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The Irish Association for Cancer Research is an All Ireland non-profit organisation for cancer researchers in the Irish biomedical community.

Our aim is to bring researchers from different disciplines together to share their expertise, latest information to help promote greater understanding about cancer to ultimately help reduce the burden of cancer.

We believe that only by working together across all disciplines and centres can we hope to generate a world class environment for cancer research in Ireland.


We are delighted to announce that our 2018 meeting will be taking place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin Wednesday 21st February – Friday 23rd February 2018 inclusive.  The Career Development Session will be held on the evening of Wednesday 21st Feburary 2018. As always, we will have great speakers and challenging topics.  Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin!

Hotel Information Follows.


IACR Council

Please Click Here To Download The 2018 Outline Programme
Please Click Here To Register & Pay Online For The IACR 2018 Annual Meeting
Please Click Here To Download A 2018 IACR Annual Meeting Registration Form
Please Click Here To submit An Abstract

Closing date for online abstract submissions is:  Thursday 30th November 2017 at 17.00

This year our meeting will be supported by Cancershttp://www.mdpi.com/journal/cancers) and we would like to know the research profile of our attendees and their potential interest to publish in this journal. You can let us know if this would be of interest to you by indicating this on the online abstract submission form when prompted.

If you have any other queries regarding the meeting, please contact Sinead directly on  sinead@sineadcassidy.com


Annual Meeting taking place in Crowne Plaza Hotel. Accommodation options include the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Holiday Inn Express (next door to Crowne Plaza)

Accommodation Rates:

Crown Plaza
Single: €145.00 to include bed and breakfast
Twin/Double: €155.00 to include bed & breakfast

Holiday Inn Express
€115.00 for Single or Double to include bed and hot buffet breakfast

Guest will book and pay for own rooms. All rooms not booked and confirmed by Wednesday 10th January 2018 will be released back to the hotels. After this all rooms will be subject to availability and best available rate at that time. We would strongly advise anyone who is “thinking” of attending the conference to book their room. Rooms can be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

Hotel Contact Details:

Crown Plaza Hotel,
Northwood Park,
Santry Demesne ,
Dublin 9,
Telephone: +353 1 8628888
Email: info@crowneplazadublin.ie
Website: http://www.cpireland.crowneplaza.com/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact sinead on: sinead@sineadcassidy.com

The Irish Cancer Society Research Scholarship Programme 2017

The Irish Cancer Society Research Scholarship Programme 2017 is now open for applications. There are two types of Irish Cancer Society Scholarship Programmes 2017:

  • The Biomedical Research Scholarship
  • The Survivorship Research Scholarship.

Both can be applied for through the Irish Cancer Society Gateway Grant Tracker online system.
Please find attached details of the two Scholarship Programme types @ link below



The IACR has a number of bursaries and awards available in 2017

  • EACR Young Scientist Awards 2017
  • John Fitzpatrick’s Award For Best Oral Poster 2017
  • IACR 2017 Travel Bursary For Nursing Professionals Working In Cancer Research
  • Best IACR Poster 2017 Award

Please see the ad’s below for more information.