Welcome to ASPO Abstract Submission!

45th Annual Meeting, Presented Virtually
March 29 - April 1, 2021

For Submission of presented papers and posters at ASPO's 45th Annual Meeting

Abstract submission has now closed. Thank you for your interest.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST (notification of acceptance will be mid-January 2021). There is no fee to submit an abstract.

ASPO encourages members and non-members to submit an abstract for consideration as either an oral or poster presentation. All accepted posters will be posted on the ASPO website. Top-ranked posters will be selected for virtual interactive poster sessions.

The ASPO 2021 meeting theme is Health Equity, Culture, and Cancer. Speakers and topics will focus on the following areas:

There will be two special emphasis categories for abstract submission this year. High ranking abstracts addressing these themes will be selected for interactive poster sessions.

Culture and Cancer
We welcome your submissions describing research on the influence of culture on cancer prevention and control, for example, qualitative & mixed methods studies designed to better understand culture, examples of effective training programs designed to increase cultural humility, or lessons learned about culture arising from community engagement activities.

COVID-19 and Cancer
We welcome your submissions about the rapidly evolving pandemic and how it impacts the cancer continuum. We are particularly interested in research about the inequitable impact of COVID-19 and solutions designed improve cancer outcomes, with a focus on populations who have been disproportionately burdened by the pandemic.

Abstracts are sought in the following topic areas:

  1. SPECIAL EMPHASIS TOPIC: Culture and Cancer
  3. Cancer Health Disparities
  4. Behavioral Science & Health Communication
  5. Early Detection & Risk Prediction
  6. Global Cancer Research
  7. Lifestyles Behavior, Energy Balance & Chemoprevention
  8. Molecular Epidemiology & Environment
  9. Survivorship & Health Outcomes/Comparative Effectiveness Research

ASPO abstract review process is:

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 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 (check your spam box also) after submitting your abstract with the text exactly as you submitted, please contact [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.

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?


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.

Mailing Address

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 Annual Scholarship Award is given for the top ranking abstract submitted by either a pre or postdoctoral fellow. It will cover registration for ASPO 2021. 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?

CHECK THIS BOX IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED for one of THREE (3) ASPO Scholarship Awards for Pre- and Post-doc trainees. The awards will cover registration for ASPO 2021. 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"?

CHECK THIS BOX IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED. 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 conference registration for the 2021 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.

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.