Call for Abstracts

Share your research on nutrition, physical activity, obesity, and cancer by presenting a poster, either virtually or in-person, at the 2021 AICR Research Conference. All posters must be related to cancer, with a focus on diet, nutrition, physical activity, or body weight.

Steps and Instructions:

  1. Important Dates and Deadlines

    POSTER ABSTRACTS

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Deadline for poster abstract submission

    Friday, October 1, 2021

    Notification of acceptance status sent to poster presenters

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    Deadline for poster presenters to register for both days of the conference, guaranteeing their spot in a poster session.


  2. Submission Fees

    Fee: Poster abstract submission fee (with or without scholarship application): $50

    Poster abstracts must be submitted through our online abstract submission service. A non-refundable processing fee of $50 will be charged for each abstract submission. Abstracts must be paid for electronically and in full at the time of submission.

  3. Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE:Friday, September 17, 2021

    Click here to download a PDF version of the Poster Submission Guidelines.

    • All posters must be related to cancer, with a focus on diet, nutrition, physical activity, or body weight.
    • Abstracts must be submitted electronically along with the full contact information of the presenting author.
    • While a presenter may be a co-author on more than one paper, only one poster abstract per poster presenter is permitted.
    • Abstracts must be submitted plain text format (.txt/html) in the free form field provided. Text may be entered manually or copied and pasted from an existing abstract.

    Presenter Contact Information: If you are submitting a poster on behalf of someone else, please be sure to note the difference in these two fields:

    • Submitter's E-mail: the e-mail address provided when beginning a submission and is the e-mail address for all notifications regarding the submission process itself i.e., started, completed, withdrawn and payment.
    • Poster Presenter's Full Contact Information: the e-mail address provided in the "Author" step of the submission will be the e-mail address used for notification of poster acceptance status.

    Poster Awards: If you are a post-doctoral scholar, you may elect to have your poster entered in the John A. Milner poster competition. Only applicants who will be in a post-doctoral position at the time of the AICR conference are eligible for the competition. You must indicate during the poster abstract submission process that you would like your poster to be considered. Posters will be judged during the poster sessions at the conference and the winners announced during the closing plenary session.

    New this year, graduate students are invited to submit their posters to be entered in the AICR 2021 Poster Competition. This new opportunity is available only to graduate students, and you must indicate during the abstract submission process that you would like your poster to be considered. Posters will be judged during the poster sessions at the conference and the winners announced during the closing plenary session.

    Oral Presentations: A limited number of spaces are available for presenters to give a short oral presentation at the conference. Chosen presenters will be notified of their acceptance prior to the conference. In order to be eligible, the presenter must submit a poster abstract through the poster submission site. The short oral presentation opportunities are available for both in-person and virtual poster submissions.

    Poster Sessions:
    There will be two poster sessions:
    Session I: Monday, November 1 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Session II: Tuesday, November 2 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Please note: poster presenters may not choose which poster session they will be assigned to.

    AICR will assign presenters to their session based on topic. To help us assign your poster to the best session, please select the most appropriate topic category.

  4. Poster Abstract Content and Formatting Guidelines

    Title

    The title should be in sentence case with no full stop at the end, e.g.:

    Beneficial effects of fish oil consumption on colorectal caner

    Conflict of Interest

    Please disclose any conflicts of interest when prompted during the "Title" step. If there is no conflict please state, "None"

    Funding

    AICR requires full disclosure of all relevant sources of funding in relation to poster abstracts. Use a semicolon (;) to separate each funding source. If there are no relevant sources of funding please state "None"

    Authors

    AICR has a strict limit of one poster per presenting author. While a presenter may be a co-author on more than one poster, only one poster abstract per poster presenter is permitted.

    Include the surname, first name and middle initial of all authors with corresponding affiliations when applicable. If there are more than six authors, only the names of the first six authors followed by "et al." will be displayed in the printed program book. Please note: you must include and indicate the presenting author.

    Affiliations

    Include University/Institute, City, State, and Country (if outside the United States). Where there are multiple affiliations, each should be listed separately and entered in the order used.

    Abstract Text

    Abstracts should be structured under the following headings: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Keywords
    Maximum word limit is 300 words
    Symbols and other special characters may be included
    Tables and figures should not be included in the abstract

    NOTE:Do not include title, authors, or affiliations in the abstract text.

    Word Count

    The word limit for poster abstract submissions is 300. This includes the Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Keywords. References are not required but if they are used, they will count towards the total word count for the abstract

  5. Sample Poster Abstract Layout

    Below is a sample layout of how your abstract submission will appear when printed in the conference program book.

    Beneficial effects of fish oil consumption on colorectal caner

    Smith MA1, Harrison N2, Matthews P2, Smith A1, Harrison A2, Matthews W2, et al.
    1University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    2Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

    Background: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

    Methods: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

    Results: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

    Conclusions: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

    Keywords: Lorem, ipsum, dolor, sit, amet, consectetur

    Conflict of Interest: None

    Funding: None

  6. General Information

    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, Contact technical support .

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