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Symposium Information
Program Schedule
Abstract Submission
Housing Instructions
Food & Beverage
Media Section
Abstracts On-line


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:

    December 6 - 10, 2016
    December 5 - 9, 2017
    December 4 - 8, 2018



  1. What are the registration deadlines?
    Registration Opens March 2, 2015
    Discount Pre-registration Deadline ends October 31, 2015
    Pre-registration ends November 13, 2015
    Registration Cancellation Deadline is November 13, 2015
    On site registration opens December 8, 2015

  2. What is your cancellation policy?
    Please send written notice of cancellation by fax to 210-450-1560 or email sabcs@uthscsa.edu
    Cancellations received on or before November 13 will be refunded less the following processing fees:

    $75 Regular Registration
    $20 Resident or Postdoctoral Fellow
    $20 Patient Advocate

    Cancellations received after November 13 are not refundable.

  3. 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 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 2015 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 2015 Overview page on our website www.sabcs.org

    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 2015 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, 2015.

  4. When will I receive my badge?
    Symposium badges will be mailed to pre-registrants beginning October 15. Upon arrival at the Symposium, please present your badge at the “PRE-REGISTERED WITH BADGE” desk in the convention center (Bridge Hall) in order to receive your Symposium materials and badge holder.


Abstract Submission

  1. What are the abstract submission deadlines?
    Abstract Submission Opens March 2, 2015
    Abstract Submission Deadline is June 9, 2015
    Abstract Correction Deadline is July 31, 2015
    Decision letters along with presentation instructions, will be emailed to the Presenter (the contact person/first author listed) by the end of August 2015.

  2. What is the size limit for an abstract?
    The size limit (including title, body, tables and spaces) is 3400 characters.

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

  4. How many authors can be listed on an abstract?
    There is no limit to the number of authors.

  5. 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 Coe-Truman Technologies, Inc at changes@coetruman.com

    Note: You will be charged $25 each time you do so. Cut-off date for corrections is July 31, 2015.


Housing Instructions

  1. What are the housing deadlines?
    Hotel Reservations opens March 2, 2015
    Hotel Reservation Deadline is November 13, 2015

  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 SACVB, the Official Housing Bureau of SABCS. Contact information is available at SABCS housing.


Food & Beverage

  1. Food & Beverage at the Symposium
    Registration fees include complimentary continental breakfast Wednesday – Saturday and a complimentary evening reception Wednesday - Friday at the evening poster sessions.

  2. How can I purchase meal tickets, and how much do they cost?
    Lunch tickets for 2015 SABCS are offered for $20.00: 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.


Media Section

  1. What are SABCS Media policies?
    Policies and procedures for Media attending SABCS are available at http://www.sabcs.org/media/index.asp/.

  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 at 215-446-7155.


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 http://www.sabcs.org/pastsymposia/index.asp/.

  2. When can I view abstracts, posters, and slides from this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposia?
    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.



  1. I attended the symposium in 2014 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?
    This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

    -Nursing and Pharmacy Continuing Education Credits will not be offered.

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