Call for Abstracts

Interested participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics related to hereditary breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancer.

Submissions are welcome from all disciplines. Specific topic categories are listed below. Abstracts may be in English or French and must not exceed 300 words.

Abstracts may be submitted for Oral or Poster presentation.

All abstracts received by the submission deadline will be reviewed. Should a submission for oral presentation not be accepted as an oral, it will then automatically be considered for poster presentation.

Oral: An oral presentation describing a project or activity that falls within one of the topics listed below. Proffered paper oral presentations are limited to 10 minutes and presenters will participate with the invited faculty in a Question and discussion period at the end of the Session.

Poster: A visual presentation describing a project or activity. Posters must be designed to fit the predetermined guidelines. As much as possible, authors are expected to be present with their poster during breaks to answer questions from participants. No audiovisual support is provided for poster presentations.

Abstracts that are not accepted for oral presentations will be automatically considered for poster presentation. Please do not resubmit your abstract.



  Deadline for Oral Abstract Submission:

  December 6, 2019

  Deadline for Poster Abstract Submission:

  January 17, 2020




Publication of Abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Symposium Book of Abstracts, and most will also be published in Genetics Research (Cambridge University Press), a fully open access journal providing a key forum for original research on all aspects of human and animal genetics, reporting key findings on genomes, genes, mutations and molecular interactions, extending out to developmental, evolutionary, and population genetics as well as ethical, legal and social aspects.


Participants’ Choice Poster Awards (New)

This year participants will have the chance to vote for their favourite outstanding poster. In each of the two poster sessions, the most popular outstanding poster will win the Participants’ Choice Poster Award.


Encore Abstracts

The Symposium will accept "Encore" abstracts. However, these will not be published.


"Trials in Progress" Abstracts

The Symposium will accept "Trials in progress" abstracts. However, if submitting for an Oral presentation, there must be data.


How to Submit an Abstract:

Please click on the link supplied below for the Online Abstract Submission Form. You will need to sign up to our submission system by supplying your email address and a password. There is no paper version of this form. Abstracts not prepared correctly will NOT be considered.

The online form accepts only 15 authors. If there are more, please put 14 authors in the form,
then in the author 15 box, put the words "Rest of authors will be sent in an uploaded file".
Section 8 allows you to upload a word document of your abstract.
Do so and include all the authors, using the format

institution 1 : name
institution 2 : name
etc

firstname lastname institution#
firstname lastname institution#
etc

Abstract categories include:

  • Biology of hereditary cancers
  • BRCA1/2 mutations, variants of unknown clinical significance and databases
  • Clinical issues for management
  • Education
  • Ethics and legal issues
  • Genome-wide approaches to identify new genetic risk factors
  • Molecular pathology and genetic analyses of BRCA1/2-associated cancers
  • Non-BRCA1/2 genetic factors associated with cancer risk
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Risk assessment and genetic counselling issues