Call for Community Programs and Services Abstracts

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 4th Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium is a premier event for presenting cutting-edge cancer disparities science and related community programs and services. The Office of Cancer Disparities Research encourages abstracts from organizations that provide programs and services that benefit the community. 

Why should you submit?

This call for abstracts is an opportunity to highlight community and/or wellness programs on topics related to cancer disparities and provide a forum to showcase the breadth and depth of work happening in our community. Meritorious abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.

Who should submit? 

  • Healthcare systems
  • Government-based programs
  • Foundations
  • Grassroots organizations
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Businesses with community-delivered programs and services

What topics will be considered for presentation (ie, oral, poster, lightning)?

  • Access to care
  • Cancer prevention (eg, risk assessment, tobacco use, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, HPV vaccination, behavior change)
  • Early detection and screening (eg, mammograms, colorectal screenings, low dose CT for lung cancer, cervical screening, oral exams, prostate screenings)
  • Patient advocacy
  • Policy
  • Social determinants of health (eg, environmental, behavioral, sociocultural, and economic influences)
  • Supportive programs (eg, meditation, mindfulness, acupuncture, music therapy, counseling)
  • Survivorship (eg, quality of care, follow-up care, quality of life, family, overall survival)
  • Other relevant topics

What is the abstract format? 

  • Microsoft Word document
  • 300 words maximum (excluding title, authors and institutions)
  • 11 point Arial font
  • Margins: 1 inch
  • Avoid special characters
  • Program title: bold and centered
  • Program staff: Names, credentials, and organizational and/or departmental affiliation(s) of all authors
  • Program contact information
  • Corresponding author: Name, email address
  • Abstract sections:
    • Organization Background
    • Program Description
    • Intended Audience (ie. clients, patients, consumers)
    • Impact (i.e., evaluation measures, if applicable)
    • Costs (i.e., clients, patients, consumers, if applicable)

How do I submit my abstract?

Submit Abstract Electronically

How are abstracts reviewed?

Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and/or selected experts. Submissions will be evaluated based on overall quality, program/services offered, and relevance to addressing cancer disparities and/or unmet community health needs.

What is the submission deadline? 

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the button above by 5 pm EST on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Who should I contact if I have questions or wish to withdraw my submission?

Contact the Office of Cancer Disparities Research ( with any questions. If you choose to withdraw your abstract, send an email to no later than Friday, January 17, 2020.