American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting brings $16 million in economic impact and 14,000 attendees from 73 Countries to New Orleans April 8-13

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host its Annual Meeting at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center April 8-13, marking the largest gathering of cancer researchers in the world and the largest meeting New Orleans has hosted since the start of the pandemic.

Approximately 14,000 scientists, clinicians, survivors, patients, and advocates from 73 countries and nearly 500 exhibitors will convene to discuss and share the latest advances in cancer science and medicine, bringing an estimated $16 million in economic impact to the city.  

Roughly 300 attendees will participate in the AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk on April 9 at 7:30 am, at Canal Place. AACR Ambassador, Louisiana native, and Las Vegas Raiders running back Brandon Bolden will kick off the event and motivate the runners with the story of his cancer journey.

Press conferences highlighting exciting progress in cancer immunotherapy, cancer disparities, the intersection of COVID-19 and cancer, and more will be held every morning from Sunday, April 10-Tuesday, April 12. If interested, there will be media credentials available and a media room in the Convention Center. The AACR is requiring all attendees, including press, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Press Room location: Room 255-257. Press must enter at the main entrance to go through the vaccination verification process.


Friday, April 8 – Wednesday, April 13, 2022


American Association for Cancer Research: Matthew Burns,, (610)618-0666; Julia Gunther,, (770)403-7690
New Orleans & Company: MaryBeth Romig,, (504)606-8430; Kelly Schulz,, (504) 421-0962 

Twitter: @AACR
Meeting hashtag: #AACR22