Submissions Closed

Thank you for your interest.  The submission deadline was Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT – 05:00)

Abstract Decisions:
Corresponding Authors received rolling notifications via e-mail. If you have questions regarding your submission, please contact ICEC at

ICEC Young Investigators’ Conference: Pioneering Action in Global Cancer Care

The International Cancer Expert Corps (ICEC) invites reports on original research, innovative projects, and novel programs related to global oncology to be considered for presentation at the ICEC Young Investigators’ Conference: Pioneering Action in Global Cancer Care at the National Academies of Sciences in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15, 2019.

ICEC welcomes reports/abstracts from health professional students, residents, fellows and young investigators in the oncology community. Submissions will be accepted from academic institutions, teaching and community hospitals. If an abstract has been previously published or presented, please note the date and name of publication or meeting presentation with your submission. Both ICEC and non-ICEC institutions may participate.

Research may fall into the general areas below:


  • Clinical, Basic, or Translational Research
  • Capacity Building and Education
  • Health Policy

Clinical, Basic, or Translational Research: This pathway is intended to highlight research, either planned, ongoing, or complete, in resource-limited settings. Examples of clinical research include studies about disease epidemiology, prognostic factors, treatment toxicities, novel treatment regimens, and others. Examples of basic or translational research include studies about cancer biology, tumor microenvironment, biomarker discovery, pathogen identification, and others using human specimens or model systems.

Capacity Building and Education: This pathway is intended to highlight education projects, either planned, ongoing, or complete, in global oncology. Examples of education projects include those targeting healthcare workers (medical students, residents, fellows, physicians, nurses, dieticians, community health workers, etc.) or patients in resource-limited settings and may involve the use of telecommunication, simulation, cultural exchange, or other education methodologies.

Health Policy: This pathway is intended to highlight health policy projects, either planned, ongoing, or complete, in resource-limited settings. Examples of projects include quality improvement, implementation science, government and non-governmental organization (NGO) collaborations, cost-effectiveness analyses, resource assignment, advocacy, and others.

We look forward to your submission. Please view submission requirements and instructions below for details


Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT – 05:00)

Abstract Decision: Corresponding Authors will receive rolling notifications via e-mail no later than January 15, 2019

General Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words. This word limit does not include the title of the abstract and the names of the co-authors or their affiliations. Tables and illustrations do not count toward the word limit.

Completed abstracts must use the ICEC Abstract Template and submit to:

Abbreviations should only be used after first spelling out the words to be abbreviated within the abstract.

Authors may serve as first authors on up to two abstracts but may be co-authors on an unlimited number of other abstract submissions.

If selected for the poster session, an electronic version of your poster must be submitted to by Friday, February 1, 2019.

Abstract Selection & Notification:
Abstracts will be reviewed by the ICEC Abstract Review Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Topic relevance
  • Overall quality and clarity

Corresponding authors will be notified via e-mail regarding their abstract status no later than January 15, 2019.

All abstracts accepted by the ICEC Abstract Review Committee will be published on the ICEC Website. If your abstract is selected for presentation, you must register for the ICEC 2019 Annual Conference. No expenses related to the conference will be covered if accepted to present a poster (i.e. conference registration fee, travel, lodging, etc.).

The Top 3 Abstracts selected by the Abstract Review Committee will have the opportunity to present their posters orally at the conference (date and time TBD). All other posters will only be displayed at the conference for discussion with conference attendees.

Withdrawal Policy: 
Accepted abstracts may be withdrawn up until Friday, January 31, 2019.  Please send any questions regarding the submission process to