Over 700 abstract presentations have been showcased at the 2018 World Cancer Congress within the new â€˜Abstract Hub â€“ The Forum for Knowledge Mobilizationâ€™ amongst the many presentations were numerous top level scientific studies, advocacy and policy reports and fundraising campaigns
New at the 2018 Congress
All acceptedÂ abstracts are now published online as a supplement inÂ the Journal of Global Oncology (JGO) which provides high quality literatureÂ on cancer care, research and care delivery issues.
The onsiteÂ presentations tookÂ placeÂ in the dedicated Abstract Hub -Â the Forum for Knowledge Mobilisation,Â a noveltyÂ of the 2018 Congress, andÂ supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).
The HubÂ was designedÂ as a one-stop shop, whereÂ all abstract related presentations took place. ItÂ aims to facilitateÂ the interactions between the presenters and the participants whilstÂ being easily accessible for all delegates.
Format of presentation
Based on their average score and their topic, accepted abstracts andÂ reports haveÂ 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 -Â in the Abstract Theatre
- ePoster pod presentation: 3 minute presentation in one of the 6 ePosterÂ Pods. The electronic poster hasÂ been displayed on an ePoster screen and presented to 30-40 attendees during one of the networking breaks (morning, lunch or afternoon).Â
- ePoster display: ePosters haveÂ been available for ongoing consultation on ePoster screens in the Abstract Hub
- Fundraising session: Fundraising reports selected for the "Spotlight on fundraising reports" session haveÂ 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.
Each accepted abstract wereÂ available for consultation on the ePoster screens during the Congress and are now published online as a supplement inÂ the Journal of Global Oncology (JGO)Â by ASCO.
Abstracts have been reviewed in a two-tier process.Â
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 tracksÂ or if they wereÂ out of scope.
After thisÂ first selection,Â an international panel of reviewers - composed of more than 150Â health professionals -Â reviewedÂ and scoredÂ the variousÂ abstracts. Each accepted abstract was scored at least 3 times. The average score and topic enabled toÂ determine their final format of presentation.
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