Patient Advocate Anne Marie Mercurio to Keynote CRI Meeting


Patient research advocate Anne Marie Mercurio will present the opening keynote at 12:00 pm central time on Monday, June 24, during the 16th Annual AACI Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) Meeting in Rosemont, IL.

Mercurio was successfully treated for ER+/HER2- invasive lobular breast cancer in 2006-2007 and served as her late mother’s primary caregiver, first upon her diagnosis with a second primary breast cancer in 2007, and then with metastatic disease from 2013 through her death in 2020. In addition to co-chairing the Patient Advocate Committee at SWOG Cancer Research Network and chairing the Patient Insights Board at Medidata, she serves on advisory boards at several cancer centers.

Mercurio empowers patients to be partners with their physicians and is passionate about patient-centered care. She believes there is tremendous value in engaging patients early and often throughout the development of clinical trials, from initial concept through the dissemination of findings. During the keynote, she will share her experiences and her thoughts on improving the patient experience through the use of digital tools.

Promote Your Cancer Center With a Meeting Program Ad

AACI invites you to promote your cancer center or company by purchasing an ad in the 16th Annual AACI CRI Meeting digital program book. Your program ad may highlight a conference or a new initiative, or celebrate the success of your cancer center’s clinical trials office. Advertisers may include links to their website, upcoming events, or relevant products.

Artwork should be submitted to Communications Manager Emily Stimmel by Wednesday, May 1 for inclusion in the event program. Please direct any questions about ad pricing and additional support opportunities to Development Coordinator Shelly Pocratsky.

16th Annual AACI CRI Meeting Program Ad Specs
Full page (4.5” W x 7.5” H): $2,500
Half page (4.5” W x 3.625” H): $1,500

Ads should be submitted as high resolution (300 dpi) PDF files. Other acceptable formats are TIFF, EPS, and JPEG. If submitting EPS files, please make sure all fonts are converted to outlines. CMYK color is preferred. All images used, such as logos and photography, must be high resolution (300 dpi) and free of copyright infringements.

Regular and Virtual Registration Options Available

Today is the last day to receive the early registration rate for the 16th Annual AACI CRI Meeting. Registration at the regular rate begins Tuesday, April 2.

For those who are unable to attend the meeting in person, AACI will provide a virtual option. To register as a virtual attendee, select the "Member - Virtual Only" registration type. This will give you access to all sessions held in the main ballroom and a virtual breakout session. Login information will be provided closer to the meeting.

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