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  • 1.       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.    
  • 2.  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.        
  • 3. 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  abstracts@livestrong.org  by  Monday,  August  15,  2011.  Questions  may  be  addressed  to  Janet  at  the  same  e-­‐mail  address.