Call for Abstracts

The 17th World Congress of Cancers on the Skin® 2018 (WCCS 2018) Organizing Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an oral or poster presentation in the WCCS 2018 Congress Program. The abstracts should pertain to original research or reports and oral or poster presentations are welcome.

 

Abstract Deadline Dates
 
Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts
Friday 3 November 2017
Authors Notified of Acceptance
Friday 8 December 2017
Author Registration & Early Bird Deadline
Friday 16 March 2018
 
Summary of Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:

Step 1: Read the General Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstracts (see below).
Step 2: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines (see below).
Step 3: Download the Abstract Template and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc  or .docx document to your computer. Please note: Abstracts must not exceed a 300 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
Step 4: Click on the button below to complete the Abstract Submission Form. It will be necessary to attach/upload the .doc or .docx copy of your abstract. 

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Notification of Acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by Friday 8 December 2017. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will have the opportunity to be presented in the form of a Poster display. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress proceedings. The Congress Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

 
Themes for Submission

Authors must select one of the following themes that their abstract relates to. 

1. Melanoma

2. Non-Melanoma skin cancers 

3. Lymphoma

4. Radiotherapy

5. Dermoscopy

6. Non-surgical treatments

7. Diagnostics

8. Immunology

9. Pathology

10. Cutting edge therapies

11. Biology

12. Epidemiology

13. Primary prevention

14. Educational – public/medical

15. Transplant/Immunosuppressed cutaneous oncology

 
General Policies and Requirements 
  • All abstracts must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work is to be published/presented at a major national or international Congress prior to WCCS 2018.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Congress proceedings publication.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Congress in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. Deadline for presenting author registration is Friday 16 March 2018.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Congress Managers at wccs2018@arinex.com.au or phone: +61 2 9265 0700 for further information.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
 Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines 
  • Abstracts must not exceed a 300 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
  • Abstract documents should not include the title, authors or affiliations; only the abstract body. Titles, authors and affiliations will automatically populate on the final abstract document based on the details entered into the relevant sections in the abstract submission site. See below for abstract template and example.
  • Font type must be Calibri Font 11pt.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • Tables may be included in the abstract body. Calibri font must be used. All formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (ie ± , µ, ß) may be used.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) with your submission.
  • You will be asked to nominate your preference for poster or oral presentation.
  • Please include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the title, author and affiliation details entered in the abstract submission site are correct and exactly as they should be published on the abstract and all Congress materials.
Abstract Template and Sample Abstract

Authors must prepare their abstract in advance using the template located at the link below. Authors can then upload the completed abstract via the online form. The abstract submission form will generate a final PDF abstract including the details entered in the system and the body of the uploaded abstract document. The final PDF will generate as per the sample abstract below. All abstracts will be checked and if you don’t follow the guidelines, your abstract may be declined.

Abstract Template >>