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abstract submission

NOVEMBER 3-5, 2019



  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Abstract Submissions Open
  • Friday, July 12, 2019 - Deadline for Abstract Submissions

The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-ICG) invites the submission of abstracts regarding clinical, basic science, and/or psychosocial aspects of hereditary colorectal and gastrointestinal cancer. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive update on the status of research and to stimulate collaborations, recruitment of subjects, and ideas for the development of other studies.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed and selected for poster or podium presentation.

For questions, please contact the CGA at

We are pleased to offer several enhancements to the CGA Abstract Submission. These enhancements are designed to streamline the submission process and allow us to collect complete information on your abstract(s).

Author Information

  1. Provide contact information for the presenting author.
  2. If you are submitting on behalf of the presenting author, please provide your email.
  3. All correspondence for poster and podium presentations will be sent to the presenting author


All presenting authors must submit any relevant financial relationships. Disclosures are not required for co-authors. Failure to complete disclosure form will result in an incomplete submission and will be returned to the author.

The disclosure form will be available for download when the abstract submissions opens. You will have the opportunity to submit the completed disclosure form when submitting your abstract.

Abstract Body

The body is limited to 350-word count (2,500 characters with spaces). Abstracts that exceed the word count will be returned. You will be asked to submit the abstract electronically AND as a word document. The electronic submission will ensure that you are within the word count limit, and the word document will ensure that your abstract maintains original formatting in the meeting program.

Please take note: the electronically submitted abstract will NOT maintain special characters or formatting.

The body should be organized in the following sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions . Define all abbreviations. On the Word document, include the abstract title, full name of all co-authors, institutional affiliations of all co-authors. Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless the author has obtained permission.

Tables and Figures
  • You can include up to 2 tables and/or figures (e.g., 2 tables, 2 figures or 1 table and 1 figure). Do not exceed this limit or the abstract will be returned.
  • Each table and/or figure should be uploaded separately.
  • Tables and Figures do NOT count toward the 350-word count.

Submissions not meeting the above specifications will not be accepted and returned to the submitter.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 PM ET on Friday, July 12, 2019. All presenting authors will receive confirmation of their abstract submission via email.

Abstracts will be selected for podium presentation based on scientific merit. Notification of acceptance for podium and poster presentations will be acknowledged by email in August 2019.

Any questions regarding abstract submission should be directed to