Abstract Policies & Exceptions

Submitting Your Abstract to Another Meeting

Per ASCO’s Confidentiality Policy, abstracts accepted for publication in a medical journal prior to February 12, 2018, are required to notify ASCO by email. Authors are allowed to submit their abstracts to other meetings after it has been publicly released through ASCO. During the abstract submission process, you will be asked if your abstract has been presented at another major medical meeting, as well as if it has been submitted for publication in a medical journal.

On submission, authors must notify the organizers of the other meeting that the abstract was presented at the Cancer Survivorship Symposium and that ASCO holds the copyright to the abstract. A credit line must be published as follows: “Reused with permission from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This abstract was accepted and previously presented at the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium. All rights reserved.” Email us for additional information.

Presentation at Cosponsoring Society Meetings

  • American Academy of Family Physicians–Learn more about becoming faculty for other AAFP CME events.
  • American College of Physicians–The ACP does not accept abstract submissions for its meetings. Learn more about conferences and submission of proposals for educational events.
  • ASCO – An abstract presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting may be resubmitted as a new abstract to the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium. Updated data is encouraged. An abstract submitted for presentation at the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium may also be submitted for presentation at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. Note: If your abstract is to be considered for presentation at the ASCO Annual Meeting, you are encouraged to submit updated data. You will also need to resubmit your abstract using ASCO’s 2018 Annual Meeting online submitter.