American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2019 •Integrative Science • Global Impact • Individualized Patient Care•

Being a PhD student at ICCVS gives several benefits like conducting research at international institutions or participating scientific conferences. My name is Katarzyna Dziubek and I am a lucky ICCVS member who travelled to Atlanta (Georgia, USA) in order to attend AACR meeting that took place between the 29th of March and 3rd of April 2019. Participating lectures of the highest scientific level was one of many other advantages that AACR offers. In addition to this, I was an active participant presenting a poster summarizing “Investigation of tumour intrinsic PD-1/PD-L1 in canine urothelial carcinomas as a spontaneous translational model for human invasive bladder cancer”.

Thousands of researchers, clinicians and oncology professionals join AACR meeting every year to share cutting-edge discoveries, present the highest level of scientific work and professionalism. I spent the first two days attending educational sessions which highlighted crucial topics in fundamental research, cancer immunology and clinical oncology.

The major symposium started during an official opening ceremony, poster sessions were opened and Biomedical Research Fair brought representatives of numerous biotechnological companies presenting their newest technologies. When the conference finished, I was able to spare some time on discovering Atlanta and its most famous touristic attractions including visiting Atlanta’s Aquarium, World of CocaCola and Zoo Atlanta.

AACR 2019 meeting in numbers:

More than 21000 participants

Over 950 scientific presentations

5600 abstracts presented during poster sessions and minisymposia

213 clinical trials introduced

Katarzyna Dziubek