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See below for submission instructions.

All abstracts will be reviewed by subcommittee. Selection criteria will be based on overall quality, originality, clarity of thought and writing, relevance to areas of interest, practical application, and timeliness.

Call for Abstracts

The CDC is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters for the 2012 CDC National Cancer Conference.

The conference represents an opportunity for translating research to practice and improving public health. The 2012 CDC National Cancer Conference will convene representatives from a wide constituency of local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based cancer prevention and control programs to apply strategies to expand and improve the role of public health agencies and practitioners in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation.

The theme for the 2012 conference is “Uniting Systems, Policy & Practice in Cancer Prevention and Control.” The conference planners have identified six agenda tracks as follows:



Health Systems in a Changing Environment

To explore the implications of a changing health system on cancer prevention and control and discuss how to prepare and maximize opportunities.

Disparities in Cancer Prevention and Control: Moving towards improved outcomes

To discuss impact of disparities on access and quality of cancer prevention and control with a focus on innovative systems and policies.

New Breakthroughs in Cancer Research and Technology

To share the newest innovations in research and technology regarding cancer prevention, treatment, care, and survivorship.

Global Cancer Initiatives: Public Health Opportunities for Impact

To highlight global cancer initiatives and discuss how domestic organizations can benefit from and contribute to meeting global needs.

Emerging Topics in Cancer Prevention

To discuss cancer prevention topic, with a focus on primary prevention.

Advancing Public Health Strategies in Cancer Survivorship

To discuss and identify how to effectively address cancer survivorship across the continuum.

Submission Instructions

* Submit online beginning November 18, 2011 through February 7, 2012 11:59 PM EST.

* Prior to beginning the online submission process, please make the following determinations for your abstract:
o Conference goal – choose the goal that your abstract meets.
o Conference track – choose the track that best suits your abstract.
o Submission type: oral presentation or poster presentation.
o Oral presentations may be submitted for an entire panel or an individual speaker.

* Word Limit - 300 words or less. Abstract should present the challenge or barrier; discuss the system, policy or practice adopted; identify the high-level tactics, partnerships, tools and/or resources needed to implement the strategy; and discuss evaluation results that demonstrate impact.
* Indicate credentials, institutional affiliation, title for presentation, and clearly outline subject matter expertise.
* CDC encourages submissions that focus on strategies that demonstrate positive health outcomes for disproportionately impacted populations.

Conference Objectives
* Apply strategies to expand and improve the role of public health agencies and practitioners in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation.
* Translate research to practice to improve public health.
* Inform and engage policy makers on key cancer prevention and control priorities.

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