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Call for Abstracts--4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention

Deadline December 15, 2017

Ryerson University, the Canadian Dermatology Association and Klein Buendel, Inc. are extremely proud to host the 4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention in North America in Toronto on May 1-4, 2018. The previous conferences on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention have been held in Copenhagen (2011), Berlin (2013), and Melbourne (2015).

The 4th International Conference on UV & Skin Cancer Prevention invites abstract submissions from behavioral, epidemiological, clinical, and environmental researchers, health education and promotion professionals, public health advocates, clinicians, members of the environmental planning and design communities and policymakers with a strong interest in population-based approaches to the prevention of skin cancer. Abstract submissions will be accepted in online format beginning in July 2017.

Note: A conflict of interest disclosure is mandatory for all presenters at the time of abstract submission.

A condition of acceptance is that the presenting author must register for the conference. Confirmation of registration must be received by February 14, 2018 in order for the abstract to be accepted and included in the Final Program.

Abstract submissions will be reviewed for either oral or poster presentation. When submitting an abstract, you will have a choice to select your preference for

  • Oral presentation*
  • Poster presentation

Note: Those selecting an oral presentation will be asked if they will accept a poster presentation if an oral presentation is not available.

Three poster sessions are planned during the conference as indicated in the conference schedule.

All abstracts submitted should address one of the conference topics for inclusion in the program. When submitting an abstract, please select the topic that your abstract applies to from the list below.

  1. UV exposure, skin cancer risk, and human health
  2. Vitamin D and sun protection
  3. Effective UV prevention strategies
  4. Indoor tanning trends and prevention
  5. Effective communication strategies in workplaces, schools, and communities;
  6. Novel research methods and measures for skin cancer prevention
  7. Population-based screening for melanoma
  8. Dermatology/pediatric  dermatology
  9. Costs related to skin cancer prevention
  10. Dissemination of evidence-based programs and practices
  11. Policy development and implementation
  12. Culture and social factors in skin cancer and its prevention
  13. Environmental design, policy, UV and skin cancer prevention

Deadline for Submissions has been extended to Friday, December 15, 2017.

For full details and to submit an abstract online please see