Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submission for the 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference is now closed and late breaking abstract submission will open on 31 July. If you have any questions about the submission process, please review the following guidelines or contact us on ncriconference@ncri.org.uk.

Why submit an abstract?

» Showcase your research and receive feedback from your peers
» Ensure your work is accessible to the UK and international research community
» Be considered for several opportunities to give an oral presentation including dedicated proffered paper sessions
» Gain recognition from your peers; all abstracts are citable and will be published on the Conference website.
» As author of an accepted abstract, you will be able to present your work on an e-poster, with dedicated viewing stations onsite and all e-posters available through the Conference App.

Submission themes and formats

You will need to submit your abstract in four main sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts must be no more than 300 words long. Tables can be included and any contents do count towards the word limit.

Your abstract will be categorised into one of the themes you indicated during abstract submission unless part of a poster prize shortlist.

» Diagnosis and therapy
» Epidemiology and prevention
» Information, patients and the public
» Healthcare delivery
» Supportive, Palliative care, living with and beyond cancer
» The cancer cell and model systems

All abstracts will be considered for presentation in these formats:
» E-poster
» Parallel session (oral)
» Proffered paper sessions (oral)

Please note that case reports will not be accepted for presentation at this Conference.

Encore abstracts


Abstracts that will have been presented at other Conferences will, if accepted, be eligible for presentation at the 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference.

Key dates

Abstract submission: Monday 3 April – Sunday 4 June
Earlybird registration: Monday 3 April – Friday 30 June
Standard registration: Saturday 1 July – Sunday 22 October
Late breaking abstract submission: Monday 31 July – Monday 28 August

Poster format

All posters will be presented electronically at the 2017 NCRI Cancer Conference. There will be the opportunity to reserve a time slot in a dedicated presentation area, for presenting e-posters orally.

An e-poster template will be available in due course and all e-posters for accepted abstracts must be submitted by 22 October 2017.

Presenting authors must register

Presenting authors must register for the Conference. You must submit your e-poster in advance.
Please ensure that you have registered and paid the appropriate registration fee by Sunday 22 October 2017. Accepted abstracts for which a presenting author has not registered and paid the registration fee will be withdrawn, will not appear in any Conference materials, and will not be able to be presented at the Conference.

Change of presenter

Please advise the NCRI Conference team of any substitute presenter by Sunday 8 October. The substitute must also be registered by Sunday 22 October at the latest.

Amendments and withdrawals

Requests to amend minor errors such as typos and misspellings, or to withdraw abstracts must be submitted by email to ncriconference@ncri.org.uk by Sunday 8 October.

Past abstracts

We maintain databases of submissions to previous conferences, dating back to 2008.
Browse and search all abstracts