IACR 56th Annual Conference
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February 2020 at the Galway Bay Hotel
Late Breaking Abstracts
For IACR 56th Annual Conference
Deadline: Friday 31st Jan 5pm.
Calling Patient Advocates!
10 FREE Patient Advocate Registrations are available for patients who would like to attend the IACR conference.
Application Deadline: 30th January 2020.
We have categorised the information for the conference to make it easier for you to find it. Please select from the links provided below.
This is the first year we have introduced parallel sessions, if you wish to register to attend the conference please select the relevant track for you.
Special Guest Speaker
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.
Dr. Karl Butterworth
Lecturer in Translational Radiation Biology at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr. Catherine de Martel
International Agency for Research on Cancer, France
Prof. Helen Coleman
Lead of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Group at the Centre for Public Health at Queen's University Belfast
Prof. Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Research Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco
Prof. Onno Kranenburg
Professor of Surgical and Translational Tumor Biology, Cancer Center UMC Utrecht
Dr. Maria Teresa Landi
Senior Investigator, Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Dr. Aideen Ryan
Research Lecturer in Tumour Immunology in the School of Medicine, Discipline of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at NUI Galway.
Prof. Corrado Santocanale
Professor of Molecular Medicine at NUI Galway
Prof. Joe Duffy
Dr. Jacqui Shields
MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Jane Skok
Sandra and Edward Meyer Professor at the Department of Pathology. Director of the Cancer Genome Dynamics Program Perlmutter Cancer Center, New York University School of Medicine
Prof. Bauke Ylstra
Professor in Tumor Genome Analysis, Department of Pathology Tumor Genome Analysis Core, Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA)
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.
Prof. Anna Campbell MBE
Professor of Clinical Exercise Science, School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University and consultant for Macmillan Cancer Care
Prof. Claire Foster
Professor of Psychosocial Oncology, Director of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group and Lead of the Cancer Survivorship and End of Life Care Research group at the University of Southampton
Prof. Pamela Gallagher
Professor of Psychology and Head of the School of Psychology at Dublin City University
Prof. Gunn Grande
Professor of Palliative Care, Lead for the Cancer, Supportive and Palliative Care Research Group at the University of Manchester
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
Uro-oncology Nurse-Consultant from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London
Dr. Aoife Ryan
Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at UCC and registered dietician
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.
Dr. Bernadette Brady
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Tallaght University Hospital, and Research Scholar at the Academic Department of Palliative Medicine, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services
Patient Advocate; former Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute Consumer Forum; Co-Editor-in-Chief of BMC’s Journal of Research Involvement & Engagement.
Patient Advocate; PPI representative and member of the Voices4Care group of the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC)
Patient Advocate with a specific interest in supporting and contributing to patient involvement in cancer research across the wider cancer ecosystem.
Dr Robert O'Connor
Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society
2019 Charity Sponsors
2019 Platinum Exhibitor
2019 Gold Exhibitors
2019 Silver Exhibitors
We have a number of membership categories available. Find out which membership suits you.
Our 56th Annual Conference will be our biggest yet with parallel sessions taking place on the Wednesday.
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