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Call for Abstracts: Sixth State of the Science Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium

Call for Abstracts: Sixth State of the Science Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium

 Sixth state of the Science Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium


Translating Cancer Survivorship and Energy Balance Research into Public Health Initiatives

                                  Abstracts Submission Now Open

                                 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

                                 January 19, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. (CST)


The Survivorship Research Advisory Workgroup and Center for Energy Balance in Cancer Prevention and Survivorship invites you to submit an abstract for the 2018 State of the Science Symposium which will be held on March 2, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm in the Duncan Building Conference Center.

  • The theme for this one-day symposium is focused on cancer survivorship and energy balance research with a focus on their relevance to public health.  
  • We invite you to submit a) original research abstracts, b) abstracts presented at other conferences, or c) abstracts research in progress.
  • Abstracts will be screened for relevance to survivorship and energy balance.


Abstract Categories

Categories relevant to the symposium theme include survivorship research related to: surveillance, late effects, health behavior, nutrition, obesity and body composition, health services, basic science related to survivorship mechanisms such as lab models or pre-clinical models, physical activity, psychosocial concerns, recurrent or secondary cancers, risk reduction, financial toxicity, diet modification or innovative interventions as they relate to cancer survivorship.


Presentation Type

Abstracts will be accepted for an interactive or general poster session.  All abstracts will be eligible for the Excellence in Research Awards available for 3 categories: Faculty, Trainee, and Staff. 

  • Faculty refers to any investigator who holds a tenure-track, tenured, or non-tenured position in their institution. 
  • Trainee refers to residents, fellows, graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in an academic program or institution. 
  • Staff refers to those in positions considered as support staff in research studies including scientists/interviewers/assistants and who are conducting research on as the PI or as a team member.


Interactive Poster Session

Selected discussants will present their scientifically interesting posters based on selected categories of the Program and Review Committee.

Each presenter will have 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions and answers. Further details will be provided to each selected discussant after decisions have been made.


General Poster Session

Posters selected by the Program and Review Committee will be presented during the Research Fusion – Posters and Break.

First authors or designated representative must be present during the viewing and judging period to answer questions regarding their abstract.


Excellence in Research Awards – Open to all authors who submit an abstract, regardless of institution or region. 

All abstracts accepted for Interactive or General Poster sessions will be eligible for the Excellence in Research Award.

  • There are 3 categories: 1) Faculty, 2) Trainee, and 3) Staff. Authors within or outside the institution are eligible.
  • Exclusion criteria: Posters for research in progress or in planning are excluded from this award. Previous awardees are also excluded.


Submission Requirements

  • Abstracts must be structured using the following format: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.  If your study is in progress or in the planning stage, please state so in the Results and Conclusions section.
  • The entire abstract (title and body) must not exceed 350 words for the total of your abstract title, body, and one table.
  • The font should be Times New Roman size 12. Abbreviations may be used if they are spelled out or defined after their first mention.
  • You may include one data table. Do not include graphs or illustrations.


Key Words

Please provide four to six key words which can be used to group your abstract in the appropriate category.

Submission of abstract

For detailed information on abstract guidelines and to submit your abstract, visit the: Abstract Submission Page.          

  • Late, unclear, or incomplete abstracts will not be accepted. 
  • Up to 3 abstracts may be submitted by the same primary author. 
  • The primary author or designated representative must be present during the poster viewing time and for the judging competition.


There is no fee to submit an abstract or register for the symposium.


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Kathy Carpenter, MBA, at or Guadalupe Palos, Dr.PH. from the Office of Cancer Survivorship at

Date: 1/10/18 to 1/19/18
Time: 1/10/18, 8am to 1/19/18, 12am
Location: Duncan Building Conference Center
Format: All Employee Meeting
Contact: Kathy Carpenter - (713) 792-9632 -