The 2011 Young Adult Alliance Annual Conference is scheduled for November 9-‐11, 2011 in Austin, Texas at the Omni Hotel. Registration forms will be sent the end of July. However, it is time to submit abstracts for both posters and oral presentations. Read below for more details……….. 2011 Call for Posters/Abstracts Throughout the year, countless activities, projects, research initiatives and awareness campaigns occur that impact the lives of AYA cancer survivors. Each year, the Young Adult Alliance provides you the opportunity to share what you’ve done (or are doing) to further improve survival rates, quality of life and awareness for this population. This year’s conference will include a blend of presentations from outside experts and Alliance members. If you are interested in highlighting your activities, please do the following: 1) Read the Description below about the categories for this year’s conference 2) Select the type of presentation you prefer 3) Submit your 500 word abstract via email by August 15, 2011 Categories The Alliance Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC) encourages you to submit any abstracts that highlight work relevant to AYA oncology. This year’s categories are broad in nature to encourage the submission of abstracts. If you have an abstract that does not fit into the first three categories, please submit it under the forth category of Other. AYA Psychosocial Research/Knowledge Great strides are being made to describe the experiences of AYAs and identify effective intervention strategies. Have you been involved in a research project or an evaluation of a program for AYAs? If so, consider sharing your findings (preliminary analysis or final results welcome) and help further the field. Examples of abstracts that have been submitted in the past for this session include: Psychosocial Issues Facing Latino AYA Cancer Survivors: Experiences from De la Mano Frente al Cancer/Hand in Hand Facing Cancer Patient Navigator Program and Health Risk Behaviors among Multiethnic Adolescent & Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer from Hawaii.
Support Services Does your organization provide an important service to AYAs diagnosed with cancer? Do you have lessons learned, best practices or insider tips that would provide insight to others providing similar services? Examples of abstracts that have been submitted in the past that would be appropriate for this session include Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women Model and Helping Young Adult Cancer survivors Chart a new Course: Development and Early Activities of a New AYAO Support Organization. Clinical Are you or your organization involved in clinic research for AYA oncology? How is your study designed; what makes it specific to AYAs? How did you address the challenges of clinical trails in this population such as trail accessibility, accrual, and patient adherence to therapy while on the trial? Examples of abstracts that have been submitted in the past that would be appropriate for this session include Improved collaboration and clinical trial enrollment in adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients after the establishment of an AYA program. Other For abstracts highlighting work that does not fit under the previous three categories. This can include information on books, movies, or other media related to AYAO that you have been a part of, a discussion of a program and its outcomes, or any summary of work that fits within the AYAO field. Types of Presentations Oral Presentations-‐ Oral presentations will be between 15-‐20 minutes in length and will include the option to do a PowerPoint presentation. They will be presented twice to encourage greater accessibility for the meeting attendees. Depending on the number and scope of applicants, presenters may be grouped together in a panel, followed by a question and answer session. Poster Presentations-‐ “Poster presentations” do not really have to be “posters” at all. Glossy charts and extreme graphics are not needed. A corkboard the size of a large poster will be provided for you to display your project, expertise or initiative in a format with which you are comfortable. The only goal is to stimulate discussion with members of the Alliance. Organizational Information, Brochures, etc.-‐ Space will be provided for organizations that have information for display in the form of brochures, pamphlets, and other publications.
Please use the following format for your submission: 2011 Young Adult Alliance Annual Conference Abstract Submission Name: Title: Organization: Email & Phone: Do you plan to attend the 2011 Annual Conference? YES / NO I would like to submit my abstract for consideration for a (select one): o Poster Presentation Only o Oral or Poster Presentation Please use the following format for your abstract: § Title of Abstract § Background § Methods § Results § Conclusions If you are submitting an abstract in the Supportive Services or Other category and your work does not fit this format, please revise the headings as needed. Submit your abstract (max 500 words) to Janet Ayers at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 15, 2011. Questions may be addressed to Janet at the same e-‐mail address.