Exciting Schedule Updates & New Session Types Coming to ASPO 2024!

The 2024 Program Committee has been hard at work to make the meeting even more valuable for attendees, and is proud to announce the following updates:

  • Addition of a Keynote Session – On Monday afternoon, we’ll hear from Robert A. Winn, MD, Director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center.
  • More Session Options & Shorter Sessions – we’ll have more concurrent sessions, giving attendees more choices to tailor the meeting to their educational needs:
    • In addition to the four traditional symposiums, we’ll have four new 45-minute Looking Back, Thinking Forward Sessions, where we will first “look back” at the history of a topic area with a senior investigator in the field and then “think forward” with five-minute flash talks from junior investigators and/or trainees. Flash talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. The Looking Back, Thinking Forward Session Topics are Cancer Screening; Tobacco Cessation and Policy; Energy Balance and Cancer; and Precision Prevention.
    • Symposium topics for 2024 are Social Determinants of Health & Cancer; Innovation in Chemoprevention; Cancer Prevention Policy; and Cancer Survivorship. Symposiums will be 45 minutes in length with two speakers, plus time for discussion and questions.
  • An Additional Poster Session – A poster session has been added to accommodate more abstract submissions. We’ll now have one poster session on Sunday evening; and another on Monday evening.
  • More Oral Presentations for Abstract Submitters – 32 abstracts will be selected for 12-minute oral presentations across eight Best of ASPO Sessions.

University of Illinois Cancer Center Pre-Conference Workshops

Please note, these workshops are not planned/organized by ASPO. If you have questions, please contact Yamilé Molina.

Environmental Justice & Cancer Equity (March 15 – Register here for event updates & calls for speaking invitations). This workshop will allow for a bi-directional, multi-sectoral dialogue between cancer researchers and local decision-makers (e.g., mayors, trustees, public health departments) in Cook County. The objective will be to share case studies, the state of the science, and emerging solutions in practice for minimizing cancer disparities through addressing environmental injustice.

Equity in Cancer Genetic Services (March 16, before AD / PL meeting – Register here for event updates & calls for speaking invitations). This brief and exciting breakfast session – i.e., with plenty of time before the AD / PL meeting – will be hosted with Mile Square Health Center, our FQHC. The goal will be to discuss multilevel innovations in equitable precision cancer prevention, with a focus on genetic services (risk assessment, counseling) and risk-based cancer screening that are no / low cost to patients, especially un and underinsured patients. The objective is to share case studies in practice and are facilitating research, including UICC’s own research that is facilitated via our FQHC-based cancer genetics program. We’ll be inviting speakers in January and I’d be excited for any interested COE / CPC folks to contact me directly ([email protected]).

The Abstract Submission Deadline has passed. 

Abstract notifications were sent to all submitters on Friday, January 5. If you did not receive yours, please email us.  Travel Award notifications were sent on Monday, January 22.

Community Advocate Travel Awards

ASPO is offering five travel awards for community advocates. The application deadline has passed, and winners will be notified mid-February.


Conference Pricing:

Through January 31, 2024
Through March 1, 2024
ASPO Member$475.00$625.00$775.00
Student, Community Advocate, or Research Partner$340.00$340.00$340.00
Emerging Countries$200.00$200.00$200.00

Associate Director / Program Leader Pricing:

Through January 31, 2024
Through March 1, 2024
2-Day AD/PL Workshop ONLY$360.00$400.00$450.00
2-Day AD/PL Workshop Add-On$200.00$250.00$300.00

Hotel Reservations
The meeting will take place at the Swissôtel Chicago, 323 E. Wacker Drive. Classic rooms are now sold out but upgraded rooms are available starting at $219/night + tax (currently 17.4%). The room block is available until February 22, 2024, or until it sells out; whichever comes first. Click here to reserve your hotel room now.

Overflow Hotel
Rooms are also available at the Radisson Blu Aqua, 221 N. Columbus Drive. This hotel is next door to the Swissôtel, and also connected via underground pedway. Rooms start at $199/night + tax and are available until March 1, or until the block sells out; whichever comes first. Click here to reserve your room at the Radisson.

View our meeting cancellation policy here.

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2024 Program Committee


Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH
Thomas Jefferson University

Cheryl Thompson, PhD
Penn State Cancer Institute

Ronny Bell, PhD, MS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolyn Fang, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Carolyn Heckman, PhD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Alison Herrmann, PhD, MS, University of California Los Angeles
Cheryl Jernigan, Lead Patient Research Advocate, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Anne Kirchhoff, PhD, MPH, University of Utah
Scherezade Mama, DrPH, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Electra Paskett, PhD, The OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kate Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH, University of Pennsylvania
Margaux Stack-Babich, MPH, University of California San Diego
Carmina Valle, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Karen Wernli, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute