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The call for abstracts on topics related to the symposium theme for the 2019 State of the Science National Firefighter Cancer Symposium has CLOSED. Notifications have been sent to all individuals who submitted an abstract. 

Abstract Theme

The theme for this symposium is Building a Scientific Roadmap for Cancer Control and Prevention in the U.S. Fire Service. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and emerging issues related to cancer in the fire service. The symposium will cover major topics of current epidemiological research on:


  • Epidemiology of Cancer in the Fire Service

  • Biomarkers and Environmental Exposures Related to Cancer

  • Cancer Screening and Prevention  

  • Firefighter Health and Well-being (diet/nutrition, sleep/cancer, and stress) 

  • Cancer Education and Training in the U.S. Fire Service

  • Organizational-level Factors that Impact Cancer Control and Prevention 

  • Firefighter Cancer Risk in the Following Subgroups: Volunteer, Trainers, Investigators, Wildland-Urban Interface, Wildland


Abstract Rules and Regulations

  • Submitted abstracts are being considered for poster presentation only.

  • At the time of your abstract submission, you do not need to be a registered attendee of the 2019 State of Science National Firefighter Cancer Symposium. However, if your abstract is accepted for poster presentation, the presenting author must register to attend the meeting.

  • Abstracts submitted and accepted for the Symposium may not be presented at any other meeting or published prior to Monday, June 10, 2019.

  • Presenters must notify Katerina Santiago of the Symposium planning committee at of cancellation prior to the commencement of the meeting on June 10, 2019.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.

  • Organize your abstract into four sections: Background and Objective(s), Methods, Results, Conclusion(s).

  • When using abbreviations, spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis.

  • We understand that you may not have results at the time of submission; if not, please include preliminary results or expected outcomes.  

Abstract Submission Instructions

  • In order to avoid complications, we recommend you complete the abstract submission process in ONE SITTING

  • You will be able to save and continue your abstract submission, provided you use the same computer and browser you started the submission process on.

Abstract Timeline

Call for Abstracts Open

February 1,2019

Abstract Submission Closes

April 30, 2019

Notification of Acceptance

May 10, 2019

Registration Closes

May 17, 2019

Conference Begins

June 10, 2019

Abstract Submission

Submissions have now closed

SSNFCS 2019 Abstract Book

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