On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to sponsor a Trainee and Young Investigator Abstract Awards contest to motivate, encourage and mentor the next generation of cancer researchers. Selection of the award recipients will be based upon the abstract grade and ranking and will be as follows:

1st Place Trainee Abstract Award and 1st Place Young Investigator Abstract Award: $1,000 each
2nd Place Trainee Abstract Award and 2nd Place Young Investigator Abstract Award: $750 each
3rd Place Trainee Abstract Award and 3rd Place Young Investigator Abstract Award: $500 each

In addition to the Award stipend, recipients will be given the recognition of presenting their talk during the Trainee & Young Investigator Abstract Award Session on Saturday, April 22, 2017 and will receive a complimentary registration and an Award Plaque. Award winners will also be invited to submit a manuscript for the Spring 2018 Issue of Clinical and Experimental Metastasis, which will be dedicated to selected presentations from the Symposium.

Those wishing to apply for the Trainee or Young Investigator Awards MUST meet the following eligibility requirements:

Apply before September 20, 2016: the abstract submission deadline through the “Awards” step of the online abstract submission site.
Be an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate student, postdoc, resident, fellow, or qualifying trainee (for Trainee Awards).
Be within 5 years of completion of training (for Young Investigator Awards).
Trainees should upload a letter confirming their training status and Young Investigators should upload a CV confirming they are within 5 years of completion of training through the online abstract system. Please click the green menu button “Trainee Status or Young Investigator CV” to upload the appropriate document at the time of abstract submission.
Be the first author and presenter of the accepted abstract.