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Meeting Goals/Purpose
Target Audience
Meeting Location
Symposium Contact Information
Preliminary Schedule
Career Development Forum
Executive Committee
Program Planning Committee
Accreditation
Financial Disclosure Statement
Important 2014 Cutoff Dates
Registration Highlights
Late Registration
Online Registration
Media Registration
Group Registration
On-Site Check-In
Cancellations and Refunds
Special Assistance
Badges Required
Food & Beverage
Hotel Accommodations
Transportation
Scholarships
Advocates
Awards
SABCS On-line
SABCS Mobile App
Newsletter
Expected Number of Papers
Online Resources
Embargo
Proof of Attendance
Certificate of Attendance/CME Certificate/Evaluation and Post-Symposium Survey
Children at SABCS
Photography
Cell Phones at SABCS
Internet Café
Telephone Message Center
Literature Displays
Information Boards
Climate & Comfort
Smoke-Free Environment
San Antonio Sights

2014 Overview

Meeting Goals/Purpose

This Symposium is designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers.

 
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Target Audience

This international symposium is directed primarily towards academic and private physicians and researchers involved in breast cancer in medical, surgical, gynecologic, and radiation oncology, as well as other appropriate health care professionals.   We anticipate 7,500 attendees from more than 90 countries.

 
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Meeting Location

The meeting site for the 2014 Symposium is the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 USA, phone 210-207-8500 located downtown on the scenic Riverwalk, and is within easy walking distance of many restaurants and other stores.

 

The main entrance to the symposium is located on street level across Market St. from the Marriott Riverwalk.

Symposium events & services are located on two levels of the convention center.

 

Street (1st) level (Bridge Hall, Exhibit Halls A, B, C & D, Ballrooms A & B)

Entrance:

Coat Check, Baggage Check, Scooter Rental, First Aid station

Bridge Hall:

Registration, Information & Message Center, Information/Job Boards, Housing, Poster Pick-up, Boarding Pass Printing, Internet Café

Ballroom A:

Educational Sessions, Clinical Science Forum, Case Discussion Sessions and Poster Discussion Sessions

Ballroom B:

Educational Sessions, Basic Science Forums and Poster Discussion Sessions

Exhibit Hall A & B:

Poster Sessions (Wednesday-Friday), Poster QR Codes, Continental Breakfast (Thursday-Friday), Reception (Wednesday-Friday), Food Court

Exhibit Hall C:
Exhibits, Poster Session (Saturday), Product Theatre, Lounge, First Aid station, Loading Dock (for exhibitors), Dining: Continental Breakfast (Wednesday & Saturday), Concessions

Exhibit Hall D:

Educational Sessions, General Sessions, Award Lectures, Plenary Lectures, Mini-Symposia

Concourse (2nd) level

 

Career Development Forum, Press Room, Speaker Lounge

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Contact Information

Rich Markow, Director, Symposia
Cancer Therapy & Research Center at UT Health Science Center San Antonio

7979 Wurzbach Road, MC 8224

San Antonio, TX 78229 USA
Email: sabcs@uthscsa.edu
Phone: 210-450-1550
FAX: 210-450-1560

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Preliminary Schedule

Hours subject to change.


Tuesday, December 9
Registration 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
Program (Educational Sessions) 12:00 PM–7:00 PM


Wednesday, December 10
Registration 7:00 AM–5:15 PM
Program (Main Program begins) 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
Exhibits 11:00 AM–5:00 PM


Thursday, December 11
Registration 7:00 AM–5:15 PM
Program 7:30 AM–7:00 PM
Exhibits 11:00 AM–5:00 PM


Friday, December 12
Registration 7:00 AM–5:15 PM
Program 7:30 AM–7:00 PM
Exhibits 11:00 AM–5:00 PM


Saturday, December 13
Registration 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
Program 7:30 AM–11:00 AM

