Abstracts are invited from all persons involved and interested in various aspects of cancer prevention, management and support.

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  1. Abstracts submitted should include the author’s name, email address, affiliated organization, position held and title where applicable.
  2. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  3. Abstracts must be submitted online.
  4. The maximum number of words for submitted abstracts should not to exceed 250.
  5. The maximum number of words for submitted papers should not exceed 3500.
  6. Extra materials such as photographs or attachments should not be sent with the abstract.
  7. The accepted font is Times New Roman, size 12 and spacing 1.0
  8. Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentation (see guidelines for posters)
  9. Authors may indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation but all decisions will be made by the scientific sub-committee.
  10. Authors should include line numbers on the abstract for ease of feedback by reviewers.
  11. All abstracts must be structured in a manner to contain:
  • Key words (five)
  • Background with a statement of the hypothesis and the problem statement.
  • Objectives relevant to any of the conference subthemes.
  • An explanation of the methodology
  • Results that present a concise summary of the major findings
  • Conclusions and recommendations of the overall findings

Adequate information must be provided to permit evaluation by the reviewers and the general public understanding of the abstract. Statements such as “additional information to be presented at the meeting” are not acceptable.


  • The submitting author will be notified on receipt of the abstract and will be responsible for notifying the co-authors that the confirmation was received.
  • Accepted Papers will be published, with the consent of the author(s), in the East and Central Africa Medical Journal.

Guidelines for posters

  1. The size of the poster must be A1 (59.4 x 84.1cm)
  2. The poster should have a clear title and bear your name, and institution of affiliation which should be positioned at top-center.
  3. The poster should read from left to right, and top to bottom, numbering the individual panels, or connecting them with arrows.
  4. Use suitable spaces between panels to achieve visual appeal


  • Print on plain white paper with a laser printer or inkjet printer.
  • Use Times New Roman and a minimum font size of 18 points.
  • Lettering for the title should be large (at least 36 points).
  • Use all capital letters for the title.


  • Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather than tables. If data must be presented in table-form, KEEP IT SIMPLE.
  • Make sure that any visual stands alone and complete with title (caption), necessary symbols and legend.
  • The text and the visuals should be integrated and figures numbered consecutively according to the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.


  • Blocks of text should not exceed three paragraphs. Use text to:
  1. Introduce the study (what hypothesis was tested or what problem was investigated? Why was the study worth doing?)
  2. Explain visuals and direct viewers attention to significant data trends and relationships portrayed in the visuals.
  • State and explain the interpretations that follow from the data.
  1. Summarize conclusions in a bullet-point list.
  • The text could also include sections on future research plans or questions for discussion.
  • Cite and reference any sources of information other than your own, just as you would do with a research paper. Use APA reference system.

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Registration timelines

NB: All participants must register online.

Abstract and paper submission timelines

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Abstract Submission Email: abstracts-cancerconference@ku.ac.ke