Call for Papers

Call for Papers

7th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference

June 18-20, 2014
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta, GA

We cordially invite abstract submissions for the 7th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference. There are two tracks for abstracts. 1) Scientific abstracts describing the results of methodologically rigorous survivorship research studies. 2) Programmatic abstracts providing process or outcomes data on innovative, high impact survivorship programs.All abstracts must report original analyses and results, which have not been presented at a previous scientific meeting. Many research projects provide enough data for a number of abstracts/papers each with a unique, original analyses. The Biennial accepts original analyses from research projects where other, different results have been presented elsewhere. 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. We are hoping to use these meritorious abstracts to create paper sessions on; 1) leveraging emerging trends in eHealth, mHealth and social media and 2) post-treatment trends and interventions in multiple health behaviors. 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 which advances survivorship care through multilevel collaboration occurring at a number of systemic and social levels (e.g., individual, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy level). On the abstract submission page, you will be asked to indicate the systemic and societal levels(e.g. individual, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy level) for which your work is advancing survivorship care through collaboration.

Programmatic Abstracts

In recognition of the conference theme advancing survivorship care through multilevel collaboration, the 7th 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; caregiver and family issues; biobehavioral studies; care coordination and service delivery; or other. For programmatic abstracts, areas of interest include: survivor care, caregiver support, 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, and funding source; 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.

SUBMISSION PROCESS OVERVIEW

  1. General Instructions

    • No names or titles should be included in the abstract text. Names will be automatically hidden during the abstract review process and will be automatically inserted and properly formatted upon publication.
    • Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.

    Technical Support

    For help in submitting an abstract online, email Tech Support.

  2. Step 1: Enter Title

    You will need to enter the following information:
    • The Abstract Title
    • Your email address (an automatic email with a link to the submission form will be sent to the submitter email upon submitting the first step)
    • Research Category

      Select one of the following:

      For Scientific Abstracts

      • eHealth, mHealth and social media: Including electronic health records, ePrescribing, telemedicine, consumer health informatics, healthcare information systems, mobile devices or social media.
      • Multiple Health Behaviors: Including studies of two or more of nutrition, physical activity, smoking, or cancer screening.
      • Quality of life and physical or psychosocial effects of cancer or its treatment: Including cardiac injury, cognition, neuropathy, sleep, fatigue, psychosocial distress, work, and economic impact of cancer.
      • Post-treatment care of cancer survivors: Including medical, psychosocial, or rehabilitation care; care coordination, patient navigation, transitional care, survivorship care planning, and processes of care.
      • Caregiver and Family Issues: Including the psychological, spiritual, or physical health and health behaviors of family members and informal caregivers (family and friends).
      • Bio-behavioral: Including studies of the interaction between the psychosocial and physiologic aspects of health.
      • Other

      For Programmatic Abstracts

      • eHealth, mHealth and social media: Including electronic health records, ePrescribing, telemedicine, consumer health informatics, healthcare information systems, mobile devices or social media.
      • Multiple Health Behaviors: Including studies of two or more of nutrition, physical activity, smoking, or cancer screening.
      • Survivor Care: Care of cancer survivors, including medical, spiritual, psychosocial, or behavioral aspects of care, and models of care, including rehabilitation.
      • Caregiver Support: including the psychological, spiritual, or physical health and health behaviors of family members and informal caregivers (family and friends).
      • Care coordination and service delivery: including care coordination, patient navigation, transitional care, survivorship care planning, and processes of care.
      • Other
    • Funding Acknowledgment
      Include both the funding source and grant number(s), where applicable. If there is no source of funding please state “No Funding Source.”
    • Certification of Original Work

      Please note this field MUST be checked to continue with the abstract submission.

  3. Step 2: Authors

    • Enter contact information for each author, their affiliation.
  4. Step 3: Abstract Text

    • 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

      Abstract text is limited to 300 words.

      The abstract title, author information, funding acknowledgment, and abstract headers are not included in the word count for abstracts. Only enter your abstract text on this step (do not include your abstract title, or authors in your abstract text).

  5. Step 4: Confirmation

    • Review all information that has been entered
    • Click Conclude Submission to finish your abstract submission.
    • You will be able to make changes up until the posted deadline, by clicking the step you wish to make changes on, and resubmitting that page.
    Please Note:
    • The submitter email address, as entered on Step 1, will be sent an automatic confirmation email.
    • The faculty advisor, if entered on Step 1, will receive an automatic email upon completion of your submission, asking them to confirm student status.

Begin a submission to the following:

Scientific Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:59pm EST
DEADLINE REACHED

Programmatic Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:59pm EST
DEADLINE REACHED

Scientific and Programmatic Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11:59pm EST
DEADLINE REACHED