Call for Abstract

Participants wishing to present an oral or poster presentation at the 8th International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment, should submit an abstract for review by the Program Committee.

Abstracts Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 Abstract Submission Information

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English, via the on-line Abstract Submission link below.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published on-line on the Conference website as of June 10 2018 (conference opening day)
  • A participant can be the presenting author of one abstract only.
  • All correspondence related to the submitted abstract will be sent to the presenting author only. Notifications on the status of the abstract will be sent to the presenting author by February 30, 2018.
  • Registration of the presenting author is mandatory. In order to ensure inclusion in the program, the presenting author is required to register by March 15, 2018 - the early registration deadline.
  • At least half of the oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. The Program Committee will decide on the final format of presentation, while taking into consideration the author's preference.

Personal Details of Presenting Author

  • Insert full contact details of the presenting author, in Title Case (Upper and Lower Case)


  • The name of the presenting author will automatically show as the first author.
  • Insert only the names of the additional authors, in the order that they should appear in the
    abstract. You will be able to use the edit option to change the order of the presenting author, or other co-authors, if needed).
  • Insert full first name and last name of all authors, in Title Case. 

Affiliation/s (Institution/s)


  • Insert institution name, Department, City (State, if applicable) and Country and check the box of each author associated to that institution.
  • Make a separate entry for each institution. Do not repeat identical institution details if they apply
    to more than one author.
  • Text should be in in Title Case.
  • Do not abbreviate Department, Institute, University, etc. 
  • In the department field, list "Department of...." if relevant, as only the words you insert, will show on the abstract. 

Presentation Type
Select from the following:

  • Oral presentation
  • Oral or Poster
  • Poster presentation 
  • Invited lecture - to be selected by invited speakers only. 


  • Select on the Abstract Form one of the following topics that most closely relates to your presentation.


  • Pro- and anti-cancer interactions at the TME
  • Inflammation and inflammatory mediators in the TME
  • Metabolism and the TME
  • The immune-microenvironment of cancer
  • Targeting the TME
  • Extracellular vesicles, circulating DNA, circulating cancer cells
  • Metastasis and the metastatic microenvironment
  • Microbiome and the TME
  • Biomechanics and bioinformatics


  • Precision Medicine and the TME
  • Translational and clinical applications of basic TME research
  • Future Directions: From benchtop to Bed


Abstract Title

  • Limited to 25 words. Use Title Case.

Abstract Body

  • Limited to 275 words including references (fewer if a figure/table is included).
  • Abbreviations must be defined upon first use and avoided in the title.
  • Copy & paste your abstract into the abstract area or type it in directly.
  • Images, tables may be uploaded in JPG, GIF or, PNG format. Please note that each image included equals to approx. 35 words. Images should be of up to 500kb. 
  • Most important: proofread your abstract and insert/format special characters that were not saved in the copy & paste process. You should then click "Submit". 

End Message

  • After you click SUBMIT, a system "End Message" will indicate that the abstract was successfully submitted. Confirmation will be sent to your e-mail address.

E-mail Acknowledgement & Abstract Number

  • Shortly after submitting your abstract, you will receive by e-mail an automatic detailed Submission Acknowledgement with your abstract number also for print.

Change abstract Submission

  • To submit an updated version of your abstract, please enter again Call for abstract & submission link, insert your abstract number a resubmit.



System Information

The abstract submission system is designed to run on many internet browsers, but we recommend that you use the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (v.11 / v.10), Google Chrome 5, or Firefox (v3.6 or better).

Contact for Abstract Submission Issues

Local secretariat
Pedro Baleia
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