Procedures and Deadlines for Abstract Submissions
The deadline for abstract submissions is April 2, 2018. Abstracts will then be reviewed and authors should be notified of the status of their abstract submission around April 23, 2018.
Abstracts are encouraged for research presentations in a verbal format of 12 minutes with 3 minutes of questions, and poster format.
Verbal and poster presentation abstracts are limited to 350 words (text only). The abstract narrative in the fillable pdf form is structured according to the following: background, methods, results, and conclusions. Your abstract narrative should include the research question(s), significance of the study, description of the sample, major procedures, data analysis, and results. Based on your results, try to offer what you believe would be the next or most important question(s) to be studied. Place this within the section on conclusions. Acknowledgement of research support is optional (see online abstract template for a research presentation).
Authors submitting research abstracts will be required to select their preferred presentation format (verbal or poster), but ultimately the format will be assigned by the abstract review committee. The scientific committee will make every effort to meet your selection preference, but it is important to realize that not everyone can make a verbal presentation. We will try hard to organize presentations that are related into the same session.
All abstracts should be submitted using the fillable pdf form available on the website. Once completed the abstracts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns about the submission of your abstract, please send an inquiry to email@example.com.