Late Breaker Abstract Submission


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Submission deadline was SEPTEMBER 10, 2014


SIOP scientific committee and board together with SIOP Toronto local organizing committee decided to initiate a late breaking abstract session during the next SIOP meeting!

Please follow the instructions listed on this website step-by-step:

  • Abstracts containing high quality emerging data found between April 2, 2014 and September 10, 2014 should be submitted.
  • Abstracts submitted via fax will not be accepted.
  • Late breaking abstracts will not be included in the official congress publications.
  • Presenting authors must be registered participants.
  • The content of the abstract should not have been previously published or presented at national or international meetings prior to SIOP 2014 and should be about:
    - prospective multicentric studies for which results were not known at the initial SIOP abstract deadline
    - important translational studies with emerging results
  • Only two abstracts will be selected by the SIOP scientific committee as late breaking abstracts
  • One Young investigator award may be attributed for one of them
  • Abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with correct grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, you are welcome to contact your Continental President of SIOP listed below, who will be able to assist you with the English of your abstract. For assistance, abstract must be sent at least one week prior the deadline. Please note that abstracts submitted with a low level of English will not be considered for presentation.
  • Abstract text should be 300 words or less. The word count excludes the abstract title, author names and affiliations.
  • Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Abstracts stating "data will be discussed in the presentation" will NOT be accepted.
  • Case reports and small institutional series of limited added scientific value are not encouraged. Prospective multicentric studies as well as presentation of large translational projects are considered as major quality criteria

The Scientific Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted and, if yes, will determine whether it will be selected as an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or an e-poster.

The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.

SIOP will publish all accepted abstracts online (open access) for a period of at least 5 years. The abstract published online will include the e-mail address of the presenting author. As a condition of submission, SIOP requires you to agree to such publication and to surrender any copyright over the abstract as submitted to SIOP.


Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Presenting author's contact details
    • Email address
    • Full postal address
    • Daytime and evening phone number
  • Author and co-authors' details
    • Full first and family name(s).
    • Authors' names must be in upper and lower case (John B Smith).
    • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
  • Abstract title - Limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE
  • Abstract text - Limited to 300 words, including acknowledgements.

We recommend using word-processing software (for example, Word) for editing your abstract and counting the number of words.

  • Abstracts must clearly state:
    • Purpose/Objective
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Note: Each of the above sections must be a single paragraph. No bullets or numbering should be used.
  • Abbreviations must be consistent with instructions to authors of Pediatric Blood & Cancer and be defined on 1st usage, then use of abbreviation alone is OK, i.e. Wilms Tumor (WT), then referred to as "WT" in subsequent mention. Please use as few abbreviations as possible and only commonly used abbreviations.
  • Use generic names of drugs. Express numbers as numerals.
  • Abstract category – abstracts must be allocated to a specific category for the scientific program. You will need to select the category most suited to your abstract. To preview the categories, please click here.
  • No tables or figures should be included.
  • Numbers containing more than 3 digits should have a comma, i.e. 3,000.
  • Decimal points must be displayed as periods (4.89) not commas (4,89).
  • Disease names should be written without apostrophes, i.e. Hodgkin lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma, Ewing sarcoma
  • Periods should be used in numbers for decimal points, not commas, i.e. P=0.015
  • Draft abstracts – The submission form at the link below allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes. Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED before the deadline in order to be sent to review for inclusion in the scientific program.


Disclosure of financial relationships that the author(s) may have with the manufacturer/supplier of any commercial products or services related to the work, should be indicated in the appropriate box on the abstract form.

​In order to obtain assistance with the grammar of your abstract:

Continental President of North America

Lisa Diller

Continental President of Europe
Gilles Vassal

Continental President of Latin America
Silvia Brandalise

Continental President of Africa
Mariana Kruger

Continental President of Oceania
Stewart Kellie

Continental President of Asia
Akira Nakagawara

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