When
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Where
Sheraton Hotel
Birmingham Ballroom
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, Alabama


Theme
Cancer Imaging in the 21st Century

Organizers
Cheri L. Canon, M.D.
Eben Rosenthal, M.D.
Kurt R. Zinn, D.V.M., Ph.D.


Coordinators
Event Logistics
Miranda Wesley
miranda2@uab.edu

Scientific Sessions
Susan Winn
swinn@uab.edu





 

CANCER IMAGING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

2013 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

We invite our scientists, junior faculty, resident trainees, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and CaRES interns to submit an abstract of their original cancer research for presentation as a poster at this year's Research Retreat.

Online Abstract Submission Opens:  8:00 am - Monday, July 29, 2013

Online Abstract Submission Deadline:  5:00 pm - Thursday, September 12, 2013 (no exceptions) 


PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS

  • Abstract to be submitted online by the presenting author.

  • Only one abstract is allowed per presenting author, but the presenting author may be a co-author on another abstract.

  • Abstracts should summarize the proposed content of the material to be presented as a poster.

  •  Include title of abstract, name and degree of all authors (bold and underline the name of the presenting author), and institutional affiliation (authorname should be preceded by a superscript number corresponding to their home institution).

  • The body of the abstract may not exceed 300 words and should include text only - no figures, text boxes, graphs or references.

  • Font should be Arial 11 point.  Text should be single spaced

  • File name of uploaded abstract should read - Abstract.Presenting Author Name.

Abstracts accepted for poster presentation will be reprinted for distribution in the Retreat Abstract Book. Authors should consider whether sensitive or unpublished findings are appropriate for such distribution.

Abstract Format Example

 Title: Metastatic breast cancer cells exhibit a biphasic bioenergetics response during the adaptive phase of hypoxia

Authors: Presenting Author, B.S.1, Author, Ph.D.3, Author, M.D.2 and Author, Ph.D.1

Author Institutional Affiliation: 1Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; 2Department of Medicine, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN; 3Institute Bergonie, Bordeaux, France

 Abstract Body:  Abstract text should begin here ...

 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Abstracts should be submitted online for presentation as a poster in one of the following categories 

AWARD CATEGORIES

John R. Durant Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research

  • Junior Faculty Award - Designed for faculty in entry-level positions (Instructor or Assistant Professor) engaged in cancer research. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded.

  • Resident Trainee/Postdoctoral Fellow Award - Designed for individuals with a doctoral degree who are engaged in a temporary period of mentored scientific research/training. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded. Postdoctoral Fellows must be enrolled through the UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education.

  • Graduate Student Award - Designed for students holding an undergraduate degree, who are pursuing an advanced academic degree (masters or doctoral level). First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded. 

William C. Bailey Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Control Research

  • Open to researchers of any rank engaged exclusively in cancer prevention and control research. One first place cash prize and two (non-cash) honorable mention awards will be presented.

Tandra Chaudhuri Award for Excellence in Cancer Research

  • Designed for Resident Trainees/Postdoctoral Fellows - individuals with a doctoral degree who are engaged in a temporary period of mentored scientific research/training. One first place cash prize will be awarded. Postdoctoral Fellows must be enrolled through the UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education.

Seng-jaw Soong Award for Excellence in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research

  • Open to researchers of any rank engaged exclusively in cancer-related biostatistics and/or bioinformatics research. One first place cash prize will be awarded.

Cancer Research Experiences for Students in the CaRES Program

  • Designed exclusively for student participants of the CaRES summer internship program. One first place award will be presented and includes funding for attendance at a professional meeting.

NON-AWARD CATEGORY

Cancer Research - Open Category

  • Open to cancer researchers of any rank, the Open Category offers the opportunity for researchers to display a poster and discuss their research with other meeting participants. No award is provided at this time.

ABSTRACT NOTIFICATION

Abstracts should be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm, Thursday, September 12, 2013. You will receive email notification of your abstract's poster number assignment within two weeks of the abstract submission deadline.

 

POSTER DISPLAYS

Poster Dimensions

  • Maximum size is 48" tall by 48" wide.

  • Oversized posters cannot be accommodated.

  • Poster title must match title of abstract.

Poster Setup. After checking in at the Registration Desk, find your poster display location by matching your assigned poster number to the corresponding category number displayed in the upper corner of the posterboards. Posters must be on display by 9:00 am. Remember to bring tack pins!

Poster Setup Schedule

  • Setup:  7:30 - 9:00 am

  • Take-Down:  5:00 - 5:30 pm

Poster Sessions

  • Morning Session:  9:45 - 10:15 am

  • Afternoon Session:  12:15 - 2:15 pm

POSTER COMPETITION 

 On meeting day, your poster must be on display in the assigned number location by 9:00 am. Poster presenters must register to attend the meeting and, if entered in an award category, must be available at their posters during the designated poster sessions for review by the judges.

Review of your poster by the judges is based on:

  • Scientific merit

  • Presentation and communication skills

  • Presenter understanding and participation in the project

Poster Sessions

  • Morning Session:  9:45 - 10:15 am

  • Afternoon Session:  12:15 - 2:15 pm

AWARD PRESENTATIONS

Posters participating in an award category are evaluated and scored onsite by the judges during the morning and afternoon poster sessions. Judging closes at the end of the last poster session and statisticians tally the assigned scores and rank the posters. Winners for each award category are announced during the award presentations held at the end of the meeting - see agenda for time.

  

The deadline for abstract submission was September 12, 2013 - abstract submission is closed.