2018 Virginia Cancer Conference Call for Abstracts
The Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia (CACV) is now accepting abstracts for display and presentation at the Virginia Cancer Conference on March 8-9, 2018 at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. Abstracts that do not follow the provided guidelines will not be accepted.

• Deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EST.
• Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 12, 2018

Abstract Topics:
This call for abstracts is focused on innovative practices that demonstrate collaboration in the mission to create a Virginia without cancer. The key concepts for presentation consideration include:

• Prevention

• Early Detection

• Diagnosis and Cancer Directed Therapy

• Survivorship and Palliative Care

• Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult

• Cross Cutting Themes: Navigation and Health Disparities

Rules and Regulations:
• You do not have to be a member to submit an abstract. However, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenting author MUST become an individual CACV member and MUST register for the conference by the pre-registration deadline.

• Abstracts submitted and accepted for the Virginia Cancer Conference may not be presented at any other meeting or published prior to March 8-9, 2018.

• An author may not present more than one abstract during the conference.

• Only one submission per author.

Submission Requirements:
• For both the primary author and co-author(s), please list full first and last names along with credentials. If the primary author and co-author(s) are from different institutions, please indicate which institution each is associated.

• You must use the provided abstract template, which includes the following:

- Background of the problem

- Goals or metrics

- Solutions implemented

- Results or conclusions from the steps implemented

- Recommendations, lessons learned or next steps.

• The abstract due date is: 5:00 PM EST on Friday, December 15, 2018.

Selection Process:
Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at the meeting. All authors who submit abstracts will discuss their findings, as a poster, during the poster session and reception at the meeting. Information about the poster session will be emailed to accepted abstract authors in January. Abstracts will be evaluated using a scored rubric. The abstracts with the highest scores will be chosen for presentation. All entries will be notified of selection or rejection by January 12, 2018 by email. All questions can be directed to: cacv@cancercoalitionofvirginia.org
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