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44th Annual ASPO Meeting, March 22-24, 2020 - For Submission of Presented papers and Posters at the 44th Annual ASPO meeting at the Marriott Tucson University Park, Tucson, AZ.

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm EST. Notification of acceptance will be mid-January 2020. 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 abstracts must be data-driven. A special category of abstrats this year is Financial Hardship Associated with Cancer. Studies are invited that address the topics relevant to the following: We are particularly interested in research related to disparities in financial hardship outcomes and/or focused on potentially underserved populations (e.g. racial and ethnic minorities, low SES, rural, sexual or gender minorities, uninsured, or low health literacy). Abstracts are sought in the following topic areas:
  1. Behavioral Science & Health Communication
  2. Cancer Health Disparities
  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
  8. Financial Hardship Associated with Cancer

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,
  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.

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 ASPO 2020. 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.

Check this box if you would like to be considered for an ASPO TRAVEL AWARD 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 $1,500 of travel related expenses to the ASPO conference. 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 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 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.

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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.