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Career Development Forum

  • The session is open to early-career scientists, defined as graduate students, postdoctoral or clinical fellows, or medical students and residents, who are registered attendees of the 2014 SABCS.
  • Space in the workshop is limited to 220 participants; registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and is free of charge. Registration for the forum can be made when you register for the Symposium.
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Executive Committee

Carlos L. Arteaga, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Gary C. Chamness, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Margaret Foti, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA

Ismail Jatoi, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Anand Karnad, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
C. Kent Osborne, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Mothaffar Rimawi, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Ian M. Thompson, Jr., UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

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Program Planning Committee

Carlos L. Arteaga, AACR (Co-Chair), Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Ctr, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

John Benson, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM

Melissa Bondy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Gary C. Chamness, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (ex-officio)
Richard L. Crownover, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Nancy E. Davidson, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Margaret Foti, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA (ex-officio)

Suzanne A.W. Fuqua, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Mehra Golshan, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

James N. Ingle, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Ismail Jatoi (Co-Chair), UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Sao Jiralerspong, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Rong Li, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Polly Niravath, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

C. Kent Osborne (Co-Chair), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Andrea Pusic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Susan Rafte, Pink Ribbons Project, Houston, TX
Peter M. Ravdin, San Antonio, TX
Andrea Richardson, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Mothaffar Rimawi, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Jeffrey M. Rosen, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Pothana Saikumar, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Sandi Stanford, Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation, San Antonio, TX
Nicholas Turner, Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Laura J. van ’t Veer, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Eric P. Winer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Douglas Yee, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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Accreditation

 

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

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Financial Disclosure Statement

As an ACCME-accredited CME provider, the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine (UTHSCSA SOM) must ensure that its CME activities are independent of the control of commercial interests. All speakers and planning committee members for UTHSCSA sponsored programs are expected to disclose (prior to the activity) all “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months may potentially create a real or perceived conflict of interest.

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Abstract Submission Opens March 3, 2014
Hotel Reservations Opens March 3, 2014
Registration Opens March 3, 2014
Abstract Submission Deadline June 10, 2014
Abstract Correction Deadline July 31, 2014
Abstract Notifications August 2014
Scholarship Notifications September 2014
Advance Registration Discount Deadline October 31, 2014
Advance Registration Deadline November 14, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline November 14, 2014
Registration Cancellation Deadline November 14, 2014
Symposium Begins December 9, 2014
Symposium Ends December 13, 2014
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Registration Highlights

  • Everyone must register in order to attend.
  • Discounted rates are available through October 31.
  • Registration, including online registration, will close after November 14.
  • If you miss the deadline you must register on site.
  • Registration will be CLOSED from November 15 through December 8.
  • Registration will resume on site at 8:00 am on December 9.
  • All payments must be in US currency, and payment must accompany registration.
  • Symposium badges will be mailed to pre-registrants prior to the symposium.
  • All participants receive their Symposium materials and badge holders at SABCS registration
  • For security purposes, all attendees picking up their badges onsite must present a photo ID in order to receive their badge. Please be sure to bring your photo ID with you to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

 

Reserve a room at an SABCS hotel and get 15% off the registration fee!

Registration Category

Discount

before 10/31/14

Full Price

after 10/31/14

Regular Registration

$600.00

$800.00
Regular Registration: AACR members
$510.00
$680.00
Regular Registration: BCM staff & faculty (Valid ID required w/registration)
$300.00
$400.00
Regular Registration: UTHSCSA staff & faculty (Valid ID required w/registration)
$255.00
$340.00
Resident or Postdoctoral fellow (Valid ID or letter of appointment required w/registration)
$150.00
$200.00
Student (Valid ID required w/ registration)
$0.00
$0.00
Patient Advocate (Must provide name of the organization you are representing)
$125.00
$150.00
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Late Registration

If your pre-registration is postmarked or faxed after the cutoff date of November 14, it will not be processed and you will need to register onsite.

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Online Registration

Beginning March 3, you can register online or download and print out a registration form in PDF format, until November 14. After that date, you must register on site in Bridge Hall at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

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Media Registration

The Symposium provides complimentary registration to professional journalists representing media organizations for the express purpose of gathering news and information to produce editorial coverage of the meeting.


