If you have any questions, please contact us and let us know.

Symposium Information

  1. Who should attend the Symposium?
    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 disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers. The Symposium provides a forum for interaction, communication, and education for a broad spectrum of researchers, health professionals, and others with a special interest in breast cancer.

Program Schedule

  1. When can I view the full daily schedule on-line?
    The detailed program schedule will be available in early September.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  2. Have there been any future dates selected at this time?
    Future Dates are as follows:

  3.  December 10-14, 2019 
     December 8-12, 2020
     December 7-11, 2021


  1. What is your cancellation policy?
    Cancellations must be received in writing prior to November 16, 2018 and are subject to the following processing fees:

    $75 Regular Registration, AACR Member and UT Health San Antonio staff & faculty & BCM staff & faculty    
    $20 Resident or Postdoctoral Fellow
    $20 Patient Advocate

    Refunds will not be granted after November 16, 2018 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellations to sabcs@uthscsa.edu.

  2. What are the registration deadlines?
    Registration Opens March 2018 
    Discount Pre-registration Deadline ends October 31, 2018 
    Pre-registration ends November 16, 2018
    Registration Cancellation Deadline is November 16, 2018 
    On site registration opens December 3, 2018

  3. Day/partial registrations.
    There are no day/partial registrations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Abstract Submission

  1. What are the abstract submission deadlines?
    Abstract Submission Opens March 2018 
    Abstract Submission Deadline is July 3, 2018 
    Abstract Correction Deadline is July 9, 2018
    Decision letters along with presentation instructions, will be emailed to the Presenter (the contact person/first author listed) in September 2018.
  2. What are the late submission deadlines?
    Late Submission Opens August 1, 2018 
    Late Submission Deadline is August 31, 2018  
  3. What is the size limit for an abstract?
    The size limit (including title, body, tables and spaces) is 3400 characters.                                                                                                                                                                   
  4. How many abstracts can an author submit?
    There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author can submit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  5. How many authors can be listed on an abstract?
    There is no limit to the number of authors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  6. How can I make corrections after submitting my abstract?
    After you have submitted your abstract and you discover an error that must be corrected, notify CTI Meeting Technology by email at changes@ctimeetingtech.com. 

    Note: You will be charged $25 each time you do so. Please include complete payment information with your abstract request.

Housing Instructions

  1. What are the housing deadlines?
    Hotel Reservations opens March  2018
    Hotel Reservation Deadline is November 12, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  2. Will SABCS make hotel arrangements for me or is there a housing facility?
    SABCS does not make hotel arrangements for individuals. You can make your hotel arrangements with Orchid Events, the Official Housing Bureau of SABCS. Contact information:

    2018 SABCS Housing
    Attn: Orchid Events
    175 South West Temple
    Suite 30
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA

    Phone: 1-888-503-5890 or 1-801-214-7281
    Fax: 1-801-355-0250

    E-Mail: help@orchid.events                                        

Media Section

  1. What are SABCS Media policies?
    Policies and procedures for Media attending SABCS are available here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  2. Can I request to be on your Media mailing list for press releases?
    To be added to the SABCS Media mailing list, please contact Lauren Riley, American Association for Cancer Research at 215-446-6896 or email lauren.riley@aacr.org.

Abstracts On-line

  1. Can I view abstracts, posters, slides and webcasts from prior San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposia?
    Yes, SABCS posts abstracts, posters, slides and webcasts from prior SABCS for 3 years. They are available for viewing at Past Symposia Page.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  2. When can I view abstracts, posters, and slides from this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposia?
    Please click here for the 2017 SABCS Abstracts.  Attendees will be able to view online, searchable versions from this year's SABCS abstracts, slides and posters during the symposium if permission from the author has been received. Registrants will receive their login and password with their credentials. Those not attending SABCS will be able to view online, searchable versions from this year's SABCS abstracts, slides and posters February 2018.


  1. I attended the symposium in 2016 and didn't receive my certificate. Who do I contact regarding Continuing Medical Education?
    Please contact the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium office if you have any questions regarding CME or your certificate at sabcs@uthscsa.edu or 210-450-1550.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  2. How will the CME process work at this year's symposium?
    The CME/Evaluations will once again be online with a link e-mailed to each attendee at the e-mail address supplied when you register. Please be sure to use your own e-mail address when registering to ensure you receive the daily CME/Evaluation reminders.
  3. Does SABCS offer Continuing Education Credits?
  4.  The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical  education for physicians. 

     This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 


    The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)   accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance



    1. Does SABCS have financial assistance to attend the Symposium for Patient Advocates?
      Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation provides scholarships for eligible breast cancer advocates to attend the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and take part in Mentor Sessions.

      Information regarding the 2018 ABCF Advocate Program can be found at

      sandistanford@alamobreastcancer.org for information and an application.

      Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation
      PO Box 780067
      San Antonio TX 78278

      All applications for financial assistance must be submitted by 10PM CST by August 31, 2018.

    2. Can I get financial assistance to attend the Symposium?

      Yes, there are several opportunities available for financial assistance in the form of 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 2018 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 2018 SABCS, based upon the quality of their abstracts.

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

      Scholarship application is part of the Abstract Submission process. Further information is available on the 2018 Overview page on our website www.sabcs.org.