The IASLC would like to thank those that have submitted abstracts for the IASLC 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer.
The abstract notification letters have been sent to all Presenting Authors. Please contact [email protected] and include the Abstract ID if the Presenting Author has not received the notification letter.
|Call for Abstracts||Now Closed|
Abstract Submission Deadline
(includes Late-Breaking Abstract placeholders)
|August 28, 2020 (23:59 PST)|
|Education Awards Application Deadline||August 28, 2020 (23:59 PST)|
|Notification of Abstract Acceptance||October 9, 2020|
|Notification of Education Awards||October 9, 2020|
|Late-Breaking Abstract Final Data Due||November 13, 2020|
|Presenting Author Registration Deadline||December 11, 2020|
|Late-Breaking Abstract Notifications||December 11, 2020|
|Presenting Author and Abstract Title Changes Deadline||December 11, 2020|
|Oral and Mini Oral Presentation Slides Submission Deadline||December 11, 2020|
|Abstract Titles Release Date||December 16, 2020|
Full Abstract Release
(except for embargoed abstracts)
|January 12, 2021 (15:00 PST)|
|Poster and E-Poster Presentation Slides Submission Deadline||January 13, 2021|
Definition: Original scientific research that summarizes work done and major research findings.
Required sections for abstract submission:
Clinical Trials in Progress
Definition: Ongoing trials that have not reached pre-specified endpoints for analysis.
Case Report (eligible for designation as a poster or e-poster only)
Definition: Detailed report of symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment and follow up of an individual patient.
Required sections for abstract submission:
Late-Breaking Abstract (LBA) Submission
Definition: LBA designation will only be given to clinically relevant prospective studies in which data is not available at the time of abstract placeholder submission due to study timelines.
LBA designation is not a means for extending the regular abstract deadline. Any abstract that fails to meet LBA requirements will be designated as a regular abstract and rated based on the information available on the submission deadline.
Submission requirements: Authors of LBA must submit a place holder abstract through the abstract portal by August 28, 2020 (23:59 PST).
Required sections for place holder abstracts:
Review: The Scientific Program Committee will review LBA abstract placeholder applications. Authors of approved LBAs will be notified and instructed on deadlines and processes for submitting final data.
|Word Limit:||500 words (does not include title and authors)|
|Title Word Limit:||125 characters total (including spaces)|
|Tables:||No limit; each table counts as 100 words|
|Images:||2 maximum; each image counts as 100 words|
|Format(s):||Upload tables, images and graphs in GIF, JPEG, JPG or PNG format of a minimum of 300 dpi and 100% size. Higher resolution is acceptable and preferred.|
|Fee:||No submission fee|
|Submission Limit:||Presenters are limited to 2 oral presentations|
|Number of Co-authors:||No limit|
Encore Submission: An abstract that has previously been presented at another meeting will only be considered if there have been significant updates to the abstract. Submitters are required to list any previous abstracts in the introduction of the abstract.
Author Information and Affirmations
Travel and Mentorship Awards
These awards are presented to individuals with high scoring abstracts who meet categorical eligibility criteria and who apply. Applications must be completed by the abstract submission deadline.
Independence of Educational Activities Policy
When will the Peer Review and Late-Breaking abstract titles and abstract body be published online?
January 12, 2021 (15:00 PST)
Does WCLC accept abstracts that have been submitted and presented to a previous Congress (ie, encore abstracts, trials in progress encore abstracts)?
An abstract that has previously been presented at another meeting will only be considered if there have been significant updates to the presentation. Submitters are required to list any previous presentations in the introduction of the abstract.
Are case reports/case series considered for presentations?
Yes, we do allow the submission of case reports.
What is the withdraw deadline for regular submissions and late breaking submissions?
Presenting author registration deadline is December 11, 2020. Any abstract presenters not registered by this date, their abstracts may be withdrawn from the program.
For late-breaking abstracts, does the congress only permit abstracts that report on Phase 3 [and higher] studies?
There are no guidelines/regulations as to which trials or studies can apply for late breaking privileges. We do not restrict late breaking privileges to ‘reports on Phase 3 (and higher) studies’.
Could I send my manuscript to publish to a journal in my country before WCLC?
If the abstract is published in a journal before WCLC, the publication may affect the abstract rating. There are no rules preventing submitters from publishing their abstract in a journal before WCLC.
Is industry allowed to be in lead or senior author positions on the author list for WCLC abstract submissions? Are there restrictions towards pharmaceutical/commercial authors on presenting abstracts at the meeting?
Yes, industry is permitted to be in the lead and senior author positions in the author list of an abstract. Industry/pharmaceutical/commercial authors are prohibited from presenting Oral and Mini Oral presentations. Industry/pharmaceutical/commercial authors are permitted to present poster presentations.
Would it be possible to submit an abstract without results and conclusion?
You must submit a placeholder abstract by August 28, 2020. Please note abstracts submitted without results and conclusion may affect the rating of the abstract.
Is there a limit on the number of abstracts in which an author can be lead author?
There is no limit to the number of abstracts in which an author can be lead author. An individual may not be offered more than 2 oral presentations.
Is there any charge for the submission of abstracts, and if so, how much is it?
No, there is no charge to submit an abstract to WCLC.
For inquiries, please contact [email protected]. If your inquiry is regarding a particular draft or submission, please include the abstract ID in your email.
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