DECEMBER 5-9, 2023




Symposium Information

  1. What is the target audience for 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, patient advocates, and others with a special interest in breast cancer.

Program Schedule

  1. When can I view the full daily schedule?
    The detailed program schedule will be available in early September.   The Preliminary Program is available April 15, 2023.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  2. What are the dates of future Symposia?
    Future Dates are as follows:
    • December 10-14, 2024
    • December 9-13, 2025


Registration information will be available in July 2023.

Abstract Submission

  1. We invite you to submit your abstract for the 2023 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  
-What are the key abstract dates and deadlines?

  • May 15, 2023: Abstract Submission Opens
  • July 10, 2023: Abstract Submission Deadline (11:59:00 PM CT)
  • July 17, 2023: Abstract Minor Correction Deadline (changes permitted after deadline)
  • Late September/Early October 2023: Decision Letters and Presentation Instructions Emailed to Presenters (contact person/first author listed)
  • August 21, 2023: Late Breaking Abstract Submission Opens
  • September 30, 2023: Late Breaking Abstract Submission Deadline

    (11:59:00 PM CT)

  1. What is the size limit for an abstract?
    The size limit (including title, body, and tables) is 3,400 characters; this does not include spaces.

  2. How many abstracts can an author submit?
    There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author can submit.

  3. How many authors can be listed on an abstract?
    There is a maximum of 50 authors allowed per abstract.

  4. How many abstracts can an author present? 
    Authors are limited to one oral presentation at SABCS. Authors may present more than one poster.

  5. Do late-breaking abstracts require a place-holder submission?
    No, a placeholder abstract for late-breaking abstracts is not required during the general Call for Abstracts. Late-breaking abstracts may be submitted starting August 21.
  6. How can I make corrections after submitting my abstract?
    The submitting author may log back into the submission site and update the abstract as much as needed until the submission deadline, July 10, 2023. Abstract content or author revision requests received after this date will not be made. The deadline for minor revisions is July 17, 2023
    . Minor revisions include:
    Spelling errors in body, author's name, and words in tables and titles
    Change and/or reorder presenting author

    Note: Send change requests to You must include your abstract file number with your request.

Housing Instructions

Who is the official housing provider for SABCS?
Orchid Events is the official housing provider for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

When does housing open for SABCS?
Housing opens April 10, 2023.

Food & Beverage

Does the Symposium provide food to attendees?
Onsite attendees will receive continental breakfast and beverages, free of charge.

Media Section

  1. What are SABCS Media policies?
    Policies and procedures for Media attending SABCS are available here.                                                                                                                                                                            
  2. How can I join SABCS Media mailing list for press releases?
    To be added to the SABCS Media mailing list, please contact
    Julia Gunther at 770-403-7690/

Abstracts Online

  1. Can I view abstracts, posters, slides and webcasts from prior San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium®?
    Yes, SABCS® posts abstracts, posters, slides and webcasts from prior  Symposia for 3 years. They are available for viewing on the Past Meetings Page.                                                                               
  2. When can I view abstracts, posters, and slides from this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium?
    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 in March 2024.


  1. I attended the a past symposium and didn't receive my certificate. Who do I contact regarding Continuing Education?
    Please contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at or 210-567-4491. 
  2. Does SABCS offer Continuing Education Credits?

    The UT Health Science Center San Antonio is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

    This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM


  1. Is financial assistance available to Patient Advocates to attend SABCS?
    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 2023 ABCF Advocate Program can be found at

    E-Mail 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 10 PM CST by August 31, 2023.

  2. Is financial assistance available to early-career scientists to attend SABCS?
    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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Overview page on our website

Travel & Transportation

How can I book travel to the Symposium?
For travel and transportation information, please click on the link below: