6th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Translating Science to Care

Call for Abstracts - Now Closed

We cordially invite abstract submissions for the 6th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference. As in the past, we will accept scientific abstracts describing the results of methodologically rigorous survivorship studies. In addition, the 6th Biennial will include a new category for abstract submission— programmatic abstracts describing innovative, high impact survivorship programs. All abstracts must report original analyses and results, which have not been presented at a previous scientific meeting. All submitted abstracts will be competitively reviewed. All accepted abstracts will be included in the abstract book, which will be available at the conference and posted online.

Scientific Abstracts
Preference will be given to clearly written scientific abstracts describing research that could significantly improve the understanding of cancer survivorship, is innovative, and uses rigorous methods. Several meritorious scientific abstracts will be selected for oral (podium) presentations. The presenting author from an abstract selected for oral presentation will have registration fees waived, air travel and hotel costs covered. Top scoring scientific abstracts not selected for oral presentation will be awarded citations.

In accordance with this year’s theme, the conference will showcase cutting-edge research spanning the translational science continuum. The continuum includes concept development, measurement development, feasibility and efficacy testing of interventions, and the dissemination and implementation of survivorship interventions to practice settings and policy. Research will include, but is not limited to basic sciences, epidemiologic, behavioral and clinical research, and implementation science. On the abstract submission page, you will be asked to indicate which of the following categories your work encompasses: concept development, discovery and descriptive research; measurement development; feasibility testing; efficacy testing; or dissemination/implementation.

Programmatic Abstracts
In recognition of the conference theme Translating Science to Care, the 6th Biennial will highlight selected programmatic abstracts. Preference will be given to clearly written programmatic abstracts that report compelling data and describe innovative programs that could make an important contribution to the field of cancer survivorship. Programmatic abstracts may report data from program evaluations, quality improvement efforts, or other sources.

Scientific and Programmatic Abstract Submission Requirements
Authors will assign their abstract to an area of interest. For scientific abstracts, these include: late or long-term effects of cancer or its treatment; post-treatment care of cancer survivors; effects of cancer on the caregiver and family; biobehavioral studies; care coordination and service delivery; or other. For programmatic abstracts, areas of interest include: survivor care, family and caregiver care, care coordination and service delivery, or other.

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 conclusion/implications for practice and policy

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

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.

All abstracts must describe research or programs relevant to post-treatment cancer survivors. All abstracts must report original analyses and results, which have not been presented at a previous scientific meeting.