ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED. The abstract submission deadline was 12:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 4. Notifications of abstract status will be sent in late January. Information on late-breaking abstract submission will be available in late December.
Authors who submit abstracts confirm that they have not previously published these data, that they have not previously presented them at a large national annual scientific meeting, and that they are not planning to present or publish them prior to the dates of the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. Each abstract should contain: (a) an introductory sentence indicating the purposes of the study; (b) a brief description of pertinent experimental procedures; (c) a summary of the new, unpublished data; and (d) a statement of the conclusions. Authors must accept sole responsibility for the statements in their abstracts. Abstracts should be carefully proofread to avoid errors in the published literature. American English spelling should be used throughout; for more information regarding American spelling, please refer to Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, Seventh Edition (Council of Science Editors, 2006).
WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
Before you submit your abstract, you must have the following:
- Sponsor Permission and Information: Each abstract must be sponsored by an AACR member. You will be asked to provide the name or member number of the AACR member who has agreed to sponsor your abstract; you must secure the permission of the sponsor before submitting the abstract. Each AACR member in good standing (dues paid for the current year) may sponsor one abstract. Please keep in mind that as a result of this restriction, each abstract submitted must have a different member sponsor. For details, see the Sponsorship Regulations*.
- Payment Information / Submission Fee: Each abstract submitted must be accompanied by a $60 abstract submission fee. You will be asked to provide valid credit card information to cover payment of the fee, or you may send a check to the address provided in the payment section of the Online Abstract Submission System (include the Abstract Control Number on your check). Your submission will not be complete until payment is verified. The submission fee is nonrefundable regardless of the final disposition of the abstract. Receipts may be obtained by contacting the AACR at email@example.com.
- Financial Relationships of Co-Authors: Per ACCME regulations, the AACR must collect information on the financial relationships of all meeting presenters and abstract authors. You will be asked to disclose your financial relationships and the financial relationships of all of your co-authors. For more information on financial relationships, visit the CME section of our website.
- Abstract Category and Subclassification: You must select a category and subclassification for your abstract (see Abstract Categories*).
- Chemical Structure Statement: You will be asked to state whether chemical compounds were used to generate the data in the abstract and, if so, whether you intend to disclose the chemical structure during your presentation at the meeting (see Disclosure of Chemical Structures*).
LATE-BREAKING ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
The deadline for late-breaking abstracts is Monday, January 27, 2014. Abstracts detailing highly significant and timely findings in any area of cancer research that were not available at the time of the regular abstract deadline will be considered by the AACR Annual Meeting Program Committee for presentation at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014. Only those abstracts that are deemed to be of high scientific priority will be accepted. A special subcommittee of the Program Committee will evaluate the merit of late-breaking abstracts. Each late-breaking abstract must be sponsored by an AACR member. Abstract submission fees and sponsorship regulations also apply to late-breaking abstracts.
DEADLINE FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ABSTRACTS
The AACR cannot comply with any request for withdrawal of an abstract that will delay the publication of the Proceedings. However, requests to withdraw abstracts will be accepted through Friday, February 7, 2014. Requests to withdraw late-breaking abstracts will be accepted through Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Withdrawal requests must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Withdrawal requests must include the abstract control number and title as well as an explanation of the reason for withdrawal.
PUBLICATION OF ABSTRACTS
To assist attendees in planning their schedule for the meeting, accepted abstract titles will be made available online beginning February 19. Abstract bodies will not be made available online until March 5, 2014, one month prior to the meeting. (Late-Breaking Abstracts will be made available on April 4, the day before the start of the meeting.) Abstracts that have been selected for inclusion in the AACR press program will be made publicly available at the date and time of their presentation, either at the meeting or an official AACR press conference.
PRESENTATION OF ABSTRACTS
Because the Proceedings of the AACR is intended to represent a summary of all of the abstract presentations at the Annual Meeting, every abstract that has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings must also be presented at the meeting. Specifically, the author listed as the presenter for an abstract submission must attend the session in which the abstract is scheduled to discuss in detail the research outlined in the published abstract, according to the specific guidelines of the session. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the designated presenter is unavailable to attend the session to present the abstract, he or she must contact the AACR Program Development Department to designate a co-author to serve as the presenter. If no authors are available to present the abstract, the presenter must withdraw the abstract immediately by contacting the AACR Program Development Department at (215) 440-9300 or email@example.com.
Failure to comply with these regulations pertaining to abstract presentation may result in actions including, but not limited to:
- The withdrawal of the abstract from the session
- The removal of the abstract from the online Proceedings
- The loss of future sponsorship privileges for the sponsor of the abstract
- The loss of future abstract submission/authorship privileges for the presenter of the abstract
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