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Call for Abstracts




The International Society for Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 18th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) "Strengthening Leadership, Unity and Compassion in Cancer Care”.

Abstracts will be selected based on the categories listed below:

  1. Administration/Leadership Development: issues, trends in management and leadership
  2. Clinical/Evidence-Based Practice: issues, trends in care of cancer patients/ caregivers, nursing-sensitive patient outcomes, and/or best evidence with nursing clinical practice
  3. Education: issues, educational programs (may be based in service or academia and patient or nurse focused)
  4. Research: in progress or completed nursing research studies (only completed research is eligible for podium presentation)

This year’s Scientific Planning Committee (SPC) encourages participants to consider abstracts reflecting the concepts of compassion, humanization, and diversity to address disparities in cancer care worldwide. The Committee would also value abstracts that consider the caregiver as well as the burden of caregiving.

Abstract Topics

  • Acute Cancer Care/ Oncologic Emergencies
  • Cancer Across Lifespan (Pediatric, Adult, Elderly)
  • Cultural Care
  • Education: Nurse and Patient
  • Ethics, Informed Consent and Clinical Trials
  • Innovation in Practice and Roles
  • Models of Care Delivery
  • Policy, Advocacy and Economics
  • Screening and Prevention
  • Genetics
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Spiritual Care
  • Supportive Care
  • Care for the Caregiver
  • Palliative Care
  • Survivorship
  • Treatment Development
  • Workforce and Healthy Workplace Issues

The formats that authors can select from are as follows:

Oral: A 15-minute oral presentation by the author(s) plus 5 minutes for questions (20-minutes total).

Poster: A visual display. Author(s) must be present. Designated poster session times will be included within the program. Presenting authors will be required to stand by the poster during this assigned presentation time.

Oral or Poster: Either an oral presentation by the author(s) or a visual poster presentation.


Abstract site opens: October 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM GMT

Submission deadline:January 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM GMTJanuary 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM GMT

  • Abstracts will be accepted on-line via the ISNCC website at
  • Abstracts may be submitted in either English or Spanish.
  • Abstracts submitted in Spanish will be evaluated for Spanish language only concurrent sessions and not for English language concurrent sessions or for poster sessions.
  • A total of 12 Spanish language abstracts will be accepted.
  • Each author is limited to two abstract submissions addressing two different categories.
  • Abstract titles must be type in UPPERCASE letters.
  • There is a limit of 2,000 characters including spaces for the text of your abstract submission
  • You may convert your submitted abstract back to the draft status any time up until the on-line submission deadline.
  • A √ mark must be presented besides step 1 to step 5 before the system will allow you to submit the abstract.

Notice of acceptance will be made to the corresponding author by the end April, 2014. Please note your abstract will be published in the 18th ICCN Final Program and Abstract Book exactly as it is submitted on-line. Please ensure the accuracy of your submitted abstract on or before the deadline of January 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM GMT. Please do not create a new submission for abstracts requiring edits or completion.

Click here to view the official call for abstracts announcement.

Any questions regarding the submission process are to be directed to ISNCC Head Office by telephone at: +1.604.630.5516, or by email at:

ISNCC Head Office

Malachite Management Inc.
375 West 5th Avenue Suite 201
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1J6
Telephone: +1.604.630.5516
Fax: +1.604.874.4378







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