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Call for Abstracts

Important Dates
• Monday, May 2, 2016 - Abstract Submissions Open
Friday, June 24, 2016 - Deadline for Abstract Submissions

The Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancers (CGA-ICC) invites the submission of abstracts regarding clinical, basic science, and/or psychosocial aspects of hereditary colorectal 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. Authors may submit abstracts of completed work, work in progress, or work presented elsewhere within the past 12 months. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and selected for poster or podium presentation. Meeting and hotel registration is encouraged at the time of abstract submission. To register, please click here.

Abstract Submission Instructions
Abstracts can be submitted for poster, podium presentation or both. You will be prompted to make a selection for presentation prior to submitting your abstract.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59PM ET on Friday, June 24, 2016. All submitting 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 July 2016.

Abstract Formatting Instructions
Limit abstracts to one page, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced with one-inch margins, and left justified. Organize the abstract into Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Define all abbreviations. Include the abstract title, full names and institutional affiliations of all authors, and email address of the corresponding author at the top of the abstract. Underline the name of the presenting author. Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless permission has been obtained by the author. Indicate at the bottom of the page if the abstract has been presented elsewhere and at what meeting. Submitted abstracts not meeting the above specifications will be returned.

Any questions regarding abstract submission should be directed to

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation/CGA-ICC Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar Award

Thanks to a generous donation from the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF), the CGA-ICC is pleased to announce the Colorectal Cancer Research Scholar award for the top ranking abstract submitted by a trainee or junior faculty member. This award will provide $2,000 to cover meeting registration and travel expenses to the 2016 CGA-ICC meeting in Seattle, WA.

The goal of this Award is to recognize excellence in translational research focused on the molecular biology of colorectal cancer. In providing this award, the CCCF seeks to both support and promote colorectal cancer research. The CCCF has a special interest in the biology of early age of onset and hereditary colorectal cancer. However, research into other areas of colorectal cancer (e.g., novel treatments, innovative minimally invasive screening technologies) will also be considered.

Who should submit?
The following are eligible to apply:
• Trainees (i.e., postdoctoral fellows, residents, and clinical fellows)
• Junior faculty (within one year of first independent faculty appointment)
• Junior genetic counselors (within one year of completion of training)

How do I submit an application?
• Applicants must indicate their interest in being considered for this award at the time of abstract submission, and must be listed as the first author on the abstract.

What are the guidelines?
• Trainees applications must provide a letter along with their abstract submission from a mentor, professor, or supervisor confirming their eligibility.
• The abstract must be presented by the award recipient and must be primarily their work.

Any questions regarding CCCF Research Scholar Award should be directed to