Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) 45th Annual Scientific Meeting
Perth Convention and Exhibition CentrePerth, AUSTRALIA Visit the Venue to read more
COSA is pleased to announce the ASM is heading west to Perth again in 2018.
COSA’s 45th ASM will focus on gastro-intestinal (GI) cancer and mesothelioma with sub-themes of technology and genomics. The program will capture the extensive research being undertaken across these cancers, and the diversity of new treatments being trialled and implemented.
GI cancer collectively is the most common form of cancer. More than 24,000 Australians are diagnosed with it each year and 33 die from it each day. Colorectal cancer remains common. Major improvements in early diagnosis and management have improved five year survival to 69%. The outlook for some other GI cancers remains poor. For example outcomes for pancreatic cancer have not improved despite widespread research, with a five year survival rate of only 8%.
Australia has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world, with 732 Australians diagnosed in 2014. Most people diagnosed with mesothelioma will die as a result of their illness. While mesothelioma is rare in other countries, its frequency in Australia is a legacy of our history of mining and using asbestos. Many talented local WA clinicians are contributing to understanding and treating this deadly disease.
As always, we intend deliver you a scientific program that is as diverse as the COSA multidisciplinary membership. We hope that many of you will submit abstracts to the program to showcase your research work!
I look forward to welcoming you to Perth.
2018 COSA ASM Convenor
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
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Abstract submission deadline 2018-04-14
- Abstracts can be submitted for either Oral or Poster Presentation or as a Delegate Designed Symposium Summary.
- Please note that some requests for talks may need to be moved to poster presentations.
- Note that your abstract will not be included in the program if you do not register and pay for your registration.
The submission process is online from the same profile you create for registration. It will work with any contemporary browser and the system will let you know if there is a problem with your browser version.
Are you using one of the following browsers?
INTERNET EXPLORER (ver 5.5 or newer)
NETSCAPE (ver 7.4 or newer) or
MOZILLA (ver 1.3 or newer)
If not the screen will tell you if it detects you are using the wrong software and you would be better to change to a computer with one of the above browsers installed.
Is your abstract open and running on your own computer? – You need to be able to cut and paste it onto the web. (Note that keypad short cuts do not work with Mozilla, you need to use the Menu, Edit, Paste command to paste in text to your submission).
The benefits of this online system are many but include:
i. Allowing you to preview your abstract and make modifications to your satisfaction;
ii. Ensuring you know your lodgement is completed as you will receive an immediate email confirmation;
iii. Ensuring accurate indexing of all authors in the abstract book;
iv. Ensuring consistent presentation of all abstracts in the proceedings (overarching formatting is imposed).
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