​​​15th Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition

The 15th Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition (USCPC) will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020, during the AACR Annual Meeting 2020 in San Diego, California. This session will bring together undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students to address educational pathways and explore career options in the cancer field. Students can also compete for prizes while presenting their research. Registration is now open! Registration deadline: February 14, 2020.


Full-time undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students are invited to attend and may also submit an abstract for poster presentation during this special program. Submission of an abstract for the poster competition is NOT required to attend this program. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend the session even if they are not a poster presenter.

Poster Competition

All attendees at this session may choose to enter the poster competition. This is a special poster session for students and there is a separate abstract submission process from the general Annual Meeting. Students are welcome to present abstracts that will also be presented elsewhere at the meeting. We are happy to accept all cancer or cancer-related abstracts from undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students.

Poster competition winners will be awarded the Margaret Foti Foundation Undergraduate Prizes for Cancer Research. First prize consists of $1,500 for participation in the AACR Annual Meeting 2020. Second ($500) and third place ($250) prizes will also be awarded, as well as Meritorious Honors for the top 10 posters, and a People's Choice Award. Prizes are judged by AACR member scientists.

How to Register

  • Registration must be completed through myAACR.
  • Log in to the myAACR portal. If you do not have a myAACR account, select, "Create New Account."
  • Once you are logged in, click on, "Applications/Awards." After you've been transferred to the awards portal, click on, "View All Activities," and choose "15th Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition."
  • Registration deadline: February 14, 2020.

Annual Meeting Registration

All eligible registrants for the 15th Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition will recieve complimentary registration to the full AACR Annual Meeting. More information about Annual Meeting registration will be sent to students after registration for this is complete.

Past Winners

Learn about the 2019 USCPC winners who presented their posters during the 14th Annual USCPC in Atlanta, Georgia.


If you have any questions about this session, please email