Welcome to ASPO Abstract Submission Database!

42nd Annual ASPO Meeting, March 10-13, 2018 - For Submission of Presented papers and Posters at the 42nd Annual ASPO meeting at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY.

Abstract submission for the 2018 conference is now closed.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST (notification of acceptance will be mid-January 2018).

Instructions: List title of abstract in Title box, Authors in Author box (last names followed by first initials only), and then abstract text in large box provided. The body of the abstract should be organized as follows:
1. Purpose of the study (one sentence if possible);
2. Simple statement of methods;
3. Summary of results (adequate to support conclusion);
4. Statement of conclusions (Do not use phrases such as “The results will be discussed”.).
5. No illustrations are permitted within abstracts.
6. You must be registered for the ASPO conference to present an accepted abstract.

Abstract categories are:
1. Lifestyles Behavior, Energy Balance & Chemoprevention;
2. Cancer Health Disparities;
3. Molecular Epidemiology & Environment;
4. Early Detection & Risk Prediction;
5. Behavioral Science & Health Communication;
6. Survivorship & Health Outcomes/Comparative Effectiveness Research;
7. International Issues in Cancer.
8. Inflammation and Cancer.
9. Pre-malignant Conditions.
10. Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

The 16 top-ranked abstracts are published in the March 2018 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. The 2018 ASPO meeting will include 4 Proferred Paper Sessions in various categories as well as the Monday night poster session. Please indicate your preference for either a presentation or poster.

Abstracts are limited to 2300 characters including spaces. Text and author information should be entered into the fields below. It is NOT possible to save partially completed abstracts. Therefore, it is recommended that the complete document be prepared and finalized in a word processor, 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 after submitting your abstract with the text exactly as you submitted, please contact Heidi Sahel at hasahel@wisc.edu!

Abstract Title

Enter the title of your abstract.


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


Please select one or two categories for your abstract.


Enter information about your desired presentation at the conference.

Abstract Content

Are you a pre-doc or post-doc? (if you want to be considered for travel awards- described below)


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

Note: the complete abstract is not exceed 2300 characters

Contact Person

Enter contact details for corresponding author.

Poster Mentoring Program

Trainees attending the 2018 Annual Meeting can sign up to have their poster presentations evaluated by a senior ASPO member. A senior member will be matched to the trainee based on common research interest, when possible. The senior member will stop by the trainee’s poster presentation to offer feedback and advice in person. If you would like to participate in this pilot program, please mark the box for the “Poster Mentoring Program” when submitting your abstract. We will also reach out to you after the meeting to gather feedback on your experience.


Travel Awards

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

CHECK THIS BOX IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED. The Electra Paskett Travel 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 of travel related expenses to the ASPO 2018 meeting in New York, NY. 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 "American Cancer Society Calle/Rodriguez Memorial Minority Travel Award for a Top Ranked Abstract"? (underrepresented group and student / trainee)

CHECK THIS BOX IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED. The Calle/Rodriguez Memorial Minority Travel 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 2018 meeting in New York, NY. This award is names 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.

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

CHECK THIS BOX IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED for one of TWO (2) ASPO Travel Awards for Pre- and Post-doc trainees. The awards will cover registration and up to $1500 of travel related expenses to the ASPO 2018 conference in New York, NY. These awards are funded by ASPO.


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.

I accept the terms and conditions for abstract submission.

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.