Valid credentials are required of every journalist in order to complete registration. These credentials include an official press identification (business card, press pass, etc) and two bylined articles (or a copy of the masthead if articles are not bylined), or a letter of assignment. For further information please click here. Please fax the press/media registration form with these valid credentials to Lauren Riley, American Association for Cancer Research, at 215-446-7291. For further information, please call 215-446-7155 or e-mail lauren.riley@aacr.org.

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Group Registration

Please refer to Group Registration. Group Registrations must be received by November 14.

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On-Site Check-In

SABCS encourages all attendees to take advantage of early On Site Registration on Tuesday, December 9, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. All registration counters will be open, including on-site, pre-registered with badge registration, press and exhibitor.

Registration will be located in Bridge Hall at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

All those who registered before the deadline and have their badge, should proceed to the "Pre-Registered with Badge" counters in Bridge Hall to receive meeting materials and a badge holder. Badges are required in order to pick up meeting materials.

Individuals who missed the pre-registration deadline must register on site at the On-Site Registration counters in Bridge Hall.

All Exhibitors must check in at the Exhibitor registration counter. All exhibitors and staff must register. No one will be allowed on the floor without a badge.

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On Site Registration Hours
Tuesday, Dec. 9
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 10
7:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Thursday, Dec. 11
7:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Friday, Dec. 12
7:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Saturday, Dec. 13
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Exhibitor On Site Registration Hours
Monday, Dec. 8
NOON – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 9
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 10
7:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Thursday, Dec. 11
7:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Friday, Dec. 12
7:00 AM – 5:15 PM
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Cancellations and Refunds

Please send written notice of cancellation by fax to 210-450-1560 or email sabcs@uthscsa.edu.


Cancellations received on or before November 14 will be refunded less the following processing fees:
$75 Regular Registration, AACR Members and UTHSCSA & BCM
$20 Postdoctoral MD or PhD in training
$20 Patient Advocate


Cancellations received after November 14 are not refundable.

 
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Special Assistance

If you need special assistance, contact the Symposium office at 210-450-1550 or sabcs@uthscsa.edu.

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Badges Required

Past and current events have heightened security awareness around the world. Although no one can predict world events, incidents or situations, we are working to help ensure a safe and a successful Symposium. To this end, we will require attendees to wear the Symposium Name Badge to ALL Symposium activities (sessions, exhibits, etc.) at the convention center.

 
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Food & Beverage

Lunch tickets for 2014 SABCS are offered for $20.00 which includes a hot item, soda or water and a dessert  redeemable at the Food Court located in Hall B.

No refund or partial refund will be issued for a ticket or for a partial redemption of a ticket.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for individuals & groups.

Continental breakfast, evening poster sessions receptions & beverages are provided free of charge.

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Hotel Accommodations

The Marriott Rivercenter remains our headquarters hotel. Additional rooms at special SABCS rates have also been obtained at more than 26 other hotels nearby, and all requests will be processed by SABCS
Housing Bureau. Information and online reservations for both groups and individuals are available on the SABCS hotel website.

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Transportation

Transportation From Airport To Hotel

GO Airport Shuttle, San Antonio Airport’s official shuttle service, has shuttles departing to and from downtown approximately every 15 minutes from 7:00 AM – 1:30 AM daily. For 24 hour reservations and information, call 210-281-9900, or go online to www.goairportshuttle.com.


Shuttle tickets are sold at the baggage claim area, at Terminal A and Terminal B for $19.00 per person to downtown hotels or $34.00 for a roundtrip ticket. Book online and receive an additional discount. Online rates are $17.00 to downtown hotels and $30.00 for a roundtrip ticket. Major credit cards are accepted.


Taxi fare is approximately $27.00. As many as 4 people may ride for the price of 1. SABCS does not provide transportation from the airport to the meeting.

