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Now Closed - Call for Congress Abstracts

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On behalf of Canteen Australia and the Scientific Program Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 6th Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress. The Congress will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, from Tuesday 3 December 2024 to Friday 6 December 2024.

Building on highly successful events in Edinburgh in 2016, Atlanta in 2017, Sydney in 2018, UK (online) in 2021, and Long Beach in 2023, this year’s Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Global Congress will unite an international community dedicated to advancing AYA cancer care.

AYAs with cancer have unique and complex medical and psychosocial needs, distinct from those of paediatric and older adult patients, and as such require tailored, specialised AYA cancer care. 

The theme for this year’s international congress is Ethics, Equity and Emerging Ideas with a focus on ethics and innovation in treatment and practices, the use of technology, equity across low- and middle-income countries, priority populations, and early career researchers and clinicians.   

As always, the Congress will provide valuable opportunities for medical professionals, researchers, academics, and advocates in AYA cancer care to come together in addressing the distinct needs of young people navigating cancer.

The AYA age range is relevant to the country/region in which your research was conducted.  



Important Dates

Call for Abstract Submissions open on 15 February 2024

Call for Abstract Submissions close on 6 May 2024

Submission outcomes advised by June 2024

Final Congress Program to be released by 10 June 2024 

Selected PowerPoint presentations due by 18 November 2024

Selected Digital e-Posters due by 18 November 2024


Abstract Categories

The Scientific Program Committee is seeking submissions related to the following categories:

    ·       Advocacy and Public Education  

    ·       Disparities and Equity 

    ·       Epidemiology  

    ·       Models of Care 

    ·       Psychosocial (including Mental Health)  

    ·       Quality of Life

    ·       Rehabilitation and Survivorship 

    ·       Supportive and Palliative Care

    ·       Therapies (including Targeted Therapies)  

    ·       Transitions in Care 

    ·       Other


Submission Types

Submissions are being sought for the following presentation types:

·       Oral Presentations (15 minutes each excluding Q&A)

·       Rapid Fire Presentations (8 minutes each excluding Q&A)

·       Poster Presentations (digital e-posters)

The Abstract Review Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any abstracts and their decision is final.

Digital e-Poster Presentations

Presenters will have an opportunity to have their e-poster displayed on digital e-poster boards throughout the Congress and during a dedicated e-poster Session on 4 December 2024. 

Presenters wishing to submit a poster presentation must submit an abstract of up to 450 words.  Digital e-Poster presentations offer researchers the chance to present their work in a visual format and provide opportunities for connection and discussion.

If accepted, the e-poster must not exceed 10MB and must be submitted by 18 November 2024. 



Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Closes
Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Standard Registration Available
Thursday, 1 August 2024 

Congress Commences 
Tuesday, 3 December 2024

Congress Concludes
Friday, 6 December 2024

Conference Convenor

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Contact Us

For all registration and accommodation enquiries call +61 2 9744 5252 or email ayacongress@gemsevents.com.au

The 6th Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Youth Cancer Services Initiative. 

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Global Accord acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of this land. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future. 

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