8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research @ the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference


Dear 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR) Community:

Following the COVID-19 preparedness guidance from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in coordination with the CUGH Conference organizers, the ASGCR Scientific Steering Committee has made the difficult decision not to hold the 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research on April 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C.  While we recognize the inconvenience this may cause, the health and safety of our participants, speakers, and partners is our top priority.

We are outlining here the immediate next steps for the various categories of ASGCR participants. Please read carefully:

ASGCR Registrants (non-Speakers; non-Abstract Presenters):

  1. Cancel your hotel reservation. If you are booked at the Hilton Hotel you will receive a 100% refund if you do this from now until 72 hours prior to your arrival.
  2. Click on Letter_to_Airlines  from Keith Martin, Executive Director of CUGH, to help in airfare negotiations.
  3. You do not need to take any action for ASGCR registration. Registration was free of charge.
  4. If you are registered for the CUGH conference, click on Letter_to_Registrants from Keith Martin, and follow the instructions accordingly.

ASGCR Speakers and Abstract Presenters:

  1. The ASGCR planning team will follow up with you on next steps.

We appreciate your understanding of this change in plans, and in the meantime, please contact Kalina Duncan, kalina.duncan@nih.gov, and Mishka Cira, mishka.cira@nih.gov with any questions.



  • When

  • Friday, April 17, 2020

  • Where

  • Washington Hilton
    1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20009

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