Call for Abstracts

8th Conference of the Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer: Reuniting and Extending Our Reach

The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer welcomes the submission of Original Research abstracts and Program or Practice Report abstracts for its 8th Scientific Network Conference, hosted by Yale University/Yale Cancer Center on November 17-18, 2022.

Abstracts should not exceed 350 words max and will be considered for either paper (oral) or poster presentation. All abstracts must be original work. Preference is given to new science and/or clinical abstracts without a history of prior publication or presentation.

Below you will find:

Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstract Guidelines

Trainee Research Award

Abstract Submission Instructions

Opens: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Closes: Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 8:00am EDT
Notification: Notifications will be sent in mid-August 2022.

Abstracts should be submitted by the submission deadline using the 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 poster session.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should describe work consistent with the Scientific 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 focuses on neglected and overlooked aspects of oncosexuality such as helping women with advanced disease and addressing populations of women who do not get the attention they need, abstracts on all topics relevant to the Scientific 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 as follows:

  • 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 to be considered for oral presentation only, poster presentation only, or either oral or poster presentation. Authors are encouraged to submit using the "Oral presentation or poster" option, 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 2022 Conference. Each presenting author is responsible for his/her registration fee(s) as well as travel and lodging 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.


Stacy Tessler Lindau Trainee Research Award

The goal of the Stacy Tessler Lindau Trainee Research Award is to encourage trainee membership in the Scientific 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.