A highlight of the conference will be a poster session on Thursday February 22, 2018. We invite abstract
submissions on a range of topics in cancer care ranging from prevention and early diagnosis to treatment and
survivorship. The theme, “Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos”, offers the opportunity to explore interrelationships
between basic research, clinical science and community level interventions to provide the best
cancer care and psychosocial support for Latino cancer patients, family, and survivors.
The Scientific Planning Committee has identified four broad themes deriving from the conference. These
themes are noted below along with some keywords:
1. Genetic, Environmental & Lifestyle Contribution to Cancer Health Disparities in Latinos
o Early Detection and Screening
2. Advances in Cancer Therapy and Clinical Trials Among Latinos
o Clinical Research/Clinical Trials
o Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics
o Detection and Diagnostics
o Treatments and Therapeutics
3. The Biology of Cancer Health Disparities in Latinos
o Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
o Immunology/Tumor Biology
o Molecular and Cellular Biology
4. Engaging Latinos in Research Across the Cancer Continuum
o Prevention Research/Cancer Control/Survivorship
Presenters are required to submit an abstract no later than November 30, 2017. Please submit abstracts via
email to LatinoCancer@uthscsa.edu
• The abstract should be no longer than one page, single-spaced with one-inch margins
• Use 12-point Times New Roman font
• The conference theme that the project belongs to should appear in the first line of the abstract
• The abstract should include a title, list of authors, and department/division affiliation
• The body of the abstract should include background/introduction, methods, results, and
• Work in progress may also be presented
• There is a limit of 3 abstract submissions per author
NOTIFICATION OF ABSTRACT STATUS
After submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email, which includes an abstract ID number.
All presenters will be notified of their abstract status by email within four weeks of the abstract submission
deadline. Notices and instructions will be sent to the email address provided at the time of abstract submission.
PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION
All abstracts are to be presented as posters only. Abstracts selected for poster presentation will be published in
the conference proceedings. Every effort will be made to reproduce the content of the abstracts as submitted,
except in certain circumstances where changes may be made to comply with publication style. If your abstract is
accepted; you will be responsible for developing a poster using the following general rules and guidelines:
• The posters should be 24 X 63 to fit on vertical x-banners. Vertical x-banners will be provided. Read the
printing specification details.
• The top of the poster should feature the title of the project/program, the principal investigator, and any other
• The content of the poster should be divided into appropriate sections (i.e., background/introduction, aims,
methods, data/results, conclusions, significance/impact, etc.). Include illustrations if possible – figures,
tables, color photographs, charts. The material should be well labeled and legible from a distance of 2 yards.
Lettering should be bold. Avoid use of fancy fonts. Simple serif fonts (i.e., Times New Roman) are easier to
read than sans (without) serif fonts (i.e. Geneva).
• All posters must be identified with the primary program affiliation of the presenter and noted which grant
and core usage the research was supported by.
Posters in any other format will not be displayed due to the limited availability of x-banners.
REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Individuals planning on presenting an abstract at this conference are encouraged to register and make a room
reservation at the conference hotel as early as possible. For more information, please visit the registration and
lodging pages at www.LatinoCancer.com