Rural Cancer Control Research

Call for Poster Abstracts

We have extended the submission deadline to Monday, March 26th

Accelerating Rural Cancer Control (ARCC) Research Meeting
Planned for May 30-31, 2018
Bethesda, Maryland (NIH Main Campus)
Organized by NCI - Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Chair: Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center


About the Accelerating Rural Cancer Control (ARCC) Research Meeting

The Accelerating Rural Cancer Control Research (ARCC) Meeting aims to identify gaps in rural cancer control research and practice, build partnerships across various stakeholder groups to address challenges and disseminate solutions, and to highlight and identify approaches to address shared and competing priorities of providers, health systems, researchers, patients, and communities.

Abstract Topics

All topics related to rural cancer control and prevention are welcome. However, there is particular interest in abstracts on the following topics:

  • Identifying demographic patterns related to cancer control and prevention
  • Addressing rural health policy issues
  • Incorporating geospatial measures into data sets
  • Incorporating social network methods to understand rural populations
  • Implementing multilevel interventions for cancer control and prevention in rural settings
  • Using technology to address gaps in reaching rural populations
  • Building partnerships with rural clinics, health centers, communities
  • Conducting dissemination and implementation science with rural communities

Preparation of Abstracts

Abstracts for poster presentations must be written in English and a maximum of 300 words, including headings. Abstracts must include: 1) Objectives; 2) Concise description of the project/methods; 3) Findings/results; and 4) Conclusions. If relevant, please include funding sources. References do not count against the word limit. No figures, photos or illustrations are allowed in the abstract.

Abstract Submission

All abstracts for the Accelerating Rural Cancer Control (ARCC) Meeting must be submitted electronically via email to by Monday, March 26, 2018.

Please refer to the following guidelines for your submission email:

  • Subject Line: ARCC Poster Abstract Submission – Presenter/Submitter’s Last Name
  • Attach your abstract as a Word document (.doc, .docx)
  • Include the following information in the header of your attached document:
    • Poster Title
    • Author List (with Presenter Name bolded) & Institutional Affiliations
    • Presenter Email Address

Upon submission, applicants will receive an electronic confirmation that their abstract has been received. Notification regarding the abstract's acceptance will be sent electronically by Friday, April 6, 2018.

Poster Presentations

Presenter(s) use a poster board format to present their research/projects. Text, illustrations, tables, and graphs may be included. A presenter must remain at the poster throughout the entire session. The Poster Session will be held on Day 1 of the meeting. Exact session time and location will be provided via email prior to the meeting. Presenters may set up their posters the morning of May 30 prior to the start of the meeting.

  • A numbered eight (8) foot wide by four (4) foot high bulletin board is provided. Any sized printed poster which fits the height and width of the bulletin board is appropriate. Please try to fill the space as fully as possible.
  • The provided presentation number must be affixed in the left in the upper left corner of the bulletin board. For the poster heading, font size must be at least one inch (2.5 cm) high. The following information must be included: line one -- project title; line two -- presenter's name/s, organizational affiliation, and home city.
  • Posters must be neat, legible and creatively designed. Attachments must be visible from several feet away. Text should be a minimum of 1 cm high.
  • Items must be attached with pushpins (provided). Tape or staples may not be used.
  • All poster research presentations must be left on display until the exhibit hall closes at the conclusion of the meeting. If you would like to keep your poster, please pick it up during the last hour and day the exhibit hall is open. Posters that are not claimed by that time will be discarded.

Questions should be directed to Angela Falisi, MPH at