Abstract Submissions

 We are accepting abstracts for the 2021 meeting. All submissions must be received by April 2, 2021. Please review the submission guidelines below. 

Abstract Submission Process

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  • Abstracts are required for all submissions.
  • When you have prepared your abstract and all supporting content, go to the submission form to submit.
  • Please read the instructions on the screen carefully. 
  • Some questions are marked “required” with an asterisk (*); you will not be able to complete your submission until these questions have been answered. 
  • All submissions must be sent prior to the abstract submission deadline. 

Abstract Content Requirements

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  • Abstract should be original (not previously published or presented at a prior conference unless there is new data or information to consider).
  • Multiple submissions from the same institution must be focused on different projects.
  • Abstract titles should be succinct (not longer than 25 words) and describe the content of the abstract submission. Capitalize the first letter of the title and do not include a period at the end. Do not include the names of authors in the title or text of your abstract.
  • Tables and images are not accepted.
  • You will be asked to confirm that the presenting author will register to attend the conference and will pay the appropriate registration fees.
  • Once you have completed your submission, you will receive a confirmation message in your browser.
    • All authors will need the following information in order to complete your abstract:
    • Abstract title (25 word maximum)
    • Abstract text (300 word maximum), organized as follows
      • Background/Purpose – max 50 words
      • Methods – max 100 words
      • Results/Findings – max 100 words
      • Conclusion/Discussion – max 50 words
  • Selected abstracts will be invited for poster presentations.
  • Tip: Write your abstract in a Word document which you can cut and paste into the fields for final submission.

Abstract Review Criteria

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The goal of the Abstract Review Committee is to select abstracts that will advance scholarship in the diverse field of cancer survivorship. All members of the Abstract Review Committee review and evaluate the submissions using a defined abstract evaluation criteria.

Abstracts will be scored based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of each section requested above (Background/Purpose, Methods, Results/Findings, Conclusion/Discussion)
  • Relation to conference theme
  • Abstract content:
    • Is the abstract title clear and relate to the abstract text?
    • Is the research question/aim clear and reasonable?
    • Is the study based on a theoretical framework?
    • Is the evaluation/methodology appropriate to answer the question?
    • Are the results clearly stated and relevant to the study?
    • Are the conclusions supported by the data?
    • Are the findings stated with clear implications for advancing cancer survivorship?

Poster Presentation Requirements

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  • Selected abstracts will be invited for poster presentation.
  • Posters should be oriented horizontally and may measure a maximum of 48” in height and 72” in length.
  • Posters are scheduled for presentation on Friday, May 14, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Poster presenters must register for the conference. Conference information is available here.

Amending or Withdrawing a Submission

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Amending a Submission

  • You may make changes to your submission(s) at any time up to the submission deadline: April 2, 2021
  • Submit your amended abstracts using the abstract submission form below.

Withdrawing a Submission

  • If you wish to withdraw your submission, please contact the conference organizers at survivor@fredhutch.org with the title of your abstract.

Abstract Submission Form

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