7th Conference of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer: Brightening Futures: Improving Sexual Health for Adolescent and Young Adult Women with Cancer

The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer welcomes the submission of late-breaking Original Research abstracts and Program or Practice Report abstracts for its 7th Scientific Network Conference, hosted by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on November 14-15, 2019. The late-breaking abstract submission cycle is open to those who did not have their data collected in time to submit during the regular abstract submission cycle. Abstracts should not exceed 350 words max and will be considered for either oral or poster presentation. All abstracts must be original work, and not previously published or presented at non-Scientific Network meetings.

Below you will find:

Late-breasking Abstract Submission Instructions

Opens: Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:00am EDT
Closes: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:00am EDT
Notification: Notifications will be sent in mid September 2019.

Abstracts should be submitted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the submission deadline using the standard Network Abstract Submission Form. All abstract submissions are blindly reviewed by a panel of experts with specific experience in the appropriate practice area(s). Reviewers may not score/evaluate any abstract with which they have affiliation, prior knowledge, or personal commitment.

Authors can expect to receive email confirmation of their submission within two business days of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, or have other questions regarding the meeting, contact the Scientific Network at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Presentation Formats:

  • Oral presentations clustered around common themes will be presented in one of several sessions throughout the program.
  • Posters allow presenters to discuss their research with interested colleagues during a dedicated Breakfast session on Friday, November 15.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should describe work consistent with the Network's mission: to accelerate rigorous science, promote evidence-based education and practice, and advocate for informed policy. Please note that although this year's conference theme is about adolescent and young adult survivors, abstracts on any population or topic relevant to the Network's mission are encouraged.

Abstracts will be accepted in two categories: 1) Original Research - empirical and qualitative research reporting actual -- not promised -- results along with relevant statistics and significance values; or 2) Practice/Program Reports - e.g. innovated practice models, clinical findings, and case studies or series.

  • Abstract/Presentation Language: All abstract submissions must be in English. All presentations based on accepted abstract submissions must be made in English.
  • Length: The abstract itself should be limited to 350 words. This does not include the title or author names/affiliations. Please do not include references in the abstract.
  • Structure: All abstracts should use the submission form and be organized into standard sections.
    • Original Research abstracts: Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusions
    • Practice or Program Report abstracts: Objectives, Description/Procedures, Clinical Results/Relevance, and Conclusions
  • Authors and Affiliations: Please include authors in their proper order, followed by their affiliation. Please include only the major affiliation; do not include department or center names unless that is the primary affiliation.
  • Submission Type: Authors may submit abstracts as "Poster only," "Oral presentation only," or "Oral presentation or poster." Authors are encouraged to submit using the "Oral presentation or poster" option as well as abstracts submitted under this option that are not selected for oral presentations will alternatively be considered for poster presentations.

Prior Publication Policy: Abstracts that have been submitted and accepted to prior meetings will be reviewed for acceptance; however, preference will be given to new science and/or clinical abstracts. If you have presented closely related work, please indicate the full citation where this material has been presented or published.

Presenter Registration: Presenters of accepted abstracts need to register for the 2019 Conference. Each presenting author is responsible for his/her registration fee(s) as well as travel and housing costs. We expect the first author will present the research. In the event that the first author is unable to attend the Conference, he/she should arrange for a co-author to present the paper/poster.

Trainee Research Award

The goal of the Trainee Research Awards is to encourage trainee membership in the Network and support the professional development of new investigators in the field of women's sexual health and cancer.

All abstracts with a trainee as first author will automatically be considered. Trainees can include graduate and undergraduate students from any discipline, residents, and postdoctoral fellows (PhD, MD, etc.). The abstract with the highest average score across all reviewers will receive the award.

Paper and Poster Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations:

  • Oral presentations will be approximately 15 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes of question & answer period.
  • Please prepare slides in Microsoft PowerPoint and be certain that slides are formatted for electronic projection (i.e., Onscreen Show).
  • Bring presentations on a USB flash drive. Windows-based computers running PowerPoint for Microsoft will be the meeting standard. LCD projectors, computers, screens, microphones, and podiums will be available.
  • Drop PowerPoint presentations at the registration desk on Thursday, November 14. We will upload presentations to the workstation in the meeting room in advance of your session.

Poster Session Presentations:

  • The poster session will be an informal setting in which participants can discuss their work with other attendees.
  • Posters will be displayed on easels. We will provide foam core backing and other supplies for display. Posters should be a maximum of 24 x 36 inches. They can be oriented as portrait or landscape, depending on your preference.
  • Presenters may prepare handouts of the poster itself, essential information that doesn't fit on the poster, or to share contact information for follow-up correspondence. This is not essential, but often is appreciated by interested attendees.