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Request for Abstracts (DEADLINE 2/3/14): For DF/HCC March 7 Breast-GYN Symposium

Call for Abstracts:

Breast and Gynecologic Cancers

DEADLINE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 5 PM

Prizes awarded; Abstracts published

DF/HCC Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Researchers' Retreat

Friday, March 7, 2014

On Friday, March 7, 2014 the Breast and Gynecologic Programs in the DF/HCC will sponsor a day-long symposium entitled “Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Research at Harvard.

Abstracts are being accepted for the symposium. Abstracts should present original research on breast and/or gynecologic cancers which may be basic, translational, clinical or population based research.  Awards, with cash prizes, will be given in 4 – 5 categories. Abstracts will be published in a Monograph available to all participants.  The deadline is Monday, February 3, at 5 PM.  Please submit online to clowe@partners.org.

REQUIREMENTS: Abstracts must be 500 words or less, and fit on an 81/2 x 11” paper with 1” margins on all sides.  Include the title and authors at the top, acknowledgments at the bottom.  You may have one (1) figure or one (1) table both in black and white, and these illustrations must fit on same page as the abstract text.   Please specify the session for which you are submitting: 1) Risk, Prevention, and Disparities, 2) Clinical, Translational, and Imaging, 3) Genomics and Genetics, 4) Tumor Biology.

We invite all DF/HCC breast and gynecologic cancer researchers including Fellows, Post-docs, and Junior Faculty to attend and submit abstracts. 

David G. Huntsman, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG, Professor, Depts. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of British Columbia (UBC), will provide the M. Patricia Cronin Memorial Lecture. The symposium, held at the Harvard Club (Commonwealth Ave., Boston) will begin at 8 AM (with check-in/breakfast available from 7:15 AM) and conclude by 5 PM. Seating is limited; advance registration will be required. On Feb 17, we will distribute a detailed agenda and request RSVP’s at that time.

Please save the date, and please share this Call for Abstracts with colleagues, trainees, students, fellows, and junior faculty. 

Thank you,

J. Dirk Iglehart, MD, and Ursula Matulonis, MD, Symposium Co-chairs and the 2014 Planning Committee:  Ross Berkowitz, MD, Michael Birrer, MD, PhD, ScD, Steve Cannistra, MD, Patricia Donahoe, MD, Ronny Drapkin, MD, PhD, Barbara Smith, MD, PhD, Rulla Tamimi, ScD, Eric Winer, MD, Gerburg Wulf, MD, PhD