One of our key goals is providing a platform to highlight neuroendocrine tumor research. We encourage abstracts 1) reporting on recent neuroendocrine tumor research, and 2) describing ongoing or current clinical trials with the intent of increasing awareness of these studies. Investigators may submit abstracts that have been presented at other scientific meetings or published in scientific journals since October 1, 2014.

Abstracts will be submitted through OpenConf.

Abstract Submission is Closed

Abstract Content

  • Title: The title should clearly identify the contents of the abstract.  
  • Authors and Affiliations: Please list each author with their affiliations on a separate line in the document. First names should be complete and not just given as an initial. Provide information on each author's institution/affiliation. Enter the City and State/Province (if from the United States or Canada) and zip/postal code. If an author is from a country other than the United States, be sure to provide this information. Use abbreviations whenever possible. Designate the presenting author in bold face type. 
  • Abstract Text: The text of each abstract must be 300 words or less and not exceed one page. Do not include your title and author information as part of the abstract body. The abstract text may be typed in any standard word processing program, but must be submitted as a Word file. Insert sub or superscripts, boldface, italics, or other required symbols as necessary.
  • Abstract Key Elements: The abstract should contain the following:
    • Background: The problem under investigation or a hypothesis.
    • Methods: The experimental methods or protocols used to accomplish the research.
    • Results: The key points derived from experiments. Data should be summarized and enough presented to allow the reviewers to judge the content. Generalizations such as "will be discussed" or "will be presented" are not acceptable. Abstracts may contain (1) Table or Figure, which is not included in the word count.
    • Conclusion: A summary of your findings that are supported by the data presented.

Please click here to download a sample abstract.

Abstract Submission Process

  • If submitting an abstract on behalf of someone else, you must provide the contact information of the author you are representing.
  • You must submit and present the abstract at the conference to be eligible for a travel grant.
  • You are required to obtain the approval of all co-authors before placing their names on the abstract. Failure to do so will result in the immediate rejection of the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted via OpenConf by the deadline of July 20, 2015 (11:59 pm PT) as a Word file. Photocopies or facsimile copies will not be accepted and will be discarded.
  • For late breaking consideration, the abstract must be of superior quality and significance ( ie clinical trial results, novel scientific findings, etc). 
      1. Submit a "placeholder preliminary abstract" by deadline of July 20 giving the rationale, methods, and current available results plus the expected data for final submission.
      2. Put in comment box that this is "Late Breaking - on hold" and will either be withdrawn or formally submitted on or before September 1.
      3. Send the revised abstract no later than September 1 (an email link will be provided to submitting author for final submission)
      Please contact us if unclear on how to proceed.
  • If no author listed on the abstract can present the poster at the symposium, the abstract must be withdrawn by September 1, 2015.
  • The presenting author must register and pay for the NANETS symposium no later than September 10, 2015 or the abstract will be pulled from the abstract book, poster session, and will not be published in Pancreas.
  • You will be sent an email confirmation that your submission was received.

Poster Dimensions

All abstracts accepted for the meeting should be presented on a poster. Your poster dimensions should be no more than 48" high x 72" wide. Poster set-up will begin at 9:00 am on Friday, October 16, 2015 and must be mounted on the display boards no later than 10:30 am and should not be removed before 11:00 am on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The Conference coordinators will provide push pins for mounting your poster.

Travel Grant Eligibility Criteria

There will be up to 10 travel grants awarded to the top abstracts to active members of NANETS. These grants will cover airfare, conference registration, ground transport, and two nights hotel accommodations. (Those individuals outside the continental US will be reimbursed the cost of the average airfare within the continental US.) When submitting your abstract, please check the appropriate boxes in the abstract submission system.

The following individuals may be considered for a travel grant:

  • Graduate Students (must have a letter of support from the program director)
  • Fellows
  • Allied Healthcare Representatives
  • Post Doctoral Fellows
  • Residents (must have a letter of support from the program director )
  • Junior Faculty (within 5 years of fellowship training or postgraduate appointment)
  • First or Last Author on the abstract and poster who meet above eligibility criteria

Oral Presentation

As part of the continuing medical education program, two sessions have been dedicated to the presentation of selected oral abstracts of particular merit or significance. Up to six abstracts will be chosen. Abstracts selected for oral presentation must also be accompanied by a poster (above).

Relevant Abstract Deadlines

Action        Date
Abstract submission deadline        July 20, 2015
Abstract & travel grant notifications sent        August 17, 2015
Late breaking abstract submission deadline        September 1, 2015
Abstract withdrawl deadline        September 1, 2015
Presenting author deadline to register for  symposium        September 10, 2015
Poster Set-up        October 16, 2015
Poster Removal        October 17, 2015








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