IACR 56th Annual Conference

Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February 2020 at the Galway Bay Hotel

Conference Registration

Abstract Submission

Our online abstract submission is now open.
Abstract submission closing date will be 30th November 2019

Biomedical Sessions

Special Guest Speaker

Dr. Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D.

Dr. Lewis C. Cantley, Ph.D.

Meyer Director of the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College/Ronald P. Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at NewYork-Presbyterian

Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine

Lewis Cantley has made significant advances in cancer research, stemming from his discovery of the signaling pathway phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) in 1984. His pioneering research has resulted in revolutionary treatments for cancer, diabetes and autoimmune diseases.

The author of over 400 original papers and more than 50 book chapters and review articles, Dr. Cantley is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College (1971) and obtained a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Cornell University (1975).

He conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University, where he was appointed assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in 1978.

He became a professor of physiology at Tufts University in 1985, but returned to Harvard Medical School as professor of cell biology in 1992.

He became chief of Harvard’s new Division of Signal Transduction, and a founding member of its Department of Systems Biology in 2002.

In 2007, he was appointed director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center. He joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2012.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Karl Butterworth

Dr. Karl Butterworth

QUB

Dr. Gary Clifford

Dr. Gary Clifford

IARC

Dr. Helen Coleman

Dr. Helen Coleman

QUB

Prof. Mary Barcellos Hoff

Prof. Mary Barcellos Hoff

UCSF

Prof. Onno Kranenburg

Prof. Onno Kranenburg

UMC Utrecht

Prof. Maria Landi

Prof. Maria Landi

NIH

Dr. Aideen Ryan

Dr. Aideen Ryan

NUIG

Prof. Corrado Santocanale

Prof. Corrado Santocanale

NUIG

Prof. Ricky Sharma

Prof. Ricky Sharma

UCL

Dr Jacqueline Shields

Dr Jacqueline Shields

Cambridge

Prof Jane Skok

Prof Jane Skok

NYU Langone Health

Prof Bauke Ylstra

Prof Bauke Ylstra

University of Amsterdam

Nursing & Allied Health Science Sessions

Improving Cancer Care and Outcomes

In 2020 as part of the 56th IACR annual conference, the IACR in collaboration with the Irish Cancer Society are delighted to recognise the importance of Social, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences research in the lives of people with cancer. The conference will, for the first time, host dedicated parallel programme on ‘Improving Cancer Care and Outcomes,’ including sessions on Palliative and End of Life Care; Nutrition and Exercise; and Psycho-Oncology and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures.

Research is pointing to significant opportunities to improve care and outcomes throughout the cancer journey. This meeting will hear from national and international experts drawn from the many researchers and allied health professionals who are actively contributing to advances in this space and will be of interest to those from varied backgrounds, including, nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy, psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, specialist clinicians, and the wider research community.

This is a fantastic opportunity for multidisciplinary researchers and health care professionals at any stage of their career to learn about the most up-to-date cancer research from international experts in the field; network and collaborate with like-minded and multidisciplinary researchers and health-care professionals; disseminate your research findings to the most impactful and relevant audience; and be part of an exciting new initiative of the IACR.

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, and more speakers are to be announced. Places are limited, so register early. Abstract submission details to be announced in due course!

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Anna Campbell MBE

Professor Anna Campbell MBE

Sports, Exercise and Health Science, Edinburgh Napier University; Director of CanRehab

Professor Claire Foster

Professor Claire Foster

Professor of Psychosocial Oncology, Director of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group and Leads of the Cancer Survivorship and End of Life Care Research at the University of Southampton

Professor Pamela Gallagher

Professor Pamela Gallagher

Professor of Psychology and Head of the School of Psychology at Dublin City University

Professor Gunn Grande

Professor Gunn Grande

Professor of Palliative Care, Lead for the Cancer, Supportive and Palliative Care Research Group, University of Manchester

Dr Suzanne Guerin

Dr Suzanne Guerin

Associate Professor in Research Design and Analysis, School of Psychology, University College Dublin and Vice Chair of AIIHPC’s Palliative Care Research Network

Dr Netty Kinsella

Dr Netty Kinsella

Uro-oncology Nurse-Consultant from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London

Dr Aoife Ryan

Dr Aoife Ryan

Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at UCC and registered dietician

Dr Jane Walsh

Dr Jane Walsh

Director of the mHealth Research Group at NUI Galway and the Co-Leader of the Health and Wellbeing Cluster in the Whitaker Institute.

Conference Sponsors

Below is a list of our 2019 sponsors.

If you would like to sponsor the joint EACR & IACR conference in 2020 please download the Exhibition Packages & Prices PDF and email: info@iacr.ie

2019 Charity Sponsors

2019 Platinum Exhibitor

2019 Gold Exhibitors

2019 Silver Exhibitors

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