Abstract Policies & Exceptions

Submitting Your Abstract to Another Meeting

Per ASCO’s Confidentiality Policy, abstracts accepted for publication in a medical journal prior to January 16, 2018, are required to notify ASCO by email. Authors are allowed to submit their abstracts to other meetings after it has been publicly released through ASCO. During the abstract submission process, you will be asked if your abstract has been presented at another major medical meeting, as well as if it has been submitted for publication in a medical journal.

On submission, authors must notify the organizers of the other meeting that the abstract was presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium and that ASCO holds the copyright to the abstract. A credit line must be published as follows: “Reused with permission from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This abstract was accepted and previously presented at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. All rights reserved.” Email us for additional information.

Presentation at Other Cosponsoring Society Meetings

  • ASCO – An abstract submitted for presentation at the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium may also be submitted for presentation at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. However, the submission of updated data is encouraged.  Please note the Scientific Program Committee will take into account the novelty of data during the abstract selection process. 
  • AGA Institute – Abstracts submitted to the 2018 GI Cancers Symposium will not be eligible for submission and presentation at the 2018 AGA Annual Meeting.  However, abstracts that have been presented at the previous years’ AGA Annual Meeting may be submitted to the 2018 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.
  • ASTRO – Abstract submissions of papers presented at the GI Cancers Symposium will be accepted for consideration in ASTRO's 2018 Annual Meeting Scientific Program.
  • SSO – Abstracts submitted for presentation at the 2018 GI Cancers Symposium may also be submitted for presentation at the SSO Annual Meeting.