Abstract FAQs


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Have questions about abstract submission or ePoster presentations for the ONS 44th Annual Congress? Find answers and general information quickly using the links below.


FAQs

Abstract Submission and Notifications

When can I submit an abstract?
General abstract submission opened August 20, 2018 and closed October 4, 2018. Late-breaking
abstracts (research and industry-supported abstracts only) opened on December 10, 2018 and closed on January 10, 2019.

What are the abstract categories?
Abstracts may be submitted in the following categories: clinical practice, advanced practice,
leadership/management/education, research, quality improvement projects, and industry-supported abstracts. Authors can submit their work within the category that they feel it best fits. Once an abstract has been submitted into a category the author or ONS will not be permitted to change to another category.

Where do I find the abstract submission guidelines and submit my abstract?
Click here to submit your abstract and for more
information on abstract submission guidelines.

Primary authorship
The first author listed on the abstract submission will be the person who receives all communication from ONS
regarding the abstracts. 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. 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 abstract call were sent  the week of November 19, 2018 from ons@confex.com.
You may need to check your junk or spam mail box. If you did not receive your notification, please contact absquestions@ons.org.

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 or the focus of the abstract.

Does ONS accept late-breaking Research abstracts?
ONS accepted late-breaking research abstract submissions for Congress 2019. Submissions opened on
December 10, 2018, and closed on January 10, 2019. Notifications were sent on February 12.

When will I receive my late-breaking abstract notification?
Abstract notifications for the late-breaking abstract call were sent on February 12.

How may I withdraw my abstract?
Please email absquestions@ons.org for any withdrawal
requests.


ePosters

Are all poster presentations electronic?
Yes, all abstracts accepted for poster presentations will be ePosters. Poster presenters are given a
ten-minute time slot to present their work in a poster session, and the ePosters will be available for
independent viewing before, during, and after Congress.

What are the appropriate dimensions for an ePoster?
Posters should be a minimum size of (4800px w x 3600px h) or (16in w x 12in h @ 300dpi) for best display.

When are ePoster submissions due?
All ePosters must be submitted by 5 pm EST on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

How do I submit my ePoster?
All ePosters must be submitted through the ONS Speaker Center. You need a personalized link to log in, which you received via email.
The email comes from ons@confex.com, so you may need to check your junk or spam mail box. If you need the email resent, please contact conferences@ons.org.


ePoster Presentations at Congress

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, e-posters and declined abstracts. The 4-highest scored abstracts are identified as Best
Abstracts. The next highest scored abstracts are then 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 e-posters and will present their abstract during the e-poster sessions. 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 changes cannot be accommodated. If you are
unable to attend your assigned time slot, you may have another author present the poster. 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?
You may bring printed handouts if you wish, and ONS will have a filing system for them onsite.
Please keep in mind that attendees are able to access the ePoster online and can print any posters 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
need to register as speakers.


Oral Abstract Presentations at Congress

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, e-posters and declined abstracts. The 4-highest scored abstract are identified as Best
Abstracts. The next highest scored abstracts are then 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 e-posters and will present their abstract during the e-poster sessions. All accepted
abstracts are published in the online Oncology Nursing Forum journal.

How long is my oral abstract presentation?
We ask that each oral abstract presentation be no longer than 15 minutes,including time
for questions and answers.Are encore presentation (abstracts) accepted?
No, ONS does not accept abstracts that have been already presented at another national meeting.

I am presenting an oral abstract at Congress, do I need to register as a speaker?
Yes. Oral abstract presenters and invited speakers
need to register as speakers.


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