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FORHP/NCI Travel Grant Program

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have partnered to offer a travel grant program for FORHP-funded rural health research centers to attend national cancer meetings.  Each of the ten FORHP-funded Centers are encouraged to attend two meetings over the course of the year.  The Rural & Minority Health Research Center is coordinating these efforts.  For more information about the program and application process, please contact Janie Godbold at 803-576-6036 or   


Rural Cancer Control Research Rural Supplement Meeting

Meeting Host: Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Meeting Dates: October 25 & 26, 2018
Meeting Location: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E. 50th Street, Kansas City, MO

Rural Health Research Centers in Attendance:


Upcoming Conferences and Meetings 

Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

March 6 - 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Abstract Submitters Notified: November 1, 2018

Rapid Abstract Submissions Opens: October 16, 2018, 8 am ET and Closes: November 16, 2018, 11:59 pm ET

Submitters will be notified of their abstract's status by January 3, 2019

Registration Opens in November 

SBM Annual Meeting

43rd Annual American Society of Preventive Oncology Conference

March 10 - 12, 2019 in Tampa, Florida

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 12, 2018

Registration Now Open Deadline: March 1, 2019 

ASPO Annual Meeting

American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Conference 

May 31 – June 4, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois 

Member Registration and Hotel Reservations Open in late October/Early November 2018

Abstract submitter launches mid--November 2018; Abstract deadline February 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Registration and Hotel Reservations open to all - December 5, 2018; Early Registration Deadline April 24, 2019

ASCO Annual Meeting

Rural Supplement Meeting 

July 2019 with the exact meeting dates and location to be determined