Abstract Submission Guidelines

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Abstract Deadline – May 27, 2022

Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your abstract.

  • Abstracts must be submitted through the online Submission Form
  • If applicable, be sure to attach a letter from the head of your department or your PI verifying your status as a Trainee or Early Investigator

NOTE: All abstracts submitted by the May 27, 2022 deadline and accepted for presentation at the conference will be published in the Conference Program Booklet, but not be publicly-accessible–this is meant to ensure that attendees will be able to submit their latest work, controversial observations, etc. 

ABSTRACT PREPARATION:

  • The abstract should be written in English and should be no longer than 350 words including title, authors, addresses, etc.
  • Use both upper- and lower-case letters throughout the abstract–do not use all caps or all lower case.
  • Special formatting (i.e., bold, bullets, italic, subscript etc.) and special characters are allowed.
  • Abstract must be in a Word document and include the following items in this order: Abstract Title, Author Names and Affiliations, and Abstract Main Text.

Abstract Title:  The abstract title should be listed on the first line and be as concise as possible.

Author Names and Affiliations:  Author names should be listed with initials of first names followed by the last names in full. Authors should be separated by commas and a period following the last name. The presenting author should be listed first.

Affiliations should follow the authors' names. For each affiliation list institution, city, state, and country. Full street addresses and post codes/zip codes should not be included.

Numbers should be used as a key to couple names with affiliations. Numbers should appear before the author names and before each affiliation.

Abstract Main Text:  

  • Leave a blank line before the main abstract text. Do not type "abstract" at the start of the main text.
  • Justify paragraphs and do not indent the first line of a paragraph.
  • Figures and tables must not be included in the abstracts.
  • Define abbreviations at the first occurrence and avoid using them in the title where possible.

Abstract Structure Should Include:

  1. An initial statement of specific objectives of the study, unless this is given in the title
  2. A brief statement of methods
  3. A summary of the results obtained, including statistics (means, measure(s) of variation, P-levels)
  4. Specific conclusions
  5. Funding source(s) should be listed last in parenthesis.

Do not include non-specific statements such as ''The results will be discussed."

Sample Abstract:

Abstract Sample

 

 

 

 

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