Over 700 abstract presentations have been showcased at the 2018 World Cancer Congress within the new ‘Abstract Hub – The Forum for Knowledge Mobilization’ amongst the many presentations were numerous top level scientific studies, advocacy and policy reports and fundraising campaigns
New at the 2018 Congress
All accepted abstracts are now published online as a supplement in the Journal of Global Oncology (JGO) which provides high quality literature on cancer care, research and care delivery issues.
The onsite presentations took place in the dedicated Abstract Hub - the Forum for Knowledge Mobilisation, a novelty of the 2018 Congress, and supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).
The Hub was designed as a one-stop shop, where all abstract related presentations took place. It aims to facilitate the interactions between the presenters and the participants whilst being easily accessible for all delegates.
Format of presentation
Based on their average score and their topic, accepted abstracts and reports have been presented at the 2018 WCC under one of the following formats:
- Abstract oral: 8 minute presentation- in the Abstract Theatre
- Rapid Fire: 3 minute presentation in front of a large audience - in the Abstract Theatre
- ePoster pod presentation: 3 minute presentation in one of the 6 ePoster Pods. The electronic poster has been displayed on an ePoster screen and presented to 30-40 attendees during one of the networking breaks (morning, lunch or afternoon).
- ePoster display: ePosters have been available for ongoing consultation on ePoster screens in the Abstract Hub
- Fundraising session: Fundraising reports selected for the "Spotlight on fundraising reports" session have been presented in a Rapid-Fire format, outside the Abstract Hub, in the session room 404 on Level 4 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Abstracts have been reviewed in a two-tier process.
The 12 members of the Abstract Committee conducted the first round of reviews. They determined whether the abstracts were aligned with the overall Congress' objectives and the 2018 programme tracks or if they were out of scope.
After this first selection, an international panel of reviewers - composed of more than 150 health professionals - reviewed and scored the various abstracts. Each accepted abstract was scored at least 3 times. The average score and topic enabled to determine their final format of presentation.
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