Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Abstracts are Due by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

This deadline applies to abstracts for both types of presentations — Posters and Complete Symposia.

Poster Presentations

As in the past, individual abstracts may be submitted to one of two tracks:

  1. Scientific Abstracts should describe research that could significantly improve the understanding of cancer survivorship, is innovative, and uses rigorous methods.
  2. Programmatic Abstracts should 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.

Top scoring Scientific and Programmatic abstracts will be selected to receive a certificate of merit, be hung in a featured location and/or give a brief oral presentation.

Complete Symposia

New for 2016, we are soliciting submissions for Complete Symposia. Submissions will include a parent-abstract describing the symposium overall, and 3-4 linked child-abstracts describing presentations to be delivered during the symposium. Complete Symposia are being solicited in two areas:

  1. Harnessing High-Tech Interventions for Cancer Survivors:
    These symposia should describe the use of technology to improve the care of cancer survivors. Specific topics might include creation and delivery of Survivorship Care Plans using electronic health records, coordination of care and facilitation of survivor engagement using mobile platforms, automation of distress screening, etc. Discussion might address challenges in dissemination or wide-spread adoption of these interventions.
  2. Meeting the unique needs of survivors of less common adult cancers:
    Abstracts submitted for this symposium should describe the needs of survivors of less common adult cancers and highlight interventions addressing these unique needs. Examples include survivors of gynecologic cancers, head & neck cancers, melanoma, lung cancers, or those who are stem cell transplant recipients. Discussion might consider future directions and challenges to improve care and outcomes for these groups.

Each symposium will be 90 minutes long and include 3-4 original presentations; symposia with 3 presentations may include a Discussant. Multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional groups of speakers are encouraged.

Symposium Submission Process: Symposia submissions are started by the corresponding author of the parent-abstract clicking the button below. During the parent-abstract submission information is entered for the overall symposium--corresponding author, title and abstract--as well as each child-abstract--title and corresponding author. The system will send an email to each child-abstract corresponding author with a link to a page where they can enter a child-abstract describing her/his presentation. All this information can be changed until the submission deadline.

Accepted symposium presenters will have registration fees waived and air travel and hotel costs covered.

All Abstracts

  • Must describe research or programs relevant to post-treatment cancer survivors.
  • Will be competitively reviewed.
  • All accepted abstracts will be included in the abstract book available at the conference and posted online.

We encourage clearly written abstracts incorporating the conference theme of changes in the survivorship landscape related to healthcare delivery, information technology and/or changes within the survivor population.

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Poster & Symposium Child Abstract Submission Process

  1. General Instructions

    All symposium child-abstracts and poster abstracts must report original analyses and results, which have not been presented at a previous scientific meeting.

    Corresponding authors will receive and email with the unique ID and password assigned to their abstracts after completing step 1. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline.

    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)
    • Category — Select one of the following:
      • eHealth, mHealth and social media: Including electronic health records, ePrescribing, telemedicine, consumer health informatics, healthcare information systems, mobile devices or social media.
      • Health Behaviors: Including studies of nutrition, physical activity, smoking, or cancer screening among survivors.
      • Physical, psychosocial or quality of life issues: Including cardiac injury, cognition, neuropathy, sleep, fatigue, psychosocial distress, work, and economic impact of cancer.
      • Post-treatment care: 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).
      • 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: This field MUST be checked to continue with the abstract submission.
  3. Step 2: Authors

    • Enter contact information for each author, and 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:

Programmatic Poster Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:59pm EST

Scientific Poster Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:59pm EST

Programmatic Poster Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11:59pm EST

Symposia Overview Abstracts
Symposia Submission Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:59pm EST

Note: Symposia child-abstracts can only be entered after the overview abstract has been started. Child-abstract authors are entered with the overview abstract and receive emails with links to pages where they enter their abstracts.