Symposium Shuttle Buses
SABCS provides free shuttle bus transportation between symposium hotels and the convention center December 9-13, 2014

  • Shuttle buses will travel frequently between symposium hotels and the convention center.
  • This service is free.
  • Buses will drop off and pick up at the Market Street Entrance of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
  • Buses will only stop at the official symposium hotels. A wheelchair accessible bus will be available during the listed days and times. It is necessary to make reservations for this service by calling Circa Texas at 210-394-0607. Please call 24 hours in advance to make your reservation at your specific hotel.
  • Shuttle routes and times will be posted September 2014.
  • SABCS does not provide transportation from the airport to hotels.
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Scholarships

The purpose of these scholarships is to promote the education and professional development of early-career scientists who are actively pursuing research in breast cancer by encouraging and facilitating their attendance at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.


Scholarships will be awarded to graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians-in-training whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the 2014 SABCS, based upon the quality of their abstracts and other criteria outlined below.

Recipients of these scholarships will be identified in the SABCS program, both print and online, and also at the meeting.


In order to be eligible for these scholarships, the applicant:

1. Must be a graduate student, medical student or resident, or clinical or postdoctoral fellow in an
     official training program at an academic institution.
2. Must provide certification of “in-training” status from the program director.
3. Must be the presenting author of an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2014 SABCS.
4. Must submit an application with the abstract.
5. Must upload a current CV.
6. Must register for and attend the Symposium, and present the accepted abstract.
7. May not be a previous recipient of a scholarship.

SABCS Clinical Scholars

For clinical scientists-in-training who are actively pursuing clinical or clinical/translational research in breast cancer.

SABCS Basic Science Scholars

For laboratory-based investigators-in-training whose work focuses on the biology of breast cancer and preclinical models of its development and progression.

Avon-AACR International Scholar-in-Training Travel Awards

For presenters of meritorious abstracts traveling from countries where opportunities for scientific advancement are limited.

AACR  Scholar-in-Training Awards

For presenters of meritorious abstracts who are Associate Members of the
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

The above scholarships are for Abstract Submitters and the scholarship application is

part of the Abstract Submission process. 

 

The deadline to submit a scholarship application was June 10, 2014.

 

 

 

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Advocate Program

Patient advocates wishing to apply for financial assistance to the 2014 SABCS should contact the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation for information and an application. Applications are available online. Please see their website for more information and qualifications. Applications must be post-marked by September 1, 2014.


E-mail: sandistanford@alamobreastcancer.org

Web: www.alamobreastcancer.org

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Awards

Susan G. Komen® Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction

Established by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1992, the Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction recognizes leading scientists for significant work in advancing research concepts and for clinical application in the fields of breast cancer research, screening or treatment. The award is presented to basic and clinical researchers who have made seminal advances in the fight against breast cancer.  In addition, the award recognizes scholars for a specific contribution, a consistent pattern of contributions, or leadership in the field that has had a substantial impact on the fight against breast cancer.

The Brinker Award is to be used to further the recipients' activities in breast cancer research. This award has grown in prominence in the breast cancer community and is a marquee award for Komen for the Cure. The recipients of the Brinker Awards will deliver plenary lectures at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. 

The William L. McGuire Memorial Lectureship


Dr. William L. McGuire, along with Dr. Charles A. Coltman, founded the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in 1977. The William L. McGuire Memorial Lectureship was established in 1992 to commemorate the significant contributions of Dr. McGuire to oncology medicine. His research played a major role in introducing estrogen receptor assays on breast tumor tissue as a guide to treatment decisions for women with breast cancer. Breast cancer patients everywhere now receive these tests.


The lecturer is selected by the SABCS Executive and Planning Committees from persons nominated by distinguished researchers in the field. The selection is based on the following criteria:

  1. Lecturers are respected figures with an international reputation.
  2. They have made significant contributions to the field of breast cancer research.
  3. They present a topic of high current interest related to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer or to the study of its underlying mechanisms.
  4. They are known as skilled presenters.


AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen®

The AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research is presented to an investigator no more than 50 years of age whose novel and significant work that has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer.


AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research

The AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research has been established to recognize outstanding science that has inspired or has the potential to inspire new perspectives on the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer.

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SABCS On-line

Each SABCS attendee will receive a user name & password which will allow access to 2014 SABCS abstracts, posters, slides, and webcast of oral presentations online.

Abstracts Online: searchable version of the SABCS abstracts, will be available to attendees during the symposium. Abstracts will be posted on the day of presentation. Check our website www.sabcs.org. These abstracts will also be published in the symposium’s abstract book, a special supplement to the AACR journal Cancer Research which is available to each attendee online. Please note: There will not be a printed abstract book.

 

SABCS on Demand: Downloadable PDF of slides will be available to view by attendees on the day of presentation. Select slides will be downloadable, author permitting.  Webcasts, PDFs and MP3s of all oral presentations for which the authors have given permission will be posted approximately 2 days following the Symposium.

 

Features of SABCS on Demand includes

  • Easy to use browse and search options to find a session of interest
  • Videos with fully synchronized audio and slides all posted 24 hours after the end of the Symposium (pending speaker permission)
  • Downloads section for each session that includes audio-only MP3, PDFs of Slides and abstract text.  Slides available within 2 hours after the end of a presentation
  • Advanced Search for Videos – search full text of slides and immediately jump to that part of the video where the keyword is located
  • Ability to view videos on iPads and most mobile devices
  • Ability to view videos on 3G/4G – video is automatically played at highest resolution that your current connection can provide
  • View Most Watched Sessions

 

Posters Online: searchable version of the posters will be posted online for attendees to view during the symposium, author permitting.

 

Attendees will receive a username and password to access the SABCS Portal onsite, which will provide access to SABCS on Demand.  The site will be made available to all others on January 1, 2015.

 

At this time, SABCS plans to keep all of the above available on line for 3 years.

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SABCS Mobile App

 

Service made possible by support from AbbVie

Receive symposium updates, information in the palm of your hand

 

Discover your smartphone's hidden potential and stay connected to the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) on the go with this free official symposium application, developed by Ascend Integrated Media.

 

This app features symposium information including registration, housing, transportation, and preliminary schedule.  The app will be continually updated as new information becomes available.

 

  • Program search and itinerary builder allows you to view events and sessions by date and category. You can create your own individual itinerary of sessions, which then may be exported to email calendar for printing.
  • Mobile texting program to SABCS attendees (opt in).
  • Online Exhibitor Guide

    • Search exhibitors via various criteria

    • Search results a map which shows exhibitor location

    • Create your own personalized list of exhibitors

 

SABCS 2014 Mobile Application FAQ’s

 

How do you download the app?

  • Download the app from iPhone app store, Android Play Station, or Google Store.  Enter “SABCS 2014” into the Search field and install.
  • You can go to the following web address in your phones browser: http://crowd.cc/sabcs14
  • To access the information on the app (a full listing of symposium sessions and speakers) as a Web page:  Visit the mobile ready site at http://crowd.cc/sabcs14


My iPhone is displaying a message that I do not have recent enough version of iOS?

  • You can still access all the great SABCS content through the mobile web version of the application.  Open your web browser on your iphone and go to the following URL: http://crowd.cc/sabcs14
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Newsletter

A daily newsletter featuring highlights of the Symposium, late breaking & revised abstracts, schedule changes and other news is published during the Symposium. It is distributed on site and posted at http://www.sabcs.org/PastSymposia/index.asp#newsletters.

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Expected Number of Papers

1000-1050 presentations 

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Online Resources

Abstract books, a special supplement to the AACR journal Cancer Research, will be available online.  Each SABCS registrant will receive a log-in & password which will allow access to SABCS abstract book, abstracts, slides & posters on line.

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Embargo

All authors must comply with the Symposium embargo policy, which states that no author is to provide information regarding the abstract or related research to be presented during the Symposium to the media or public prior to the scheduled time of presentation at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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Proof of Attendance

A statement verifying your attendance at the 2014 Symposium will be available online along with the evaluation.


