Overview

When

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:30AM-4:30PM -
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00AM-4:30PM

Where

Renaissance Arboretum Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759
USA


Event Coverage

Photo Gallery

Please see below for a selection of images from our 2015 Innovations conference. Click an image below to see a larger version.


Registration

Conference registration is now open! Register by visiting register.cprit2017.org.

 

You can make your hotel reservations for Nov. 13-14, 2017 at the Renaissance Arboretum Hotel in Austin by visiting the following site: https://cprit.us/2nad59x

Room rates start at $141.00 per night.


Abstracts

Abstracts Now Being Accepted!

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is seeking abstracts for the Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference. Abstracts will be published in the conference's program book, online at CPRIT2017.org and be presented as posters.

Please visit http://abstracts.cprit2017.org to submit your abstract today!

 

Abstract Deadline

Abstracts for the 2017 CPRIT Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research conference are due by September 8, 2017. No abstracts will be accepted after the advertised deadline.

Important Links

Submission Categories

Academic Research Categories

  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Clinical Research/Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics
  • Immunology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology/Genetics
  • Prevention Research/Cancer Control/Survivorship
  • Tumor Biology

Product Development Research Categories

  • Detection and Diagnostics
  • Treatments and Therapeutics

Prevention Categories

  • Primary Prevention
  • Early Detection and Screening
  • Survivorship

Submission Guidelines

Abstract body is limited to 400 words; body must include an Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Images and charts to accompany abstracts will NOT be accepted.

Notification: Participants will be notified of their abstract's acceptance via e-mail. Individuals MUST prepare a poster of their work and be available during their assigned poster session.

If the abstract that you are submitting directly correlates to a CPRIT funded project, you must enter your grant ID. If you do not know your grant ID number, please contact CPRIT at abstracts@cprit.texas.gov.

Poster Sessions

All abstracts are to be presented as posters only. Individuals MUST prepare a poster of their work.

Poster presenters will be assigned to one of two poster sessions. Authors should remain available during their assigned poster session to answer questions. A schedule will be provided to assist with this process.

Posters will be displayed in landscape format on boards 84 inches wide by 42 inches tall.


Speakers

Please check back often for the latest schedule and speaker updates.

Our confirmed speaker line-up to date includes:

Ross Brownson, PhD – Washington University in St. Louis
Director, Prevention Research Center, George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Graham Colditz, DrPH, MD, MPH – Washington University in St. Louis
Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health
Chief of the Division of Public Health Sciences
Neiss-Gain Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
Hagop Kantarjian, MD – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department Chair, Professor and Samsung Distinguished University Chair in Cancer
Medicine, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
Associate Vice President for Global Academic Programs
Douglas R. Lowy, MD – National Cancer Institute
NCI Acting Director
Chief, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology and Senior Investigator, Head, Signaling and Oncogenesis Section, NCI Center for Cancer Research
Col. George Peoples, MD
CEO of Cancer Insight, LLC
Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Professor (adjunct), Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Neil Lee Spector, MD – Duke University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sandra Coates Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Member of Duke Cancer Institute

Plenary session topics:

  • Updates from CPRIT and the National Cancer Institute
  • Precision Medicine
  • Panels on Immunotherapy, and Diet, Obesity, Lifestyle and Cancer

Breakout session topics:

  • Environmental causes of cancer
  • Implementation Science
  • The Cost of Oncology Therapeutics
  • Panels on Liquid biopsies, Childhood Cancer, and Start-up Trials and Tribulations
  • And more to come…

Questions

Abstracts

Do I have to register to attend the conference in order to submit an application?

No. However, if your abstract is selected for one our poster sessions, registration is required to participate. Please visit http://register.cprit2017.org to register today. Individuals MUST prepare a poster of their work and be available during their assigned poster session.

When is the deadline for abstract submission?

Abstracts are due by September 8, 2017. CPRIT requests that you do not wait until the last few days to accept so that there is sufficient time for revisions and abstract review.

What are the guidelines for the formatting of abstracts?

Abstract body is limited to 400 words; body must include an Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Images and charts to accompany abstracts will NOT be accepted. Abstracts are due by August 14, 2017. Our online submittal system will enforce these guidelines.

Can I submit an abstract if I have not received CPRIT funding?

YES. We encourage anyone who has an innovative idea regarding cancer 
research or prevention to submit an abstract for consideration.

I don’t live in Texas. Can I still submit my abstract for consideration?

