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Genes, Dogs and Cancer

Fifth Canine Cancer Conference

February 13 - 15, 2009 - Orlando FL, USA



Deadline for submission is November 7, 2008



Conference Co-Chairs | Language | Registration, Fees & Deadlines | Call for Abstracts & Instructions for Authors | Location & Travel | Contact | Past Proceedings


We look forward to a fabulous weekend dedicated to the study, treatment and prevention of canine cancer!


You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the committee. To download the Call for Abstracts, click here. The deadline for abstract submission is November 7, 2008. You may indicate if you would like your abstract to be considered for poster presentation only. Each abstract will be reviewed for scientific merit and content. Accepted abstracts will be assigned to one of three sessions (I: Molecular Determinants of Susceptibility and Pathogenesis; II: Molecular Markers for Diagnosis and Prognosis; III: Clinical Treatment and Trials) by the Program Committee.

Previous Level Conference Co-Chairs

Matthew Breen, Cheryl London and Elaine Ostrander.

Previous Level Session Chairs:

Session I: Molecular Determinants of Susceptibility and Pathogenesis: Elaine Ostrander.
Session II: Molecular Markers for Diagnosis and Prognosis: Matthew Breen.
Session III: Clinical Treatment and Trials: Cheryl London.

Previous Level Language

The official language of the meeting is English. Translations are not provided.

Previous Level General Conference Schedule

Thursday afternoon: Registration Opens and Posters Submitted
Friday: First Day of Presentations; Welcome Cocktail Party and Poster Review Session
Saturday: Second Day of Presentations; Behind the Scenes Tour of Animal Kingdom with Dinner to Follow
Sunday: Final Day of Presentations

Previous Level Registration Fees and Deadlines

$350 Early Registration (before December 15, 2008)
$400 Regular Registration (after December 15, 2008)
$200 Early Student Registration (before December 15, 2008)
$250 Regular Student Registration (after December 15, 2008)

   The deadline for submission is November 7, 2008. Send your abstract to caninecancer2009@ivis.org.

   To register, please visit our website and click on "Register for Events.".

Previous Level Call for Abstracts & Instruction for Authors

Abstract Submission: The Scientific Program Committee welcomes abstracts reporting new basic or clinical research findings. Deadline for submission is November 7, 2008. Please adhere to all rules for the submission and format of abstracts. Failure to comply may be cause for rejection. Notices regarding acceptance of abstracts and program assignments will be sent by no later than November 30th, 2008. Click here to download the instructions for abstract preparation and submission. (The instructions for abstract submission document is in PDF format. Adobe Acroreader is available for free at the Adobe Website).

Each abstract will be reviewed for scientific merit and content. Accepted abstracts will be assigned to one of three sessions (I: Molecular Determinants of Susceptibility and Pathogenesis; II: Molecular Markers for Diagnosis and Prognosis; III: Clinical Treatment and Trials) by the program committee. Session Chairs will select a limited number of abstracts for platform presentation. Instructions will be provided to researchers whose abstracts are to be presented as posters; approximately five posters will be provided the opportunity to make a 10-15 minute platform presentation. Please indicate if you would like to submit your abstract for poster consideration only.

Abstracts submitted by post-docs, residents, interns, or students will be eligible for the Young Investigator Award, which will include a certificate and a monetary award. Please be aware that submission of an abstract does not guarantee acceptance or inclusion in the competition.

All abstracts must be submitted in electronic form and sent by e-mail to: caninecancer2009@ivis.org. Please refer to the submission information below for specific instructions.

Previous Level Location & Travel

   The meeting will be held at the Royal Plaza, In the Walt Disney World Resort, 1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32830, USA.

   To make hotel reservations, click here.

Previous Level Contact Information

Erika Werne, Director of Education, Communications & Club Relations
5580 Centerview Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27606-3390, USA
Ph: (919) 334-4010
E-mail: eaw@akc.org
or Dr. Christine Haakenson, Director of Research Program Development at clh@akcchf.org.
Website (click here)

Previous Level Past Proceedings

Genes, Dogs and Cancer: Canine Cancer Conference
Chicago, IL, USA - 2006
Seattle, WA, USA - 2003
Aurora, OH, USA - 2002
Keystone, CO, USA - 2001

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