A printable certificate of credit for physicians or certificate of attendance for non-physicians will be available.

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Certificate of Attendance/CME Certificate/Evaluation and Post-Symposium Survey


2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Certificate of Attendance/CME Certificate/Evaluation and Post-Symposium Survey will be available exclusively in an electronic format this year. Your participation in completing these evaluations is very important to us. The SABCS Planning Committee reviews the feedback very closely to determine how to improve the program from year to year.

SABCS must have an accurate e-mail address in order to send your personalized link to the Certificate of Attendance/CME Certificate/Evaluation. For your convenience in completing your Certificate of
Attendance/CME Certificate/Evaluation, you will receive e-mail invitations daily containing a link to evaluate and record CME for the sessions you attended. You will also have the opportunity to access
the survey on your PDA or other mobile device. Free wi-fi is available throughout the Symposium. Once you have your link, you can select any of the meeting days and individual sessions to evaluate online during the SABCS and for approximately six weeks after.

Self-Serve Certificates of Attendance and CME certificates – Once you complete the Program Evaluation and Post-Symposium Evaluation Survey you will be able to print your own certificate. Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

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Children at SABCS

Due to liability restrictions and concerns, children under eighteen years of age may not participate in any part of this symposium.

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Photography

Still photography is allowed for personal use only. Publication of any photos is prohibited without the express permission of SABCS. In order to take photos for publication journalists must be registered as press.


Video cameras are granted access to the Registration area and press room. Access to other areas of the Symposium requires pre-approval from SABCS. Still cameras are granted access to all areas of the Symposium. “Flash” photography is not allowed in order to minimize disturbance to attendees. Camera crews filming in meeting areas other than the press room or news briefing room must be accompanied at all times by a press room staff member.


Photographers or camera crews hired by the aforementioned representatives or exhibitors must obtain permission from press room staff to conduct any on-site photo or video shoots during the Symposium.

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Cell Phones at SABCS

Ringing phones and conversations make it difficult for your colleagues to fully benefit from SABCS sessions. To provide an environment conducive to education, we ask that you observe the following courtesies while inside the symposium:

  • Please turn your cellular phone off or switch to a silent mode.
  • If receiving a call, please immediately put the call on hold and move to a foyer or similar area to use your phone.
  • If making a call, we ask that you move to a foyer or similar area to initiate your call.
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Wi-Fi & Internet Café

SABCS will offer wireless service throughout the symposium. Connection setting information and a support specialist will be available onsite.

The SABCS will operate an Internet Café with approximately 16 computers for internet and e-mail access located in Bridge Hall.

Wireless internet access will be available throughout the symposium. Connection setting information will be available in the symposium materials.

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Telephone Message Center

Attendees may leave and receive messages at the SABCS Information/Message Center onsite in Bridge Hall.  Messages will be emailed to attendees. 

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Literature Displays

Literature racks will be available for non-profit organizations only for posting of brochures, which must not exceed 8½x11 inches. Please contact the Symposium office at sabcs@uthscsa.edu for instructions.

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Information Boards

Information boards will be located in Bridge Hall.  Please contact the Symposium office for instructions.

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Climate & Comfort

The average temperature in San Antonio in December ranges from 45°F to 65°F (7°C to 18°C). Remember that meeting rooms are usually kept quite cool, so dress accordingly. For such a large audience, it is necessary to maintain a lower temperature than is comfortable for everyone.

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Smoke-Free Environment

The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center is a non-smoking facility. No smoking is allowed anywhere in the building.

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San Antonio Sights

Although SABCS does not sponsor any recreational activities, visitors to the city may obtain such information from the website of San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.visitsanantonio.com).

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Rich Markow, Director, Symposia
Cancer Therapy & Research Center at UT Health Science Center San Antonio

7979 Wurzbach Road, MC 8224 San Antonio, TX 78229 USA
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