Abstract Submission FAQs

What is the deadline for abstract submissions?
The deadline for abstract submissions is 11:59 PM (EDT) on July 11, 2017.

How can I submit my abstract?
Abstracts can ONLY be submitted online by using the abstract submitter. 

How many abstracts can I submit as first author?
Individuals may serve as first author for multiple abstracts. For more information, visit the Abstract Submission Guidelines page.  

Can I submit a Late-Breaking Data Submission? If so, what is the deadline?
No, the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium does not accept Late-Breaking Data Submissions. 

What is the maximum length for the title of my abstract?
There is no maximum length for the title. However, the characters in the title will count toward your total character count.

How many characters can be included in my abstract?
The total character count for a single abstract is 2,000. Characters include everything in the title, abstract body, and table but do not include spaces. Author names and institutions also are not included in the total. The section headings Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions do count towards the 2,000 character limit. 

Do I have to enter my abstract in a specific format?
Yes. The abstract body text contains headings that have already been formatted for you. They are Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. 

May I include a table with my abstract?
Yes, one table may be included in the abstract. All characters in the table count toward the total character count. While there is no limitation to table format, for printing legibility, tables should not exceed approximately 6 columns and 10 rows. No figures or images may be included.

How many authors can be included on my abstract?
The maximum number of authors is 20. One authoring group may also be included along with the individual author names. The group name will appear as the last author of the author string.

May I submit an abstract if I am not an ASCO member?
Yes, you may submit abstracts to the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium even if you are not an ASCO member.

Can I revise my abstract after it has been submitted?
Yes, you may edit your abstract on the submission website until the deadline of 11:59 PM (EDT) on July 11, 2017.

Is there an abstract submission fee?
There is a $60 nonrefundable fee for submitting an abstract. Payment must be made by credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Purchase orders, wire transfers, and checks will not be accepted. The abstract submission fee does not include registration for the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium; therefore, all authors planning to attend the Symposium must register for it separately.

If I would like to withdraw my abstract what should I do?
If the first author wishes to withdraw his or her abstract from the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium program, a request must be emailed by September 14, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT. Any abstract withdrawal requests after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis and cannot be assured removal from the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium Proceedings.

When and how will I receive notification about the status of my abstract in the program?
Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent by email to the first author in late August 2017. The decision of the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium Program Committee and ASCO Leadership regarding acceptance and presentation of abstracts is final.

I am experiencing technical difficulty with the submitter. Whom should I contact?
For questions regarding technical support, please call 401-334-0220 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time (GMT -05:00). You may also send an email or complete a technical support form on the abstract submission website.