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Call for Abstracts: 21st Century Cures

Deadline: November 30 at 5pm (EST)

The University of Tennessee is accepting abstracts for poster display at the second 21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference to be held March 22, 2018 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Abstracts will be accepted no later than November 30, at 5:00 p.m. (EST) via the online submission form. This event is an excellent opportunity to interact with NIH Program Directors and network with potential collaborators.


Theme and Tracks

Abstracts must align with the following theme and tracks. The focus of this event is on using big data to overcome health disparities.

Track 1: Cancer Care and Outcomes

Track 1 will focus scientific inquiry related to questions such as: How can big data be used to improve cancer care and overcome cancer care disparities? How can big data be used to improve cancer outcomes and overcome cancer outcome disparities? How can big data be used to identify cancer outcome disparities that may have a biological cause? How can big data be used to anticipate less than desirable cancer care and outcomes? How can big data be used to support clinician decision-making to improve cancer care and outcomes?

Track 2: Social Determinants of Health (impact on cancer, precision medicine, BRAIN)

Track 2 will focus scientific inquiry related to questions such as: How can big data be used to better quantify and stratify social determinants of health and associated risks? How can big data be used to understand how social determinants effect care received and health outcomes? How can big data be used to discover new patterns or combinations of social determinants? How do the social determinants of health effect and interact with individual genomic variations? How can big data be used to determine when and the type of interventions that will be the most impactful?


Abstract Content

Submissions are accepted from researchers, faculty, and graduate students from a variety of traditional biomedical fields and nontraditional fields, such as geography. In 2,200 characters or less, provide information on the background, purpose, methods, results, limitations, and conclusions of your research project. All abstracts must be submitted typed, in English, and must be well organized. Content should be written in complete sentences without abbreviations.References are not included in the abstract. Selected posters will be notified in December 2017.Questions? Contact Kimberly Eck at keck@utk.edu.