13th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference


Abstracts submissions are now closed.


What abstracts are we looking for?

BRCC2017 looks forward to receiving a range of innovative, quality abstracts, reflecting the conference theme Inform Inspire Impact. Streams will cover policy and advocacy, cancer screening, early detection, communication, evaluation, Indigenous issues, lifestyle behaviours and interventions, psychosocial outcomes, prevention, and supportive and practical care.

Inform us with latest evidence
Inspire us with promising new ideas and developments
Impact the future of cancer prevention and improved cancer outcomes

When preparing your abstract submission, consider these requirements:

Presentation Content

Two types of original presentations will be welcomed at the Conference.
Research studies: Describing the collection, analysis and interpretation of behavioural cancer research studies; or
Practice, policy or advocacy reports: Describing the latest programs in prevention, cancer screening, early detection, lifestyle interventions, information and supportive care, or advocacy action.

To assist the Abstract Committee in applying a consistent evaluation and selection process, ensure that your abstracts cover the following prescribed headings:

Research studies  Practice, policy or advocacy report 
Background Background and context
Aim Aim
Methods Strategy/Tactics
Results Program/Policy/Campaign process
Conclusions Outcomes/What was learned
'So what'/Implications    'So what'/Implications


Review and evaluation process 

Call for abstracts - open from 2 September 2016 to 7 October 2016.

Abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated based on 5 criteria:

  • significance of the work; 
  • originality; 
  • planned approach; 
  • scientific rigour; and 
  • generalisability.


All review outcomes will be advised by 2 December 2016.

If your abstract is selected, you will be asked to respond to the conference convenor by email, and register online by Friday 16 December 2016. This will also ensure you get the earlybird rate.

Your place in the program will only be guaranteed after you have accepted the offer to present, and registered to attend.  


Presenting your abstract at the BRCC Conference?

Oral Sessions

Abstracts selected to be delivered as oral presentations will be scheduled thematically into concurrent sessions. Each speaker will present for 12 minutes, with up to two minutes allowed for questions immediately following. A session chair will moderate the sequence of papers and the discussions.

Rapid Fire Sessions

Rapid Fire presentations will again be a feature of BRCC2017, allowing the conference to provide maximum exposure to delegates' work. Presentations will be grouped by theme into concurrent sessions. Each presentation will be limited to five minutes. A Q&A opportunity will occur after every 4 presentations. A session chair will moderate discussion and facilitate transitions between presentations. Strict timing will apply. 



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Conference Coordinator
Linda Thompson
Email: brcc2017@cancervic.org.au
Phone number: +61 3 9514 6410


Key dates

Call for abstracts opens
2 September 2016

Registration opens
30 September 2016

Call for Abstracts closes
7 October 2016

Authors notified of results
2 December 2016

Presenter registration closes
16 December 2016

Early Bird registration closes
16 December 2016

Registration closes
24 April 2017

Updated: 13 Apr, 2017