E-Newsletter - February 2018

Alliance CRP/Oncology Nursing  
Call for Abstracts | DUE March 19

The Alliance Clinical Research Professionals (CRP) and Oncology Nursing (A-ONC) committees are seeking abstracts for a special poster session/reception at the 2018 Alliance Spring Group Meeting May 10-12, in Chicago, IL.
Our committees recognize oncology clinical research and the NCTN program are rapidly changing and wish to showcase the role of the nurse and CRP in the cooperative group environment. The goal of this poster session is to provide an opportunity for Alliance sites to share their success stories in adapting to ever-changing regulatory requirements, training programs for new staff, implementation of new processes and clinical management of patients who are receiving non-traditional chemotherapy agents.

Additionally, two abstracts (one CRP focused; one nursing focused) will be selected for a three- to 10-minute oral presentation during the CRP/Oncology Nursing Open Forum taking place on Friday, May 11. All abstracts submitted will be eligible and considered for selection for the two oral sessions. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be strongly encouraged to be present and discuss their findings and their poster during both the CRP/Oncology Nurse reception on the evening of Thursday, May 10 and the poster session/reception on Friday evening.
Submission Categories
Please indicate the category of the abstract submission.

  1. Regulatory
  2. Training
  3. Work Processes
  4. Side Effect/Clinical Management

Submission Requirements

  1. The abstract's primary author must be from an Alliance member site.
  2. The abstract word limit is 800 words, not including the title, author names and affiliations
  3. The abstract may include up to four graphic elements (e.g., a photo, illustration, table or graph) no larger than 4" X 6".
  4. Abstracts should be logically organized and be related to one of the four submission categories listed above. Abstracts that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered for acceptance and no further review will be done.
  5. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail as a Microsoft Word file to Anna Weiss, MD (aweiss5@bwh.harvard.edu). All abstracts submitted should be ready for publication. Include the first author's last name and the abstract title in the file name. For example: Miller_Data_submission_ timeliness_suggestions.docx
  6. The abstract due date is 8 am PST Monday, March 19, 2018. Absolutely no late abstracts will be accepted. Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Abstract FAQs
Q1: Why should I submit an abstract?
Abstracts can be a helpful tool to give other Alliance sites ideas about how to improve processes or the quality of research conducted at their sites.
Q2: Who can submit an abstract?
Any Clinical Research Professional or Oncology Nurse from an Alliance site can submit an abstract.
Q3: How do I submit my abstract?
Abstracts can be submitted as a Microsoft Word file by e-mail to Anna Weiss, MD (aweiss5@bwh.harvard.edu).
Q4: How will the abstracts be reviewed and selected for presentation at the meeting?
Abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of an Alliance Executive Officer and two representatives each from both CRP and A-OCN committees. All abstracts will be de-identified during the review and selection process.
Q5: When will applicants be notified which abstracts were selected?
All applicants will be notified by e-mail Monday, April 2 of the status of their abstract.



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