15th

after April 15th




Student (Full Time)*






*Students must be prepared to show a full-time student ID at registration. Post-doctoral scholars do not qualify for the student rate
**One-Day registration is for those who plan to attend only one day of the conference. Those planning to attend more than one day of the conference must select Full Registration.



To learn more and register, click here or copy the link below into your web browser


May 15, 2019
May 17, 2019
Event Category:


The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States


American Institute for Cancer Research
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