The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) invites abstracts for its biennial International Conference on Cancer in Africa. The 2019 conference will be convened under the theme “Cancer in Africa: Innovation, Strategies, Implementation” and the programme will feature a wide range of sessions, discussions, and networking opportunities with experts, researchers, and up-and-coming leaders in cancer control and care in Africa.
This is an opportunity to share your research with African and international colleagues who are actively working toward reducing the impact of cancer in Africa. Abstracts of both empirical and theoretical studies related to cancer are welcome, and researchers at all career stages are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts.
Abstracts will be peer reviewed. Acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall programme balance.
The Call for Abstracts will open on 29 January 2019 and close on 31 March 2019. EXTENDED UNTIL 30 APRIL 2019.
Abstracts should be relevant to healthcare and social issues specific to cancer control and care in Africa. Abstracts must adequately describe the research performed to allow reviewers to evaluate the quality, originality, and thoroughness of the work.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to give an oral presentation or a poster presentation. While effort will be made to accommodate the author’s preference in presentation format, the final decision will rest with the Scientific Programme Committee.
Oral abstracts will be grouped by theme and presented in the Oral Abstract sessions. Authors will have eight minutes for presentation followed by two minutes for discussion.
Authors chosen for a poster session will be given two days to display their poster, with a dedicated poster session.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the electronic abstract publication under the submitting (presenting) author’s name.
Please note that abstracts must be submitted electronically and submissions via email will not be accepted.
The AORTIC 2019 Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to not accept any abstracts that do not meet the criteria and standards of AORTIC 2019.
The AORTIC 2019 Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to publish all abstracts. Excerpts of the abstracts may be published for promotional purposes and abstracts will be published electronically as part of the AORTIC 2019 conference proceedings.
The acceptance of an abstract for AORTIC 2019 confers no promise of funds nor offer of financial assistance. Authors remain responsible for all registration fees, travel, accommodation, visa and insurance costs.
Successful presenting authors must register by 30 June 2019 or they will forfeit their place in the programme.
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