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Call for Abstracts: NCI/CUGH Symposium on Global Cancer Research

January 16, 2014

Call for Abstracts

Held in conjunction with the, widely attended, Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s (CUGH) 5th Annual Global Health Conference, the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) Symposium on Global Cancer Research is intended to facilitate information  exchange  between  global  health  and  cancer  research  professionals  about  programs  in  global  cancer research, identify potential geographic and scientific areas for collaboration, and work to develop strategic priorities related to cancer research focused on low- and middle-income countries. Highly interactive discussions will cover a range of topics, foster network building, and be geared toward developing action items for advancing global cancer research priorities.

Date and Venue: May 9th (all day) at the Washington Hilton, Washington DC

Presentation of cutting-edge research that addresses the global burden of Cancer is at the heart of the Symposium. NCI is currently accepting abstracts to join a poster session exhibiting outstanding work addressing this need.

Guidelines: Abstracts will be submitted online and are to contain no more than 2500 characters describing research objectives, materials and methods, results, and conclusions. The review process will be competitive, so successful applicants will be required to highlight the significance of their work in a clear and concise manner.

Travel Awards: NCI will sponsor up to three travel awards (covering airfare and hotel for two nights) to participants from low- and middle-income countries, as indicated by the World Bank. Travel award decisions will be primarily based on reviewer rankings of the abstracts.

Submission: All abstracts should be submitted online at

Important Dates:

Friday, January 31st 5pm EST - Online abstract submission deadline.

Friday, February 28th – Notification of acceptance/rejection and poster specifications sent to authors of accepted work.

Friday, March 7th – Notification of Travel Awards.