Abstract Policies & Exceptions

Submitting Your Abstract to Another Meeting

The procedure for submission of abstracts that have been accepted by an ASCO cosponsored meeting to another meeting are governed primarily by the organizing body of that other meeting, and secondarily are subject to ASCO’s copyright in that abstract. If the organizing body does accept previously published/presented abstracts, then ASCO will allow authors to submit their abstracts to such organizing body after public release by ASCO, subject to compliance with the guidelines below.

On submission of the pre-published abstract, 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 with the re-publication of the abstract as follows: “© 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. Reused with permission. This abstract was accepted and previously presented at the 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. All rights reserved.” For additional information on ASCO copyright and approvals for reuse, please email our permissions department.

Per ASCO’s Confidentiality Policy, abstracts accepted for publication in a medical journal prior to January 14, 2019, are required to notify ASCO by email.

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.

Presentation at Other Cosponsoring Society Meetings

  • ASCO – An abstract submitted for presentation at the 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium may also be submitted for presentation at the 2019 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 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium will not be eligible for submission and presentation at the 2019 AGA Annual Meeting.  However, abstracts that have been presented at the previous years’ AGA Annual Meeting may be submitted to the 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.
  • ASTRO – Abstract submissions of papers presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium will be accepted for consideration in ASTRO's 2019 Annual Meeting Scientific Program.
  • SSO – Abstracts submitted for presentation at the 2019 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium may also be submitted for presentation at the 2019 SSO Annual Meeting.