The call for abstracts for the MD Anderson Cancer Center's GAP 2020 conference in Melbourne is now open until November 15.

Presentation Types

  1. Oral Presentation
    Each oral presentation will be for a total of 15 minutes (including 5 minutes for questions).
  2. Poster Presentation
    Posters are a display presentation. One presenter should be available at their poster during breaks to give a brief description of their poster and answer questions.

Both presentation types apply common Submission Guidelines. Authors will be prompted to indicate their preferred presentation type during the submission process. Authors of accepted papers may be offered an alternate presentation type based on reviewer and Program Committee discretion of appropriateness and program availability.

Review Process

All abstracts that have been submitted before the deadline will undergo peer review. Selections for all submissions will be based on the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the Conference theme and at least one of the sub-themes
  • Alignment with the aim of promoting best practice in comprehensive cancer care
  • Potential to be engaging and enhance the conference
  • Evidence of having thought carefully about the topic, including an awareness of its implications to practice and the consumer
  • Quality of the submission – clarity, readability and sufficiency of the information
  • Abstracts of accepted papers will be published online in advance of the conference. Accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors. All presenters must register and pay the appropriate fee to attend.



The annual Global Academic Programs (GAP) Conference is a forum where MD Anderson Cancer Center and its global network of hospitals, health systems and research institutions collaborate to develop impactful, innovative ideas and research that help MD Anderson achieve its mission to end cancer globally.

This three-day scientific conference centers our attention on the theme – New Frontiers – Leading Inspired Cancer Care. We are looking forward to highlighting global collaborations that bring to light clinical and translational research, population health and government engagement initiatives.

The lineup of poster, plenary and concurrent sessions will offer a unique opportunity for you to learn firsthand about the discoveries and innovations from members of our network and MD Anderson faculty.


Submit your abstract here