Call For Abstracts
We are calling out to health care professionals and consumers to present their research in best practice survivorship care at the 3rd Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference.
The conference theme is “A 2020 Vision. Building on learnings … partnering for success.” The conference theme acknowledges significant progress in research and practice improvement. It will consider next steps and recognise the importance of broad partnerships to achieve optimal outcomes.
Suggested topics for abstract submission may include, but are not limited to:
- Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO)
- Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
- Digital Technology
- Role of Primary Care
- Self Management
- Living with Advanced Cancer
Abstracts can be submitted for oral, rapid fire or poster presentation consideration. Please note that some requests for oral presentations may need to be moved to rapid fire or poster presentations.
- Oral Presentation
Each oral presentation will be for a total of 15 minutes (including 5 minutes for questions).
- Rapid Fire Presentation
A five minute presentation
- Poster Presentation
Posters are a display presentation. One presenter should be available at their poster during breaks to give a brief description of their poster and answer questions.
Presentation types apply common Submission Guidelines. Authors will be prompted to indicate their preferred presentation type during the submission process. Authors of accepted papers may be offered an alternate presentation type based on reviewer and Program Committee discretion of appropriateness and program availability.
All abstracts that have been submitted before the deadline will undergo peer review. Abstracts must:
- Be 300 words or less
- Align with the Conference theme
- Align with the aim of promoting best practice in comprehensive cancer care
- Be engaging and enhance the conference
- Show evidence of having thought carefully about the topic, including an awareness of its implications to practice and the consumer
- Demonstrate quality – clarity, readability and sufficiency of the information
Abstracts of accepted papers will be published online in advance of the conference. Accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors. All presenters must register and pay the appropriate fee to attend.
Significance – The topic is significant, important, or relevant to the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Conference.
Purpose – The purpose clearly describes the research initiative. The rationale for the research is logical and supported by clinical information.
Methodology – The method utilized to evaluate the research is appropriate and robust.
Evaluation – The research goals are evaluated according to specific measures. The outcomes are applicable to cancer survivorship.
Conceptual Framework – The abstract captures something relevant, tangible and applicable. Suggestions for translation of knowledge is provided.
Quality – The abstract is well written. The ideas are clearly communicated.