Welcome to ASPO Abstract Submission!

46th Annual Meeting

March 13-15, 2022

Tucson Marriott University Park

For Submission of presented papers and posters at ASPO’s 46th Annual Meeting.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Abstract Submission is now closed.

ASPO encourages members and non-members to submit an abstract for consideration as either an oral or poster presentation. All abstracts must be data-driven.

The ASPO 2022 meeting theme is Towards Achieving Health Equity. Speakers and topics will focus on the following areas:

  • Cancer Interception: From Concept to Clinic
  • Innovations in Patient Navigation: What’s it Going to Take to Achieve Cancer Equity?
  • Convergence Epidemiology: Bridging Omics with Social Determinants and Structural Factors
  • Re-situating Cancer Control within Public Health and Communities
  • Institutional Approaches for Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Novel Approaches of and Bias Considerations in Using Electronic Health Records Data in Cancer Control Research
  • Challenges and Successful Examples in Cancer Consortia

Abstracts are sought in the following topic areas:

  1. Cancer Health Disparities
  2. Behavorial Science & Health Communication
  3. Early Detection & Risk Prediction
  4. Global Cancer Research
  5. Lifestyles Behavior, Energy Balance & Chemoprevention
  6. Molecular Epidemiology & Environment
  7. Survivorship & Health Outcomes/Comparative Effectiveness Research

ASPO abstract review process is:

  • The 2022 ASPO Program Committee will review all abstracts and rank them based on a merit scoring system.
  • High ranking abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during one of the four proffered paper sessions. At least one of these sessions will be dedicated to studies addressing our theme of health equity.
  • The top 16 abstracts will be published in the March 2022 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
  • The next 40 top-ranked abstracts will be identified for further judging during the poster session for the ASPO Best Poster award. Top-ranked posters will be considered by the Cancer Disparities SIG to receive the Cancer Disparities Poster Awards.
  • Abstracts not chosen for presentation may still be posted on the ASPO website provided the submitter registers for the conference.

Please adhere to the following instructions to receive full consideration:

  1. List title of abstract in Title box
  2. List authors (last name first initial) in Author box
  3. Select relevant topic area(s). You are welcome to select up to two areas.
  4. Indicate preference for oral presentation or poster and if the corresponding author is a trainee (pre-doc, post-doc).
  5. Provide a structured abstract (up to 2300 characters including spaces) with these sections:
    1. Purpose of the study (one sentence if possible);
    2. Methods;
    3. Results (adequate to support conclusion);
    4. Conclusions (Do not use phrases such as “The results will be discussed”).
    5. No illustrations are permitted in this section.
  6. List 2-3 Key words.

It is NOT possible to save partially completed abstracts. Therefore, we recommend that the complete document be prepared and finalized, then cut and pasted into the appropriate fields. Please note that it will not be possible to edit an abstract after it has been submitted.

**IMPORTANT** If you do not receive a confirmation email (check your spam box also) after submitting your abstract with the text exactly as you submitted, please contact Stephanie Garwood at [email protected]

If your abstract is accepted, the corresponding author (or designated co-author) must register and attend the ASPO conference; otherwise, the abstract will be withdrawn.

General Information

Enter the title of your abstract.

You may enter up to 15 authors here. Enter in the format of Last Name followed by first and middle initial (i.e. Smith AB).


Enter information about your desired presentation at the conference.

Abstract Content

Are you a pre-doc or post-doc?


Enter the text of your abstract in the box. You can use up to 2300 characters, including spaces.

Contact Person

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Mailing Address

Travel Awards

Would you like to be considered for the Electra Paskett Annual Scholarship Award?

The Electra Paskett Annual Scholarship Award is given for the top ranking abstract submitted by either a pre or postdoctoral fellow. It will cover registration and up to $1,500 in travel-related expenses for ASPO 2022. This award is named in honor of ASPO's past president for her outstanding commitment to mentorship and training and in recognition of her visionary leadership.

Would you like to be considered for the ASPO Scholarship Awards for Pre- and Post-doc trainees?

The awards will cover registration and up to $1,500 in travel-related expenses for ASPO 2022. These awards are funded by ASPO.

Would you like to be considered for the "American Cancer Society Calle/Rodriguez Memorial Minority Travel Award for a Top Ranked Abstract"?

The Calle/Rodriguez Memorial Minority Conference Award is given for two top ranking abstracts submitted by either a full-time graduate or medical students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty members from groups considered to be underrepresented in cancer research (African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, Native Pacific Islanders/Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives), as defined by the NCI. Each award will cover $1,500 of travel related expenses to the ASPO conference. This award is named in honor of Dr. Jeanne Calle and Dr. Carmen Rodriguez who were outstanding scientists; valued colleagues and committed mentors to many at the American Cancer Society.


Accepted abstracts will be compiled into the Book of Abstracts and Conference Proceedings for wide distribution. Abstracts that do not follow the above format may not be included. By submitting an abstract, you authorize its inclusion in these publications with minor edits as needed.

Please note that once you click on the button below, your abstract will be submitted and no further changes can be made. We appreciate your interest in this conference.