YES. The CPRIT conference is open to cancer specialists from across the country and we look forward to receiving applications from within and beyond the Texas borders.

I am trying to submit my abstract, but I do not see my organization listed in the drop-down list.

Please contact abstracts@cprit.texas.gov to submit your organization’s name and we will ensure it is added to the selection list.

I am trying to submit my abstract that directly correlates with a CPRIT funded project, but I do not know my Grant ID number (e.g., PP160001).

If the abstract that you are submitting directly correlates to a CPRIT funded project, you must enter your grant ID. If you do not know your grant ID number, please contact CPRIT at abstracts@cprit.texas.gov.

May I submit more than one abstract?

Yes, CPRIT accepts multiple abstracts from the same author or CPRIT grantee.

How will participants be notified of their abstract's acceptance or status?

Participants will be notified of their abstract's acceptance via e-mail.

What are the dimensions of the abstract presentation posters?

Posters will be displayed in landscape format on boards 84 inches wide by 42 inches tall.

How will I know which session my accepted poster has been assigned?

Presenting authors will be notified of the assigned poster session (Session A or Session B) via email. Authors should remain available during their assigned poster session to answer questions.

When can I remove my poster?

All posters should remain on the assigned poster board until BOTH poster sessions have taken place. If you are in Session A, please keep your poster displayed until after the end of Session B.

Cancellation and Substitutions

I have already registered, but I can no longer attend. Can one of my colleagues attend in my place?

Conference attendee substitutions can be made at any time through November 1, 2017, at no additional cost. If you would like to request a substitution, please email: registration@cprit.state.tx.us and provide the name and email address of the person originally registered and contact information (e.g. phone and email) of the person who will be taking their place. Responses should be received within two business days.

Note: Attendees who originally registered under the general admission rate who wish to substitute a student registration instead, will not receive a student discount. Alternatively, attendees originally registered under the student category, who wish to substitute a general admission attendee instead may be subject to an increased registration rate.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation requests will incur a 20% processing fee, per registration, until October 13, 2017 midnight CT and after that date/time, payments will no longer be refundable. To request a registration cancellation, please email: registration@cprit.texas.gov. Responses should be received within two business days.

Payment

How can I obtain a copy of CPRIT’s W-9 form for my organization’s reimbursement process?

CPRIT’s W-9 can be downloaded here.

What forms of payment are accepted for registration?

Credit Cards

(American Express, Visa, MasterCard)

Checks

Please make checks payable to Cancer Prevention and Research Institute and reference 2017 Conference on the memo line to ensure accurate processing.
(CPRIT Taxpayer Identification Number 26-2482534.)

Purchase Orders

Purchase orders can be submitted for registration payments via fax, email or US mail.

CPRIT’s Mailing Address and Contact Information for Checks and Purchase Orders:

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
ATTN: Michelle Huddleston/2017 Conference
PO Box 12097
Austin, Texas 78711

Fax: 512-475-2563
ATTN: Michelle Huddleston/2017 Conference
Email: registration@cprit.texas.gov

Registration

Are registrants allowed to bring guests?

Each conference attendee is required to register, therefore, guests are not allowed at this time.

How much does it cost to attend the conference?

Before October 13, 2017 at midnight Central time our attendee rates are:

General Admission: $375.00
Student/Community Advocate: $250.00

After October 13, 2017 at midnight Central time, late registration starts and our rates increase to:

General Admission: $405.00
Student/Community Advocate: $280.00

Is there a special registration rate for state government employees?

There is no discounted rate for state government employees.

I’m having trouble completing my registration, how can I contact support?

For general registration system support, please contact our helpdesk:

Email: registration@cprit.texas.gov
Please allow up to 48 business hours for response

Under which registration category should I register?

Choose Student/Community Advocacy if you are currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or professional school/program or if you currently work/volunteer for a community-based organization.

NOTE: When checking in to the conference, Students must show a valid student ID and Community Advocates must provide an affiliate letter on official organization letterhead in order to receive registration discounts.

Speaker should only be used if you have been contacted by the agency’s conference planning team and are an accepted conference speaker.


Contact

For registration or general conference related support, please contact us at:

Email: registration@cprit.texas.gov

For abstract submittal, topic or other related questions, please contact us at:

Email: abstracts@cprit.texas.gov

Email support requests are answered within a 48 business hour period.

 

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