CALL FOR CANCER SURVIVORSHIP RESEARCH ABSTRACTS
For Submission of Scientific Posters for the First Cancer Research Symposium 2011 at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Cancer Prevention Building, January 20, 2011.
Abstract Submission Deadline – November 19th, 2010, at 11:59 pm (CST)
This inaugural event is an excellent avenue to network and share your current research with others interested in cancer survivorship research. The Symposium will also feature a Keynote Presentation by Julia Rowland, PhD, Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute and “Meet the Funders”, panel discussion that highlights future direction of survivorship research and funding supported by federal, non-profit, and for-profit organizations.
For this symposium, we will follow the definition of Cancer Survivorship Research used by the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship.
- Cancer survivorship research encompasses the physical, psychosocial, and economic sequelae of cancer diagnosis and its treatment among both pediatric and adult survivors of cancer. It also includes within its domain issues related to health care delivery, access, and follow up care as they relate to survivors.
- Survivorship research focuses on the health and life of a person with a history of cancer beyond the acute diagnosis and treatment phase. It seeks to both prevent and control adverse cancer diagnosis and treatment-related outcomes such as late effects of treatment, second cancers, and poor quality of life, to provide a knowledge base regarding optimal follow-up care and surveillance of cancers, and to optimize health after cancer treatment.
A Cover Letter indicating the name of the Presenter (primary or senior author) and their contact information (address, telephone number, and email address) must accompany the abstract. The Presenting Author must state in their cover letter that they agree to present the abstract if it is selected for presentation at the Symposium. Abstracts presented at other conferences may be submitted to the Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium 2011.
Registration for the Symposium is required of a Presenter whose poster has been accepted for presentations. There is no registration fee but participants must register since space is limited. Registration may be completed in two ways. You may provide the registration information at the following website; http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XVJGKSQ. Or you may complete the attached registration form in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Once completed, email your registration to SurvivorshipResearchSymposiumRegistration@mdanderson.org.
Abstracts must be submitted using the following format: Title (Authors and Affiliations), Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Each section must be bolded. Do not include graphics or illustrations with the abstract. The entire abstract (title and body) must not exceed more than 2,000 characters, (approximately 300‐350 words) not including spaces. Titles and authors are excluded from the count.
Abstracts submitted must be in Microsoft Word format, 12-point Arial font, and single-spaced. Abbreviations may be used if they are spelled out or defined after their first mention. Abstracts not submitted in this format will not be accepted.
Authors must be present during the scheduled time of the Poster Session (5pm to 7pm) to answer questions from attendees regarding their research. The Keynote Address and Panel Presentations will be conducted from 5pm to 7pm. Posters must not be placed on boards during the Keynote Address and Panel Discussion. They must be posted from 2pm – 3 pm and taken down after 7pm on January 20, 2011. Posters will be displayed on 8 feet by 4 feet shared boards. Push pins will be available. Staff will be available to help set up posters, if needed.
INFORMATION NEEDED FOR EMAIL SUBMISSION
The author must provide the following information in order to have their email submission accepted. Presenter (First Author): Name, institution, address, telephone numbers, and email address that the presenter would like to receive all future correspondence. To ensure receipt of abstract, paste the abstract into the email and also attach it as a Microsoft Word document.
SELECTION AND CORRESPONDENCE
An Abstract Review Committee will review each abstract for its scientific merit and contribution to Survivorship Research. Each Presenter will receive an e‐mail acknowledging receipt of the abstract. The Presenter (primary or senior author) will also receive an email from the Review Committee regarding its decision in December.
Abstracts may be submitted online using the email address SurvivorshipResearchSymposiumAbstracts@mdandeson.org.
Guadalupe Palos, DrPH, Cancer Survivorship Program, email@example.com or 713-745-3592 (office)