We are now accepting abstract submissions for The Professor Patrick Johnston IACR award for excellence in cancer research outreach’ at the IACR 2020 meeting.

This IACR initiative is aimed at junior members (PhD students and early stage post-docs (≤3 years)) to recognise the importance of science communication to the public.

This award is in memory of Professor Patrick Johnston who was a great advocate for clear communication with patients, something that he would also transfer to his trainees.

We are now accepting abstract submissions to be short-listed for this award.


How to submit
Please submit a lay abstract of 250 words describing your research

Email: info@iacr.ie
Subject line: Professor Patrick Johnston IACR award.
30th November 2019

To apply, you must have also submitted a scientific abstract to the IACR meeting.
Please confirm that a scientific abstract has been submitted in your email.


The 6 finalists will attend a communication workshop in early February where they will be paired with patients to improve on their outreach and communication skills in advance of their presentations. Details on workshop will follow early in January.