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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Abstract submissions now open for ICCN2020!


Abstract submissions are now open for International Society of Nurses in Cancer Nursing (ICCN)'s next International Conference on Cancer Nursing to be held from 29 March - 1 April, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.


The theme for ICCN2020 is Innovation and Inspiration: Celebrating the Global Impact of Oncology Nurses.


Welcomed Topics Include:

  • Advances in Treatment Development
  • Cancer across the Lifespan
  • Comparative Effectiveness
  • Cultural Diversity/Implications
  • Dissemination and Implementation
  • Ethics/Informed Consent/Decision-making
  • Family & Caregivers (Family-Centered Care)
  • Gender & Sexual Identity
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy & Advocacy/Working with Charities, NGOs and the Government
  • Health Promotion/Risk Reduction/Early Detection
  • Improving Health Systems
  • Innovations in Education
  • Innovations in Practice
  • Innovations in Technology
  • Models of Care Delivery
  • Palliative & End of Life Care
  • Patient & Family Engagement
  • Professional Issues/Professional Development
  • Psychosocial Care
  • Quality & Safety
  • Research Design, Methods and Measurement
  • Strategies/Models for Translating Evidence into Practice
  • Survivorship
  • Symptom Management/Side-effects/Self-Management

Submission Types: 

1) Oral Only: A 12-minute oral presentation by the author(s) plus 3 minutes for questions (15 minutes total)


2) Rapid Fire Only: A 8-minute oral presentation using no more than 5 PowerPoint slides in total. Questions will be answered during the question time at the end of the session.


3) Poster Only: A visual display. Author(s) must be present. Designated poster session times will be listed in the Conference Program. Presenting authors will be required to stand by their posters during listed time(s).


4) Any Category: Oral, Rapid Fire or Poster


5) Instructional Session: An 80-minute session with 2-3 presenters on a unified topic meant to instruct others. This may include a coordinator/moderator who can also be a speaker (to a maximum of 3 speakers). (NOTE: This type has a different and specific criteria from the others).


Important Notes:

  • Only 1 presenting author is accepted per abstract
  • Only 2 abstracts can be submitted per author
  • Table, Graphics, Pictures are NOT allowed
  • Deadline to submit is 19 August, 2019 before 23:59 (PST)

Abstract submissions are welcomed through the Abstract Submissions Portal Page before 19 August, 2019.


ICCN is the longest running international conference for our profession and offers a unique opportunity to meet with international nursing leaders from around the world. The conference is attended by practitioners, researchers, educators and leaders from national/regional cancer nursing societies, oncology institutions and other organizations representing cancer nurses around the world.


Are you a member? ISNCC members receive discounts on registration fees and more. Visit ISNCC Membership to learn more and sign-up!



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