Dates and Times

Monday, July 28
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
(Poster Session 5:20 to 6:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, July 29
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Poster Awards Ceremony 12:10 to 12:30 p.m. )

*Please see meeting agenda for exact times once it becomes available.


Neuroscience Conference Center
6001 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: 301-496-6696

Call for Posters

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Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) Investigators Workshop 2014

The NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) requests poster abstracts from the PACHE U54/P20 program on scientific impact in cancer research, cancer training, cancer outreach, and/or cancer education. Topics may span basic, translational, behavioral, population, and clinical research areas.

The poster session will serve to:

  • Capture the scientific impact of the PACHE program on underserved populations.
  • Highlight effective scientific approaches, methodology, and research designs.
  • Enhance networking opportunities among investigators in cancer and cancer health disparities research.
  • Present accomplishments and challenges for future PACHE research and training opportunities.

The poster competition will be held on Monday, July 28, from 5:35 PM to 6:30 PM.

For each abstract submitted, please carefully read and follow the Abstract Submission and Poster Guidelines (below).

All poster abstracts must be received by Friday, July 11, 2014

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted online at using minimal text formatting (i.e., tables, etc.). Submissions should highlight the innovation, methodology, scientific rigor and outcomes that impact cancer or cancer health disparities.

Submitted abstracts should not exceed 250 words, use 1 inch margins (all around), Times New Roman 12 font, and must include:

  1. Title of abstract
  2. Author name(s), degree(s), affiliation(s)
  3. Primary presenter, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address
  4. Target population and cancer site
  5. Introduction, hypothesis/objectives, methods, results, conclusions, and future recommendations (opportunities/challenges). See example for formatting:

Abstracts must include the following:

Research Categories for Abstracts

On the abstract submission form, please indicate the appropriate category.

Basic and Translational Research
  • Cancer cell biology
  • Cancer etiology
  • Cancer immunology and hematology
  • DNA and chromosome aberrations
  • Structural biology
  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Emerging technologies
  • Genetics
  • Epigenetics

Behavioral or Population Research
  • Identification and prevention of risk factors
  • Social, cultural, and environmental influences on behavioral change (individual, community, or organizational level)
  • Effective and efficacious intervention development
  • Community partnerships and adoption
  • Survivorship issues
  • Innovative outreach strategies
  • Program sustainability

Clinical Research Addressing Systemic Cancer Care Barriers (Clinical)
  • Patient accrual challenges
  • Undocumented treatment
  • Patient care barriers (e.g., financial, literacy, reimbursement, transportation)
  • Un-/underinsured
  • Continuum of care
  • Cultural competency

Abstract Selection Criteria

Abstracts will be selected by peer review based on innovation, methodology, results, and contribution to cancer research and/or cancer health disparities research. Submissions related to common topics will be grouped together for presentation depending on the chosen format. If your abstract is selected, you will receive a notice by Friday, July 18, 2014, including presentation guidelines.

Submissions must be received by Friday, July 11, 2014

Poster Submission Guidelines

Posters will be displayed on 4' high x 8' wide poster board and will compete with posters in the appropriate research category. The categories are as described above: basic and translational research, behavioral or population research, and clinical research. A poster board and push pins will be provided.

Poster setup and breakdown hours will be provided in the abstract confirmation letter.

Posters will be judged on the basis of scientific content; clarity of content; knowledge of subject matter; innovation; thoroughness; and impact.

An award will be presented to one winner within each category.

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