ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018: Abstracts

The abstract submission for the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018 is open!

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Abstract submission deadline

Deadline Date and time
Regular abstract submission deadline 26 September 2018, 21:00 hrs CEST 
(CEST = Central European Summer Time / Local Swiss time)
Late-breaking abstract 6 November 2018, 21:00 hrs CET*
(CET = Central European Time / Local Swiss time)

*A skeleton indicating the type of data that will be available by the late-breaking abstract deadline must be submitted online by the regular abstract deadline 

Submission categories

  • Biomarker development
  • Cell therapy
  • Clinical practice (including toxicities)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Therapeutic development

Presentation options for accepted abstracts

The ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018 Scientific Committee will select abstracts for presentation during the Congress and determine the format of the presentations from the following possibilities:

  • Proffered paper – Oral presentations by authors presenting original data of superior quality, followed by expert discussion and perspectives.
  • Mini Oral – Short presentations by authors with comment and interactive audience discussion led by an invited expert.
  • Poster – Display sessions for review, discussion and questions. Presenting authors must be available for Q&A for one hour to represent their work.

Publication of accepted abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be published in the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018 Abstract Book, a supplement to the official ESMO journal Annals of Oncology.

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

  1. Abstracts accepted for presentation at ESMO I-O 2018 as Proffered Paper (oral presentation), Mini Oral and Poster will be published online on the ESMO website at 12:00 Central European Time (CET) on Monday, 10 December 2018.
  2. Late-breaking abstracts will be made public at the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented.
  3. The Publication schedule of abstracts and Late-breaking abstracts selected for inclusion in the ESMO Press programme will be available 10 days before the Congress.
Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

Abstracts accepted as:

  • Proffered Paper or Mini Oral (suffix 'O')
  • Poster (suffix 'P')
Monday, 10 December 2018
12:00 CET (local Swiss time)
  • Late-breaking abstracts (prefix 'LBA')
At the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented
  • Abstracts selected for official ESMO Press programme (additional suffix '_PR')
ESMO Press programme publications schedule will be available 10 days before the Congress

Travel grants

A restricted number of travel grants to ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018 is available, upon application, to first author (= presenter) of candidates under the age of 40 who submit abstracts considered deserving of recognition.

Selection will be made by the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018 Scientific Committee on a competitive basis from among the accepted abstracts.

More information can be found in the below Abstract regulations