5th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference

Call for Abstracts

We cordially invite abstract submissions for the Fifth Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference. We encourage the submission of abstracts relevant to the theme of the conference: Recovery and Beyond. Areas of research could include, but are not limited to:

  • Late or long-term medical or psychosocial effects of cancer or its treatment. Submissions in this area based on samples of survivors from understudied groups are especially encouraged (e.g., understudied cancer sites, age groups, or individuals from diverse geographic locations, ethnocultural backgrounds, or socioeconomic groups).
  • Interventions, including behavioral, lifestyle, psychological, communication or e-health focused, as well as medical interventions and health promotion.
  • Post-treatment care of cancer survivors, including medical, psychosocial, or behavioral aspects of care as well as studies examining models of optimal care, including rehabilitation.
  • Caregiver and family studies, including research that examines the psychological, spiritual, or physical health and health behaviors of family members and informal caregivers (family and friends).
  • Bio-behavioral studies that combine psychosocial, physiologic, and/or genetic variables. or psychoneuroimmunologic or neurocognitive research.

All abstracts will be reviewed competitively. Submissions must not have been presented elsewhere and preference will be given to those with rigorous methodology.

Several meritorious abstracts will be selected for oral (podium) presentations. The presenting author for an abstract selected for oral presentation will have registration fees waived, air travel and hotel costs covered, and receive a small honorarium. All accepted abstracts will be included in the abstract book. Top scoring poster presentations will be awarded citations.

Required Elements for Abstract Submission

Abstract text is limited to 300 words and must be organized in four sections.

  • An introduction that presents the background of the study
  • A brief description of the methods employed
  • A summary of the results
  • The conclusions

Section headers--introduction, methods, results, and conclusion--are required for all abstracts and included in the word count. The abstract title is not included in the word count.

Other content required for abstract submission includes the names and contact information of all authors, funding source, and a biographical sketch for the presenting author; none of which is included in the word count.

The contents of the abstract must be original, and may not have been presented, in whole or part, at a previous scientific meeting.

Abstract Deadline Extended to:

Friday, January 29, 2010, 11:59 p.m. (EST)

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Abstract Committee

Catherine M. Alfano PhD
Program Director
Office of Cancer Survivorship
DCCPS, NCI, NIH
Bethesda, MD
Phone: (301) 402-1450
Email: Alfanoc@mail.nih.gov

Brandy Gazo, MA, MSW
Program Officer
Mission Team
LIVESTRONG
Austin, TX
Phone: 512-279-8365
Email: brandy.gazo@livestrong.org

Juan Rodriguez, MPH
Epidemiologist
Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch
DCPC, CDC
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 770-488-3086
Email: fph4@cdc.gov

Tenbroeck Smith, MA
Director of Operations
Behavioral Research Center
American Cancer Society
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-327-6442
Email: tsmith@cancer.org