Abstract Information


Submit an Abstract

Share your knowledge, work, and research by submitting an abstract for the 45th Annual ONS Congress.

General abstract submissions will be accepted August 12 to September 19.


What Is an Abstract?

An abstract is a summary of a project that identifies its objective, methodology, findings, conclusions, and intended results.

Check back in August for additional information, guidelines, and scoring criteria.


ONS Mentorship Program for Abstract Writers

Need help preparing an abstract?

The idea of submitting an abstract for Congress can be intimidating and many questions about the process and structure may arise. Through the ONS Mentorship Program for Abstract Writers, novice abstract writers are partnered with experienced mentors to help guide you through the process.

 

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Interested in being an abstract mentor?

Through the ONS Mentorship Program for Abstract Writers, you will be paired with a mentee requesting assistance in writing an abstract to submit for consideration at the ONS 45th Annual Congress. Mentors and mentees will be paired according to abstract category.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Review common questions below. If you have a question not covered, please contact help@ons.org.

When can I submit an abstract?

General abstract submission opens August 12, 2019 and closes September 19, 2019.

Late-breaking abstracts (research and industry-supported abstracts only) open on December 9, 2019 and close on January 9, 2020.

What are the abstract categories?

Abstracts may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Clinical practice
  • Advanced practice
  • Leadership/management/education
  • Research
  • Quality improvement
  • International
  • Industry-supported abstracts

Authors should submit their work within the category that they feel it best fits. Once an abstract has been submitted into a category, neither the author nor ONS are permitted to change the category.

Where do I find the abstract submission guidelines and submit my abstract?

Check back in August for a link to submit your abstract.

Primary authorship

The first author listed on the abstract submission will be the person who receives all communication from ONS regarding the abstracts. Therefore, that first/primary author will also be listed as the first/primary author in the online publication of the abstract in the Oncology Nursing Forum Journal. The primary author is also the only author permitted to present the abstract if accepted as an oral presentation.

Will trials in progress be accepted?

When deciding if you are going to submit your work it is important to review the scoring criteria and make sure that you can answer all of the criteria. After that, if you have enough information to submit and answer all scoring criteria, you can submit a trial in progress.

Are encore presentations (abstracts) accepted?

No, ONS does not accept abstracts that have been already presented at another national meeting.

When will I receive my abstract notification?

Abstract notifications for the general call will be sent in mid-November, 2019. Similarly, notifications for late-breaking abstracts will be sent in mid-February, 2020. You may need to check your junk or spam mail box, as the email comes from ons@confex.com.

Can I make changes to my abstract after it has been accepted?

Once you have submitted your abstract and it has been accepted, you are not able to make any changes to the abstract, the focus of the abstract, or authorship.

Does ONS accept late-breaking research abstracts?

ONS will accept late-breaking research abstract submissions for Congress 2020. Submissions open on December 9, 2019 and close on January 9, 2020.

When will I receive my late-breaking abstract notification?

Notifications for late-breaking abstracts will be sent in mid-February 2020.

How may I withdraw my abstract?

Please email conferences@ons.org for any withdrawal requests.

ePoster Presentation

What is the difference between an ePoster and an oral abstract?

All abstracts are scored and then ranked according to score. A review panel then determines a cut score for oral abstracts, ePosters and declined abstracts. As a result, the highest scored abstracts are accepted as oral abstracts and placed into a session with 3 other similar themed abstracts and present during a concurrent session time. The next set of abstracts are then accepted as ePosters and will present their abstract during the ePoster sessions. In conclusion, all accepted abstracts are published in the online Oncology Nursing Forum journal.

How long do I have to present my ePoster?

ePoster presentations are exactly 10 minutes and automatically proceed to the next presentation at that time. Please build in time for Q&A.

May I request a change to my poster presentation time?

Due to the volume of poster presentations, presentation slot changes cannot be accommodated. If you are unable to attend your assigned time slot, you may have another author present the poster. However, if no authors are able to attend the presentation, the poster will still be shown on the monitor for its ten assigned minutes.

Do I have to be present for the entire poster session in which I am presenting?

Yes, you must attend the entire poster session, and please arrive at least 15 minutes before it
begins to get comfortable at your monitor.

May I bring handouts for my ePoster presentation?

ONS does not provide storage for handouts. However, attendees are able to access all ePosters online and can print through
the website.

I am presenting an ePoster at Congress, do I need to register as a speaker?

No. Only oral abstract presenters and invited speakers must register with a speaker code.

oral abstract

What is the difference between e-poster and an oral abstract?

All abstracts are scored and then ranked according to score. A review panel then determines a cut score for oral abstracts, ePosters, and declined abstracts. As a result, the highest scored abstracts are accepted as oral abstracts and placed into a session with 3 other similar themed abstracts and present during concurrent session time. The next set of abstracts are then accepted as ePosters and will present their abstract during the ePoster sessions. In conclusion, all accepted abstracts are published in the online Oncology Nursing Forum journal.

How long is my oral abstract presentation?

Oral abstract presentations will be scheduled for 10-15 minutes, including time for questions and answers.

I am presenting an oral abstract at Congress, do I need to register as a speaker?

Yes. Oral abstract presenters and invited speakers must register with a speaker code. The code can be found in your acceptance email.