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:

  3.  December 5 - 9, 2017
     December 4 - 8, 2018
     December 10-14, 2019


  1. What is your cancellation policy?
    Cancellations must be received in writing prior to November 11, 2016 and are subject to the following processing fees:

    $75 Regular Registration, AACR Member and UTHSCSA & BCM staff & faculty    
    $20 Resident or Postdoctoral Fellow
    $20 Patient Advocate

    Refunds will not be granted after November 11, 2016 nor will they be given for no-shows. Please email cancellations to

  2. What are the registration deadlines?
    Registration Opens March 2016 
    Discount Pre-registration Deadline ends October 31, 2016 
    Pre-registration ends November 11, 2016 
    Registration Cancellation Deadline is November 11, 2016 
    On site registration opens December 6, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  3. When will I receive my badge?
    Symposium badges will be mailed approximately eight weeks prior to the Symposium. We utilize the information provided on the registration. Please verify that the information on the badge is correct. If the information is incorrect, please login to your registration profile with your account email and password to make changes. If you do not receive your badge prior to the Symposium, please bring your registration confirmation to the "Badge Printing" desk to obtain a duplicate copy. 

  4. Spouse/Guest Registration
    Spouse/Guest registration is not available in advance and may only be purchased onsite beginning Wednesday, December 7. All spouse/guest registrations must be accompanied by a registered attendee and is not available to healthcare professionals or exhibitors. The spouse/guest fee includes access to the exhibit area and receptions only. The fee for spouse/guest registration is $200.00.

Abstract Submission

  1. What are the abstract submission deadlines?
    Abstract Submission Deadline is June 13, 2016 
    Abstract Correction Deadline is July 22, 2016 
    Decision letters along with presentation instructions, will be emailed to the Presenter (the contact person/first author listed) in
    September 2016.  
  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 CTI Meeting Technology by email at 

    Note: You will be charged $25 each time you do so. Please include complete payment information with your abstract request.

  6. Placeholder Abstracts
    Placeholder abstracts refers to abstracts submitted before the deadline for regular abstract submission but don’t have results. This is only allowed for major clinical trials with implications on clinical practice or groundbreaking research findings. For placeholder abstracts, a full abstract containing complete results is to be submitted by October 1, 2016. Placeholder abstracts that don’t fulfill these criteria may be rejected.

Housing Instructions

  1. What are the housing deadlines?

    Hotel Reservation Deadline is November 11, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  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:

    SABCS Housing
    c/o San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
    203 S. St. Mary's Street
    Suite 200
    San Antonio, TX 78205

    Phone: 1-800-447-3372 or 210-207-6734                                              

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.

Media Section

  1. What are SABCS Media policies?
    Policies and procedures for Media attending SABCS are available here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  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 Julia Gunther, American Association for Cancer Research at 215-446-6896 or email

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 Past Symposia Page.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  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. Those not attending SABCS will be able to view online, searchable versions from this year's SABCS abstracts, slides and posters January 2017.


  1. I attended the symposium in 2015 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 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™.
  4. -Nursing and Pharmacy Continuing Education Credits will not be offered.


  1. Does SABCS have financial assistance to attend the Symposium for Patient Advocates?
    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 2016 ABCF Advocate Program can be found at

    E-Mail for an application. All applications for financial assistance must be submitted by 10PM CST by August 31, 2016.

  2. Can I get financial assistance to attend the Symposium?

    Yes, there are several opportunities available for financial assistance in the form of scholarships. Scholarships and travel awards will be awarded to graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and physicians-in-training whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the 2016 SABCS, based upon the quality of their abstracts.

    Scholarship application is part of the Abstract Submission process. Further information is available on the 2016 Overview page on our website