NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: Improving access and removing barriers to psychosocial oncology

Presentation Types

Poster Presentations – consist of 4’ x 4’ (1.2 M x 1.2M) display presentations for completed works or works in progress. Abstract submissions for poster presentations should follow the prescribed clinical or research format (see below). At least one author of accepted poster abstracts must be present at their poster during an assigned session to allow for dialogue with participants. Poster sessions may run concurrently with other Symposium sessions.

10-minute rapid oral presentations consist of 5-minute presentations followed by 5-minute Q/A’s. Grouped with other like presentations, this format is best suited for recently started projects or projects (Clinical or Research) being contemplated. This is a great option for attendees who want to present their study protocol/preliminary results or trainees who seek feedback on their research proposal/preliminary results. Abstract submissions for rapid oral presentations should follow the prescribed clinical or research format. Abstracts should include 2 – 3 questions for which authors are seeking feedback.

20-minute individual oral presentations – 20-minute presentations are best suited for completed work. Abstract submissions for clinical or research presentations are welcome. Presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations and five minutes for Q&A. Abstracts for consideration as oral presentations must follow the format specified below under the “Abstract Type” section. Submitting authors must specify the abstract theme under which the work is to be considered.

90-minute symposium – 90-minute symposiums consist of three oral theme-focused abstract presentations facilitated by a discussion led by a moderator.  The symposium submission will take the format of one Chairperson (submitting author) who will act as the moderator, with three presenters in total. The symposium submission will consist of one summary abstract which overviews the symposium theme and the three individual detailed abstracts, one for each proposed presentation. The entire symposium presentation will be 90 minutes in total. Individual symposiums abstracts can follow either the “clinical” or “research” format.


      • The moderator creates the symposium in the online abstract system which includes moderator information, symposium title and the summary abstract. This can be done by selecting the symposium link on the website.
      • The individual authors enter in their abstract by following the link in the email received from the moderator. Once entered they follow the prompts to link the abstract to the appropriate symposium.

Symposium abstracts that appeal to cross-cultural and patient-oriented audiences will be given highest priority.

90-Minute workshops – Workshops should be interactive, include experiential components, and focus on skills or concepts that can be learned in a 90 – minute session. Workshop abstracts are to include the learning objectives and teaching methods to be used (ie. Vignette, experiential components, role plays, etc…).