The Regional Organizing Committee for the IASLC 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer invites scientific abstract submissions. Abstract submission guidelines have been updated. Please read the information below before submitting.
|Call for Abstracts||Now Open|
| Abstract Submission Deadline|
(includes Late-Breaking Abstract placeholders)
|March 13, 2020 (23:59 GMT+8)|
|Education and Mentorship Awards Application Deadline||March 13, 2020 (23:59 GMT+8)|
|Notification of Abstract Acceptance||April 17, 2020|
|Notification of Education and Mentorship Awards||May 4, 2020|
|Presenting Author and Abstract Title Changes Deadline||June 12, 2020|
|Presenting Author Registration Deadline||June 12, 2020|
|Late-Breaking Abstract Final Data Due||June 12, 2020|
|Late-Breaking Abstract Notifications||June 17, 2020|
|Abstract Titles Release Date||July 3, 2020|
|Oral and Mini Oral Presentation Slides Submission Deadline||July 6, 2020|
| Full Abstract Release |
(except for embargoed abstracts)
|July 23, 2020 (06:00 GMT+8)|
|Poster and E-Poster Presentation Slides Submission Deadline||July 31, 2020|
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 March 13, 2020 (23:59 GMT +8).
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 presentation. Submitters are required to list any previous presentations 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?
July 3, 2020
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 June 12, 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, it may affect his rating. There are no rules that prevent submitters from having their abstract published in a journal before WCLC.
Is industry allowed to be in lead or senior author positions on the by-line for WCLC abstract submissions?
Yes, industry is allowed.
Does the restriction towards pharmaceutical/commercial authors apply to all abstracts submitted or is it just those accepted for oral and mini oral presentation?
Oral and Mini Oral presentations are prohibited from being presented by industry authors. The restriction does not apply for poster presentations since posters are not CME accredited.
Would it be possible to submit an abstract without results and conclusion?
You must submit a placeholder abstract by March 13, 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.
Keep up to date with Conference News & Alerts.