2023 Abstract Submission
2023 CGC Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Instructions and Topics
Abstract Deadline: February 28, 2023
Abstract Submission Instructions:
- Abstracts should represent original scientific research.
- Abstract submission is for both Oncology and Constitutional topics. Suggested topics are found below. Abstracts will be considered outside these topics.
- There is a 250 word limit on the text in the body of submitted abstracts.
- Accepted abstracts will be designated as poster presentations, platform presentations, or speed talks with a poster.
- All accepted abstracts will be published in Cancer Genetics.
- Abstracts must be submitted by Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 11:59 PM (midnight) Pacific Standard Time.
- Abstract acceptance notifications are expected to be sent on or before April 3, 2023.
- Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register and pay for meeting attendance by April 17, 2023 to secure abstract publication in Cancer Genetics.
- Trainees and technologists may apply for travel grants.
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- Abstracts are selected based on scientific rigor.
- Abstracts commercial in nature will not be accepted. Companies who choose to support the meeting have other opportunities to present data about specific products, including the Industry Poster Session, which is only available to those companies supporting the CGC Annual Meeting.
- If you have challenges with your submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Abstract Submission Topics:
- Applications of Emerging Technologies in Clinical Genomics
Including but not limited to whole genome, exome and targeted sequencing, optical genome mapping, long-read DNA/RNA technologies, spatial transcriptomics, methylation sequencing, liquid biopsies, cell-free analysis, proteomics and cyTOF, metabolomics and other “omics”, laboratory automation; includes applications for both research discovery and implementation in clinical labs
- General Laboratory Technical Topics
Including Clinical Assay Development and Validation, Laboratory Improvement, Quality Metrics, Procedures, Testing Algorithms, Working Groups and Guidelines, Biomarker Discovery and Detection in the era of targeted therapy, Pharmacogenomics; cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit/cost-utility analysis, resource utilization, epidemiology of cost and delivery of care, lab decision-making
- Solid Tumors (Testing Algorithms, Cases, and/or Clinical Management)
Including but not limited to the discovery, development and applications of biomarkers and genomics for improving diagnosis or prognosis of solid tumors, targeted therapeutics including immunotherapy, clinical correlations, risk factors, other aspects of disease biology including preclinical and mechanistic studies focused on development of novel biomarkers; diagnostic work-up and testing algorithms, practice guidelines; genomic applications in updated diagnostic criteria and prognostication; molecular diagnostic tools for minimal residual disease detection, Tumor Mutational Burden
- Hematologic Malignancies
Including but not limited to the discovery, development and applications of biomarkers and genomics for improving diagnosis or prognosis of acute and chronic leukemias, lymphomas, clonal hematopoiesis (CHIP, CCUS), targeted therapeutics including immunotherapy, clinical correlations, risk factors, other aspects of disease biology including preclinical and mechanistic studies focused on development of novel biomarkers; diagnostic work-up and testing algorithms, practice guidelines; genomic applications in updated diagnostic classification (WHO, ICC, NCCN) and prognostication; molecular diagnostic tools for minimal residual disease detection
- Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine-Learning
Development, exploration and integration of new computational methodologies and ML algorithms for analysis and interpretation to improve diagnostics and therapeutics, novel applications in both research and clinical laboratories, applications in drug interaction and development, Electronic Health Records, integration and reporting of genomic data into EHR, challenges in informatics, computer-aided decision making
- Germline and other predisposing risk-factors for cancer, somatic mosaic disorders and constitutional disorders
Including but not limited to new discoveries for diagnosis, detection approaches, genotype-phenotype correlations and clinical findings, incidental findings of clinical significance during routine testing, genetic counseling and management, polygenic risk scores, Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, Cancer Predisposition, New Candidate Genes, Vascular Anomalies, Tissue Overgrowth Syndromes, Clonal Hematopoiesis, Inherited Cardiomyopathies
- Genomic resources for variant curation and standardization
Including but not limited to expert variant curation, standardization, computational resources for genome interpretation and prediction of oncogenicity and drug interactions, open-source knowledge bases for standardized interpretation, applications in molecular tumor boards and other clinical scenarios.
- Regulatory and Ethical Consideration in Genomic Testing
Guidelines and Regulatory Compliance, Economic Affairs (e.g., Billing, Coding, Reimbursement), Resource Utilization, Social and Ethical Considerations, Challenges in Reporting, Work-flow Optimization
- Genomics of Infectious Diseases
- Other Oncology and Constitutional Topics
Including but not limited to Disparities in Genomic Testing, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, other topics not covered in the above sections
Please do not hesitate to submit an abstract that does not fit into a category above.