NCI’s Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL) manages the Exhibit Program. We are a team of employees in who maintain a library of display materials and equipment, and we travel to events around the country each year so that people can learn more about NCI’s research, programs, and services. We call the schedule of events that we attend each year the National Program.
Each year’s National Program is determined with suggestions and guidance from a committee of people who represent divisions, offices, and centers across the Institute.
We determine which meetings to include in the National Program six months to a year in advance of the meetings after considering the following criteria:
- Each meeting’s topic and its relevance to NCI’s mission
- NCI’s priorities for the upcoming year
- NCI’s budget, as well as the cost and availability of Exhibit Program staff to attend each meeting
Where do we go?
The final schedule usually includes annual or bi-annual meetings organized by the following organizations:
- American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
- American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
- Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
- Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- American Society of Hematology (ASH)
In years past, other meetings have also been part of the National Program. You can read a comprehensive list of the meetings we have attended.
How can you help?
We encourage you to participate in the selection process for the National Program. Send your suggestions to us by using the Feedback section of this site.
Also, the National Program regularly features NCI experts who visit the exhibit at scheduled times during a meeting to promote and answer questions about their specific programs, or to demonstrate online products and resources.